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    Known as “produced water,” wastewater from oil production is being used to irrigate crops across 95,000 acres of California’s Central Valley, where many of the country’s fruits and vegetables are grown.

  • Workers Find Body In Wastewater Works At University
    Workers Find Body In Wastewater Works At University

    A body was found in a sewage tank at a college campus last month and police are still investigating what happened.

  • Water Main Break Prompts Fires, Evacuations In Boston
    Water Main Break Prompts Fires, Evacuations In Boston

    A major water main break in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston last week shut down businesses, halted local traffic, and prompted the evacuation of over 100 people.

  • Cheers To World Soil Day
    Cheers To World Soil Day

    Let’s lift a glass — of water — to celebrate World Soil Day, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the thin mantle that sustains us. Of course, as a water guy, I look at World Soil Day as a time to highlight the symbiosis of soil and water. As anybody who has been to the barren deserts of China, North Africa or the Middle East knows, soil without water doesn’t produce anything.

  • BEACON® AMA Provides Real-Time Data, Improving Customer Service And Accuracy
    BEACON® AMA Provides Real-Time Data, Improving Customer Service And Accuracy

    With a 2,400 square mile service area and approximately 40,000 customers to serve in southeastern Illinois, EJ Water Cooperative was having difficulties scheduling the nearly 4,000-mile monthly drive to complete a meter reading cycle. The rising cost of their aging system and the need to reduce operating costs prompted the search for a new meter reading system.

  • What Is ATP And What Does It Do?
    What Is ATP And What Does It Do?

    Many people know what ATP stands for, but do you know what it does? This blog demystifies this amazing energy carrier and explains why water professionals should care about it.

  • Polyblend® Mechanical Polymer Activation System Outperforms Hydraulic Polymer Mixing Unit
    Polyblend® Mechanical Polymer Activation System Outperforms Hydraulic Polymer Mixing Unit

    Henry N. Wochholz Regional Water Recycling Facility (WRWRF) consists of primary, advanced biological secondary and tertiary treatment with advanced total nitrogen removal. Always interested in enhanced treatment performance, the staff members recently examined the polymer use of the existing dewatering belt filter presses. 

  • The 3 Main Reasons To Use Carbon Dioxide For pH Control
    The 3 Main Reasons To Use Carbon Dioxide For pH Control

    Finding ways to improve everyday processes in more efficient and productive ways is an important goal for most companies. Many water and wastewater treatment facilities use sulfuric acid when pH reduction is needed, but face safety and process risks as a result. As an alternative to sulfuric acid, carbon dioxide (CO2) offers several benefits. 

  • Integrating Innovative Technology Into The Public Water Sector: A Need For Equilibrium
    Integrating Innovative Technology Into The Public Water Sector: A Need For Equilibrium

    If we are to realize the promise of innovation, implementation cannot be a risky proposition for water managers.

  • The Case For Condition Assessment
    The Case For Condition Assessment

    The need for using condition assessment as part of an overall asset management program has been documented over the past two decades, but the value of this work for the cost has eluded many utilities.

  • EPA Speaks Out On Portland’s Lead Problems
    EPA Speaks Out On Portland’s Lead Problems

    For some time now Portland has had problems with lead in its drinking water. As in many cities around the country, lead contamination there can be attributed to problems with aging pipes and a lack of testing.

  • Unknown Oily River Sheen Approaches D.C.
    Unknown Oily River Sheen Approaches D.C.

    A mysterious sheen on the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., has water agencies monitoring for contamination and safeguarding against fallout for their drinking water supplies.

  • Florida, Georgia ‘Water War’ Trial Concludes With Overseer Pleading For Resolution
    Florida, Georgia ‘Water War’ Trial Concludes With Overseer Pleading For Resolution

    The so-called “water war” trial over whether Florida and Georgia are sharing water fairly wrapped up at a court in Maine last week, and now both sides are waiting to hear what happens next.

  • An Unconventional Approach To Dairy Wastewater Treatment
    An Unconventional Approach To Dairy Wastewater Treatment

    If you’ve ever looked into the ice cream freezers at your local grocery store you can imagine all the different ingredients you’d find at the ice cream factory: cream, sugar, chocolate, fruit, nuts, milk, syrups, and so on.

