SOURCE WATER

  • South Florida Water Supply In Jeopardy
    South Florida Water Supply In Jeopardy

    South Florida is not known for struggling with water scarcity, but as climate patterns change, the region's supply may be threatened by salt from the ocean.

  • Brazil Water Crisis Sparks Panic
    Brazil Water Crisis Sparks Panic

    Brazil residents showed signs of panic this month when the government showed signs it may take aggressive steps to avert its water crisis—potentially instituting drastic water rations.

  • Utility Transformation — From WWTP To Reuse Facility
    Utility Transformation — From WWTP To Reuse Facility

    Facing state Department of Environmental Quality mandates, an Arizona wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) took on a large-scale expansion project and effluent-quality upgrade to become a state-of-the-art water reclamation facility.

  • Closed Vessel UV Successful In El Paso County, TX
    Closed Vessel UV Successful In El Paso County, TX

    Horizon City is located in El Paso County, the most western county in Texas. The city is home to a rapidly growing population of 19,000 people, up from 5,000 during the 2000 Census. The City takes its name from the real estate development company, the Horizon City Corporation. With less than 9 inches of annual rainfall, water conservancy is a routine way of life in this part of the State.

  • Low Pressure, High Output 800‐Watt Amalgam System Performing Efficiently
    Low Pressure, High Output 800‐Watt Amalgam System Performing Efficiently

    The Trail Lakes Hatchery is owned by the State of Alaska and is managed under contract by the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) on behalf of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. CIAA was established in 1976 to provide the Cook Inlet drainage with an organized and reliable salmon stock. The Trail Lakes facility is permitted to introduce sockeye and coho salmon at several sites throughout the Cook Inlet watershed.

  • Water Treatment Plants Scramble After Train Carrying Crude Oil Explodes
    Water Treatment Plants Scramble After Train Carrying Crude Oil Explodes

    A CSX-owned train carrying millions of pounds of crude oil derailed and exploded Monday afternoon in West Virginia, leaking its contents near the Kanawha River, a drinking water source for two counties.

  • Texas May Look To Middle East For Water Solutions
    Texas May Look To Middle East For Water Solutions

    After embarking on a massive desalination project in California, an Israeli company is well positioned to offer its technology to another state grappling with drought: Texas.

  • Montana Oil Spill Sparks Call For More Regulations
    Montana Oil Spill Sparks Call For More Regulations

    A major oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River is raising concerns about the impact of energy production on water quality.

  • Sewage Brewage: Making Beer From Wastewater
    Sewage Brewage: Making Beer From Wastewater

    The latest in specialty brewing: beer made out of recycled sewage water.

  • U.S. Addiction To Road Salt Endangering Water Quality
    U.S. Addiction To Road Salt Endangering Water Quality

    It's useful during the icy days of winter, but road salt may have long-term effects on the water supply.

  • Civilization Ruined By Drought Left Signs Of Thirst
    Civilization Ruined By Drought Left Signs Of Thirst

    A ruin recently discovered in Belize holds answers on how the Maya wrestled with drought.

  • New Tech Uses Drones For Cloud Seeding
    New Tech Uses Drones For Cloud Seeding

    Designed to potentially help drought-plagued regions, a new technology uses unmanned aerial vehicles — also known as drones — to put more water into the clouds.

  • Cleanup Update Following North Dakota's Biggest Produced Water Spill
    Cleanup Update Following North Dakota's Biggest Produced Water Spill

    The largest produced-water spill since the beginning of North Dakota's current energy boom forced cleanup crews to pump away at least 4 million gallons of freshwater, oil, and brine after the incident contaminated a creek and eventually reached the Missouri River, according to figures recently released by the federal government.

  • Water Charge Drives Reuse Innovation In Ireland
    Water Charge Drives Reuse Innovation In Ireland

    A pair of Irish students is marketing a recycled water device to Irish cattle farmers, angling it as a money-saver as the public begins paying water fees in this country for the first time.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, & ANALYSIS

  • Wingo Water & Sewer Upgrades To ORION® Fixed Network (SE) System From Badger Meter
    Wingo Water & Sewer Upgrades To ORION® Fixed Network (SE) System From Badger Meter

    Located in rural Kentucky, the small town of Wingo may seem like an unlikely candidate to become the first city in the state to employ a complete Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. However, when it came time to upgrade its meter reading system, the city wanted a comprehensive water utility solution and chose the ORION Fixed Network (SE) system from Badger Meter.

  • The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection
    The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection

    Conventional ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is a great, but often expensive, solution for the destruction of pathogens in drinking water. All those lamps and power emissions add up. But what if you could perform the same job with 1/10 of the power used by conventional systems?

