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    Every weekday morning at about 9:00 a.m., hopeful water professionals get the latest job posting from Brown and Caldwell, the go-to website for water industry job openings. By around lunchtime that same day, one maintenance worker position gets roughly 100 to 200 views.

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    At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.

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    Three key events from 2015 could reshape the water/wastewater industry in 2016 and for years to come.

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    The Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System is vulnerable to both drought and earthquakes, but innovative resiliency efforts by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will keep the water flowing.

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    Thermal hydrolysis is an innovative wastewater solids conditioning process that boasts many advantages — financial, environmental, and otherwise. Is your plant a good candidate?

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    While chlorination has long dominated water disinfection, new approaches and technologies have emerged in the wake of disinfection byproduct (DBP) regulations. Could peracetic acid (PAA) be the option that dethrones the king?

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    Flint: Corporate Giants Step In For Utilities

    Amid a crisis that critics see as a failure of government, corporate giants have swept into Flint, MI, to help alleviate the tap-water debacle.

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    Smart Water Meter Adoption Rates On The Rise

    A major survey of utility executives shows that smart water meter adoption rates are on the rise.

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    A rural water treatment plant in the Southwestern U.S. treats, stores, and distributes 325,00 gallons per day of water to the village it serves. The village consumes an average of 125,000 gallons a day and can store up to 1 million gallons. Unfortunately, the treatment plant was also losing 210,000 gallons a day due to an unknown leak.

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    Pacing A Hydrocarbon Sampler With No Plant Downtime

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    SITRANS FUG1010 portable ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters used to check and verify the performance of existing metering equipment in a gas pipeline enables gas distribution company to increase operation efficiency by revealing measurement issues and discrepancies. Read the full case study to learn more.

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    Surfing Our Way Through 'The Internet Of Things'

    By nature, I’m a curious person and always looking at innovations outside of the water industry for inspiration in my daily work. I recently came across an article talking about how AT&T was embracing the idea of the Internet of Things, and it was a real eye-opener on how technology is evolving in our unseen daily interactions aside from iPhones and tablets.

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    In an effort to uphold the AWWA’s mission of facilitating safe and reliable drinking water, the California-Nevada section announced a “validated system water audit” program as part of its Water Loss Control Collaborative.

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    Ozone: Best Practice For Fighting Algae?

    Water experts in algae-prone areas are rallying behind ozone treatment as the top way to fend off algae toxins.

  • British Lawmakers Take Aim At Private Water Industry
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    A report from British lawmakers says the private water industry in the country is charging unnecessarily high prices.

  • Experts Cast Doubt On EPA Fracking Investigation
    Experts Cast Doubt On EPA Fracking Investigation

    Government analysts say the U.S. EPA’s investigation into the effects of fracking on drinking water may lack scientific credibility.

  • Californians Debate Easing Water Restrictions
    Californians Debate Easing Water Restrictions

    California restricted water use in urban areas last year as a way to address the effects of the drought. Now, as the drought enters its fifth year, officials say they may ease up on the restrictions.

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    The “flushables” scourge has cost utilities all over the world millions of dollars and countless hours of maintenance. Some groups are attacking the problem at its source.

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    An important part of public safety is the application of sodium chloride — road salt, rock salt, ice melt, etc. — to reduce slippery conditions on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. But there is a downside to the liberal application of road salt: it eventually ends up in waterways and groundwater, affecting ecosystems and water quality.

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