DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • How To Power Your Treatment Plant And Reduce Costs With Waste-To-Energy Technology
    How To Power Your Treatment Plant And Reduce Costs With Waste-To-Energy Technology

    Electricity is a major cost for industry operations, and the cost of meeting environmental regulations is right up there as well. At the same time, industries are compelled to improve sustainability and lower their carbon footprints.

  • How The Industry Can Take On Wipes In The Waste Stream – And Win: Part 3
    How The Industry Can Take On Wipes In The Waste Stream – And Win: Part 3

    As outlined in earlier articles, increasing public awareness or even seeking legal action are potential tools to help municipalities gain control of the wipes problem. However, many agencies have seen that these strategies are not completely effective in the long term, and they must also employ new technologies to permanently deal with the wipes epidemic.

  • ClorTec On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generators
    ClorTec On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generators

    On-site sodium hypochlorite generation is a proven, cost-effective, reliable and safe alternative disinfection treatment method. On-site generated sodium hypochlorite is stable and easy to feed, and less chlorine is lost to the atmosphere because of better mixing and retention in the treated water.

  • Zinc-Coated Water Pipe Now Available In U.S.; San Jose Water Company Among First To Install
    Zinc-Coated Water Pipe Now Available In U.S.; San Jose Water Company Among First To Install

    A contractor for San Jose Water Company in San Jose, California, has taken delivery of more than 3,000 feet of zinc-coated iron pipe from AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe, making it among the nation’s first utilities to install zinc-coated pipe.

  • Fear The FOG
    Fear The FOG

    Savannah Mitchell felt her heels sink into the moist, mushy ground and was glad she’d changed into her serviceable, waterproof wellies.

  • Grinding Wipes To A Halt
    Grinding Wipes To A Halt

    Ken Biele, CEO of JWC Environmental, discusses solutions to the growing problem of equipment-clogging disposable wipes.

  • CO<sub>2</sub> For pH Control And Re-Carbonation In Drinking Water Treatment
    CO2 For pH Control And Re-Carbonation In Drinking Water Treatment

    The City of Bloomington’s water purification plant has been operating since 1929. The lime-treated water has high pH which can cause scaling and can eventually clog the piping and filters in the plant. So, the plant needs to re-carbonate the water thereby lowering and stabilizing the pH. CO2 is an effective and safe chemical that offers treatment flexibility for a utility doing pH control.

  • Datasheet: FS2000 Flow Switch & LS2000 Level Switch

    FCI’s NuTec FS2000 flow and LS2000 level insertion switches represent the first thermal switches designed with 2-wire (loop power) 4 mA to 20 mA. Using 24 Vdc input power, this design allows for retrofitting existing failure prone mechanical float and paddle switches without wiring modifications. An alarm with SPDT relay and input power of 100 Vac to 240 Vac, 24 Vdc or 24 Vac is also available. Fluid Components International

  • Siemens Announces A Solution For Magmeter Installations With Piping Constraints
    Siemens Announces A Solution For Magmeter Installations With Piping Constraints

    Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division is pleased to announce independent certification of performance for its Magmeter products in less than ideal mounting conditions.

  • Learn How Mueller® Fire Hydrants Are Made
    Learn How Mueller® Fire Hydrants Are Made

    Fire Rescue TV produced a video Mueller Co. that provides a rare look inside the company’s fire hydrant plant in Albertville, Alabama.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Monitor AMI Codes-II HC Monitor AMI Codes-II HC

Complete systems for the automatic and constant measurement and control of elevated chlorine concentrations.

Capital Controls&reg; Series WP70CV3 Gas Feeders Capital Controls® Series WP70CV3 Gas Feeders

Easy to install, each Series WP70CV3 wall panel feeder is factory tested and needs no field adjustment prior to start-up. Eleven different flowmeter capacities ranging from 5 to 3000 PPD (100 g/h to 60 kg/h) provide versatility in meeting gas flow requirements.

