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    At my household, a new year means a new energy and water-use baseline. By that I mean, every month, I look at how much electricity and water I used in comparison to the same month the previous year — so I can try to be as efficient as possible. But I work in the energy field, and I know that’s not a typical New Year’s tradition. Most people don’t examine the trends of their energy-use or spend much time thinking about how to reduce it.

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    Water management professionals know all too well that problems arise — usually sometime after 2 a.m., or just as you’re walking out the door for a holiday weekend. No matter how well-prepared you are, or how sophisticated your system, sometimes you’re going to run into challenges. It’s simply the nature of the industry. When you experience an issue with your valves (especially when they’re failing to open or close as expected) your first instinct is to call the factory for support. While some cases may require factory assistance, this isn’t always the most efficient solution.

  • Lead Found In Louisiana Town’s Drinking Water
    Lead Found In Louisiana Town’s Drinking Water

    Last month, Governor John Bel Edwards made an emergency order for St. Joseph, a small northeast Louisiana town, when two routine samples of the town’s drinking water showed signs of lead contamination and two more samples showed high levels of copper.

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    Mistaken Meter Reads Lead To $800,000 Lawsuit

    Water consumption is at the center of a giant lawsuit in California.

  • Obama Admin ‘Nudges Forward’ Big Water Tunnels In California
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    As the Obama years come to an end, administration officials are working to support the controversial California tunnel proposal as one of their acts in office.

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    A known carcinogen that makes its way into drinking water supplies through personal care products is under fire in New York. While the state mulls stricter limits, consumers remain exposed.

  • A Bridge To Innovation: Water Technology Clusters
    A Bridge To Innovation: Water Technology Clusters

    Despite the increased attention toward innovation, many end users are faced with the reality of declining revenues against growing infrastructure costs and the prioritization of current and longer-term needs, all while managing limited resources for day-to-day operational requirements. Generally, however, the water industry recognizes that current and future challenges cannot be met absent of innovation.

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    Energy efficiency, as defined in wastewater treatment, is using less energy to provide the same service. It can be expressed as energy dollar savings by replacing older, inefficient motors

  • Water And The Internet Of Things: 2017
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    I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (IoT) two years ago when I had a below groundwater leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.

  • Expanding Submerged Plant Operating Window Through Double-Ended Filtration
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    The Memcor® CSII double-ended filtration system features innovative double-ended filtration that uses up to 20 percent less backwash aeration energy. The proven module design reduces footprint by up to 30 percent or utilizes new space and increases capacity up to 30 percent.

  • In Chicago, Cleanup Of Lead-Polluted Yards Finally Begins
    In Chicago, Cleanup Of Lead-Polluted Yards Finally Begins

    In Chicago, work has finally started to clean up yards that have been contaminated for years by toxic lead emissions from a factory in the Pilsen neighborhood, well after activists tested soil and located high levels of the metal.

  • WWTP’s Screw Press Reduces Odors, Saves Money, And Takes Up Less Physical Space
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    A WWTP chooses a new screw press that takes up less than half the space that the old belt press had occupied. This was striking for the operations team but not as striking as the fraction of time they needed to spend managing the screw press.

  • York Utility’s 4-Year Plan Replaces Lead Service Lines
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    A water utility in central Pennsylvania is taking steps to protect its customers from lead.

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    Tennessee Utilities Seek Backup Amid Drought

    The dry spell in Tennessee has utility officials looking for ways to secure their supplies in case the conditions persist.

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