REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  •  Top EPA Challenges In Wastewater And Stormwater
    Top EPA Challenges In Wastewater And Stormwater

    One of the U.S. EPA’s leading voices shares the agency’s most important agenda items.

  • Water Week 2014 Promotes New Vision For The Future Of Sustainable Water Management
    Water Week 2014 Promotes New Vision For The Future Of Sustainable Water Management

    Last month, a broad array of water professionals from across the country arrived in the nation’s capital for the inaugural Water Week 2014. Organized by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), Water Week offered a unique opportunity to bring clean water advocacy, education, and innovation to Capitol Hill. Overall, the event informed and inspired these key decision-makers about the considerable value of water and its vital importance to public health, the environment, job creation, and a strong economy. By Carita Parks, Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)

  • Feds Take Steps To Regulate Water For Food
    Feds Take Steps To Regulate Water For Food

    Due to new rules proposed by the FDA, monitoring services and new pumps will likely be shopping-list items for food processors.

  • The Benefits Of An Integrated Watershed Approach To Nutrient Management
    The Benefits Of An Integrated Watershed Approach To Nutrient Management

    Looking beyond the wastewater treatment plant for sustainable, holistic solutions to nutrient loading

  • The Great Graywater Debate
    The Great Graywater Debate

    Widespread nonpotable reuse of graywater could potentially lead to a significant reduction in water demand, and over 8 million people across the U.S. are already using graywater for landscape irrigation. Yet most of the graywater reuse currently taking place is illegal. 

  • WWEMA Window: Why ‘Buy American’ May Be Bad For America
    WWEMA Window: Why ‘Buy American’ May Be Bad For America

    “Buy American” is a sound bite that conjures up an image of a Norman Rockwell painting, motherhood, and apple pie. Ask most people on the street, in our state houses, and on Capitol Hill whether “Buy American” is good, and I suspect most peoples’ immediate response would be … “Of course it’s a good thing.” While it is good to promote the purchase of American-made goods, there is another very important side to this issue that is so much more complex and challenging than what can be conveyed in a simple sound bite. By Vanessa Leiby, Executive Director, WWEMA

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  • U.S. EPA Method 524.3 For Analysis Of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In Finished Drinking Water: Optimized Instrument Parameters And Method Validation The U.S. EPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water released Method 524.3, “Measurement of Purgeable Organic Compounds in Water by Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Revision 1.0,” in the Federal Register, on August 3, 2009.
  • Article: Reducing Perchlorates: A Comparison Of Hypochlorite Options
    Article: Reducing Perchlorates: A Comparison Of Hypochlorite Options Switching from gas chlorine to sodium hypochlorite is no panacea. Now, adding to the burden is the proposed U.S. EPA regulation for perchlorate. Considering the factors that lead to excessive perchlorate formation, switching to calcium hypochlorite provides utilities another key advantage. By James P. Brennan, Arch Chemicals, Inc.
  • Datasheet: Electromedia I For Arsenic Removal
    Datasheet: Electromedia I For Arsenic Removal

    Filtronics designs a simple, proven and cost-effective arsenic removal system to meet drinking water compliance standards based upon influent quality, economics and space management. 

  • Solving A Taste and Odor Problem Step By Step (Article)
    Solving A Taste and Odor Problem Step By Step (Article)

    The City of Alliance Ohio’s water system has experienced annual Taste and Odor (T&O) events since the mid 1950’s, when the first of two reservoirs, Deer Creek Reservoir, was placed into service. Nutrient contaminants, in particular phosphorous, in the watershed accumulate in the reservoirs causing algal blooms. By Terry Keep of TrojanUV, Said Abou Abdallah of Arcadis, and Dr. Dean Reynolds, Department of Water Treatment City of Alliance, Ohio

  • 1,4-Dioxane - Emerging Contaminants (Fact Sheet)
    1,4-Dioxane - Emerging Contaminants (Fact Sheet)

    1,4-Dioxane is a semi-volatile, colorless liquid with a mild ethereal odor. It is also known as diethylene dioxide, dioxane, or p-dioxane.

  • Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up
    Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up

    Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its rule for cooling water intakes under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, the race is on for more than 600 power plants and manufacturing facilities to comply.  Right now, there is probably no better example in the water industry of how carefully choosing among compliance options can lead to millions of dollars in cost savings. By Jim Lauria, Senior Vice Director-Water Treatment, Bilfinger Water Technologies

  • Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process
    Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process

    In 1974 the Congress of the United States passed Public Law 93-523; the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to protect public health by regulating the nation’s drinking water supply and protecting sources of drinking water. The SDWA first went into effect on June 24, 1977 and has been amended multiple times.

