REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • Science Guides Public Health Protection For Drinking Water
    Science Guides Public Health Protection For Drinking Water

    As a country, we’ve come a long way toward providing clean air, water, and land — essential resources that support healthy, productive lives. But we have more work to do to make sure that every American has access to safe drinking water.

  • New President, New Vision For Water
    New President, New Vision For Water

    In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.

  • The Bible On Effective Utility Management
    The Bible On Effective Utility Management

    The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be. 

  • WWEMA Window: A Tale Of Two Cities — Flint, MI And Camden, NJ
    WWEMA Window: A Tale Of Two Cities — Flint, MI And Camden, NJ

    The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) held its 43rd Annual Washington Forum in conjunction with many other water groups who gathered to celebrate Water Week, an opportunity to discuss the nation’s water infrastructure and how to more effectively protect public health and the environment. Nowhere was this critical role more evident than in two presentations.

  • Moving Forward For America's Drinking Water
    Moving Forward For America's Drinking Water

    Our nation’s record of progress in advancing public health under the Safe Drinking Water Act is significant.

  • Infrastructure Matters
    Infrastructure Matters

    Infrastructure matters. It matters — in big ways and in small — to our country, our economy, our quality of life, our safety, and our communities.

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  • The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control
    The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control

    When Flint Michigan discontinued purchasing water from the Detroit Water Authority and began using the Flint River as their raw water source they unfortunately did not consider the potential impact on lead and copper corrosion and the impact on the public.

  • Utilizing A Phosphate Analyzer To Monitor And Control Chemical Feed Reduces Operating Costs And Improves Reliability
    Utilizing A Phosphate Analyzer To Monitor And Control Chemical Feed Reduces Operating Costs And Improves Reliability

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which provides for the enhancement of the safety of public drinking water supplies through the establishment and enforcement of nationwide drinking water regulations. Congress gave the primary responsibility for establishing regulations to the U. S. EPA.   Until 1990, the EPA administered a certification process for chemicals, including phosphates, to be used for potable water treatment. By Randy C. Turner, Technical Director, Swan Analytical USA

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • NDMA And 1,4-Dioxane Treatment - San Gabriel Valley, California (Case Study)
    NDMA And 1,4-Dioxane Treatment - San Gabriel Valley, California (Case Study)

    Since it was first settled in 1841, California's San Gabriel Valley has hosted a wide variety of industries. However, industrial development has left a significant portion of the Valley’s groundwater contaminated with various organic contaminants, including N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and 1,4-dioxane.

  • 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

  • Treatment of Groundwater Contaminated With 1,4-Dioxane - Tucson, Arizona (Case Study)
    Treatment of Groundwater Contaminated With 1,4-Dioxane - Tucson, Arizona (Case Study)

    The TrojanUVPhox™ installation at Tucson's Advanced Oxidation Process Water Treatment Facility treats 1,4-dioxane and produces water that is blended and then treated at the neighboring Tucson Airport Remediation Project facility. This purified water is supplied to nearly 50,000 end users.

  • Project Profile: Uranium Treatment System Barona Resort And Casino -- California In mid 2007, 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
  • Monochloramine Monitoring – Reliable Analysis, Safer Drinking Water
    Monochloramine Monitoring – Reliable Analysis, Safer Drinking Water

    The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), enacted in 1974, is the main federal law that ensures the quality of Americans' drinking water. Under SDWA, EPA sets standards for drinking water quality and oversees the states, localities, and water suppliers who implement those standards. The law was amended in 1986 & 1996 requiring many actions to protect drinking water and its sources.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Water Network Optimization Suite Water Network Optimization Suite

The Water Network Optimization Suite by Schneider Electric provides water utilities an overview of the entire water distribution network in real-time and in “future-time” by enabling operators to be forewarned of critical situations in the network so that immediate actions to prevent or mitigate service disruptions can be taken with enough lead time.

Aquis Water Network Management Aquis Water Network Management

80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.

Wonderware System Platform Wonderware System Platform

Today, industrial companies need a more efficient and flexible way of developing, deploying and maintaining the software applications used to manage and improve operations.

Wonderware InTouch Wonderware InTouch

Since 1987, Wonderware InTouch has been the world’s number one human machine interface (HMI), offering market leading innovation, brilliant graphics, legendary ease of use, unsurpassed connectivity, the industry’s best support and the broadest partner ecosystem.

Wonderware Skelta BPM Software Wonderware Skelta BPM Software

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VTScada Alarm and Event Management VTScada Alarm and Event Management

Standard Component - Every VTScada application includes an instantly intuitive Alarm management interface as well as pre-configured alarm and event databases. This integrated approach reduces configuration time and ensures that mission-critical alarm features remain tightly integrated over the life of your system no matter how many times you expand your application or update VTScada.

