A recent workshop from the U.S. EPA helped utilities gauge their preparedness for emergencies that could knock out water and wastewater services.
Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Water Index reviews 50 cities around the globe across a string of sustainability measures such as water efficiency, water resiliency and water quality. As Chris Hill, Vice President of Water Supply and Treatment Lead for North America, explains in this Water Online Radio interview, the U.S. cities perform well in the areas of water quality and water efficiency but tend to lag European communities in the area of water resiliency.
Traditionally, cities have relied on gray stormwater infrastructure — conventional piped drainage systems — to move urban stormwater away from the built environment. However, stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas with runoff containing heavy metals, trash, bacteria, and other pollutants from the urban landscape. High flows can also cause erosion and flooding in urban waterways, damaging habitats, property, and infrastructure.
While we are still not sure how granny hit a Mueller® hydrant in this quiet residential neighborhood, a duo of ever-so-helpful water utility personnel install a new safety flange, repair the hydrant and help granny get back behind the wheel.
A group of people are wading slowly through high grass under a hot summer sun as they begin a guided walking tour of the Walton Floodplain in Delaware County, New York.
Choosing a technology provider to supply a solution for water or wastewater treatment is no small task. Frankly, there’s a lot at stake, from large sums of money to the efficacy of an entire operation hinging on the right decision. But with so many options out there, what qualities do you need to look for to guarantee you’re making the right choice? To get an answer, Water Online spoke with Fred Siino from KLa Systems.
Laboratory technicians are continually pressured to perform more analyses with greater accuracy and better data management. Quality assurance and control are paramount, and customers need results quickly.
Water and wastewater systems must meet stringent regulatory requirements. Accurate, precise, and timely laboratory testing is key to meeting regulations. As permit limits approach — or even go beyond — method detection limits, the ability to customize analyses and train technicians in new techniques is more important than ever.
To achieve its plan to double the Company’s reach, Evoqua is looking to add to its team and ensure it continues to have the best talent in the industry.
When the pressure builds up in the underground systems that distribute water, it doesn’t take a creative mind to imagine what could happen next. The resulting bursts can mean extensive repairs to the pipes, significant restoration to damaged property, and the prospect of lost water revenue pouring out of the system.
Flooding in Pennsylvania last week provided a case study in the severe difficulties water treatment plants can face in storms, including the threat of contamination.
Claiming that time has run out for repairing our eroding coast and that we are ready and must start, Louisiana's Governor John Bel Edwards challenged coastal leaders to restore 20,000 acres of wetlands by 2020.
In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea.
When it became apparent Hurricane Matthew was headed for the US mainland, Thompson Pump got the word out to its regional sales and service centers throughout the Southeast, including locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, activated emergency preparedness and response initiatives in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew. Xylem’s local branches in North Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, FL worked around the clock to provide rapid response dewatering capabilities to keep local infrastructure and community facilities functional during and after Matthew.
By 2030, over a billion people will live in approximately 100 very large cities and 60 % of the world’s population will live in urban areas.
Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $4.2M in federal grants to local, regional, and national entities for projects to restore wetlands, improve water quality and “green” the urban landscape in and around San Francisco Bay.
In an effort to help customers whose facilities and equipment have been affected by Hurricane Matthew, Hach is supporting those impacted by the recent storm through a variety of initiatives.
Quick thinking by a wastewater treatment worker averted disaster in an Illinois city last week.
American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, recently announced Dr. Mark LeChevallier, vice president and chief environmental officer, will participate in the World Water-Tech North America summit in Toronto on Oct. 19.