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4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances
Substances regulated or substances unregulated may ultimately impact the environment, health, and water supply of others. The following safety considerations are advised for those who store, handle, or transport potentially dangerous substances.
Math Solutions: Flow Rate Conversions
Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), provides an understanding of the sometimes difficult calculations involved in achieving wastewater operator certification.
Consultant’s Corner: Sustainability And Asset Management — How The Two Are Connected
Sustainability and asset management are more than just buzz words in the water industry. Sustainability, which in its broadest sense refers to ethics, governance, transparency, business relationships, financial stewardship, economic development, value, employment practices, and environment stewardship, is a key consideration for adopters of asset management programs.
Model Behavior: Evaluating Instrumentation And Control In The Coagulation Process
An electrical engineer does the math on coagulation process control, using computational modeling to determine best practices.
The 'O' And The 'M' In Operation And Maintenance Of Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants
According to Sullivan in 2010, “Operations and Maintenance are the decisions and actions regarding the control and upkeep of property and equipment.”
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On-Site Chlorine Generation: The Answer For This Reuse System
By making hypochlorite solution only as needed, the compact Constant Chlor unit brings efficiency, consistency to water reuse system.
A New York Integrator Compares Hosted And Traditional SCADA
The typical SCADA system is a diverse collection of hardware and software spread over a large geographical area.
Water Management And Sustainability In Canadian Cities
With climate change already showing adverse effects on our local resources, people, landscapes and infrastructure, what does this mean for the future of sustainable Canadian cities?
A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation
Why buy, transport, and store chlorine when you can make your own? Here are nine questions to consider before adopting the practice.
8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break
The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country. Find out for yourself how vulnerable your home town’s water supply is to leaks and breaks with these eight questions. By Ed Osann, NRDC senior water policy analyst
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.
12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System
“You can’t manage what you don’t monitor”, an adage first attributed to Lord Kelvin applies to practically everything, including water distribution systems.
Tips On Integrating Packaged Equipment Into Plant SCADA Systems
Integrating controls from an equipment supplier successfully within a Plant SCADA or DCS system requires communication on multiple levels. These levels include process of design, mechanical fit up and installation, as well as the coordination to get the equipment to work in concert with the plant’s other control systems. Simply looking after mechanical/electrical details are not enough. To be successful, the plant’s System Integrator and the equipment supplier’s PLC programmer must work with each other throughout the entire project’s development. By Todd Nydam, JWC Environmental LLC & Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering Inc.
AWWA Webinar Focuses On Ebola Risks, Precautions For Water And Wastewater Personnel
With Ebola protocols developing almost daily in the public health sector, the American Water Works Association will offer a timely webinar focusing on risks and precautions for drinking water and wastewater employees.
IECA Revamps Educational Service: IECA On Location
The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) announces IECA on Location, a revamped educational service offered to those who desire to have course(s) conducted at their business site.
WWEM 2014 To Feature Gas Detection Zone
The organisers of WWEM 2014, the Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring event (Telford, 5/6th November 2014), have announced that this year’s show will again feature a Gas Detection Zone following the popularity of this section at previous WWEM events.
American Water Employees Recognized For Customer Service Excellence
American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, recently announced that two of its American Water Resources (AWR) subsidiary employees, Joanne Kahl, Claims Specialist and Carrie Boner, Customer Service Specialist, received Customer Excellence Awards from the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).
NGWA Publishes Best Practices For Ground Water Professionals On Aquifer Storage And Recovery
A new set of best suggested practices (BSPs) for groundwater professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects has been approved by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).
U.S. EPA Administrator To Spotlight Economic Benefits Of Water Infrastructure For A Stronger, More Competitive America
The Water Environment Federation (WEF), with support from the Value of Water Coalition, will present Water Works: Investing Together for a Stronger America. This exclusive WEFTEC press event will explore the idea of investing in water and wastewater infrastructure as one of the best ways to put people to work and grow a stronger, more financially secure and competitive nation.