  • Water District Solves Metering Problem: Non-Intrusive Ultrasonic Technology Provides Accurate Measurements
    Water District Solves Metering Problem: Non-Intrusive Ultrasonic Technology Provides Accurate Measurements

    The Jacksonville JEA water district had a problem. Its measurements showed that it was distributing significantly more water than it was removing from its wells.

  • Next Generation FPI Mag Flow Meter Helps Provide Clean Water For Seattle
    Next Generation FPI Mag Flow Meter Helps Provide Clean Water For Seattle

    The Cedar Water Treatment Facility (CWTF) serves the residents of the City of Seattle. This state-of-the-art plant was designed and built, and is now operated by CH2M Hill.  Working together, CH2M Hill and McCrometer improved flow measurement at the facility with the FPI Mag® Flow Meter.

  • The Right Technology To Fit Your Needs
    The Right Technology To Fit Your Needs

    Aerzen supplies blowers for industrial and for wastewater treatment. Tom McCurdy, Regional Sales Manager at Aerzen, told Water Online radio in an interview that his company is unique in that they have the ability to help customers pick the right technology for the application without bias because they have multiple technologies available. They will work with the customer within what they need in terms of maximum and minimum flows, pressure swings, on-off cycles, etc., and will help guide a customer towards the right technology.

  • Mahr® Bar Screens Replace Two-Stage Screening System
    Mahr® Bar Screens Replace Two-Stage Screening System

    In 2004, the Department for Regional Development announced plans to upgrade the Limavady Wastewater Treatment Works, which was part of a 28 million dollar capital works program in Northern Ireland.

  • Endocrine Disrupting Compounds And Their Treatment
    Endocrine Disrupting Compounds And Their Treatment

    Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC) are a subset of chemicals identified as contaminants of emerging concern, or “CECs.” EDCs are chemicals that can affect the endocrine (hormonal) systems of humans and animals. Hormones regulate reproduction, growth, and behavior. Anything that can potentially disrupt those functions must be studied carefully.

  • Faster Time To Bill
    Faster Time To Bill

    What is the value of faster, more reliable water meter readings? According to Montgomery Water Works, it’s huge – both in terms of time to bill and in customer service. Watch this video to see how Neptune Territory Manager Kevin Smith helped provide the answers for the accurate information needed for monthly billing and more proactive management.

  • Ultrasonic Flow Measurement System Saves WWTP $72,500 Annually
    Ultrasonic Flow Measurement System Saves WWTP $72,500 Annually

    If the wastewater treatment plant serving Reading, PA, and 11 surrounding municipalities has a mission statement for its day-to-day operations, it couldn’t be simpler or more critical: “95°F.”

  • Grundfos, Pumps Of Houston Solve Decades-Old Storm Water Problem In Texas
    Grundfos, Pumps Of Houston Solve Decades-Old Storm Water Problem In Texas

    Pumping station prevents flooding from blocking hurricane evacuation routes near Gulf Coast

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

EXO1 Multiparameter Sonde

EXO1 Multiparameter Sonde

The EXO1 water quality sonde is a new YSI multiparameter instrument that collects data with up to four user-replaceable sensors and an integral pressure transducer for depth.

NeoTech D338™

NeoTech D338™

The NeoTech D338™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

TOC Theory

TOC Theory

TOC is a popular analytical technique in water quality testing, as seen in many official analytical methods today. The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), recognizes TOC as a required test for purified water and water for injection (WFI). As stated in USP method <643> on Total Organic Carbon:

SALINO® Pressure Center

SALINO® Pressure Center

In small to medium-sized desalination systems the SALINO® Pressure Center proves that greatness has nothing to do with size. The 4-in-1 technology combines all relevant components needed for pressure boosting and energy recovery in one RO system.

Aluminum Modular Shields

Aluminum Modular Shields

The modular system allows for tremendous flexibility in possible configurations. Common applications include: Manhole installations, wet wells, tie-ins, and repairs.

RWL Water Twister Low-Speed Surface Aerator

RWL Water Twister Low-Speed Surface Aerator

The Twister aerator provides outstanding mixing and durability for wastewater treatment and supplemental aeration. The slow-moving rotating turbine’s specially designed vanes create a strong pumping force that pulls water up from the basin. This provides an ideal air-to-water interface, creates high oxygen transfer, and optimizes the wastewater treatment process.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON SOURCE WATER

  • Climbing Higher For A Better View: Keys To Successful Water Management
    Climbing Higher For A Better View: Keys To Successful Water Management

    Many utilities are moving to a traditional business mindset rather than continuing as largely compliance-driven entities. This is challenging leaders to apply asset management and smart infrastructure strategies, to become more programmatic in managing water, and to consider the big picture in addressing public needs.