  • Case Study: Application Of A Medium Pressure UV System For The Treatment Of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was first detected in 1990 as a problem pollutant in drinking water wells at levels as high as 3,000 ppt in Elmira, Ontario, Canada. The waste from a large chemical plant over many years had led to the contamination of the drinking water wells for the community.
  • Datasheet: Electromedia IX For Fluoride & Arsenic Filtration
    Datasheet: Electromedia IX For Fluoride & Arsenic Filtration Filtronics Electromedia® IX reduces fluoride and arsenic content to below detection limits (2 ppb) for high influent concentrations
  • Project Profile: Uranium Treatment System, Barona Resort And Casino - California
    Project Profile: Uranium Treatment System, Barona Resort And Casino - California AdEdge was contacted by Pacific Advance Civil Engineering group (PACE) to assist a Native American Tribe in Southern California near San Diego to provide a packaged treatment system for uranium removal. Water from three existing wells combined together with an average uranium concentration of over 40 ug/L, exceeding the EPA MCL of 30 ug/L. AdEdge worked closely with PACE to provide a design/build turnkey solution for the Tribe. By AdEdge Technologies Inc.
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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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As part of its STAR_select™ solution for water utilities, Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities, announces platinum level services for its network and system that make it easier to implement a successful AMI strategy.

VTScada Historian

VTScada Historian

Standard VTScada Component - No other software does more to protect your historical data and put it to work across your organization.

Security Solutions For Water And Wastewater Operations

Security Solutions For Water And Wastewater Operations

A secure facility ensures a secure community. Security solutions from Schneider Electric can help your plant comply with regulations, manage budget constraints, and eliminate the risk of contamination.  

Plantstruxure PES

Plantstruxure PES

PlantStruxure™ PES (Process Expert System) is the innovative process-automation system from Schneider Electric that provides the single global database design and diagnostic features of a Distributed Control System (DCS). The energy-aware architecture allows companies to rapidly design systems, reduce downtime, and increase process and energy efficiency.

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N_SIGHT Software Suite

System health. Customer service. Revenue enhancement. These days, utilities must go far beyond basic meter reading to achieve the intelligent functionality they require. Neptune’s N_SIGHT software suite was designed to help get them there.

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R900® System

It's amazing how far you can take an endpoint – while leaving it right where it's always been. The R900® radio frequency meter interface unit (RF MIU) requires no reprogramming. The same high resolution, 8-digit E-Coder® solid state absolute encoder that gives your utility the meter readings and consumption data you count on in mobile-mode, also provides what you need for hybrid AMR and full fixed network AMI. Your utility is unique with unique needs. Where you start – and where you eventually arrive – is up to you.

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VIEWS ON REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • Becancour Water Treatment Plant Video Testimonial
    Becancour Water Treatment Plant Video Testimonial

    Pinnacle Ozone Solutions is proud to present a new video featuring one of our newest Canadian installations in Becancour, Quebec. The video features the City’s Superintendent of Environmental Health, Mr. Michel Carbonneau. As you’ll see in the video, Michel has high remarks for Pinnacle’s modular capability, built in redundancy and ease of installation. Pinnacle’s vision of INVENTING a BETTER ozone generation platform centers around a technology that is flexible, reliable and efficient. This video exemplifies our vision and Pinnacle’s commitment to deliver, service and support our customers. Special thanks to Mr. Michel Carbonneau and The City of Becancour for entrusting Pinnacle Ozone Solutions with their ozone generation needs.

  • The Safe Drinking Water Act Turns 40: What’s Next?
    The Safe Drinking Water Act Turns 40: What’s Next?

    Rob Renner, executive director of the Water Research Foundation (WRF), talks with Water Online about the impacts of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) over the past 40 years and what is on the horizon for the drinking water sector.

  • The Water Industry To-Do List: WWEMA Helps Set The Agenda
    The Water Industry To-Do List: WWEMA Helps Set The Agenda

    Vanessa Leiby, the new executive director for the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA), has a lot on her plate. The following are just some of the initiatives the trade organization representing water and wastewater solution providers is addressing…

  • EPA White Board: Clean Water Act Rule Proposal Explained

    In this White Board video, EPA Deputy Chief of Staff Arvin Ganesen explains what EPA's Clean Water Act rule proposal is all about, and what it means to you.

  • EPA Administrator McCarthy Gives An Overview Of EPA's Clean Water Act Rule Proposal

    In this video, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy provides an overview of the proposed rule for the Clean Water Act and highlights how EPA is taking action to keep America's waters clean and healthy.

  • Expert Analysis: Do Our Water Systems Make The Grade?
    Expert Analysis: Do Our Water Systems Make The Grade?

    Water Online Radio sits down with water expert G. Tracy Mehan, a principal with the Cadmus Group and former Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. EPA, to get an overview of the progress and challenges facing the water and wastewater industry.

