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  • Earth Day With The Fishes
    Earth Day With The Fishes

    We are celebrating ‎EarthDay2015 with our freshwater friends! Water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface. However, the water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3% of the world’s freshwater sources.

  • 100% Reuse: 5-Stage BNR And Secondary Clarification
    100% Reuse: 5-Stage BNR And Secondary Clarification

    The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) manages water and wastewater treatment for Pensacola, FL, and surrounding areas. The 19-acre Main Street Wastewater Treatment Plant had been in operation since the 1970s and began to require many upgrades.

  • TotalCare Condition Audit Results In Energy Savings Of 80% And Improved Controls
    TotalCare Condition Audit Results In Energy Savings Of 80% And Improved Controls

    Xylem TotalCare Condition Audit, an inspection and recommendation program that helps plant operators find ways to lower maintenance costs by identifying inefficiencies in the operation of water and wastewater equipment, was elected to audit the American Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in California.

  • Drought & Water Technology
    Drought & Water Technology

    Find out how Desalitech’s ReFlex Reverse Osmosis technology is enabling cost-efficient in-land water purification. This technology is helping farms in dry and drought-stricken areas turn brackish water into a new water resource.

  • AMERICAN’s Versatility Shines In Rocky Terrain
    AMERICAN’s Versatility Shines In Rocky Terrain

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is the fastest growing city in Tennessee, and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States with its population more than doubling since 2000.

  • Northumbrian Water Opts For Energy Efficient Atlas Copco Screw Blower Technology
    Northumbrian Water Opts For Energy Efficient Atlas Copco Screw Blower Technology

    Northumbrian Water, a leading provider of water and sewerage services in the North East of England, has chosen Atlas Copco screw blower technology to help reduce energy consumption and minimize service costs at its sewage treatment works in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

  • Recordall® Turbo Series Meters 1-1/2" through 12"

    Recordall Turbo Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C701 Class II Standards and are available in a lead-free bronze alloy for sizes 1-1/2" through 10" and cast iron for 12" meters.

  • Turbo Blower Technology Saves Money And Energy For City Of Adelanto WWTP
    Turbo Blower Technology Saves Money And Energy For City Of Adelanto WWTP

    The City of Adelanto, Calif., wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receives an average flow of 2.2 million gallons per day (MGD), but had a permit that allowed treatment of only 1.5 MGD.

  • A New Paradigm In Aeration Technology
    A New Paradigm In Aeration Technology

    The DO2E organization sprang from one individual’s attempt to solve an aeration problem in a fish hatchery and realizing that his device to do so had many other applications as well. This device broke up algal blooms as well as aerating, and it was only a short step to modify it into breaking up FOG (fats, oils, and grease) deposits in grease traps and lift stations. This device was patented, thus DO2E was born.

  • VTScada At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY
    VTScada At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY

    One of the world’s largest manufacturing plants improves efficiency by adopting a unified HMI to monitor water/wastewater, compressed air & liquids, and lighting. By Christopher Little

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Submersible Mixed Flow Column Pump Type ABS AFLX PE7

Submersible Mixed Flow Column Pump Type ABS AFLX PE7

Submersible mixed flow impeller pump type ABS AFLX series are used everywhere where large volumes of process water or wastewater containing solid effluent must be pumped up to approx. 25 m (82ft).

Versa™ Inclined Rotary Screen

Versa™ Inclined Rotary Screen

The Versa™ inclined rotary screen is designed to fit into an influent channel at a wastewater treatment plant and convey screened solids out for dewatering and disposal.

Altivar Process: The First Variable Speed Drive With Embedded Services

Altivar Process: The First Variable Speed Drive With Embedded Services

The Altivar Process is more than just a drive. It addresses the major needs of utilities in equipment efficiency and total cost of ownership by supporting the energy management, asset management, and overall performance of the process.

RJ Environmental and Davis Odor Control Solutions

RJ Environmental and Davis Odor Control Solutions

In the modern world of wastewater treatment, control of odors has moved from an afterthought to a primary design consideration for most collection and treatment facilities. As communities and other development increases in the areas surrounding these facilities, the need for odor control systems becomes more important.

Smartrack™ MF/UF Rack System

Smartrack™ MF/UF Rack System

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RM2 Millennium Rack Mount Controller

RM2 Millennium Rack Mount Controller

The RM2 Millennium’s design provides flexible configuration, simple operation and maintenance, and intelligent functions that will save time and improve your bottomline.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • A Promise To Our Children To Save Water In Texas
    A Promise To Our Children To Save Water In Texas

    It’s no secret that Texas is currently in the midst of a multi-year drought – yet the vast majority of our electricity comes from sources that contribute to this prolonged drought, namely coal, nuclear, and natural gas. All of these energy sources require copious amounts of water to produce electricity.

