• Granular Activated Carbon Removes PFOA From Drinking Water
    Granular Activated Carbon Removes PFOA From Drinking Water

    In the fall of 2015, a small village on the border of Vermont in New York State, tested positive for Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs), specifically Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), in the municipal drinking water. The influent levels of PFOA in the water were above 600 ng/L, and thus considered harmful to village residents. Realizing that PFOA was on the U.S. EPA Contaminant Candidate List, the Village solicited the services of engineering firm CT Male Associates to investigate treatment options and provide a treatment system.

  • WTP Chooses A-758 Plus™ Lime Slaker Systems To Replace Existing Systems
    WTP Chooses A-758 Plus™ Lime Slaker Systems To Replace Existing Systems

    The Albert R. Davis Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Austin, Texas, is one of three water treatment plants supplying drinking water to the greater Austin metropolitan area. The plant was built in 1954 and has had multiple upgrades over the years, increasing its capacity to 118 million gallons per day (MGD).

  • Topeka WTP Installs Integrity A-758 PLUS™ Lime Slaker System To Replace Existing Lime Slaker
    Topeka WTP Installs Integrity A-758 PLUS™ Lime Slaker System To Replace Existing Lime Slaker

    The Topeka Water Treatment Plant (WTP) — a 60 million gallon per day facility - serves Topeka, Kansas and surrounding areas. Built in 1945, the plant underwent several renovations with the most recent upgrading the plant to its current capacity in 1993.

    In 2015, plant officials decided to replace the first of the existing slakers and, after considering offers from several slaker suppliers, chose the A-758 PLUS™ paste-type lime slaker manufactured by Integrity Municipal Systems, LLC (IMS). Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Wastewater Use On California Crops Raises Questions
    Wastewater Use On California Crops Raises Questions

    Known as “produced water,” wastewater from oil production is being used to irrigate crops across 95,000 acres of California’s Central Valley, where many of the country’s fruits and vegetables are grown.

  • Workers Find Body In Wastewater Works At University
    Workers Find Body In Wastewater Works At University

    A body was found in a sewage tank at a college campus last month and police are still investigating what happened.

  • Water Main Break Prompts Fires, Evacuations In Boston
    Water Main Break Prompts Fires, Evacuations In Boston

    A major water main break in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston last week shut down businesses, halted local traffic, and prompted the evacuation of over 100 people.

  • Cheers To World Soil Day
    Cheers To World Soil Day

    Let’s lift a glass — of water — to celebrate World Soil Day, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the thin mantle that sustains us. Of course, as a water guy, I look at World Soil Day as a time to highlight the symbiosis of soil and water. As anybody who has been to the barren deserts of China, North Africa or the Middle East knows, soil without water doesn’t produce anything.

  • BEACON® AMA Provides Real-Time Data, Improving Customer Service And Accuracy
    BEACON® AMA Provides Real-Time Data, Improving Customer Service And Accuracy

    With a 2,400 square mile service area and approximately 40,000 customers to serve in southeastern Illinois, EJ Water Cooperative was having difficulties scheduling the nearly 4,000-mile monthly drive to complete a meter reading cycle. The rising cost of their aging system and the need to reduce operating costs prompted the search for a new meter reading system.

  • What Is ATP And What Does It Do?
    What Is ATP And What Does It Do?

    Many people know what ATP stands for, but do you know what it does? This blog demystifies this amazing energy carrier and explains why water professionals should care about it.

  • Polyblend® Mechanical Polymer Activation System Outperforms Hydraulic Polymer Mixing Unit
    Polyblend® Mechanical Polymer Activation System Outperforms Hydraulic Polymer Mixing Unit

    Henry N. Wochholz Regional Water Recycling Facility (WRWRF) consists of primary, advanced biological secondary and tertiary treatment with advanced total nitrogen removal. Always interested in enhanced treatment performance, the staff members recently examined the polymer use of the existing dewatering belt filter presses. 

  • The 3 Main Reasons To Use Carbon Dioxide For pH Control
    The 3 Main Reasons To Use Carbon Dioxide For pH Control

    Finding ways to improve everyday processes in more efficient and productive ways is an important goal for most companies. Many water and wastewater treatment facilities use sulfuric acid when pH reduction is needed, but face safety and process risks as a result. As an alternative to sulfuric acid, carbon dioxide (CO2) offers several benefits. 

  • Integrating Innovative Technology Into The Public Water Sector: A Need For Equilibrium
    Integrating Innovative Technology Into The Public Water Sector: A Need For Equilibrium

    If we are to realize the promise of innovation, implementation cannot be a risky proposition for water managers.

  • The Case For Condition Assessment
    The Case For Condition Assessment

    The need for using condition assessment as part of an overall asset management program has been documented over the past two decades, but the value of this work for the cost has eluded many utilities.

  • EPA Speaks Out On Portland’s Lead Problems
    EPA Speaks Out On Portland’s Lead Problems

    For some time now Portland has had problems with lead in its drinking water. As in many cities around the country, lead contamination there can be attributed to problems with aging pipes and a lack of testing.

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