• Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training
    Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training

    The trainees are illuminated by several blinking monitors, testing their knowledge and reactions to catastrophic events displayed as technical readouts in the operating systems before them. They interpret technical data, make adjustments, and pilot the system around disaster and back to stability.

  • EPA Water Rule Hits Roadblock In Court
    EPA Water Rule Hits Roadblock In Court

    The federal government’s sweeping update to the Clean Water Act hit a setback last week when a federal judge halted the proposal in certain states hours before it became enforceable.

  • California Utilities Struggle To Offset Conservation Costs
    California Utilities Struggle To Offset Conservation Costs

    Water rates are expected to go up in California, according to a survey of water utilities released by the rating agency Fitch.

  • Think You Have It Tough? Try Being A Small Water Utility
    Think You Have It Tough? Try Being A Small Water Utility

    I’ve worked with small utilities across the U.S. for some time, and I can tell you they are struggling. They are facing a sustainability crisis so serious, because of so many challenges and lack of resources, that many believe they will be unable to continue in the future.

  • The Black Lagoon Or The Blue Lagoon?
    The Black Lagoon Or The Blue Lagoon?

    To men of a certain age, the word “lagoon” conjures two very different images. In the first, it’s the Creature from the Black Lagoon — a scary gill-man emerging from the ooze. In the other, it’s the idyllic Blue Lagoon, with Brooke Shields frolicking in an island fantasyland.

  • When Product Recovery Systems Are Sound Investments
    When Product Recovery Systems Are Sound Investments

    As advancements in technology have led to smaller, faster, and more durable process equipment, industrial manufacturers are eyeing new hardware to boost product yield in their new and existing facilities. This fact is evident as capital spending figures from the top 37 companies in the food and beverage industry topped $18.5 billion in 2014, a nearly 15 percent increase over the previous year.

  • Utilities In Search Of Direction, Look No Further
    Utilities In Search Of Direction, Look No Further

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is harnessing both natural resources and human drive to lead an energy surge in the water sector. WEF President Ed McCormick discusses where the industry is headed and how utilities can stay ahead of the curve.

  • The Journey To Predictive Maintenance
    The Journey To Predictive Maintenance

    With the digital age fully upon us, it’s time for treatment plants to evolve beyond preventative maintenance and embrace predictive maintenance.

  • 'Project Clean Lake' Breaks New Ground In Pollution Control
    'Project Clean Lake' Breaks New Ground In Pollution Control

    The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s $3 billion pollution-control plan includes massive and lengthy tunnels but goes the extra mile by adding advanced wastewater treatment.

  • Fluoridation Debate Invades Colorado
    Fluoridation Debate Invades Colorado

    The largest water utility in Colorado is taking up the debate over whether to fluoridate tap water, one of the longest-running controversies in the water industry.

  • Global Warming Policies May Increase Water Deficits
    Global Warming Policies May Increase Water Deficits

    Is it possible that emissions-curbing policies endanger the water supply even more than climate change itself?

  • Methadone In The Water: What’s The Real Risk?
    Methadone In The Water: What’s The Real Risk?

    An environmental study made headlines this spring as it drew a distinct parallel between the growing PPCP epidemic and a poisonous disinfection byproduct (DBP) making its way into drinking water.

  • Coca-Cola To Reach Water Sustainability Goal Five Years Early
    Coca-Cola To Reach Water Sustainability Goal Five Years Early

    Coca-Cola says it is way ahead of schedule in meeting its top water sustainability goal.

  • EPA Wastewater Spill Creates Challenges For Navajo Nation
    EPA Wastewater Spill Creates Challenges For Navajo Nation

    The EPA’s accidental mining wastewater spill has thrust the federal government into a tense relationship with the Navajo Nation.

  • Arsenic Update: Top Technologies Revealed
    Arsenic Update: Top Technologies Revealed

    The federal regulation for arsenic has been in place since 2002, and yet many utilities remain noncompliant. The culprit isn’t treatment capability, but cost. It happens that the most popular treatment technique is also quite expensive — but it doesn’t have to be.

  • World Water Week: Water Management Key Priority For International Oil And Gas Sector
    World Water Week: Water Management Key Priority For International Oil And Gas Sector

    The global oil and gas industry association, IPIECA coordinated a session during World Water Week in Stockholm on water management within the sector from now to 2030.  

  • Feds Settle Arch Coal Inc. Water Violations With $2M Deal
    Feds Settle Arch Coal Inc. Water Violations With $2M Deal

    Federal water regulators have reached a $2 million deal with a major coal mining company over pollution charges.

  • New Water Chlorinator Could Save 1.5 Million Children
    New Water Chlorinator Could Save 1.5 Million Children

    What if the technology to provide developing countries with clean water was smaller than a bedside nightstand?