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  • What’s In An Underdrain? More Than You Might Think
    What’s In An Underdrain? More Than You Might Think

    Media filtration is employed for a variety of treatment applications — drinking water, wastewater recycle/reuse, and pretreatment for desalination among them — but practitioners may be missing out on a key opportunity for savings.

  • Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process
    Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process

    In 1974 the Congress of the United States passed Public Law 93-523; the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to protect public health by regulating the nation’s drinking water supply and protecting sources of drinking water. The SDWA first went into effect on June 24, 1977 and has been amended multiple times.

  • Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses
    Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses

    Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), Birmingham, Alabama has consistently achieved the rating of the number five water system in the United States for water quality.  BWWB’s potable water distribution system (WDS) serves 600,000 people with a daily average use of 100 million gallons (378 million liters) of water, received from nearby lakes and rivers. The system includes 51 water storage tanks, nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 km) of pipe, over 13,000 fire hydrants and over 200,000 service connections.

  • UV Experience For Inactivating Cryptosporidium In Surface Water Plants
    UV Experience For Inactivating Cryptosporidium In Surface Water Plants

    The disinfection of pathogenic microbes in drinking water has been successful over the last century largely due to the use of chlorination. However, research conducted in the 1970’s revealed that by-products formed during the chlorination process are potentially carcinogenic. Since then, drinking water regulators have struggled within the confines of technological and economic limitations to find a balance between the benefits of chlorination and its harmful side effects.

  • Chromium-6 Treatment Becomes Key Issue Following California Regulations
    Chromium-6 Treatment Becomes Key Issue Following California Regulations

    With water scarcity driving populations to new or previously abandoned water sources out West, Chromium-6 is becoming a significant treatment issue. 

  • Arsenic Treatment Solution For A Space Constrained Situation
    Arsenic Treatment Solution For A Space Constrained Situation

    Rosemont Water Company is a community water system in Rosemont NJ, a small town in rural Hunterdon County, New Jersey. It serves approximately 72 customers. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has established a state drinking water MCL for arsenic of 5 parts per billion (ppb). This is more stringent than the federal EPA standard of 10 ppb. By James J. Pardini P.E., CPE, MEL Chemicals, Inc.

  • Z-88® Radium Treatment Process - City Of Farmington, Missouri Case Study

    This radium removal pilot study was conducted for the City of Farmington, Missouri Well No. 17 treatment facility. The Farmington water system contains concentrations of radium and gross alpha in excess of the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL).

  • Big Steps In Plant Upgrade By Howard County Maryland Set The Pace For Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
    Big Steps In Plant Upgrade By Howard County Maryland Set The Pace For Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

    A $92-million expansion completed earlier this year (2012) at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant (LPWRP) in Savage, MD, presents a model integration of bellwether aeration, disinfection and enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) systems added in tandem with other infrastructure upgrades, that have significantly improved the plant’s effluent and reduced harmful nutrients from reaching Chesapeake Bay.

  • UV Examined (Audio)
    UV Examined (Audio)

    Adam Festger, Market Manager, Drinking Water and Environmental Contaminant Treatment for TrojanUV, highlights some of advances in UV technology over the last few years including UV groundwater treatment, UV chemical contamination treatment and UV lamp efficiency.

  • A Comparative Study Of On-Line And Laboratory TOC Analyzers For Analysis Of Raw And Finished Drinking Water

    Total organic carbon (TOC) analysis is an important indicator of water quality throughout the drinking water treatment process. Raw source water is progressively treated in chemical coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration steps to remove particulate matter and natural organic matter (NOM).

  • Send In The Bugs: Biological Filtration Solves Contaminant, Capacity Concerns
    Send In The Bugs: Biological Filtration Solves Contaminant, Capacity Concerns

    Every drinking water system is part of the community it serves, but not quite like Waterford Township, MI, where treatment plants sit side-by-side with homes. The unique, decentralized system utilizes 13 separate treatment plants to clean the local, iron-rich well water. Due to “explosive growth,” the municipality needed to bolster the water supply with more wells, but had zero room for plant expansion. How do you treat more water in the same space?

  • 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.
  • AMERICAN/Ferguson Partnership Is Key Part Of First Water System For Russia, Ohio
    AMERICAN/Ferguson Partnership Is Key Part Of First Water System For Russia, Ohio

    Changes in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations prompted the Village of Russia, Ohio, to put the question of whether to build a new water system in front of the voters. By AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company

  • No Wizardry In ‘Emerald City’s’ Dramatic Water Quality Improvement
    No Wizardry In ‘Emerald City’s’ Dramatic Water Quality Improvement

    With the installation of a new disinfection system featuring on-site sodium hypochlorite generation, a water treatment plant improved water quality and significantly reduced total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acid levels. By Ali Giti

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