Las Vegas is trying to become the Silicon Valley of water and that’s in large part thanks to the Southern Nevada Water Authority, one of the most forward-thinking water utilities out west.
Residents of Eldred Township in Pennsylvania came face to face with township supervisors last year over concerns about the major beverage company.
The Western United States isn’t the only area facing severe water crisis. Malaysia serves as an example of growing water problems in Southeast Asia that could easily take place in other parts of the world.
San Diego has built out massive water infrastructure systems over the years that are now standing idle as water demand drops.
A California lawmaker is trying to expand the state water supply with a bill that would change the way the water sector approaches storm and recycled water.
Classified U.S. cables reviewed by Nathan Halverson at the Center for Investigative Reporting and published by Mother Jones show that the consequences of water shortages could be dire.
Experts say the so-called “big data revolution” is providing a lesson for California during the drought.
As Los Angeles County preps for another year of drought, authorities are looking to developers for opportunities to save water.
A company from Saudi Arabia is buying up water rights and setting up farming operations in the drought-stricken Southwest, ushering in a new round of controversy about the merit of American water laws that take pains to accommodate farmers.
Two western cities with major water scarcity challenges have cut a deal to help them secure their supplies. Utilities are hailing the agreement as a sign of the kind of cooperation needed to help arid regions survive unrelenting drought conditions.
Can harvesting fog help solve water scarcity?
As California water managers reckon with drought, they have another, somewhat counterintuitive, worry this year: flooding.
New evidence suggests that “drought shaming” may actually be an effective tool for changing behaviors and promoting water conservation.
California regulators extended mandatory water usage cuts in February as the five-year drought continues to afflict more than 60 percent of the state.
Neptune Benson makes the strong commitment to solve the water treatment challenges faced by our customers.
Fire Rescue TV produced a video Mueller Co. that provides a rare look inside the company’s fire hydrant plant in Albertville, Alabama.
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.
The City of Gordon Texas’s drinking water facility was struck by lightning. Thinking long term, and desiring the latest technology available, the City took this opportunity to upgrade their on-line instrumentation with a range of new continuous monitoring on-line instruments including chlorine analyzers, pH monitoring, temperature monitoring, and turbidity monitoring.
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.
Randy Fuller, industrial applications development manager with Hach Company, relates some common operational mistakes at wastewater treatment plants, and how they can be remedied.
To let utilities know if they’re receiving what they deserve from their equipment suppliers, Water Online spoke with Henk-Jan van Ettekoven, president of Huber Technology. He discussed the preoccupations of many wastewater utilities, the telltale signs that an equipment supplier is really considering their needs, and what recourse to take when expectations are not being met.
Tampa Bay Water’s state-of-the-art surface water treatment plant has provided high-quality drinking water to the Tampa Bay region.
Pump blockages and rags are a significant barrier to energy and operational efficiencies at pump stations, causing unscheduled shut downs, safety hazards for operators, costly equipment repairs and increased power usage due to a decrease in the pumps’ hydraulic performance. Scottish Water observed these negative effects caused by an influx of wipes and rags throughout a network of area pump stations. Engineers looked to a proven, powerful solution in the form of two JWC Environmental Channel Monster® grinders at one of their most problematic sites.
A large European leader in the food, dairy and bakery industries wanted to double production while also decreasing its costs. With production running 16 hours per day, six days per week, RWL Water installed a new system for turning wastewater into biogas despite space constraints.
Technologies which could transform the shape of the water industry of the future will be on show at the fifth BlueTech Forum, to be held in San Francisco.
Extreme weather events can wreak havoc on utilities. Whether getting too much water at once, resulting in floods, or not getting enough, resulting in drought, the availability of water is unpredictable at times. Therefore, making sure utilities are prepared is the first step to managing these situations.
