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  • Case Study: NDMA Treatment For Water Reuse
    Case Study: NDMA Treatment For Water Reuse

    Groundwater pumping in the Los Alamitos, California area over the last century has caused groundwater levels to drop, allowing seawater to intrude into the local groundwater aquifer. To prevent additional infiltration by seawater, a coastline barrier of wells injecting fresh water has been in place since 1965. Until recently, imported potable drinking water was injected into the aquifer. However, the Alamitos Barrier now utilizes highly-treated recycled water for this application, and our TrojanUVPhox™ is part of the process.

  • Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom
    Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom

    In 1946, Smith & Loveless manufactured the first factory-built packaged pump station, which revolutionized the wastewater pumping industry. Now, more than 60 years later, packaged Smith & Loveless pumping systems, featuring durable S&L Non-Clog Pumps, handle water and wastewater for municipalities, developments and industry. Our complete line of factory-built and tested pumps and systems include above-grade and underground wastewater lift stations, packaged water booster stations, vacuum primed centrifugal pumps, flooded suction centrifugal pumps, immersible pumps, grit pumps, trash handling pump impellers, and multiple pump control systems. Smith & Loveless offers standard and custom system designs, tailored to meet customer demands for performance and delivery time.
     

  • Does Your Meter Reading System Pass The Disaster Preparedness Test?
    Does Your Meter Reading System Pass The Disaster Preparedness Test?

    One of the most difficult challenges a water utility may ever face is having to re-build or re-establish its operations in the wake of a natural disaster.

  • Is Your Utility Taking Advantage Of Data Analytics?
    Is Your Utility Taking Advantage Of Data Analytics?

    Utilities worldwide are addressing limited resources and operational challenges by deploying and connecting smart technologies through a single communication network.

  • Protect Existing Assets
    Protect Existing Assets

    When water utilities need to implement more advanced AMR, they don’t have to do it all at once – if they’re using Neptune’s R900® System. This video explores how Neptune Area Manager Sam Mitchell is helping Oakland County, Michigan water utilities migrate at their own pace through easily compatible technology while providing quick, accurate data in the field.

  • High-Power UV Lamps Lower Replacement Costs, Reduce Maintenance
    High-Power UV Lamps Lower Replacement Costs, Reduce Maintenance

    The Tesla Water Treatment Facility is located in Tracy California approximately 60 miles west of San Francisco in the Central Valley of California. Since 1934, San Francisco has received water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park via the 167 mile long Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct. Due to the pristine nature of the water source, the water is unfiltered and was only chlorinated at the 75 year old Tesla Portal facility.

  • Extreme Water Filtering – Consider High-Flow Systems To Save Costs And Reduce Waste
    Extreme Water Filtering – Consider High-Flow Systems To Save Costs And Reduce Waste

    In an era when everything is done to the extreme – from sports, to home makeovers, to weather predictions – it should come as no surprise that the world of water filtering has joined the crowd. “Extreme” filtering, so to speak, is achieved through the use of high-flow cartridge systems – smaller designs that are able to handle much higher water volumes and pressures at lower costs and with less maintenance. By Robert LeConche, President, Shelco Filters

  • Advancements In Instrumentation: Breaking The Barriers To Innovation
    Advancements In Instrumentation: Breaking The Barriers To Innovation

    “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a mantra that Alan Vance has heard many times from water treatment operators adverse to new technologies.

  • Meeting WHO Standards For Cryptosporidium With UV In Singapore
    Meeting WHO Standards For Cryptosporidium With UV In Singapore

    Johor River Waterworks (JRWW) is located in Kotta Tinggi, Malaysia approximately 60 km north of Singapore. Under a water agreement with the Malaysian government, the Singapore government signed a 50 year agreement with the Public Utilities Board (PUB) to build, upgrade and operate the plant on the Johor River until the year 2050. Plants A and B were built between 1986 and 1999 and Plant C was constructed in 2001. With a combined capacity of 946 million liters per day (250 US MGD), the treated water is piped to Singapore and provides about 40% of the water for a population of 5.3 million people.

  • If You Can't Measure It, You Can’t Fix It
    If You Can't Measure It, You Can’t Fix It

    Harnessing Aclara Advanced Analytics for Water Balancing, Meter Trending and Meter Right-Sizing Water utility managers today face a conundrum. 

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Oxelia™

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biottta™ Biotreatment Packaged Plants

Groundwater is the primary water source for most communities in North America. biottta™ leverages nature to offer an affordable and sustainable solution for wellhead treatment of inorganic and organic contaminants.