  • UAE’s Rain Enhancement Program Addresses Key Technical Challenges
    UAE’s Rain Enhancement Program Addresses Key Technical Challenges

    Some regional governments are looking at rain enhancement as an under-explored option for arid and semi-arid countries to strengthen their water sustainability.

  • Water Utilities Become Smarter In Tackling Scarcity
    Water Utilities Become Smarter In Tackling Scarcity

    Utilities around the world face ever-increasing demand for water as a result of population growth, ongoing urbanization, and rapidly growing economic activity in areas where water supply is already limited.

  • In The Face of Extreme Drought, Australia (And Possibly Texas) Undoes Best Strategy For Water Conservation — Clean Energy
    In The Face of Extreme Drought, Australia (And Possibly Texas) Undoes Best Strategy For Water Conservation — Clean Energy

    Cowboys, frontier grit, accented English, and wild, wide open spaces are just a few of the similarities shared by Texas and Australia. Both places also have an energy-water problem. But, the good news for Texas is that it’s not too late for us to learn from Australia’s mistakes — and a few successes, too.

  • Desalination Innovation In The UAE
    Desalination Innovation In The UAE

    A delegation of prominent UAE government and private sector representatives, organized by Masdar, will be attending the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu and Gyeongbuk, South Korea, from April 12 to 17. The delegation will showcase the country’s adoption of innovative technologies as a means to ensure a water secure future and address the inter-connected challenges of the energy-water nexus with the global community.

  • New Frontiers In Desalination
    New Frontiers In Desalination

    As persistent, widespread drought dominates headlines and decimates farmland, a competition held this month by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) turns to innovative desalination technologies for answers.

  • In Times of Drought: 9 Economic Facts About Water In The United States
    In Times of Drought: 9 Economic Facts About Water In The United States

    This Hamilton Project memo presents nine economic facts that provide relevant background context to the water crisis in the United States.

  • A Roundup Of Energy, Water, And Climate Bills In The 84th Texas Legislative Session
    A Roundup Of Energy, Water, And Climate Bills In The 84th Texas Legislative Session

    We’ve almost made it to the midway point of the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature. As many already know, the Texas Legislature only meets from January to May every other year, so a lot has to get done in these few months.

  • An Interstate Water System For Economic Vitality
    An Interstate Water System For Economic Vitality

    World Water Day was March 22.  National Groundwater Week was just completed.  These two events are especially timely as generationally significant droughts are in the news.  Texas and California, two of our most populous and economically vibrant states, are experiencing drought not seen in the careers of today’s water and municipal professionals. 

  • The Climate Game-Changer
    The Climate Game-Changer

    Changing climates, however, may be a game-changer for interstate conflict. Three findings from experts in the Lower Missouri River Basin (LMRB) merit further study.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Triple Threat Creates A Tough Challenge For Pennsylvania Water Authority
    Triple Threat Creates A Tough Challenge For Pennsylvania Water Authority

    A well-known university, a busy main street, a 100-year-old pipeline and a tight deadline made for a tough challenge for crews attempting to install a 12-inch AMERICAN Fastite pipe in State College, Pennsylvania, this past summer.

  • Earth Day With The Fishes
    Earth Day With The Fishes

    We are celebrating ‎EarthDay2015 with our freshwater friends! Water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface. However, the water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3% of the world’s freshwater sources.

  • Clogging Problem Solved; Maintenance Cost Reduced; 15 Percent Less Power Consumption Delivered
    Clogging Problem Solved; Maintenance Cost Reduced; 15 Percent Less Power Consumption Delivered

    A WWTP facility in Indiana serves a six-square-mile area, and has historically experienced pronounced peak flows caused by nearly one-fourth of its  collection system consisting of combined storm water and sanitary sewer lines.

  • A Smart Water Guide To Tackling The 5 Biggest Water Management Challenges
    A Smart Water Guide To Tackling The 5 Biggest Water Management Challenges

    For years, water utilities have expressed concerns about the five biggest pain points in water management:  leaks, non-revenue water, theft, poor customer service, and water and energy conservation. They know that addressing these pain points will help conserve water for future generations while also saving their customers money, but it isn’t always easy. By Dan Pinney, Director of AMI, Gas and Water, Sensus 

  • Three-Phase Power Protection For Industrial Environments Video
    Three-Phase Power Protection For Industrial Environments Video

    The Galaxy VM 3-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is ideally suited to the harsh industrial environment of a water or wastewater treatment facility. Capable of operating at high temperatures of 104F or 40C without derating, the Galaxy VM can be configured in a variety of ways to integrate into your physical environment and around your existing equipment.

