The EPA’s plan to ban the processing of fracking waste at municipal treatment plants is drawing heated criticism from the energy industry.
Trees are a solution for small water utilities who are concerned about the cost of cooling treated wastewater before it is discharged into the environment.
Iowa slashed safeguards for water quality this year.
Mishandling sewage can mean serious time behind bars. The practice poses a threat to waterways and creates big headaches for water utilities.
The Kentucky courts have called out state regulators for going too easy on the power industry, potentially to the detriment of the Ohio River.
Wisconsin officials are fighting back against federal nutrient regulations because they say complying would put the state out $7 billion.
With over 1,000 manufacturing sites in more than 200 countries, Coca-Cola Company knows a thing or two about water. And much of that knowledge is housed in Paul Bowen’s organization.
Any operator will tell you that a treatment plant is only as good as its equipment. That means employing the devices with the longest lifespans, the lowest operating costs, and the most intuitive designs is critical.
Not cool enough in summer. Not warm enough in winter. Guests staying at a prestigious country club in New York state complained regularly about the air conditioning and heating of their luxury suites and apartments. By Martin Dingman, Product Manager, Siemens Industry Inc.
Chicago is giving its oldest wastewater treatment facility a disinfection facelift and using the world’s largest reservoir to curb combined sewer overflows.
A U.S. company develops energy technologies that are environmentally sustainable and provides their customers with the ability to use their energy sources in a more practical and cost-effective manner.
United Water, a division of the global conglomerate Suez Environnement, operates regulated water systems in eight states, and provides contract services to over five million people.
A municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the Western United States had to monitor how much wastewater was coming in to the plant and how much effluent was flowing out to the river after it had been cleaned and treated.
A food processing company in northern California has a small wastewater treatment plant to treat its wastewater before releasing it back to the local municipality.
XP Solutions in Brisbane recently presented a webinar on the design of detention basins. In response to the session, the support team were asked a number of questions on some of the other options that are available to engineers and designers of these systems as well as specific requirements that may need to be addressed. The following items apply within the Australian context but are applicable across the world.
There is a name for your organizational structure, even if you've never given it any thought. But knowing it can help you determine your career path options. Perhaps you work in functional structure - or maybe a matrix.
If you were somehow transported back to the 19th century unawares, the first thing to tip you off might be the smell.
Susan Moisio, conveyance and storage leader with CH2M, sheds light on the conditions and obstacles facing municipalities as they struggle with stormwater management.
There’s no question that they have found their way into our water supply and there’s evidence to suggest they are neutering fish, making birds fat, and exposing drinkers to gender-morphing side effects.
Like so many schoolchildren sweating out final grades, the U.S. EPA gets its own report card each year, served by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, it’s full of bad marks.
What does a Republican-led Congress mean for the future of environmental regulations? A legislative insider provides the scoop.
Three U.S. EPA officials share their perspective on the hottest topics in water and wastewater and the current state of rulemaking.
A metallically-pure, stress-free surface provides optimum corrosion protection for wastewater treatment plants. Here’s how to get there.
Smart Water Network (SWAN) is the water utility industry’s equivalent to the energy industry’s Smart Grid.
There’s a lot of talk in the water industry these days about “operating smarter.” But what does “operating smarter” actually mean?
The city of El Paso, TX, lies on the tip of the Chihuahuan desert, and it is not uncommon for a year’s worth of rain to occur in a matter of days during the summer.
How do you get a handle on your plant’s overall energy consumption? Outside of the EPA’s Energy Star program for water and wastewater, how do you benchmark your performance?
Pangnirtung is an Inuit hamlet in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, located on Baffin Island. Fredericton based integrator, exp Services Inc., was selected for the nine million dollar renovation of Pangnirtung’s secondary municipal wastewater treatment facility. They chose VTScada for the brand new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system which gives the operators the ability to monitor and control the plant, receive alarms and notifications, view historical data trends and report.
General Manager William Snyder talks about Monroeville, AL’s water distribution system, important features when selecting service brass, and why they prefer to work with Mueller Co. and Consolidated Pipe. This video documents the advantages water utilities and distributors have when sourcing service brass from Mueller.
There are many potential issues that can affect a utility’s water network, including leakage and contamination. Having the ability to predict potentially harmful events that could occur can help utilities not only save money, but ensure that clean water is delivered efficiently and affordably. Download the full case study to read more of the story of how one utility found a solution to its growing distribution network problems.
When water makes contact with the electrical controls in a wastewater treatment plant the results can be costly, and the response can test a plant’s major service supplier.
In today’s connected world, remote monitoring of water or wastewater system assets is available to any size of utility. As enterprise systems for the large cities continue to evolve in their complexity, nimble cloud-based solutions where the data is housed outside of the utility are offering an affordable monitoring platform to smaller cities and distribution networks.
The majority of the water in the city of Simi Valley, California, is provided by Ventura County Waterworks District 8, serving approximately 26,000 metered connections — 22,000 of which are now read by Neptune’s R900® System.
The Public Works Utilities of Billings, Montana, began their partnership with Neptune Technology back in the 1950s and was an early adopter of Neptune’s ARB® absolute encoder meter reading technology in the 1960s.
Since the day we opened our doors, Kaeser's mission has been to deliver long term value to our customers. Discover the Kaeser difference for yourself.
VTScada provides maximum flexibility when choosing monitoring and control devices by supporting most industry standard and even many proprietary I/O protocols. Contact us if you don’t see the driver you want as we can create new drivers to suit virtually any need.
Be honest – how many times would you answer yes to the following questions?
Water Online Radio’s Kelly Riggs asked a simple but important question to Paul Gifford, director of R&D with Mueller Company. His query, to paraphrase, was “What is intelligent water technology?”
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.
As winter sets in across the country, those trips outside to take a reading or conduct scheduled maintenance on your water quality instruments aren’t quite so inviting. But what if your instruments could save you the trip? Predictive diagnosis is set to become the operator’s new best friend.