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  • Applying High-Performance Organization Concepts To Your Public Works Department
    Applying High-Performance Organization Concepts To Your Public Works Department

    Public works managers often strive to improve their performance and optimize resources. One way to achieve this is to follow the process of becoming a high-performance organization (HPO).

  • Water For Life
    Water For Life

    Look back with me a full decade (and a year) to 2005.

  • Thicker Than Water: Understanding What Really Works When Taking On Water Scarcity
    Thicker Than Water: Understanding What Really Works When Taking On Water Scarcity

    As public and private sector leaders in the U.S. and elsewhere confront the increasingly harsh realities of water scarcity, some of the media coverage has understandably pointed to lessons learned in Australia. On the driest inhabited continent on Earth, Australian water sector leaders have gained hard-won insights about the fight against drought.

  • Something In The Water? A Journey To High Performance
    Something In The Water? A Journey To High Performance

    Every week, as General Manager for People and Culture at Yarra Valley Water in Melbourne, Australia, I’m asked for advice about how we transformed the culture of our publicly-owned water corporation. The requests come from near and far — peer utilities, businesses in other sectors, and government agencies. They’d like the recipe for what we’ve accomplished — the steps from A-Z. But it’s not as simple as that. It’s been a true journey with twists and turns that weren’t always pretty, and we gave life to it as we grew. In this article I’d like to share insights that might make this kind of transformation accessible to other organizations.

  • A Community Approach To Climate Resilience
    A Community Approach To Climate Resilience

    How to accumulate and leverage social capital to achieve healthy freshwater ecosystems, green infrastructure improvements, and triple-bottom-line benefits

  • Partial Shutoff For Partial Service
    Partial Shutoff For Partial Service

    Cutting off service to a customer who hasn’t paid their water bill can be a controversial move for many utilities. But a new product that integrates a shut off valve with an ultrasonic meter may make what has traditionally been an all or nothing decision a little easier.

  • Celebrating 10 Years Of WaterSense
    Celebrating 10 Years Of WaterSense

    Did you know that two-thirds of the continental U.S. has experienced drought in the last few years? It has left many utilities grappling with water scarcity and the costs of finding new water resources and treatment.

  • Science Guides Public Health Protection For Drinking Water
    Science Guides Public Health Protection For Drinking Water

    As a country, we’ve come a long way toward providing clean air, water, and land — essential resources that support healthy, productive lives. But we have more work to do to make sure that every American has access to safe drinking water.

  • The Future Is Here — Just Add Utility
    The Future Is Here — Just Add Utility

    Water utilities are responsible for one thing above all: supplying safe drinking water to their populations on a daily basis. In light of the recent public health crisis in Flint, MI, utilities have never been under more pressure from the public to perform this service.

  • Infrastructure Matters
    Infrastructure Matters

    Infrastructure matters. It matters — in big ways and in small — to our country, our economy, our quality of life, our safety, and our communities.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Chlorine Dioxide Applications Chlorine Dioxide Applications

Chlorine Dioxide is a powerful disinfectant and oxidizing agent that prevents harmful environmental pollutants. Unlike chlorine, it will not form disinfection by-products such as trihalomethanes (THMs) or other chlorinated organic compounds.

Powder Activated Carbon Powder Activated Carbon

Calgon Carbon brings more than 70 years of experience in producing powdered activated carbons (PAC) specifically engineered to meet the demands of individual industrial applications. Today, Calgon Carbon is still leading the way, offering an exceptional range of powdered activated carbons that help make pure water and clean air for a better world.

Buffered pH Control Buffered pH Control

It’s no easy task to run your water treatment facility as efficiently as possible while still meeting capacity demands and environmental regulations. But, at Praxair we can help. We have extensive experience in using carbon dioxide to reduce pH in alkaline water for the water and wastewater industry. Replacing mineral acids with CO2 for pH reduction offers many benefits. By no longer buying or storing chemicals that can do more harm than good, you are making your site safer while also reducing costs. This improved process can help you manage peak demand and capacity increases, increase plant flexibility, and lessen your impact on the environment. And when you’re supplied by one of the world's largest carbon dioxide suppliers, you can explore this alternative with confidence.

Lyso™ Ozone Sludge Reduction Lyso™ Ozone Sludge Reduction

About 40-60% of wastewater treatment cost comes from the handling, treatment and disposal of excess sludge. As more restrictive regulations are put in place and energy costs rise, so does the cost of sludge management and disposal. This is where Praxair can help.

SHS & SHP Sidehill Screens SHS & SHP Sidehill Screens

Simple And Economical Solids Separation
The simplicity of the SHS and SHP Sidehill Screens make them an excellent choice static screening applications. With no motors or moving parts the Sidehill Screens let gravity do the work as effluent flows down the screening media.  The screening elements are fixed, curved, slotted, wedgewire screens oriented horizontally across the direction of flow. The screening surface is positioned at a steeply sloped angle providing an effective means of quickly stripping of liquid and allowing the solids to slide off the bottom of the screen.

Aftersales Solutions And Services Aftersales Solutions And Services

At De Nora, we are strongly committed to providing aftersales and service support for our entire equipmen portfolio and similar competitive equipment.

Digester Gas Flow Meter Model ST51 Digester Gas Flow Meter Model ST51

Plant engineers responsible for improving digester processes or utilizing the biogas as a fuel source will find the new Model ST51 Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International is designed as an application-specific solution to meet their unique needs.

Aftermarket & Services Aftermarket & Services

Protect your investment right from the start with Pall PRO Services including problem free installation and commissioning, preventative maintenance service agreements and spare parts management programs. Get the performance you need every day, year after year.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON CONSUMER OUTREACH

  • What Do Americans Think About Their Drinking Water?