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RWL Water Ready-To-Use-Modular Systems

RWL Water’s custom modular solutions for remote communities and urban populations cater to the needs of both rural and city dwellers, transient and permanent populations. We specialize in reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration systems — membrane separation processes that allow the removal of a wide variety of dissolved materials from water and effluent.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • WWEMA Window: Technology Advances Key To Meeting Future Water Needs
    WWEMA Window: Technology Advances Key To Meeting Future Water Needs

    Water scarcity is becoming more and more in focus these days as California enters into the fourth consecutive year of a historic drought, and even as torrential rains pelted the bay area recently, the Sierra’s snow pack, which is a key source of water for the region, is far below the seasonal average. 

  • 5 Ways To Ensure Utility Resiliency
    5 Ways To Ensure Utility Resiliency

    Following six years of research, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread helps water and wastewater utilities navigate the uncertain future, sharing best practices for resiliency, sustainability, and water security.

  • Solving Uncertainty: Using Big Data To Predict Urban Water Demand
    Solving Uncertainty: Using Big Data To Predict Urban Water Demand

    Data-rich utilities have the tools to forecast urban water demand, but some key considerations are often overlooked when creating models. Learn the pitfalls and how to resolve them.

  • 'Use It Or Lose It' vs. 'Reasonable Use'
    'Use It Or Lose It' vs. 'Reasonable Use'

    Part II of III in the series “Extreme Events And Water Management In The Lower Missouri River Basin.”

  • Matt Damon Wants You To 'Buy A Lady A Drink'
    Matt Damon Wants You To 'Buy A Lady A Drink'

    Oscar-winner and A-list actor Matt Damon was at the Sundance Film Festival recently, and he used the platform not to announce his next movie role, but rather his latest initiative as co-founder of Water.org.

  • Bill Gates Drinks Poop Water, Serves Notice
    Bill Gates Drinks Poop Water, Serves Notice

    Credit where it’s due: I didn’t develop the information I’m sharing — but it’s too good to merely retweet or “like.” My enthusiasm stems from one of the world's most famous, influential, and capable people bringing widespread attention to typically underappreciated water issues.

  • Floods Breed Cooperation, Droughts Breed Conflict
    Floods Breed Cooperation, Droughts Breed Conflict

    Part I of III in the series “Extreme Events And Water Management In The Lower Missouri River Basin” by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)

  • Is Water The New Bottom Line For The Private Sector?
    Is Water The New Bottom Line For The Private Sector?

    On December 11th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Corporate Citizenship Center will host The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector, the second in a series of roundtables based on a report released earlier this year.

  • The Big Fracking Question: Is Drinking Water At Risk?
    The Big Fracking Question: Is Drinking Water At Risk?

    Understanding the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on source water, in both quantity and quality, is of vital importance to industry, the economy, and society. The latest research on the subject is presented, along with possible solutions to help overcome known and potential problems.

  • Breakthrough Technology Is Good For Fracking — And The Environment
    Breakthrough Technology Is Good For Fracking — And The Environment

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a demonstration project that remediates acid mine drainage water, providing both source water and useful byproducts for hydraulic fracturing operations.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter To Comply With Allocation Quota
    Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter To Comply With Allocation Quota

    Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District (AVWSID) serves rural county residents who live outside the city of Vernal, Utah.

  • Energy-Saving Desalination Technology
    Energy-Saving Desalination Technology

    As water resources dwindle, more and more focus turns to desalination technologies. In this interview with Water Online Radio, Harland Pond and Thomas Morrison of Grundfos talk about the company’s commitment to innovation and their quest to solve the world’s water problems.

  • Banish Bromate: Managing Bromate Formation In Your Ozone Disinfection Process
    Banish Bromate: Managing Bromate Formation In Your Ozone Disinfection Process

    Until the last decade, bromate was seldom a topic of concern for most treatment facilities. However, an increasing shift toward ozone-based disinfection processes has raised awareness of bromide concentrations in raw water and the potential to form bromate through the disinfection process.

  • STAR Water AMI Video
    STAR Water AMI Video

    The Aclara STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system delivers robust data communications on secure, licensed radio frequencies. The STAR wireless fixed network efficiently and automatically provides timely data, empowering utilities to maximize meter functionality and provide superior customer service. Accurate and timely billing, high/low consumption reporting, and non-revenue water loss detection are just a few of the AMR benefits the STAR Network can provide – all at a low system cost with manageable operating expenses.

