A town in Massachusetts is hoping dilution via tidal discharge is a technique that could curb costs at its wastewater treatment facility.
Oklahoma has become a destination spot for wastewater injection services.
Cyanotoxins, the poison component of blue-green algae, are among the latest entries on the U.S. EPA’s list of substances it plans to study as a precursor to regulatory action.
New Jersey environmental regulators are working to ease burdens on the wastewater sector by eliminating certain reporting requirements for localities.
An Iowa water utility is pursuing a novel strategy in the battle against nitrates by taking drainage districts to court. In the latest round of legal fire, the sides disagree about whether the suit can go before a judge.
Florida lawmakers are closer to finalizing sweeping new water policy legislation after the debate on this measure stalled for months.
In 40 years, Endress+Hauser has become market leader in electromagnetic flow measuring technology
As part of the new facility for the City of Clinton, the plant installed a new finescreen as an integral part of the operations. What they discovered was not only a reliable and durable technology but the automated feature of the system was transformational for plant operations. Read what they have to say.
The Village of Waterbury Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located on the Winooski River floodplain, which poses challenges from significant flooding during the spring runoff and storm seasons to strong algal blooms in late spring.
Water and wastewater utilities looking for ways to further extend the life of their pipe have a new tool – AMERICAN Zinc, an advancement in corrosion control for iron pipe. Zinc has proven to extend the life of iron pipe and protects millions of feet of cast and ductile iron pipe in corrosive environments around the world.
Every process, every infrastructure and every environmental condition brings with it specific requirements. That’s why we provide you a complete device family with SITRANS P pressure transmitters featuring a range of performance levels, load capacities and materials.
As critical gateways to the Internet of things (IoT), sensors are sure to have a massive social and economic impact globally within the next decade.
As part of its Long Term Control Plan to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Merrimack River, the City of Nashua, NH constructed a new Screening and Disinfection facility (SDF) to reduce untreated discharges of CSOs to the Merrimack River.
Water 4.0 is a concept that has recently been raised as the “future” of the water industry …possibly. Apart from being a paraphrase of Industry 4.0, the questions have to be asked: What is it, and what does it have to do with the way the water industry operates in its current state?
Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division is pleased to announce independent certification of performance for its Magmeter products in less than ideal mounting conditions.
In most wastewater treatment systems, a well-designed equalization basin with the right equipment can improve operational performance and reduce costs.
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.
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.
A metallically-pure, stress-free surface provides optimum corrosion protection for wastewater treatment plants. Here’s how to get there.
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.
There’s a lot of talk in the water industry these days about “operating smarter.” But what does “operating smarter” actually mean?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Be honest – how many times would you answer yes to the following questions?
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.
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.
Monitoring chlorine and fluoride levels in the drinking water of Utah’s Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District used to be expensive, labor intensive, and often sensitive to interference from the variable frequency drives used to operate the chlorine injection pumps. That is, until the district upgraded to Rosemount Analytical free chlorine and fluoride sensors and analyzers from Emerson Process Management.
Sustainable approaches to stormwater management are taking hold around the world. One example is the European Union Horizon 2020 funding for Nature-based solutions for climate and water resilience in cities (urban re-naturing) – launched today.
This video gives a brief tour of Swan's products and applications expertise, and also explains why Swan is named Swan.
Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.
Managed by the private, non-profit South Jasper Water Supply, Buna, Texas’ water system contains 91 miles of un-looped distribution pipe with historical water losses of up to 30%. A small operations team is responsible for monitoring two water plants, reading 700 meters, repairing leaks, and flushing water to control the water quality. In an effort to spend less time manually flushing hydrants and focus more time on repairing leaks to reduce non-revenue water loss, South Jasper Water Supply purchased and installed two (2) Hydro-Guard® HG-1 Basic/S Flushing Systems.
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.
Each year, in an effort to better understand and serve its members, the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) asks them, “What keeps you up at night?” For the past several years, the top answer has been the same: funding.