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CONSUMER OUTREACH FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • Water Utilities Own The Value Of Water Equation
    Water Utilities Own The Value Of Water Equation

    I was listening to a web presentation on the value of water and heard this statement: “Most Americans don’t understand the true value of water.” I would argue that most Americans don’t understand the true value of water utilities.

  • Next-Level Meter Reading And Customer Service
    Next-Level Meter Reading And Customer Service

    As data collection becomes more popular, management of that data — what information is actionable, and what actions should be taken — becomes an important consideration. DataZeo is dedicated to refining meter reading, field operations, and customer communication.

  • Water Preservation And Conservation Aided By Intelligent Software
    Water Preservation And Conservation Aided By Intelligent Software

    According to Ian MacLeod, water preservation and water conservation are all about accountability. Consumers being held accountable to conserve. And utilities are recognizing the need to effectively preserve the water they treat.

  • Intelligent Metering Paves Way For Water Efficiency
    Intelligent Metering Paves Way For Water Efficiency

    When it comes to metering, simple is best. Meters that have no moving parts are more accurate in low flow applications, explains Torsten Hagele of Diehl Metering in an interview with Water Online Radio.

  • Why Engineers Can’t Solve The Water Shortage With Supply-Side Solutions
    Why Engineers Can’t Solve The Water Shortage With Supply-Side Solutions

    We are at the point where there is precious little left to dig or dam or drain or pump, and we are going to have a problem explaining that us engineers don’t have all the answers. 

  • AMI, Analytics, And The Smart City Evolution
    AMI, Analytics, And The Smart City Evolution

    The global utility industry is at a technology tipping point, says Joe Ball, the director of product marketing for Water North America for Itron. In his interview with Water Online Radio, Ball talks innovation and how to provide ratepayers with the technology they want.

  • “One Water” Communication: Language, Icons and Industry Color Palette
    “One Water” Communication: Language, Icons and Industry Color Palette

    Water is a multi-faceted good and a global priority that affects human beings and the wellbeing of companies and institutions that need water to survive. Those interested in shaping the future of water management are pushing the notion that water is water, whether drinking water, storm water, rain water, or used water. Doing so, according to the experts, encourages "comprehensive thinking, planning and management of our waters on a transformational scale” and pushes the industry towards a “one water” resource management.

  • No Wipes In The Pipes
    No Wipes In The Pipes

    "Flushable" wipes are a big, expensive problem for both utilities and homeowners. Watch this animated video to learn why, and how you can help by remembering the "3 P's" when flushing.

  • WWEMA Window: ‘Nondispersibles’ Turning Sewers Into Nightmares Nationwide
    WWEMA Window: ‘Nondispersibles’ Turning Sewers Into Nightmares Nationwide

    Increasingly, wipes are causing serious issues for wastewater treatment system operators. Many of the wipes entering the sewage system are not dispersible and technically not flushable.

  • How To Raise Consumer Confidence In Your Water
    How To Raise Consumer Confidence In Your Water

    Utilities already have the resources to deliver the key ingredient: education.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Schneider Electric Industry Services

Schneider Electric Industry Services

Schneider Electric™ provides services far beyond meeting your immediate needs for application or equipment repair. We take a long-term, holistic approach to determine your facility and operational needs and develop a strategy for improving the performance of your people, systems, and processes.

Displacer Level Switches

Displacer Level Switches

Magnetrol® displacement type level switches offer the industrial user a wide choice of alarm and control configurations.

The Captivator™ System

The Captivator™ System

The Captivator System improves a conventional process by replacing primary clarification and separate sludge thickening with a VLR® Contact Tank and a Folded Flow® DAF applied to the liquid stream.  Organic matter is extracted from raw wastewater and sent directly to anaerobic digestion.  Since less BOD is sent to the biological aeration tanks, less energy is required by the process.  Waste activated sludge is circulated to the aerated VLR contact tank at the front end of the plant.  The Captivator System reduces capital investments otherwise required for primary clarification, separate sludge thickening, and normal aeration tank volume.

Johnson Screens® Passive Intake Screens

Johnson Screens® Passive Intake Screens

Bilfinger Water Technologies’ brand of Johnson Screens® passive intake screen system provides uninterrupted water withdrawal from lakes, rivers and oceans. The Johnson Screens® passive intake screen operates continuously and requires no downtime for cleaning or routine maintenance. Moreover, the system can be configured to meet US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations for protecting aquatic life.