  • Reverse Osmosis System Eliminates Massive Waste Removal Costs
    Reverse Osmosis System Eliminates Massive Waste Removal Costs

    This leading rod and wire mill requires water for cooling steel and tools in its manufacturing process.

  • Atlas Copco Centrifugal Compressors Supply Deep Sedimentation Tanks With High-Pressure Air
    Atlas Copco Centrifugal Compressors Supply Deep Sedimentation Tanks With High-Pressure Air

    The sewage treatment plant in Putzhagen, Germany, requires large quantities of high-pressure compressed air for its exceptionally deep sedimentation tanks.

  • WEDECO PRO<sub>3</sub>MIX Overview
    WEDECO PRO3MIX Overview

    The PRO3MIX bromate control system is an intelligent ozone-based advanced oxidation process (AOP) introduction and reaction system enabling ozone treatment in a compact and intelligent design to mitigate bromate formation even in cases of high level bromide in source water. This short animated overview walks the reader through the various disinfection points of the process.

  • Emerging Water Loss Regulations Open The Doors For Innovation
    Emerging Water Loss Regulations Open The Doors For Innovation

    For a long time the focus in the drinking water space has been on water quality. While this is extremely important, there is another pressing water issue that should take the forefront.

  • High-Power UV Lamps Lower Replacement Costs, Reduce Maintenance
    High-Power UV Lamps Lower Replacement Costs, Reduce Maintenance

    The Tesla Water Treatment Facility is located in Tracy California approximately 60 miles west of San Francisco in the Central Valley of California. Since 1934, San Francisco has received water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park via the 167 mile long Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct. Due to the pristine nature of the water source, the water is unfiltered and was only chlorinated at the 75 year old Tesla Portal facility.

  • Selecting The Right Valve For Your Needs
    Selecting The Right Valve For Your Needs

    Henry Pratt is a manufacturer of water and wastewater products, and offers most valves that are used to convey water and wastewater through systems. Ed Schutz, Director Marketing with Henry Pratt, joined Water Online Radio for an interview to tell us more.

  • Technical Experts Key To The Future Of Water
    Technical Experts Key To The Future Of Water

    Water is a complex, challenging field— a fact that should be better promoted if the industry wants to move forward, says Rich Lowrie, the water and wastewater industry manager with Krohne.

  • Leak Detection: Catching And Monitoring Leaks As They Form
    Leak Detection: Catching And Monitoring Leaks As They Form

    Echologics, a division of Mueller Corporation, is an acoustic company doing acoustic-based leak detection and condition assessment. Eric Stacey, Product Manager with Echologics, joined Water Online Radio for an interview to discuss Echologics’ lastest technologies.

  • Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?
    Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?

    According to the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems are an important part of a country’s permanent wastewater infrastructure. 

  • Sound Attenuated Portable Bypass Trailer
    Sound Attenuated Portable Bypass Trailer

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

  • How To Wipe Out 'Flushable' Wipes
    How To Wipe Out 'Flushable' Wipes

    More than two years ago, Jefferson Parish, LA, installed Flygt Experior pumps at their worst-performing lift stations — sites that were plagued by clogging, overflows, and daily maintenance requirements. One of the main culprits was nonwoven fabrics, aka "flushable" wipes, which have become a nationwide nuisance for wastewater utilities.

  • Powering Safety Systems - Significant Power 'Headroom' Is Good Practice
    Powering Safety Systems - Significant Power 'Headroom' Is Good Practice

    One of the most common sources of Fire and Gas detection system failure is power supply interruption and disturbance. Power supply specifications of an instrument refer to the voltage that must appear at the instrument power terminals, not the power supply rated output.

  • The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution
    The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution

    For over a decade, The Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company (BWSC) faced significant service challenges on the Island of New Providence. These included a lack of centralized monitoring and control for the island’s primary water treatment and distribution system, as well as limited reporting, alarming and remote access.

  • The Progress Of Decentralized Systems
    The Progress Of Decentralized Systems

    Decentralized systems have come a long way from the days of rudimentary systems for single family homes — they can now accommodate larger flows and much more complex requirements, according to Bob Rebori, President at Bio-Microbics, during a Water Online radio interview.

  • Matt Brewing &mdash; Spent Hops Screening And Dewatering
    Matt Brewing — Spent Hops Screening And Dewatering

    An internally fed rotary screen with wedgewire drum featuring 0.020” screen slot openings is applied to screen 900 GPM of brewery wastewater and remove spent hops while letting yeast pass through to reach the anaerobic digester.

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