• Flood At Historic Detroit Building Goes Unnoticed, Reports Say
    Flood At Historic Detroit Building Goes Unnoticed, Reports Say

    A water main broke in February and flooded four floors the David Stott Building, one of Detroit's most important landmarks.

  • EPA Keeping Tabs On 'Phantom Flush'
    EPA Keeping Tabs On 'Phantom Flush'

    Haunted by the "phantom flush," some public buildings may struggle with their water conservation goals because of toilets that automatically flush, government data suggests.

  • Sewer Authority Reaches $82 Million Deal With EPA
    Sewer Authority Reaches $82 Million Deal With EPA

    A wastewater authority in Pennsylvania reached an $82 million deal with the federal government after it allegedly released eight million gallons of raw sewage into the Susquehanna River and Paxton Creek over six years.

  • Fluoride In Tap Water Linked To Thyroid Problems, Scientists Say
    Fluoride In Tap Water Linked To Thyroid Problems, Scientists Say

    Adding fluoride to tap water may afflict ratepayers with health problems linked to depression and weight gain, according to researchers at the University of Kent.

  • Total Oxygen Demand (TOD) – An Alternative Parameter For Real-Time Monitoring Of Wastewater Organics
    Total Oxygen Demand (TOD) – An Alternative Parameter For Real-Time Monitoring Of Wastewater Organics

    Today, due to the multitude of organics, the organic contamination of wastewater cannot be defined with passable analytical effort. Therefore, composite parameters become more important for the description of organic contamination. Parameters have been defined to enable a fast detection of organic loads.

  • 10 (More) Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals
    10 (More) Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals

    Mobile technology is so fast-moving that new apps are created each day, with more and more people turning to them for on-the-job solutions. Here are 10 apps geared toward the water/wastewater professional that are worthy of consideration.

  • Fastite Joint Pipe With Fast-Grip Gasket Video Overview
    Fastite Joint Pipe With Fast-Grip Gasket Video Overview

    The AMERICAN Fastite joint is a flexible, rubber ring compression-type joint used extensively in underground service for water, sewage or other liquids. It has the proven long-life and high-strength qualities inherent in joints produced in accordance with AWWA C111 and pipe produced centrifugally in accordance with AWWA C151.

  • How To Market Costly Water Meter Projects To Locals
    How To Market Costly Water Meter Projects To Locals

    City leaders in Harrison, AK, are planning to shell out $3 million for an extensive overhaul of their water meter system.

  • Prepaid Water Meters: Unfair To Customers?
    Prepaid Water Meters: Unfair To Customers?

    Fed up with water customers who do not pay their bills, Zimbabwe officials are asking customers to pay for their water before they use it.

  • Facilities Video Tour
    Facilities Video Tour

    Every single day, over 2,500 water utilities throughout North America count on the field-proven quality and innovation of Neptune’s ARB® Utility Management Systems. In this video tour of our facilities, you’ll see how Neptune strives to be your most valued partner through engineering and craftsmanship that are recognized far and wide.

  • How To Recognize, Strategize, And Monetize Water Risk
    How To Recognize, Strategize, And Monetize Water Risk

    There’s no denying that conversations are readily available on all types of “costs” of addressing the global water crisis: the cost to the environment; the cost to be paid by future generations; the costs of not keeping on top of water infrastructure maintenance and reinforcement; the cost to private households, etc.

  • Climbing Higher For A Better View: Keys To Successful Water Management
    Climbing Higher For A Better View: Keys To Successful Water Management

    Many utilities are moving to a traditional business mindset rather than continuing as largely compliance-driven entities. This is challenging leaders to apply asset management and smart infrastructure strategies, to become more programmatic in managing water, and to consider the big picture in addressing public needs.

  • GOP Lawmakers Attack EPA Water Proposal
    GOP Lawmakers Attack EPA Water Proposal

    It is still the early months of the 114th Congress, but Republican lawmakers have already made it clear where they stand on EPA's water agenda.

  • New Tech Filters Stormwater Runoff
    New Tech Filters Stormwater Runoff

    New research funded by the government may be able to solve some of the major stormwater problems that plague areas across the country.

  • Mothballed Water Plant Gets A Second Act
    Mothballed Water Plant Gets A Second Act

    A defunct water treatment plant in Maine may get a second act as a training ground for future water plant employees, who are in increasing demand as skilled, aging workers retire.