Disinfection Series

Disinfection Series

The NeoTech Aqua Disinfection Series is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

UV Systems For Corrosive Media

UV Systems For Corrosive Media

Xylem offers long disinfection experience and a broad portfolio of UV solutions specially for corrosive media like saltwater.

Thermatel® TD1/TD2 Thermal Dispersion Flow/Level/Interface Switch

Thermatel® TD1/TD2 Thermal Dispersion Flow/Level/Interface Switch

TD1 and TD2 Thermal Dispersion flow/level/interface switches provide a new level of performance and reliability not found in previous switches. 

4100 Water / Soil Sample Processor

4100 Water / Soil Sample Processor

OI Analytical, a brand of Xylem (USA) is pleased to offer a new water/soil sample processor for purge and trap GC-MS analysis of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in drinking water, wastewater, soils, and sediments. Environmental laboratories performing VOC analysis of drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, soil and sediment samples require a versatile and reliable automation platform to transfer samples to purge-and-trap GC-MS systems.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON CONSUMER OUTREACH

  • Next-Level Meter Reading And Customer Service

    As data collection becomes more popular, management of that data — what information is actionable, and what actions should be taken — becomes an important consideration. DataZeo is dedicated to refining meter reading, field operations, and customer communication.

  • Water Preservation And Conservation Aided By Intelligent Software

    According to Ian MacLeod, water preservation and water conservation are all about accountability. Consumers being held accountable to conserve. And utilities are recognizing the need to effectively preserve the water they treat.

  • Intelligent Metering Paves Way For Water Efficiency

    When it comes to metering, simple is best. Meters that have no moving parts are more accurate in low flow applications, explains Torsten Hagele of Diehl Metering in an interview with Water Online Radio.

  • AMI, Analytics, And The Smart City Evolution

    The global utility industry is at a technology tipping point, says Joe Ball, the director of product marketing for Water North America for Itron. In his interview with Water Online Radio, Ball talks innovation and how to provide ratepayers with the technology they want.

  • ACE14: Water Solutions For Any Size Utility

    What follows is an attempt to bring order to chaos, as well as a snapshot of the water industry’s most pressing challenges.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Looming In The Sewers: Nonwovens Are Weaving A Tangled Web
    Looming In The Sewers: Nonwovens Are Weaving A Tangled Web

    Looming in the world’s sewer system are contaminants of emerging concern.  They’re not the endocrine disruptors, antibiotics or painkillers we’ve been reading about for the past several years (though those are indeed a challenge).  These contaminants are bigger, and like the legendary alligators rumored to lurk in the New York City sewer system when I was a kid, they are growing steadily, day by day, to pose a catastrophic threat.

  • ReFlex Max™ Reverse Osmosis Datasheet

    Desalitech ReFlex Max™ Reverse Osmosis systems feature our patented Closed Circuit Desalination (CCD™) technology and extract purified water from industrial, brackish and wastewater sources. This highly efficient product line is ideal for brine concentration and reduces brine waste by up to 70% while saving up to 35% more energy.

  • Brewery Reuses Water For Factory Wash-Down
    Brewery Reuses Water For Factory Wash-Down

    Looking to reduce its water footprint, Shepherd Neame Brewery invested in a complete membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater recovery and re-use plant. Learn how the new plant's aeration system has helped to reduce the brewery's water-to-beer ratio to an industry-leading value of 3:1.

  • How One Company Delivers Piping Hot Results
    How One Company Delivers Piping Hot Results

    Brian LaBelle, Director of Business Development for Georg Fischer Piping Systems, discusses building customer loyalty through an emphasis on product quality and systems integration.

  • Shed The Lead

    When is a water meter truly “green”? In addition to meeting lead free regulations, it should also provide utility users with recyclability, field-proven durability – and just as important – superior scrap value at end of life. This video examines how traditional lead-free bronze-body meters offer all of the above – something that cannot be said for non-recyclable plastic or composite water meters.

  • Mechanical Flow Switches: F10 & F50 Datasheet

    Magnetrol® flow switches are highly reliable devices utilized to sense the start or stop of flow in horizontal pipelines containing oil and petroleum derivatives, chemicals, water, or air.

  • Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?
    Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?

    According to the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems are an important part of a country’s permanent wastewater infrastructure. 

