REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database
    Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database

    Name a contaminant, any contaminant, and chances are that the U.S. EPA’s new reference tool has you covered — or at least soon will. The recently revamped Drinking Water Treatability Database is set to include more than 200 contaminants, with detailed information on what they are, where they come from, and how to get rid of them.

  • Behind The Nutrient Recycling Challenge
    Behind The Nutrient Recycling Challenge

    It’s pretty great when your job involves finding the cutting edge of innovation. Over the past few years, I’ve been looking into technologies that make it easier for livestock producers to manage manure, protect water quality, and create new sources of revenue.

  • Lead and Copper Rule Reboot: Flint’s Failures Prompt Revisions
    Lead and Copper Rule Reboot: Flint’s Failures Prompt Revisions

    The federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is destined for changes attributable to hard times in Flint, MI, and the agreement from an EPA advisory council that lessons must be learned from the latest crisis.

  • Recap: American Water Shares Expertise At NARUC Annual Meeting
    Recap: American Water Shares Expertise At NARUC Annual Meeting

    Earlier this month, American Water, the largest, most geographically diverse investor owned water and wastewater utility in the U.S., played an active role in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) 127th Annual Meeting,* which was held in Austin, TX.

  • Greater Chicago: Historic Infrastructure Projects Enhance Windy City Water Quality
    Greater Chicago: Historic Infrastructure Projects Enhance Windy City Water Quality

    Chicago is giving its oldest wastewater treatment facility a disinfection facelift and using the world’s largest reservoir to curb combined sewer overflows.

  • Compliance Tips For EPA’s New Power Plant Regulations
    Compliance Tips For EPA’s New Power Plant Regulations

    Now that the final rule has been published in the Federal Register, the stage is set for official implementation of the U.S. EPA’s Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines on Jan. 4, 2016.

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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

  • 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
  • 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.

  • GFH® Media for Arsenic Removal in Drinking Water Datasheet

    In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated the final arsenic primary drinking water maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 micrograms per liter. In addition, some states have adopted even lower limits (5 micrograms per liter). Over the past decade, this regulation has prompted hundreds of municipalities to utilize numerous treatment technologies for the removal of arsenic. Among the various technologies available, the EPA identified adsorption with GFH Media from Evoqua Water Technologies as a Best Available Technology (BAT) for arsenic removal.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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.

Traveling Bridge Clarifiers Traveling Bridge Clarifiers

Traveling bridge clarifiers perform the same functions as circular clarifiers. Both water and wastewater applications are served by this bridge system, including both primary and secondary clarification.

AccuGrid Surface Grating AccuGrid Surface Grating

AccuGrid protective grating provides a strong, interlocking, non-skid surface on top of tube settler and trickling filter media. As a cost-effective alternative to other walkway systems, it covers the entire media surface for complete access to the distribution system. AccuGrid also improves safety by eliminating trip hazards through its surefoot tread design and locking tabs that maintain panel alignment.

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VIEWS ON REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • 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.

  • Subcommittee Hearing: Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water

    On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing entitled “Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water."

  • Research To The Rescue: Solutions For Today’s Top Water Challenges
    Research To The Rescue: Solutions For Today’s Top Water Challenges

    The Water Research Foundation should be well known to those interested in the latest solutions to the water/wastewater industry’s most pressing challenges — they’ve been around since 1966 — but in case you don’t know…

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Cost Effective Solution To A Complex Problem
    A Cost Effective Solution To A Complex Problem

    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.

  • Groundbreaking Groundwater Treatment
    Groundbreaking Groundwater Treatment

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

  • 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.

  • 5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
    5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal

    High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost effectively as possible?

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