The Justice Department announced in June that it has reached a deal with the beer maker Yuengling over alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations.
Wisconsin regulators are not doing enough to monitor municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, according to a new state audit.
A former operator at a wastewater plant in New York could face a year in prison after pleading guilty to violating the Clean Water Act.
Under pressure from Congress, the U.S. EPA is working on new guidelines for addressing toxic algae in lakes and rivers.
A Democratic senator has introduced legislation aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of water technology.
Widely rebuked for his failure to adequately address the lead contamination crisis in Flint, Governor Rick Snyder is being urged to toughen up on water policy by revising key proposals and by bringing tougher watchdogs into his administration.
Potable Water professionals are seeking innovative approaches to address water supply challenges associated with population growth, drought, and environmental protection.
It is believed that the legendary Greek physician Hippocrates invented the first bag filter in 500 BC, using it to trap sediment and remove foul tastes and odors from water. Since then, we’ve taken leaps and bounds in our understanding of filtration and how to take specific particles out of water for its many uses.
A renowned pharmaceutical company in Pune, India, installed a water treatment system to recycle pharmaceutical process wastewater for reuse. Ultrafiltration was chosen as pretreatment to a reverse osmosis system, and the feed water was tertiary treated pharma effluent. Soon after operation began, the existing UF membranes were repeatedly choking, and QUA offered Q-SEP ultrafiltration modules to the customer to replace the existing UF membranes.
More than a decade before the U.S. West’s historic drought, Australia had to solve an even longer, drier spell. What can we learn from their experience?
A pilot project demonstrates how biogas purification yields better fuel in the form of high-purity bio-methane.
The LLT100 is specifically made for industrial applications and harsh environments. It provides continuous, non-contact level measurement capabilities for process automation and inventory management in industries such as mining, aggregates, oil & gas, chemicals, food & beverages, power, pulp & paper, pharma, and water & wastewater.
In September 1999, before becoming Mayor of the Borough of Bound Brook, New Jersey, Robert Fazen woke up to the sound of helicopters hovering over his house. He soon realized they were news helicopters televising the flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Floyd.
Designed to be the most flex¬ible, easy to use, and easy to see multi-parameter controller on the market, the 2250 and 2250 TX excels in measuring Conductivity, pH, ORP or Flow.
A natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility located in Idaho contacted QUA to find a solution to improve the performance of a water treatment system used to recycle the plant’s cooling tower blow down water.
Antimicrobials coursing through wastewater are making bacteria stronger, a problem that could lead to 10 million deaths per year if left unchecked.
Two tools leverage computing power for engineering design, opening up a digital world of possibility for wastewater plants.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) International Trade Administration is planning a July business development mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines to introduce American technology firms to the countries’ burgeoning water markets.
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), the research branch of the waste and stormwater industry’s primary trade and lobbying group, is developing a set of tools and data to help communities pursue wastewater and stormwater projects that integrate multiple disciplines while complying with regulations and keeping costs down.
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.
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.
In this recorded webinar, Chris Huxley from BMT WBM will be using his more than a decade’s experience in 2D Modeling to build your confidence from the ground up in the 2D Modeling space.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?
If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.
Wonderware InTouch has been the world’s number one Human Machine Interface (HMI) for over 25 years and offers legendary ease of use, market leading innovation, unequalled investment protection, brilliant graphics, unsurpassed connectivity, the industry’s best support and the broadest partner ecosystem.
Sometimes it’s hard to keep in mind that the water falling over our heads was recently halfway across the world. Or that for all of our differences as people on this planet, we all rely equally on that precious resource. Problems that plague one water system can be felt thousands of miles away. The same goes for wastewater.
Nobody wants to think about the worst case scenario but if you’re responsible for water treatment at an industrial plant, you can’t avoid it. There are any number of things that can force a plant to go offline and it’s imperative that a contingency plan is in place for such an event. Luckily, there are mobile equipment suppliers that can keep things running during an outage, planned or otherwise. Water Online spoke with one provider of such a service, Evoqua Water Technologies, about how it keeps plants running no matter what.
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.
Thanks to VTScada’s integrated design, every new application includes pre-configured databases that support an unlimited number of process alarms and events. Additionally, the standard VTScada Alarm Page provides an instantly intuitive alarm management interface. This approach reduces integration time and ensures that your mission-critical alarm features remain tightly integrated over the life of your system no matter how many times you expand your application or update VTScada.
Cutting off service to a customer who hasn’t paid their water bill can be a controversial move for many utilities. But a new product that integrates a shut off valve with an ultrasonic meter may make what has traditionally been an all or nothing decision a little easier.
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.
Be honest – how many times would you answer yes to the following questions?
VTScada provides maximum flexibility when choosing monitoring and control devices by supporting most standard and many proprietary I/O protocols. Let us know if you don’t see a driver you need. We can create new drivers to suit almost any need.
Living near water requires that we plan for situations when we have too much of it. Throughout history we have dealt with flooding when weather events exceed “normal” parameters.
Choosing the company that will fill your water service needs is like making any other long-term commitment. It’s important to do your homework, identify the areas that are most important, and take the time necessary to find a good match.
This video explains the concept of Aquis and how water utilities can benefit from implementing Aquis in terms of providing complete overview of the network as well as being a valuable optimization tool.
You may have heard about the tragedy in Flint, Michigan — but to keep everyone on the same page the water in that system has turned toxic.
This video is a Customer Case for Aquis and Esbjerg, demonstrating how Esbjerg Utility has benefitted from implementing Aquis. The various departments at Esbjerg Utility are working together sharing information in the individually customized user interfaces and working on the same platform.
With Aquis the network is divided into several manageable control zones. This enables operators to react intelligently and responsibly. Contaminated areas can be shut down and adjacent areas isolated from the contaminated area so that the supply maybe maintained normally. Contingency plans can be quickly implemented.