• Meeting New Effleunt Qaulity Requirements With MBRs
    Meeting New Effleunt Qaulity Requirements With MBRs

    When the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) issued a new waste discharge requirement, the Nevada County Sanitary District saw that a major upgrade of the existing WWTP's lagoon system would be required. An MBR system was selected due to its capability of meeting new effluent quality using the existing plant footprint and its competitive operating costs.

  • MBRs Address Failure Of Local Septic Systems
    MBRs Address Failure Of Local Septic Systems

    This project brief highlights how the town of Alpine utilized a CWRSF loan to replace the existing WWTP and address the failure of several local septic systems with MBRs.

  • Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses
    Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses

    Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), Birmingham, Alabama has consistently achieved the rating of the number five water system in the United States for water quality.  BWWB’s potable water distribution system (WDS) serves 600,000 people with a daily average use of 100 million gallons (378 million liters) of water, received from nearby lakes and rivers. The system includes 51 water storage tanks, nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 km) of pipe, over 13,000 fire hydrants and over 200,000 service connections.

  • The Science Of Water: Analysis Lab Does More Than Just Testing
    The Science Of Water: Analysis Lab Does More Than Just Testing

    For many, the word “bureau” conquers up images of suit-clad men and women brandishing firearms and badges. But in Philadelphia, employees of another type of bureau are also protecting the public — using science.

  • Water Rights Policies, Not Just Weather, Drying Up California
    Water Rights Policies, Not Just Weather, Drying Up California

    The weather is not the only challenge for parched California water districts. Outdated water policies may exacerbate difficulties caused by the drought. 

  • Modernize Your Mobile Operation
    Modernize Your Mobile Operation

    The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Wastewater Collection Division manages 3,000 miles of main sewer line and services some 200,000 individual customer sewer laterals and accounts that cover nearly 1 million residents and businesses. When things go wrong with those pipes, the division hears about it from customers loud and clear.

  • Senate Advances Bill Regulating Chemical Storage Tanks
    Senate Advances Bill Regulating Chemical Storage Tanks

    Legislation aimed at protecting the water supply recently moved forward in the Senate. 

  • 3 Alternative Nutrient-Removal Techniques
    3 Alternative Nutrient-Removal Techniques

    With a little help from water-quality managers, Mother Nature can do the job of remediating impaired or at-risk watersheds, while making them more resilient to nutrient loading.

  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company Case Study
    Anderson Valley Brewing Company Case Study

    Anderson Valley Brewing Company had acquired a several different aeration technologies in their treatment ponds over the years including surface aspirators and a diffuser system. They were interested in increasing treatment capacity so they could irrigate using reclaimed wastewater. After discovering ClearBlu and visiting an existing installation they decided to incrementally add UltraFine Bubble aerators to increase treatment.

  • One Water Communication: Standardizing How We Communicate Visually About Water
    One Water Communication: Standardizing How We Communicate Visually About Water

    I believe that we value what we know. We use scales, models and frameworks to help us understand complex matters and materials. Review the conceptual models and categorization efforts of Daniel Defoe, Charles Darwin, Anders Celsius, John Smith Elgin Marbles, Seamus Heaney, Tycho Brahe, Captain Bligh, and my favorite, Rear Admiral Francis Beaufort, author and developer of the Beaufort Wind Scale.

  • Engineering Angle: The Future Is Here — Embracing A New Paradigm In The World Of Water
    Engineering Angle: The Future Is Here — Embracing A New Paradigm In The World Of Water

    Among the prominent advancements in improving public health and environment over the past two hundred years, collection and treatment of domestic wastewater ranks near the top.  The traditional view of wastewater treatment has been of a “linear pipeline,” whereby wastewater is collected at one end of a watershed, transported as quickly as practical to the other end, where it is treated and discharged to the nearest waterbody as a disposal byproduct. By Art Umble, Ph.D., MWH Wastewater Practice Leader for the Americas region

  • As States Battle For Basin, Activists Keeps Data Close To Vest
    As States Battle For Basin, Activists Keeps Data Close To Vest

    As the Tri-State Water War continues to fester, stakeholders are taking additional pains to keep their data secret. 

  • Water Tax Fuels Race For Michigan’s Next Governor
    Water Tax Fuels Race For Michigan’s Next Governor

    The race for governor in Michigan is taking a turn toward water policy. 

  • Dif-Jet Gas Mixing Aerator Product Video
    Dif-Jet Gas Mixing Aerator Product Video

    This video shows how Dif-Jet™ wastewater aerators from Fortrans are energy efficient, non-fouling, and can be used with air or pure oxygen for applications requiring mixing of air – oxygen or ozone into water.

  • How To Install A UV Lamp
    How To Install A UV Lamp

    This video features a step-by-step demonstration of how to change out a used UV lamp and install a new one.

  • Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber
    Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber

    This is the second in a series of three white papers describing the design and performance of the NeoTech Aqua ReFlex™ treatment chamber. The first describes in detail the theoretical basis for the very high efficiency demonstrated by the chamber. The third paper describes how this chamber design leads to some highly desirable operational advantages beyond just energy ad cost reduction. By J. R. Cooper, Ph. D. and Gwynne Cavender, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.