  • Small Footprint, Big Results: California Casino Wins With MBR
    Small Footprint, Big Results: California Casino Wins With MBR

    Quechan Casino Resort, a gaming facility located on Native American owned land in Winterhaven, California, began its wastewater treatment operations in January 2009.

  • 7 Things To Consider Before A Smart Meter Rollout
    7 Things To Consider Before A Smart Meter Rollout

    More than 45% of installed water meters in North America are equipped with automated meter reading technology, according to a recent IHS Technology 2014 report  (“Water Meters Report – 2014”).

  • Utility Transformation — From WWTP To Reuse Facility
    Utility Transformation — From WWTP To Reuse Facility

    Facing state Department of Environmental Quality mandates, an Arizona wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) took on a large-scale expansion project and effluent-quality upgrade to become a state-of-the-art water reclamation facility.

  • WWEMA Window: Technology Advances Key To Meeting Future Water Needs
    WWEMA Window: Technology Advances Key To Meeting Future Water Needs

    Water scarcity is becoming more and more in focus these days as California enters into the fourth consecutive year of a historic drought, and even as torrential rains pelted the bay area recently, the Sierra’s snow pack, which is a key source of water for the region, is far below the seasonal average. 

  • New Membrane Technology Handles High Solids, Aids Water Reuse
    New Membrane Technology Handles High Solids, Aids Water Reuse

    As global conditions place more stress on water resources, a great deal of attention is being paid to water reuse technologies, particularly those that facilitate the reuse of the next level of difficult-to-treat or highly variable raw water sources.

  • Closed Vessel UV Successful In El Paso County, TX
    Closed Vessel UV Successful In El Paso County, TX

    Horizon City is located in El Paso County, the most western county in Texas. The city is home to a rapidly growing population of 19,000 people, up from 5,000 during the 2000 Census. The City takes its name from the real estate development company, the Horizon City Corporation. With less than 9 inches of annual rainfall, water conservancy is a routine way of life in this part of the State.

  • Low Pressure, High Output 800‐Watt Amalgam System Performing Efficiently
    Low Pressure, High Output 800‐Watt Amalgam System Performing Efficiently

    The Trail Lakes Hatchery is owned by the State of Alaska and is managed under contract by the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) on behalf of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. CIAA was established in 1976 to provide the Cook Inlet drainage with an organized and reliable salmon stock. The Trail Lakes facility is permitted to introduce sockeye and coho salmon at several sites throughout the Cook Inlet watershed.

  • Water Treatment Plants Scramble After Train Carrying Crude Oil Explodes
    Water Treatment Plants Scramble After Train Carrying Crude Oil Explodes

    A CSX-owned train carrying millions of pounds of crude oil derailed and exploded Monday afternoon in West Virginia, leaking its contents near the Kanawha River, a drinking water source for two counties.

  • New Clean Water Tech Described As 'Disco Ball'
    New Clean Water Tech Described As 'Disco Ball'

    Can water treatment processes also function as an art display? Architect Andrés Jaque is testing that premise in a major water treatment project at the museum MoMA PS1 in New York this spring.

  • San Francisco Water Planner Suspended For Urinating In Reservoir
    San Francisco Water Planner Suspended For Urinating In Reservoir

    Reservoirs and urinals are not the same thing. Though seemingly obvious, this point seems to have eluded a mid-level San Francisco water manager this year.

  • Robot May Help City Reduce Water Loss
    Robot May Help City Reduce Water Loss

    A Texas city recently invested in robotic technology to prevent it from wasting treated drinking water.

  • Optimize Energy And Resource Usage
    Optimize Energy And Resource Usage

    Through the implementation of a WAGES (Water, Air, Gas, Electricity and Steam) monitoring solution, a brewery was able to optimize energy and resource usage while boosting capacity to meet the demands of U.S. customers. Water usage costs were reduced by 28%; the brewery’s carbon footprint was reduced creating a savings of $2 million/year from CO2 recovery; compressed air usage was reduced by 15%; and fuel oil costs were reduced by $34,000.

  • Texas May Look To Middle East For Water Solutions
    Texas May Look To Middle East For Water Solutions

    After embarking on a massive desalination project in California, an Israeli company is well positioned to offer its technology to another state grappling with drought: Texas.

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