Florida lawmakers are closer to finalizing sweeping new water policy legislation after the debate on this measure stalled for months.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are gathering support at the state and federal levels for new microbead restrictions. There is widespread consensus on the need to crack down on this pollutant: the tiny plastic beads in toothpastes, facial cleaners, and other personal care products.
Federal water regulators have reached a $2 million deal with a major coal mining company over pollution charges.
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.
Questions about if and how hydraulic fracturing activities can contaminate drinking water have been top-of-mind for many since the practice started getting widespread public attention about a decade ago. Recognizing the validity of those concerns, EPA undertook a study to see how the full ‘hydraulic fracturing water cycle’ could potentially impact our drinking water resources.
A Kaeser EBS series screw blower is making wastewater treatment considerably more efficient and effective at the Goldsteig dairy factory in Cham in the Upper Palatinate region in Germany.
At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.
Thermal hydrolysis is an innovative wastewater solids conditioning process that boasts many advantages — financial, environmental, and otherwise. Is your plant a good candidate?
While chlorination has long dominated water disinfection, new approaches and technologies have emerged in the wake of disinfection byproduct (DBP) regulations. Could peracetic acid (PAA) be the option that dethrones the king?
At the Coca-Cola FEMSA plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, increases in production required an expansion of their wastewater treatment plant. RWL Water technicians and engineers implemented an airlift ultrafiltration (UF) system operated with a membrane bioreactor (MBR) to provide wastewater treatment for reuse.
VigorOx® WWT II is a strong chemical disinfectant for use in wastewater treatment that can replace chlorine or improve the performance of a UV system. VigorOx WWT II, a peracetic acid (PAA)-based formulation, is an equilibrium mixture of acetic acid (vinegar), hydrogen peroxide and water.
The technology to produce low pressure air, an energy intensive ingredient in the wastewater process, has made significant steps forward in recent years. Unfortunately, the specifications for testing these new sophisticated air producers have not kept pace.
We are programmed to believe that the word “fouled” is inherently bad, identifying something that is dirty, unclean, or contaminated. But for those of us in the membrane industry, the physical presence of “foulants” simply confirms that our treatment was necessary and that our process is successfully producing a more pristine effluent.
As a part of a massive expansion plan for Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport located in Mumbai, India, a wastewater recycle project was contracted in 2011 to cater to the growing requirements of the expanded airport.
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.
What does a Republican-led Congress mean for the future of environmental regulations? A legislative insider provides the scoop.
A metallically-pure, stress-free surface provides optimum corrosion protection for wastewater treatment plants. Here’s how to get there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With 2,800 state-of-the-art water meters, the market town of Dießen am Ammersee not only showcases a solution for the cutting-edge communication of usage-data, its new meters also impress with future-proof materials, an economic service life and the provision of transparent services for the utility’s customers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.