REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • An Interstate Water System For Economic Vitality
    An Interstate Water System For Economic Vitality

    World Water Day was March 22.  National Groundwater Week was just completed.  These two events are especially timely as generationally significant droughts are in the news.  Texas and California, two of our most populous and economically vibrant states, are experiencing drought not seen in the careers of today’s water and municipal professionals. 

  • Can Private Sector Partners Help Resolve Stormwater And TMDL Permit Gridlock?
    Can Private Sector Partners Help Resolve Stormwater And TMDL Permit Gridlock?

    Total maximum daily load (TMDL) programs are necessary, but not always effective — due in large part to institutional obstacles in the public sector. The private sector may offer a more workable solution.

  • PPCPs: Preparing For An Uncertain Regulatory Future
    PPCPs: Preparing For An Uncertain Regulatory Future

    As regulations tighten and technology evolves, monitoring and removing pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) from wastewater streams becomes more complex. A laboratory information management system (LIMS) may be the key to managing this complexity.

  • Water Quality Trading: A Necessary Tool In The Compliance Toolkit
    Water Quality Trading: A Necessary Tool In The Compliance Toolkit

    New pollutants and water quality parameters are changing perspectives on watershed solutions.

  • EPA Has New Ammunition For 'Waters Of The U.S.'
    EPA Has New Ammunition For 'Waters Of The U.S.'

    A new report, designed to inform rulemaking on a controversial rule being developed by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), strengthens the agencies’ position.

  • State Of Utilities: Climate Change And The Obama Effect
    State Of Utilities: Climate Change And The Obama Effect

    The annual State of the Union address was met with the typical Monday-morning quarterbacking from all sides, and while I have no interest in parsing President Obama’s performance, his strong statement on climate change is worth noting. What does it mean for water and wastewater professionals?

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REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION FEATURES, INSIGHTS, & ANALYSIS

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Case Study: Brazos Domestic Mutual Water

    PROBLEM: Feed concentration of uranium in water source was as high as 272.0 ppb, exceeding MCL standard of 30 ppb

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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.

Process Design Assistance

Process Design Assistance

Brentwood’s full staff of technical designers and skilled engineers take each project from concept to realization. Our designers provide installation and layout drawings while working in conjunction with our engineers to perform process analyses and optimize systems for each application.

The experience of our engineers is a key factor in product improvement and new product development. Feedback from customers and knowledge gained from installations are assimilated into the design process to ensure that Polychem products and systems address every customer need.

Installation Support

Installation Support

Brentwood’s systems and components are engineered not only for performance, but for ease of installation. With a dedicated team of site technicians who have assisted in countless installations, you can be assured not only that the system will run properly, but that your employees will be educated and prepared to operate the system. Additionally, Brentwood’s process team is available for consultation throughout the lifetime of your system to provide maintenance advice and to ensure continued performance results.

CASE Program

CASE Program

The Component Analysis and System Evaluation (CASE) program, developed by Brentwood, helps customers to prevent problems with their chain and flight equipment and to extend the lifetime of their installations. The specialized tools and software provide facilities with cost-effective recommendations for budgeting future capital expenditures, maintaining inventory levels, and scheduling preventative maintenance.

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VIEWS ON REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • 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…

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Desalination Serves Coastal Argentine City
    Desalination Serves Coastal Argentine City

    When a series of water crises in 2014 disrupted conventional utility services in the coastal Argentine city of Caleta Olivia, the city needed a way to ensure an uninterrupted water supply.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Columbus, GA Case Study

    The Columbus Water Works of Columbus, GA, implemented a stormwater treatment system to protect the downstream public health and improve aquatic biology in the city’s Premier Park.

  • Clearing The Air With Activated Carbon
    Clearing The Air With Activated Carbon

    Think you know activated carbon? The range of capabilities is so robust that operators of all types — drinking water, wastewater, municipal, or industrial — should come to fully understand its usage.

  • 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

  • Groundbreaking Groundwater Treatment
    Groundbreaking Groundwater Treatment

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

  • Carbon Company Highlights Ion Exchange
    Carbon Company Highlights Ion Exchange

    Activated carbon and ion exchange can be called two sides of the same coin. Where activated carbon purifies water by removing organic contaminants through an adsorption process, ion exchange removes contaminants under the surface via electrical charge.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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