    Survey data on U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward public drinking water confirms tough times now, but hints at better days ahead.

  • Partial Shutoff For Partial Service

    Cutting off service to a customer who hasn’t paid their water bill can be a controversial move for many utilities. But a new product that integrates a shut off valve with an ultrasonic meter may make what has traditionally been an all or nothing decision a little easier.

  • How To Evolve With Rising Water Prices

    The rising cost of water has forced utilities to evolve, in their practices and in the ways they interact with a public asked to pay higher rates.

  • Dropping Off PPCP Contamination

    To combat the presence of PPCPs in waterways, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has established drop-off points for consumers to safely dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals.

  • Bringing The Water Loss Fight Home During ‘Fix A Leak Week’

    The U.S. EPA estimates that more than one trillion gallons of water are lost through household leaks every year. It introduced “Fix a Leak Week” to bring that number down.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Local Support Saves Time And Money
    Local Support Saves Time And Money

    At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.

  • Ultrafiltration And Reverse Osmosis Testing On Tertiary Effluent From The North City Water Reclamation Plant
    Ultrafiltration And Reverse Osmosis Testing On Tertiary Effluent From The North City Water Reclamation Plant

    Ultrafiltration (UF) membranes have already gained worldwide acceptance in the treatment of drinking water for their removal of chlorine resistant pathogens such as cryptosporidium.

  • Getting System Specific With Blower Design: Lower Energy Costs For Wastewater Treatment
    Getting System Specific With Blower Design: Lower Energy Costs For Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater managers are always under pressure to reduce costs. Lowering the electric bill — which also saves precious resources — is a high priority.

  • How To Comply With Drinking Water Turbidity Requirements Using 360° x 90° Detection Technology
    How To Comply With Drinking Water Turbidity Requirements Using 360° x 90° Detection Technology

    Drinking water systems must meet a myriad of regulatory requirements to ensure the public’s health and safety. Excess turbidity can be a first indication of degrading water quality, so accurate and timely turbidity measurement is critical. Hach has been a leader in providing analytical instruments to the water industry for many years. Water Online spoke with Hach about turbidity measurements and how to ensure test results reflect actual water quality conditions.

  • Model 4200-EC Gas Vacuum Feeder Controller Datasheet

    The JCS Industries Model 4200EC Gas Vacuum Chemical Feeder mixes and feeds gaseous chemicals commonly used for water and wastewater disinfection accurately, reliably and safely. The system is comprised of a vacuum injector to safely introduce the gas into the feed-water stream, a reversing servo motor coupled with a V-notch valve to regulate the chemical flow rate, and a control module for complete electronic control and communications.

  • Municipality Lifts Boil Water Order Using Mobile Membrane Solution
    Municipality Lifts Boil Water Order Using Mobile Membrane Solution

    The Wellsboro Municipal Authority’s slow sand filtration drinking water plant began experiencing high turbidity and algae events due to elevated levels in their reservoir.

  • Emerging Contaminants: PFOS AND PFOA
    Emerging Contaminants: PFOS AND PFOA

    PFCS are manmade fully fluorinated compounds which are not naturally found in the environment, are used in a variety of products such as fire fighting foams, coating additives as a surface-activeagent. PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) and PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) are the most commonly produced PFCs, and large amounts of PFCs have been produced during past manufacturing processes and released to the air, soil and water.

  • San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor™ Chloramine Management System
    San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor™ Chloramine Management System

    A San Jose Water Quality Engineer said, "“I wasn’t convinced that PSI’s Monoclor™ chloramine dosing system would solve our problems after several failed attempts to improve residual, but with PSI offering a trial including installation, operation, and troubleshooting for three months, San Jose Water decided to invest the necessary resources to pilot this system.

  • Green Infrastructure Goes Grey
    Green Infrastructure Goes Grey

    Sustainable approaches to stormwater management are taking hold around the world. One example is the European Union Horizon 2020 funding for Nature-based solutions for climate and water resilience in cities (urban re-naturing) – launched today.

  • Drinking Water Plant Replaced 30 Year Old Carbon Steel Piping With PVC
    Drinking Water Plant Replaced 30 Year Old Carbon Steel Piping With PVC

    The city of Virovitica in Croatia is located near to the Hungarian border. Its water works company Virkom serves approximately 20.000 people daily with drinking water. In order to assure required European potable water standards, Virkom decided in 2008 to replace the existing old sand filtration units (total flow rate approx. 320 m³/h) by new ones.

  • Mine Process Waste - Several Metals
    Mine Process Waste - Several Metals

    An international mining company was looking at electrocoagulation for waste treatment at a copper mine in South America. A sample from ore processing was provided for bench-scale testing.

  • Stir It Up: Five Tips for More Effective Industrial Aeration
    Stir It Up: Five Tips for More Effective Industrial Aeration

    We all know that aeration is a simple but versatile secondary treatment, with uses ranging from removing gases and dangerous compounds from wastewater, to encouraging the action of microbes as they break down solids.

  • Submersible Mixer Solves An Icy Problem In Northern Quebec
    Submersible Mixer Solves An Icy Problem In Northern Quebec

    During the cold winter, the Quebec region enters a deep freeze, with temperatures often reaching -25 degrees Celsius.

  • Greenhouse Gas Flow Monitoring
    Greenhouse Gas Flow Monitoring

    Last year the EPA implemented new regulations entitled “Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases.” The new regulations called for certain facilities emitting 25,000 metric tons or more per year of specified GHG’s to provide an annual report of their actual GHG emissions. By Allen Kugi, Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International (FCI)

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