  • New Jersey’s Drought Woes Grow Worse
    New Jersey’s Drought Woes Grow Worse

    Drought conditions in parts of the world not normally thought of as arid continue to worsen. For example, in northern and central sections of New Jersey, drought conditions persist due to lack of rain.

  • Wastewater Utilities Oppose EPA’s Request For Nutrient Information
    Wastewater Utilities Oppose EPA’s Request For Nutrient Information

    Wastewater utilities are suspicious of a federal plan to collect more information about their nutrient practices.

  • Should Leaks Mean Billing Break?
    Should Leaks Mean Billing Break?

    At a time when utilities are struggling with cost pressures and crumbling infrastructure, cities across the country are struggling with questions around their leak policies and if residents should get a break on their bills when they spring a leak.

  • Tips For A Water-Saving Holiday Season
    Tips For A Water-Saving Holiday Season

    The holiday season is a time to gather with loved ones, consider the things we are thankful for, and remind ourselves about what is truly important.

  • Headworks Bio’s Experts Discover Root Of Problem At Failing Textile Effluent Treatment Plant
    Headworks Bio’s Experts Discover Root Of Problem At Failing Textile Effluent Treatment Plant

    The textile industry in Bahrain dates to ancient times. In the time of Alexander the Great, the country was as known as a producer of clothes seen throughout Arabia and the Indian subcontinent. Modern day Bahrain maintains its strong tradition in textile manufacture.

  • Are Wastewater Treatment Prices On The Rise Following The Election?
    Are Wastewater Treatment Prices On The Rise Following The Election?

    Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump has presented to the American public his energy and economic plans, which are geared toward establishing energy sovereignty and increasing the pace of job creation in the nation. In his push for energy independence, Trump has suggested lifting restrictions placed on shale, oil, natural gas, and coal production.

  • The Water Council Wants To Find Your Next Great Technology
    The Water Council Wants To Find Your Next Great Technology

    A new initiative will test the theory that some of the next great water technologies are right under our noses, without us even realizing it.

  • After Testing, Cleveland School District Finds Lead In 60 Buildings
    After Testing, Cleveland School District Finds Lead In 60 Buildings

    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District recently uncovered high levels of lead in samples that were taken from drinking fountains and other water sources in 60 school buildings.

  • California Officials Debate Giant Reservoir Project
    California Officials Debate Giant Reservoir Project

    California may construct the largest reservoir it has built since the 1970s in a town outside Sacramento.

  • EPA Watches Closely As Flint Plans Another Change In Water Source
    EPA Watches Closely As Flint Plans Another Change In Water Source

    Flint, MI, has a bad track record for changing water sources. When the city switched sources two years ago in an attempt to cut costs, it underwent a major water-contamination crisis.

  • Selecting The Right Membrane For The Job
    Selecting The Right Membrane For The Job

    In this Water Online Radio exclusive interview, Fred Wiesler, Global Director of Sales for the QUA Group, discusses some of the company’s key products, including the EnviQ that uses a flat sheet PVDF membrane, and has a .04-micron pore size. It provides ultrafiltration quality water, with the strength of a PVDF flat sheet membrane.

  • What’s In Your Water?
    What’s In Your Water?

    When is the last time you took a moment to stop, and smell your water? A continuous supply of clean and safe drinking water is something that most people take for granted. We rarely go to the tap doubting that the water will be clean and safe. Recently, the general population and water supply professionals have become concerned about the safety and protection of our drinking water supplies.

  • Math Solutions: Hydraulic Loading Calculations
    Math Solutions: Hydraulic Loading Calculations

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on hydraulic loading calculations.

  • Researchers Claim EPA Protections Fall Short For Lake Champlain
    Researchers Claim EPA Protections Fall Short For Lake Champlain

    Published in Environmental Research Letters, there is new research that suggests Lake Champlain is highly susceptible to climate change. It is now believed that rules created by the U.S. EPA to protect the lake may be insufficient in stopping algae blooms and water quality problems as the region gets hotter and wetter.

