Where is your utility when it comes to water and sewer management? Leading municipalities are using GIS tools to provide direction.
The distribution system for water treatment has several hazards especially asbestos cement piping.
UV disinfection is certainly proven, but there still may be resistance due to unfamiliarity. Operators need to know the nuance of a technology — regular O&M requirements and how to prevent and control system upsets — in order to feel comfortable using it.
Everyone knows that sewer work is a “dirty job,” but there are factors — and real-life stories — that suggest the incidence and risk of sickness are rising.
Radioactive material in the environment often causes public concern or even panic. However, it is very common for wastewater treatment plants to have some radioactive material passing through the system. Radioactive material may occur naturally or through nuclear fission. Iodine-127 and Iodine-131 are the most common Iodine isotopes found in municipal biosolids, because it has a tendency to re-concentrate in the waste stream. This article will further explain the basic background of radioactive Iodine, its use, health risks, and its presence in the wastewater treatment plant.
SCADA implementation or enhancement is a collaborative process. One of the hardest challenges is keeping up-to-date on the latest features available and determining whether or not the new benefits offset the cost of implementation.
There’s a lot of talk in the water industry these days about “operating smarter.” But what does “operating smarter” actually mean?
As a professional engineer, you are charged with protecting the public interest. You are obligated to use your training and experience to technically evaluate various project alternatives, analyze financial implications and make expert recommendations as a result.
The relationship between the wastewater treatment plant and the community it serves is a delicate one. Unfortunately, politics gets involved because many plant improvements are purchased with municipal bonds.
Regardless of how the many wastewater treatment plants across North America and the world are configured, their missions are the same. At the core of their operations, these facilities are charged with maximizing the efficiency of managing their wastewater and water resources.
Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.
A Q&A with Matthew Gormley and Gerald Dixon of Schneider Electric, who explain the functionality, operational advantages, and cost savings associated with variable speed drives (VSDs).
More than 45% of installed water meters in North America are equipped with automated meter reading technology, according to a recent IHS Technology 2014 report (“Water Meters Report – 2014”).
A woman is taking Atlanta to court claiming she was fired from a city position for blowing the whistle about practices that could potentially contaminate city drinking water.
A water plant operator is facing disciplinary action after leaving residents without water during an entire weekend in October because he was too drunk to open the plant.
The Nevada agency that oversees drinking water facilities has completed its investigation of a utility manager who poisoned children’s water, and it now appears the man will no longer oversee drinking water for the city.
Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, celebrated the opening of The University of Arizona’s Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center (WEST) on Friday, Nov. 20.
Flint residents are fighting back after a year of frustration over allegedly unsafe drinking water flowing from their taps.
The new Wonderware Office Bundle from Schneider Electric Software streamlines the ability to access and interpret operations data, bringing “big data” benefits to a new set of users.