REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • 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.

  • NAWC: Remove Private Activity Bond Volume Cap on Water Projects
    NAWC: Remove Private Activity Bond Volume Cap on Water Projects

    A natural resource essential to the success of nearly every public and private enterprise in this country could be on the verge of receiving a long-needed revision in the tax code, thanks to a continuing bipartisan effort taking place in Washington, D.C.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF
    The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water.

  • 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.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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.

VTScada Thin Clients VTScada Thin Clients

VTScada has always been a leader in remote connectivity. VTScada Thin Clients allow authorized users to safely monitor and control thier process from anywhere.

Aftermarket & Services Aftermarket & Services

Protect your investment right from the start with Pall PRO Services including problem free installation and commissioning, preventative maintenance service agreements and spare parts management programs. Get the performance you need every day, year after year.

TeSys T: The Intelligent, Connected Motor Management And Protection System TeSys T: The Intelligent, Connected Motor Management And Protection System

The TeSys T advanced motor monitoring, control, and protection system is designed to provide top performance, efficiency, and connectivity, fulfilling the most demanding needs.

Altivar Process ATV600 Altivar Process ATV600

ATV600 is a range of ready-to-order drives and custom engineered drives focused on fluids management processing and energy saving.

CT2211 Leak Detection System CT2211 Leak Detection System

The European Commission’s Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD) legislation (UN ADR 2013, 75/324/EEC) mandates that aerosol dispensers and small receptacles containing compressed gas (gas cartridges) must pass a leak-proof test before they are transported. Cascade’s CT2211 leak detection system detects and rejects leaking aerosol cans up to a rate of 500 cans per minute. The system is contactless, ensuring minimal product damage or contamination. With the increasing number of safety and quality standards required, Cascade’s CT2211 will ensure current and future regulatory compliance.

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VIEWS ON REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • 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.

  • EPA Administrator Speaks At 40th Anniversary Of Safe Drinking Water Act

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks at the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) on December 9, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Salisbury Retrofits Existing Process With An AquaPASS® System To Comply With The Chesapeake Bay Initiative

    The Salisbury Township WWTP in Gap, PA utilized a conventional activated sludge (CAS) system prior to being retrofi tted with an AquaPASS Phased Activated Sludge System in May 2008.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Partially Filled Pipe Flow Measurement Challenges And Solutions
    Partially Filled Pipe Flow Measurement Challenges And Solutions

    KROHNE has successfully deployed its TIDALFLUX electromagnetic flowmeter solution for many applications throughout North America to provide crucial process information. This document high-lights the results of two such projects.

  • 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.
  • Take Charge Of Discharge With AccuFAS
    Take Charge Of Discharge With AccuFAS

    Changing environmental conditions and increased regulatory oversight have combined to make discharge one of the most pressing concerns for wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) today. While many plants have found that they need to step up their treatment game to keep up, it can be a challenge to find improvements that are effective and efficient.

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