  • North Las Vegas Puts Advanced Wastewater Treatment To Work
    North Las Vegas Puts Advanced Wastewater Treatment To Work The North Las Vegas Water Reclamation Facility treats an average of 17 million gallons a day (MGD) of wastewater through an advanced nutrient removal process with subsequent membrane filtration. The utility’s process control enables treatment effluent exceeding typical environmental standards and allows discharge to Lake Meade, where it subsequently is withdrawn and fully treated by other facilities for drinking water distribution.
  • Behind The Screen: When Protecting MBRs, There’s More To Pre-Screening Technology Than Just Screens
    Behind The Screen: When Protecting MBRs, There’s More To Pre-Screening Technology Than Just Screens

    There’s no doubt that effective pretreatment enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) plant — removing hair, fibers, and inorganic solids from influent at the very start creates benefits that resonate throughout the entire process.  The heart of pretreatment is a good screen — but good screening technology goes well beyond the screen itself to include seals, cleaning mechanisms, and logic controls as well.

  • The Many Faces Of Carbon — A Versatile Treatment Solution
    The Many Faces Of Carbon — A Versatile Treatment Solution

    What concerns drinking water municipalities the most? Is it regulations, emerging contaminants, or a crisp, clear product? To a degree, it’s all of the above. Jim Knepper of Jacobi Carbons explains.

  • Activated Carbons As A Solution To Emerging Pollutants

    The presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients, radio-opaque substances, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals in raw water sources has caused concern with regards to their concentration level in drinking water. A study for the removal of these micro-pollutants was recently conducted at a full-scale water production plant in southern Germany. This technical bulletin presents the study results and explores the role of activated carbons in the efficient removal of these substances from water.

  • A Comparative Study Of On-Line And Laboratory TOC Analyzers For Analysis Of Municipal Wastewater
    A Comparative Study Of On-Line And Laboratory TOC Analyzers For Analysis Of Municipal Wastewater

    This application note presents comparative data obtained on influent and effluent wastewater samples using laboratory and on-line TOC analyzers employing the heated sodium persulfate oxidation technique in USEPA-approved methods 415.3 and SM 5310C.

  • SAGD Produced Water Evaporator
    SAGD Produced Water Evaporator

    Learn more about the largest operating SAGD Produced Water Evaporation system currently operating in Alberta.  This system, based on Veolia's HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization technology, produces 854 m³/hr of Boiler Feed Water.

  • What Is Closed Circuit Desalination?
    What Is Closed Circuit Desalination?

    Closed circuit desalination (CCD) is the trade name for a new change in the reverse osmosis (RO) process, explains Rick Stover, Executive Vice President of Desalitech, in an interview with Water Online Radio.

  • 6 Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection
    6 Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection

    Most anyone reading this story is certainly familiar with the use of chlorine and/or UV for the disinfection of treated wastewater effluent. You’re also probably at least somewhat familiar with the use of ozone for drinking water treatment. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to just a few of the benefits of using ozone in your next wastewater treatment project. By  Louis LeBrun, PE

  • Dissolved Oxygen Measurement
    Dissolved Oxygen Measurement

    One of the most important measurements in the determination of the health of a body of water is its dissolved oxygen content. The quantity of dissolved oxygen in water is normally expressed in parts per million (ppm) by weight and is due to the solubility of oxygen from the atmosphere around us.

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Control And Removal White Paper

    Hydrogen sulfide is probably the most obnoxious and troublesome compound to be dealt with in a potable water supply. It is an almost impossible task to produce a palatable water that is free of taste and odor at all times if hydrogen sulfide is present in the raw water in significant concentrations

  • Treatment Of Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water With Activated Carbon
    Treatment Of Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water With Activated Carbon

    Recently, cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins have become a high profile drinking water quality concern in both the United States and abroad. The combination of weather conditions, agricultural phosphate runoff, and other factors has produced water conditions that have favored the formation of cyanobacteria in surface water supplies.

  • Replacement Vacuum Feeders For Hypo Treatment End Heavy Feeder Maintenance Burden At WWTP
    Replacement Vacuum Feeders For Hypo Treatment End Heavy Feeder Maintenance Burden At WWTP

    The instrumentation supervisor for the City of Baltimore, MD’s 150-MGD Back River wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) reports that replacement of problematic vacuum feeders with more advanced vacuum feed units has ended heavy maintenance burdens associated with sodium hypochlorite (hypo) treatment of plant effluent. By Cliff Lebowitz

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