  • WWEMA Window: Technology Advances Key To Meeting Future Water Needs
    WWEMA Window: Technology Advances Key To Meeting Future Water Needs

    Water scarcity is becoming more and more in focus these days as California enters into the fourth consecutive year of a historic drought, and even as torrential rains pelted the bay area recently, the Sierra’s snow pack, which is a key source of water for the region, is far below the seasonal average. 

  • Technological Breakthroughs Driving Growth Of Water Quality Monitoring
    Technological Breakthroughs Driving Growth Of Water Quality Monitoring

    Advances in technology, including miniature sensors and robotic fish, are leading a rapid advance in online smart monitoring of the quality of water in both municipal and industrial systems across the world.

  • The Future Of Fracking: Evaluating Emerging Technologies
    The Future Of Fracking: Evaluating Emerging Technologies

    How can the U.S. and other countries profit from hydraulic fracturing AND protect water resources? New technologies hold the key to environmentally responsible shale-gas production.

  • 5 Ways To Ensure Utility Resiliency
    5 Ways To Ensure Utility Resiliency

    Following six years of research, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread helps water and wastewater utilities navigate the uncertain future, sharing best practices for resiliency, sustainability, and water security.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • A Selenium Removal Solution

    SeleniumZero® is cost-effective process that utilizes a proprietary Hydrex® adsorption media to remove selenium from mine water.

  • The Grand Unified Theory Of Probes
    The Grand Unified Theory Of Probes

    Scientists spend their lives searching for simplicity.

  • An Alternative Mathematical Model For Oxygen Transfer Evaluation In Clean Water
    An Alternative Mathematical Model For Oxygen Transfer Evaluation In Clean Water

    Energy consumption from aeration system is a biggest part of the total energy cost in wastewater treatment plant and account for as much as 60% of the energy consumption for the activated sludge process. Therefore, it is very important to know how effective the aeration system and significant attention has been paid to development and upgrade of standard method for quantifying oxygen transfer efficiency of the aeration system. By Yanjun (John) He, PE, BCEE, Kruger Inc.

  • 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

  • Facilities Video Tour
    Facilities Video Tour

    Every single day, over 2,500 water utilities throughout North America count on the field-proven quality and innovation of Neptune’s ARB® Utility Management Systems. In this video tour of our facilities, you’ll see how Neptune strives to be your most valued partner through engineering and craftsmanship that are recognized far and wide.

  • Reliable Production Of High Quality Permeate For Irrigation
    Reliable Production Of High Quality Permeate For Irrigation

    Following one of the driest periods on record in California, farmers in the San Joaquin Valley faced restricted water allocations.

  • InnovaSwitch™ Flow Switch Datasheet

    Sierra Instruments’ Innova-Switch represents the State-of-the-art in gaseous and liquid flow switching or liquid level control and continues the Sierra tradition of providing the highest quality mass flow meters and controllers in the industry.

  • Biodigesters Datasheet

    ClearBlu utilizes biodigesters for treating high strength wastewater to reduce BOD and TSS as well as fats, oils and greases (FOG). With new aeration and biodigester technology, ClearBlu reduces required retention time to an average of 1 to 3 days. Biodigester systems can reduce FOG to non-detectable levels and reduce BOD and TSS by up to 95% depending upon system sizing.

  • Distribution System Monitoring: How To Collect Data In Remote Locations
    Distribution System Monitoring: How To Collect Data In Remote Locations

    Consistent and reliable data acquisition is recognized as essential to efficient operations and asset management. But collecting data outside the plant can be difficult, especially when no power is available.

  • 6 Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection
    6 Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection

    Most anyone reading this story is certainly familiar with the use of chlorine and/or UV for the disinfection of treated wastewater effluent. You’re also probably at least somewhat familiar with the use of ozone for drinking water treatment. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to just a few of the benefits of using ozone in your next wastewater treatment project. By  Louis LeBrun, PE

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DRINKING WATER VIDEOS

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.

Matt Damon's Mission To End World Poverty

In 2007 he was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, but these days, Matt Damon is getting noticed for something far less sexy. During a trip to Africa in 2006, Damon made it his mission to help people in developing countries have access to safe water and sanitation. He talks to Katie Couric in "World 3.0".

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."

The House On Wade Avenue

The House On Wade Avenue

In Raleigh, N.C., there's a house... or what looks like a house. What's hidden inside is more important than most people realize.

Introducing EXO - A New, State-Of-The-Art Water Monitoring Platform Video

Introducing EXO - A New, State-Of-The-Art Water Monitoring Platform Video

EXO, a state-of-the art water quality monitoring platform, is designed to address the many challenges of collecting accurate field data in the natural environment.

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