  • Reaching Zero Liquid Discharge: A Starter’s Guide
    Reaching Zero Liquid Discharge: A Starter’s Guide

    Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) systems employ cutting-edge technologies to minimize water use within a given industrial facility and maximize the reuse of its processed wastewater. In the perfect ZLD system, no effluent ever leaves the factory, savings are immense, discharge and reuse requirements are met with ease, and the praise of conservation groups is bestowed fervently.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Claims 12 Lives In New York
    Legionnaires’ Disease Claims 12 Lives In New York

    New York City coped with its largest ever outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease this summer, contending with a severe and often fatal form of pneumonia that can spread through the water system.

  • Frac Water Management Industry Still Worth $1.9 Billion
    Frac Water Management Industry Still Worth $1.9 Billion

    As global oil prices have dropped, fracking activity has declined. But treating fracking wastewater remains a major opportunity for the water industry, according to a recent report by Lux Research.

  • Albertville WWTP Uses Biogas Blower To Replace Natural Gas To Fuel Boilers
    Albertville WWTP Uses Biogas Blower To Replace Natural Gas To Fuel Boilers

    As part of an ongoing effort to improve efficiency and lifecycle costs across all of its projects, a Municipal Utilities Board in Albertville, Ala., set out to upgrade solids handling at the WWTP and pursue Class A biosolids certification, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designation for dewatered and heated sludge that contains low levels of pathogens.

  • Get PO'ed: 5 Reasons To Achieve 'Professional Operator' Certification
    Get PO'ed: 5 Reasons To Achieve 'Professional Operator' Certification

    A few letters after your name can make all the difference in your career — just ask any RN, CPA, or PE. They prove your ability, expertise, and work ethic. Such certification functions well for countless trades, so why not for water and wastewater operators?

  • 'Erin Brockovich Pollutant' Chromium-6 Returns To California
    'Erin Brockovich Pollutant' Chromium-6 Returns To California

    New data shows that the pollutant made famous by environmentalist Erin Brockovich appears to be tainting water in a California district and posing a potential threat to customer safety.

  • Cyanide Infects Tianjin Waterways After Chemical Plant Explosion
    Cyanide Infects Tianjin Waterways After Chemical Plant Explosion

    Waterways in China contain an appallingly high level of cyanide after an August 12 explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 123 people.

  • The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF
    The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water.

  • Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial
    Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial

    This video features the lead operator for the ozone and filtration systems at the Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant in Quebec, Canada, Mr. Yves DelaFontaine.  As you’ll see in the video, Yves has high remarks for Pinnacle’s modular capability, built in redundancy and ease of installation, which took place in 2014.  

  • Oil, Gas And Water In Real Time
    Oil, Gas And Water In Real Time

    Recently launched by ABB, the VIS (VEGA Isokinetic Sampling) Multi-Phase Flow Meter is the ideal solution for measuring and monitoring flow rates of oil, gas and water close to the wellhead. VIS enables simultaneous measurement of the three different phases with extreme accuracy.

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    You may have noticed that after a heavy rainstorm, creeks and rivers often turn the color of chocolate milk. That cloudy brown color is caused by sediments — weathered rock material ranging in size from tiny granules of mud to stones.

  • WaterSignal Featured At Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Expo.

    Sean Rayborn, vice president of WaterSignal, a leading provider of wireless technology providing real-time water usage data, was a featured industry expert on innovative new approaches to saving water at the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) 2015 Expo.

  • Old School Ham Baker Are New Kids On The Block At WEFTEC

    One of the UK’s longest established and most reputable water and wastewater solutions providers is set to make its debut at WEFTEC.

  • VIQUA’s LightWise Technology – A Smart Solution To A Common Problem

    VIQUA, the world’s leading manufacturer of residential ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection systems, recently officially introduced its new LightWise technology. LightWise technology is featured in the VIQUA PRO series – the PRO10, PRO20, and PRO30 – for light commercial applications.

  • New Brew Made From Treated Charles River Water Announced By Harpoon Brewery And Desalitech

    Boston-based craft brewer Harpoon Brewery and Desalitech, an innovative water treatment company based in Newton, recently announced an exciting new collaboration to treat and brew 300 gallons of water from the Charles River to create a limited edition beer — Charles River Pale Ale.

  • ISA Security Compliance Institute Issues Update To ISASecure EDSA And SSA Cybersecurity Certifications

    The ISA Security Compliance Institute, which manages the ISASecure cybersecurity certification scheme for industrial automation and control systems (IACS), announced recently updates to certification requirements for the Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification and System Security Assurance (SSA) certification.

  • Xylem To Support The Long-Term Sustainability Of Chesapeake Bay

    Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has been awarded a contract to provide an existing wastewater treatment plant with advanced treatment technology, which will play a key role in an initiative focused on improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Constant Chlor® Plus, Calcium Hypochlorite Briquettes

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