  • Cost-Effective Upgrade Improves Water Quality To Meet Regulations

    The Homestead, west of Richmond, VA, is America’s longest-running destination resort. It first welcomed guests in 1766, and today the Homestead features 486 guest rooms, 88 suites, skiing, golfing, skating, a beautiful spa and many other amenities.

  • Advantages Of Thermal Dispersion Switches For Pump Protection
    Advantages Of Thermal Dispersion Switches For Pump Protection

    Thermal dispersion switches use similar principles as thermal mass flow meters. Fluid carries heat away from the probe tip reducing the temperature difference between a heated resistance temperature detector (RTD) and a reference RTD.

  • Howard County, Maryland Sets The Pace In Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
    Howard County, Maryland Sets The Pace In Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

    Howard County, Maryland, Bureau of Utilities recently completed the $92-million Addition No. 7 project at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant (LPWRP) to improve the quality of the plant’s effluent discharge and to reduce harmful nutrients reaching Chesapeake Bay. The project’s various increments took over five years to complete and incorporated innovative design solutions and state-of-the-art technologies for denitrification, aeration and disinfection. The project presents a model for Maryland’s 66 largest wastewater treatment plants and possibly procurement of municipal facilities elsewhere facing increasingly stringent regulatory changes.

  • American Infrastructure Renewal: Building For The Next 100 Years
    American Infrastructure Renewal: Building For The Next 100 Years

    Even ductile iron pipe, which has been in the ground for a century in some cases, has an expiration date. Its strength has also been a detriment, to some degree, in that the public has taken its reliability for granted. But the time has come to pay the piper.

  • AMERICAN Experts Discuss Aging Water Infrastructure
    AMERICAN Experts Discuss Aging Water Infrastructure

    Out of sight, the country’s underground water infrastructure is aging and failing. In this interview, AMERICAN’s Derek Scott and Maury Gaston discuss the problem, challenges facing cities, and the latest technologies for providing and protecting one of our most precious resources — water.

  • Sound Attenuated Portable Bypass Trailer
    Sound Attenuated Portable Bypass Trailer

    Check out Vaughan Company's new 4" Sound Attenuated Portable Bypass Trailer in action.

  • Overcoming Difficult Conditions, Salty Groundwater And Changes In Feedwater Quality
    Overcoming Difficult Conditions, Salty Groundwater And Changes In Feedwater Quality

    Kibbutz Reim had to convert salty groundwater into a high quality irriga­tion resource in this desert-like region. High recovery was essential to this customer, both because of the limited amount of groundwater available and the challenge of brine disposal from their inland location.

  • Submersible Sewage Pump Type ABS XFP 80C - 201G Datasheet

    Tough, reliable, submersible pumps, with Premium Efficiency motors from 2.4 to 40.2 hp. For the pumping of wastewater and sewage from buildings and sites in private, commercial, industrial and municipal areas.

  • How To Install pH Sensors
    How To Install pH Sensors

    This article is for those of you who need to install a new or redo an existing pH loop. These tips can help ensure accurate and consistent readings.

  • SedVac Sediment Removal System Design Guide

    The process of removing settled solids from clarifiers is continuous in drinking water, wastewater, and industrial water treatment plants.

  • Recordall® Models 120 and 170, Lead-Free Bronze Alloy, Sizes 1-1/2" and 2"

    The Recordall Models 120 and 170 Disc Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C700 and are available in a lead-free bronze alloy.

  • An Alternative Mathematical Model For Oxygen Transfer Evaluation In Clean Water
    An Alternative Mathematical Model For Oxygen Transfer Evaluation In Clean Water

    Energy consumption from aeration system is a biggest part of the total energy cost in wastewater treatment plant and account for as much as 60% of the energy consumption for the activated sludge process. Therefore, it is very important to know how effective the aeration system and significant attention has been paid to development and upgrade of standard method for quantifying oxygen transfer efficiency of the aeration system. By Yanjun (John) He, PE, BCEE, Kruger Inc.

  • Submersible Sewage Pump Type ABS XFP 100J-600X Datasheet

    Submersible sewage pump, type ABS XFP are suitable for clear and wastewater, for sewage with sludge containing solids and fibrous material.

  • The Growing Market For Membranes
    The Growing Market For Membranes

    Despite what many think, membrane systems are not complicated to operate, says Todd Hathaway of Kruger Inc.  In an interview with Water Online, Hathaway explains why taking the time to understand the technology is worthwhile.

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