Everybody knows that aging infrastructure is a major issue for U.S. utilities. But as Dan Buonadonna, Global Technology Lead with CH2M, explains in this Water Online Radio interview, we’re getting smarter about what the specific challenges are.
Southern California’s water district has announced plans for its latest solar-power generating facility. How can the alternative energy source impact the district’s bottom line? And how can other utilities implement similar programs?
The U.S. Department of Energy’s “Better Buildings” accelerator is the agency’s answer for an energy-efficient and ecologically conscious wastewater future.
A bill under consideration in California would establish registry for energy use by the state’s water sector. Collecting that information could be a major step in stemming greenhouse gas emission and fighting drought.
While several case studies demonstrate that participation in water quality trading markets can have dramatic economic benefits, relatively few communities participate. The U.S. EPA and USDA teamed up to find out why, hoping to increase participation.
A proposed program from the University of Iowa looks to provide affordable wastewater treatment to small communities through new technology.
Progressive design-build has emerged as a refined version of traditional options for pursuing capital projects. Is it the right fit for water and wastewater construction?
The president of the Water Environment Federation discusses key organizational initiatives to improve the fate of the water/wastewater industry.
Water industry experts already know that infrastructure is crumbling in cities and towns across the country, and that investment is sorely needed.
British Water is building closer links with the water industry in Iran as the market opens up to foreign trade. The membership organisation, which represents the UK water industry, took part in the Iran International Water & Wastewater Exhibition in Tehran in September.
Public water utilities are calling on the Obama administration to alter federal policies so water-conservation rebates are not taxed.
More than a dozen of the region’s leading conservation and business organizations are calling on New York State lawmakers to increase funding to pay for clean water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in the Hudson Valley.
As cash-strapped utilities look for ways to save money, some savvy water executives are hoping to streamline the inefficiencies in their energy bills as a way to rein in costs.
The Climate Standards Board has approved a new standard for climate-resilient water bonds, providing investors with a verifiable, science-based screening process to evaluate bond investments earmarked for financing sustainable water-based infrastructure projects.
Recently, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States, is releasing “Building to Win,” an ambitious, new initiative to revitalize our nation’s failing infrastructure.
The largest water utility in Orange County, CA, is trying a new approach to energy by relying on efficiencies provided by Tesla batteries.
The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) and Boenning & Scattergood Inc. have released the 2016 3Q WWEMA/Boenning Leading Demand Index, formulated to provide insight into near-term market and funding conditions related to municipal water and wastewater projects.
Service theft is a pesky — and expensive — problem for municipalities and water companies, but some water providers are finding ways to fight back.
Laboratory technicians are continually pressured to perform more analyses with greater accuracy and better data management. Quality assurance and control are paramount, and customers need results quickly.
Water and wastewater systems must meet stringent regulatory requirements. Accurate, precise, and timely laboratory testing is key to meeting regulations. As permit limits approach — or even go beyond — method detection limits, the ability to customize analyses and train technicians in new techniques is more important than ever.
To achieve its plan to double the Company’s reach, Evoqua is looking to add to its team and ensure it continues to have the best talent in the industry.
When the pressure builds up in the underground systems that distribute water, it doesn’t take a creative mind to imagine what could happen next. The resulting bursts can mean extensive repairs to the pipes, significant restoration to damaged property, and the prospect of lost water revenue pouring out of the system.
If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?