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VIEWS ON REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

    The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

  • Samplers Are Getting Smarter And So Can You
    Samplers Are Getting Smarter And So Can You

    For over 40 years, the Clean Water Act (CWA) has been a primary force protecting our waters and dictating the work of treat­ment professionals. And, for just as long, samplers have been the tools that allow this work to be carried out. Many plants, however, have yet to embrace the advances in technology that are transforming one of their most funda­mental tools. To help usher those plants into the modern age, Water Online spoke with Endress+Hauser about how samplers have evolved to meet changing needs,

  • Wet Weather Challenges And Solutions
    Wet Weather Challenges And Solutions

    Susan Moisio, conveyance and storage leader with CH2M, sheds light on the conditions and obstacles facing municipalities as they struggle with stormwater management.

  • Guidance For LT2 Rule Compliance: 10 Technology Tips
    Guidance For LT2 Rule Compliance: 10 Technology Tips

    An industry expert addresses technology and compliance concerns regarding the U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2).

  • Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial
    Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial

    This video features the lead operator for the ozone and filtration systems at the Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant in Quebec, Canada, Mr. Yves DelaFontaine.  As you’ll see in the video, Yves has high remarks for Pinnacle’s modular capability, built in redundancy and ease of installation, which took place in 2014.  

  • American Iron And Steel Requirements For Pipelines
    American Iron And Steel Requirements For Pipelines

    EBAA Iron is a family owned privately held company based in Eastland, TX, whose primary products for the water works industry are pipe restraint mechanisms, which aid in keeping the pipelines together. The cost of going back to a pipeline is much higher to repair it than the initial installation, and EBAA Iron’s products are primarily used in the new installations in order to ensure that they withstand the life of the pipeline itself by keeping everything held together.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Howard County, Maryland Sets The Pace In Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
    Howard County, Maryland Sets The Pace In Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

    Howard County, Maryland, Bureau of Utilities recently completed the $92-million Addition No. 7 project at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant (LPWRP) to improve the quality of the plant’s effluent discharge and to reduce harmful nutrients reaching Chesapeake Bay. The project’s various increments took over five years to complete and incorporated innovative design solutions and state-of-the-art technologies for denitrification, aeration and disinfection. The project presents a model for Maryland’s 66 largest wastewater treatment plants and possibly procurement of municipal facilities elsewhere facing increasingly stringent regulatory changes.

  • Preparing For Algae Season
    Preparing For Algae Season

    For water treatment operators and utility officials, the summer months don’t just mean sunshine, pool parties, and barbecues. The season also brings the peak time for algal blooms, the toxic clouds formed in surface water thanks to increased nutrient contamination and rising temperatures. With rising instances of toxic algae around the country and increased regulations for eliminating it, utilities have had to keep pace.

  • Innovative Treatment Solution Reduces Nitrogen Load To Protect Vulnerable Bio-Diversity In Florida Estuaries
    Innovative Treatment Solution Reduces Nitrogen Load To Protect Vulnerable Bio-Diversity In Florida Estuaries

    Bio-diversity in Florida’s St. John’s River estuaries is dependent on clean water. Growth in the area’s coastal communities is adding nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients to the river through wastewater discharges.

  • 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.

  • How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2
    How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2

    The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?

  • 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.

  • Baja California, Mexico Addresses Water Scarcity, Partnering With RWL Water
    Baja California, Mexico Addresses Water Scarcity, Partnering With RWL Water

    When the government of Baja California, Mexico, declared a water emergency for the region of San Quintín in 2014, leaders knew they needed to find a solution to ensure residents a reliable, safe water source.

  • 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.

  • Simple Treatment Solution For Surface Water Source
    Simple Treatment Solution For Surface Water Source

    A Montana Water District was under an Administrative Order of Compliance by the EPA to install filtration to comply with the Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR) or possibly loose their only water source, the Missouri River.

  • Groundbreaking Groundwater Treatment
    Groundbreaking Groundwater Treatment

    Carollo Engineers and AdEdge Water Technologies share insight and expertise while bringing innovative groundwater treatment systems to market.

  • Sustainable Nutrient Removal With IFAS
    Sustainable Nutrient Removal With IFAS

    With the AnoxKaldnes Hybas IFAS system, the City of Cocoa Beach, FL, met the challenges of tighter nutrient regulations, site constraints, and operating conditions. And the project met the city’s goals to meet these challenges with a simultaneous decrease in energy use. On top of that, the city did not need to increase operations time or staffing to meet these goals. With the AnoxKaldnes Hybas IFAS system, the city is now meeting stricter nutrient regulations – and doing it sustainably.

  • 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.
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