  • Theoretical Operation Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber
    Theoretical Operation Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber

    The NeoTech Aqua ReFleX™ water purification chambers are the most efficient and compact units available today. They require an order of magnitude less energy and less than 25% of the system volume to achieve the same or better purification result as competing chambers. This is the first in a series of three white papers explaining the benefits of these systems. By J. R. Cooper, Ph.D, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.

  • Cutting-Edge Solutions For Coking Wastewater Reuse To Meet The Standard Of Circulation Cooling Systems
    Cutting-Edge Solutions For Coking Wastewater Reuse To Meet The Standard Of Circulation Cooling Systems

    Coking wastewater generated from the processes of coking, coke gas purification, and recovery of coking products, is highly toxic and carcinogenic. The wastewater usually contains phenolic, aromatic, heterocyclic, and polycyclic organics, and some inorganics, such as cyanides, sulfides, ammonium, ammonia, and so on, which makes it hardly degradable. By Jenny Zhang ,Scientist, Dow Water & Process Solution,  Dow Chemical (China) Investment Ltd. and Juno Chen, Business Communications Manager,  Dow Chemical (China) Investment Ltd.

  • Restoration Technology For Polymer Concrete
    Restoration Technology For Polymer Concrete

    Polymer concrete is one of the most durable, longest-lasting and corrosion-resistant materials available for industrial infrastructure. This class of products consists of a matrix composed of heavy-duty aggregate and either chemical-resistant resin or cement binder. These castable materials may offer up to five times the physical strength compared to standard portland-based concrete. By John Davis, Inside Sales & Marketing Specialist, Sauereisen

  • Epoxy, Spray-Applied Lining Offer Solution For Damaged Concrete Clarifier
    Epoxy, Spray-Applied Lining Offer Solution For Damaged Concrete Clarifier

    When Resolute Forest Products was determining a solution for rehabilitation and protection of their 50,000 square foot concrete clarifier damaged from mild chemical attack and abrasion from their pulping process they contacted MBI Corexcel, a local corrosion-resistant specialized contractor, for assistance.

  • 6 Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection
    6 Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection

    Most anyone reading this story is certainly familiar with the use of chlorine and/or UV for the disinfection of treated wastewater effluent. You’re also probably at least somewhat familiar with the use of ozone for drinking water treatment. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to just a few of the benefits of using ozone in your next wastewater treatment project. By  Louis LeBrun, PE

  • Pump Station Bar Screen Saves Wastewater Utility $26,000 In Annual Labor
    Pump Station Bar Screen Saves Wastewater Utility $26,000 In Annual Labor

    New Jersey’s Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority had a problem. The utilities authority operates a 5 MGD plant, with wastewater inflow arriving through a 48-in pipe routed 23 feet below grade level. Their manual inflow pump screening setup was difficult and hazardous to clean, and its 2.5” screen spacing let entirely too much non-dispersible waste through. Their 3,000 GPM non-clog pumps were constantly clogging, and workers were repeatedly exposed to a hazardous situation.

  • Oil Disaster Creates Problems For Water Utility
    Oil Disaster Creates Problems For Water Utility

    An oil spill in Kentucky threatened to contaminate the Ohio River and caused headaches for water officials this month. 

  • Study Links Arsenic To Lower Intelligence In Kids
    Study Links Arsenic To Lower Intelligence In Kids

    A groundbreaking study in Maine has linked drinking water contaminated with arsenic to developmental challenges in children. 

  • Congress To Reduce EPA's Power Under Clean Water Act?
    Congress To Reduce EPA's Power Under Clean Water Act?

    The Senate is considering legislation to rein in the EPA's power to withhold Clean Water Act permits. 

  • Smart Water Meters Provide Conservation Insight For Utilities And Rate Payers
    Smart Water Meters Provide Conservation Insight For Utilities And Rate Payers

    The latest advances in water meter technology enable information sharing that improves water conservation for both utilities and customers.

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    This weekend the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. Since it began in 1970, Earth Day (April 22) has evolved to a day of action and week-long celebrations with more than a billion participants around the world.

  • Singer Valve Inc. Adds To Sales Team With The Appointment Of Gary Wyeth

    Singer Valve, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Wyeth as Account Manager for South East Asia. Jody Malo, International Sales Manager for Singer Valve said, “We are very pleased to have Gary join our team with his local knowledge and special expertise in Advanced Pressure Management he will be extremely valuable for helping utilities in these regions.” 

  • Mixing Success With Landia's Aerator In Tennessee

    A rugged and highly effective ejector system designed and manufactured by Landia is effectively mixing and aerating a special holding tank that receives wastewater from the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Tennessee.

  • Xylem’s Wedeco Brand Launches Next Generation, Energy Efficient Ozone Oxidation Systems

    Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has launched a new, more energy efficient and virtually maintenance free generation of its Wedeco SMOevo and PDOevo ozone oxidation systems.

  • First USGS Streamgage Records 125 Years Of Measuring New Mexico’s Vital Water Resources

    In 1889, the foundation for modern water management began on the Rio Grande in Embudo, N.M. Recently, 125 years later, a celebration was held to honor the first U.S. Geological Survey streamgage in the picturesque town located 43 miles outside of Santa Fe.

  • City Of Denton, Texas, Chooses InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced that the City of Denton Wastewater Department in Texas has chosen industry-leading Innovyze InfoMaster Sewer software to help manage the replacement and rehabilitation of its underground distribution infrastructure.

  • EPA Honors Winners Of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the four winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design challenge created to engage college and university students in reinventing our water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.

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