Newsletter | August 19, 2014

08.19.14 -- Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law; Private Or Public Utilities--Who Does It Better?

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How To Eliminate Sludge Islands In Your Wastewater Lagoon
By Jim Dartez, RELIANT Water Technologies
Old municipal and industrial wastewater lagoons have the tendency to build islands of sludge at various locations around the lagoon. It is most common for older lagoons to build such islands wherever wastewater enters the lagoons.


Driving Down Time, Labor, And Customer Complaints With Mobile AMR
By Neptune Technology Group Inc.
Until recently the residential meters in Madison,TN were read manually every other month, requiring between eight and ten readers in four to five vehicles 20 or more days. During the intervening months, residential reads were estimated, based on a customer’s 12-month history, using an automated adjustment process. During times when personnel were tied up repairing multiple distribution mains and taking care of other emergencies, readings would be necessarily delayed.


WWTP Reaches Clog-Free Operation With Self-Cleaning Impellers
By Flygt -- A Xylem Brand
As with many plants modified for activated sludge treatment, the existing infrastructure at the Adams Field Wastewater Treatment Plant, in Little Rock, AR, allowed rags and other debris to clog the impellers of the submersible pumps. One of the plant’s two 15-horsepower pumps was replaced with an 18-horsepower RAS submersible pump with a self-cleaning impeller, virtually eliminating the clogging problem by simply pumping away any debris that reaches the pump intakes.


Retrofit Helps WWTP Meet New Total Nitrogen Limit
By Degremont Technologies
The City of East Providence WWTP was asked by RIDEM to upgrade its facilities to increase treatment capacity and also meet a new more stringent Total Nitrogen limit. The challenge was to upgrade the facility which had limited if any space available to undertake construction of additional treatment trains.

From The Editor

Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance
The national lead-free law that went into effect in January 2014 arrived with a certain amount of confusion tied to it. What does “lead free” really mean? What constitutes a pipe, pipe fitting, plumbing fitting, or fixture? How are lead-free products identified? How is the law enforced?

Industry News

Private Or Public Utilities—Who Does It Better?
Utilities Selling Treated Effluent For Fracking
Ratepayers Take To Twitter To #DroughtShame Water-Wasting Neighbors
10 Ways Clean Water Can Change The World
Water Blamed For Four S.C. Hospital Deaths
In Response To Water Crisis, Chinese Public Officials Swim In Polluted Waters
AWWA Releases New Book Examining Water Contamination Outbreaks
Reducing Flooding And Stormwater Runoff
Pharmaceuticals And Other Chemicals Common In Landfill Wastewater
ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard Now Available
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To prepare for an emergency, one of the smartest things a utility can do is have a smart water network, says Tom Mills of Sensus in an interview with Water Online Radio. Mills and his colleague Dan Penny explain how an individualized smart water network can help utilities operate more efficiency, both in normal conditions and extreme ones.

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KLa Systems Technology Guide
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TOC Reduction Overview
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Wireless Hydrant Pressure Recording Brochure
Telog’s original line of hydrant pressure recorders was designed to replace costly, high-maintenance chart recorders for monitoring water pressure in distribution systems.

Datasheet: Automatic Closure For Containers Using Vacuum Regulators
The Model RC is an actuator that opens and closes the valve on compressed gas cylinders such as chlorine and sulfur dioxide ton containers.

Low-Maintenance Flow Control Check Valve Datasheet
The AMERICAN Flow Control Series 2100 Resilient Seated Check Valve is simple and durable. Its design helps eliminate most long-term maintenance efforts associated with metal seated swing check valve designs.
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