The Government Accountability Office recently assessed technologies that can potentially save the U.S. from water stress, focusing on distribution efficiency and the treatment of nontraditional sources. We provide a snapshot of GAO’s findings, including technology pros and cons, “readiness” rates, and levels of adoption.
A market expert shines a light on the bright spots and trouble spots for industrial water reuse, revealing who should consider the practice and why.
You probably have some sort of insurance – for your healthcare, car, house, or apartment. Acting on climate change is also like insurance. It is all about managing the risks.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling data-driven smart agriculture. The IoT is a network of technologies which can monitor the status of physical and other objects, capture meaningful data, and communicate that data over a wireless network to a computer in the cloud for software to analyze and help determine action steps.
Massive droughts and water demands from a world population projected to grow to nine billion by 2050, translate to food insecurity and lack of water for agriculture.
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Utility Authority) provides water and wastewater services to the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. Located at the crossroads of the southwest, Albuquerque has been a desert city for more than 300 years, and its lifeblood is water.
We live in challenging times, with the shocks and stresses of global warming affecting every community in one form or another. To survive and thrive, we need to build the capacity to work together within our communities and across watersheds. And we need to work with nature and natural processes, rather than fruitlessly trying to control nature and bend it to our will.
San Antonio and Austin just called a cease-fire on a taco war over which city invented the breakfast taco. Both make excellent tacos: from the traditional chorizo and egg taco in San Antonio to a free-range egg and organic spinach taco in Austin. But this debate was about more than just tacos — it was about the history and culture of these two neighboring cities.
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.
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.
The City of Somersworth has a historical background dating back to the early 1900s when it became the first community to start using chlorine to disinfect it’s drinking water.
The city of Yakima services approximately 19,000 accounts within 27 square miles in the Yakima Valley.
Accurate partially-filled pipe measurement is essential when dealing with variable stormwater flows or over-sized community systems built for future growth. In Europe, new stormwater regulations requiring treatment before release are driving a change in measurement that will likely be seen in the U.S. in the not-too-distant future.
Contaminated storm water resulting from rainfall and snowmelt was previously collected in two large basins.
Complete systems for the automatic and constant measurement and control of elevated chlorine concentrations.
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.
ABB Instrumentation solutions for potable & waste water treatment featuring the Aquamaster 3. Aquamaster 3 provides users with a truly flexible flowmeter offering the highest levels of intelligence and accuracy for water measurement applications.
VigorOx® WWT II is an equilibrium peracetic acid solution that contains 15% peracetic acid (PAA) by weight at full concentration. The solution exists as an equilibrium of PAA, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water.
Mueller Company, a 158-year-old manufacturer of valves, hydrants and service brass, recently unveiled an app to assist distributors, engineers and contractors navigate its extensive catalog more efficiently.
An industry expert addresses technology and compliance concerns regarding the U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2).
The replacement feeders also cut bisulfite consumption by 30 percent and ended the troublesome maintenance burden for instrumentation tech and plant operators.
When a series of water crises in 2014 disrupted conventional utility services in the coastal Argentine city of Caleta Olivia, the city needed a way to ensure an uninterrupted water supply.
Potable water with very low or no metals and no scale or corrosion inhibitor is used.
The Leopold® performance filter is a rapid gravity flow granular bed filter designed and engineered to achieve specific performance requirements of individual municipal and industrial water treatment plants.
Water reuse may be the moment’s most talked about treatment industry topic. It’s no wonder that as drought persists in regions throughout the world without sign of subsiding, questions about how we can make the most of our water are being asked.
Visitors to the Japanese Gardens above the City of Los Angeles’ Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant (DCT Water Reclamation Plant) become more tranquil as they stroll along the walkways.
The city of Virovitica in Croatia is located near to the Hungarian border. Its water works company Virkom serves approximately 20.000 people daily with drinking water. In order to assure required European potable water standards, Virkom decided in 2008 to replace the existing old sand filtration units (total flow rate approx. 320 m³/h) by new ones.