  • Wet Well Wizard In Action
    Wet Well Wizard In Action

    This video clearly illustrates how successful the wet well wizard is at eliminating FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) from collection system lift station wet wells. The patent pending Wizard design is guaranteed never to allow air bubbles to cavitate wet well pumps, to eliminate H2S odor from forming in the well where it is located, and eliminate all negative odors.

  • Beyond SCADA: Doing More With More
    Beyond SCADA: Doing More With More

    The turning point for Rudy Engert came when Georgia ran out of water. Faced with severe water shortages, the state was literally weeks away from water rationing. Engert decided it was time to think about the water and wastewater industry differently.

  • Madison Utility Tries ‘Unusual’ Approach To Conservation With Giveaway
    Madison Utility Tries ‘Unusual’ Approach To Conservation With Giveaway

    The utility in Madison, WI, is trying a new tactic to encourage conservation among ratepayers: a massive giveaway.

  • Hard Push For New Drinking Water Regulations On Nutrients In Iowa
    Hard Push For New Drinking Water Regulations On Nutrients In Iowa

    Water quality advocates raised the stakes in Iowa’s protracted runoff fight recently by making a strong push for new regulations on agriculture after watching policymakers lean on voluntary standards for years.

  • Preventing Backflow
    Preventing Backflow

    There are lots of applications in the water and wastewater industry that need backflow prevention. Stormwater drainage systems are a perfect example.  As Mike Duer, Chief Engineer with Red Valve Company explains in this Water Online Radio interview, “water will backflow through the drainage pipe at high tide, come up through the inlets and cause flooding.”

  • Methods To Control Odors From Anaerobic Digester Plants And Prevent Nuisance To Nearby Communities
    Methods To Control Odors From Anaerobic Digester Plants And Prevent Nuisance To Nearby Communities

    Anaerobic digestion is a practical and efficient technology to utilize considerable amounts of organic waste from intensive animal production and food processing and wastage during distribution/consumption, municipal waste, etc. to produce methane gas for electricity generation, local/process heating, and direct injection into the gas supply network.

  • Investors Come Together To Urge Meat Producers To Stop Water Pollution
    Investors Come Together To Urge Meat Producers To Stop Water Pollution

    Members of the nonprofit sustainability advocate Ceres and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility are working together to urge some the country’s largest meat producers to develop policies to reduce water pollution in their feeding, slaughtering, and processing operations.

  • Sewage Sludge May Soon Fuel Airplanes
    Sewage Sludge May Soon Fuel Airplanes

    New technology may make it possible for sewage sludge to fuel airplanes, a development that’s part of a growing fleet of innovations impacting where waste plant managers send the sludge that is a byproduct of their daily operations.

  • ‘Brexit’ To ‘Degrade’ Water Regulations In UK, Experts Warn
    ‘Brexit’ To ‘Degrade’ Water Regulations In UK, Experts Warn

    The United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union may have a degrading effect on water and wastewater regulations in the country, according to experts who testified before a parliamentary committee in November.

  • Why Water Utilities Need An Energy Plan — And How Texas Is Making Progress
    Why Water Utilities Need An Energy Plan — And How Texas Is Making Progress

    When you prepare the Thanksgiving meal, do you ask each person to make a dish of their choosing, with no coordination for an overall cohesive meal? Probably not. Most likely, you plan, because you want everything to fit together.

  • Trump On Water Infrastructure: Fantasy Or Reality?
    Trump On Water Infrastructure: Fantasy Or Reality?

    President-elect Donald Trump is a man big on promises, a fact that has propelled him to the unofficial title of "most powerful person in the free world." Come January, it will be time to start delivering on those promises.

  • 5 Ways To Improve Green Infrastructure
    5 Ways To Improve Green Infrastructure

    Digital tools from the U.S. EPA were designed to help communities implement green infrastructure solutions to stormwater problems.

  • 8,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spew Into Austin Home
    8,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spew Into Austin Home

    When 8,000 gallons of sewage spewed into a Texas home, health risks and a giant mess were just the beginning of the owners’ problems.

  • States Wary Of WIFIA Funding For Public Utilities
    States Wary Of WIFIA Funding For Public Utilities

    State officials want more sway over which public water utility projects the U.S. EPA approves for water infrastructure funding.

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