Bayoxide&reg; E33 Arsenic Removal Media Bayoxide® E33 Arsenic Removal Media

The simple and economical SORB 33® arsenic removal technology uses Bayoxide® E33 granular ferric oxide media, developed by LANXESS and produced for De Nora Water Technologies specifically for groundwater source drinking water adsorption. The Bayoxide media is long-lasting and once exhausted can be sent to a nonhazardous landfill for disposal.

FLT93S FlexSwitch Flow Switch FLT93S FlexSwitch Flow Switch

The FLT93S insertion type FlexSwitch for flow and temperature monitoring represents the first true technological breakthrough in thermal technology in over a decade

Flygt Seals Flygt Seals

The reliability of a submersible product will never be better than the reliability of its sealing system. Unlike dry-installed equipment, any fluid leaking through the seals will accumulate in the pump or mixer and cannot be drained during operation. To achieve long service intervals and high reliability, exceptional demands are made on the sealing system for submersibles.

Capital Controls&reg; Series 1870E Chlorine Residual Analyzer Capital Controls® Series 1870E Chlorine Residual Analyzer

Capital Controls® Series 1870E chlorine residual analyzer technology has been independently tested and proven to be a reliable analyzer for continuous, accurate residual analysis.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

  • Choosing A Corrosion Control Treatment Strategy
    Choosing A Corrosion Control Treatment Strategy

    Here in the post-Flint era of municipal water operations, and for the foreseeable future, the loudest mandate for utilities will be to "get the lead out" of our distribution systems. Until such time that all lead lines are replaced, control strategies will need to be employed.

  • New President, New Vision For Water
    New President, New Vision For Water

    In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.

  • What Went Wrong In Flint?
    What Went Wrong In Flint?

    While it took a series of egregious bungles on several different levels to plunge Flint into the crisis, perhaps the most unforgivable lapse has been government officials’ negligent water testing.

  • DOE Sets New Rule For Pump Efficiency
    DOE Sets New Rule For Pump Efficiency

    This one's not on you, plant operators. Rather than a charge for utilities to aim higher in performance, the latest regulation to impact water treatment operations, as well as others, falls on equipment manufacturers — those who make pumps.

  • Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database
    Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database

    Name a contaminant, any contaminant, and chances are that the U.S. EPA’s new reference tool has you covered — or at least soon will. The recently revamped Drinking Water Treatability Database is set to include more than 200 contaminants, with detailed information on what they are, where they come from, and how to get rid of them.

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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • SCADA Success Rests On Collaboration
    SCADA Success Rests On Collaboration

    SCADA implementation or enhancement is a collaborative process. One of the hardest challenges is keeping up-to-date on the latest features available and determining whether or not the new benefits offset the cost of implementation.

  • Liqui-Flux® VCC Datasheet

    This document presents the available options for variable connections of the Liqui-Flux® W – module types W08, W10 and W20. Download the datasheet to learn more.

  • How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants
    How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants

    Due to their critical role in protecting the health of customers, drinking water treatment systems require a high degree of care and oversight.

  • Defining The Maximum Allowable Discharge Limit Of VigorOx® WWT II (Peracetic Acid) In Wastewater Effluent
    Defining The Maximum Allowable Discharge Limit Of VigorOx® WWT II (Peracetic Acid) In Wastewater Effluent

    This edition of Disinfection Digest discusses the discharge limit of peracetic acid (PAA) into the environment and the incorporation of dilution factors in the assessment of a site-specific, risk-­based residual PAA concentration in wastewater effluents.

  • City Upgrades AMI System For Boost
    City Upgrades AMI System For Boost

    The city of Yakima services approximately 19,000 accounts within 27 square miles in the Yakima Valley.

  • Submersible Mixer Solves An Icy Problem In Northern Quebec
    Submersible Mixer Solves An Icy Problem In Northern Quebec

    During the cold winter, the Quebec region enters a deep freeze, with temperatures often reaching -25 degrees Celsius.

  • Milk Waste - BOD, FOG, PO4
    Milk Waste - BOD, FOG, PO4

    A milk producer operates an evaporated milk production facility that generates an average of 58,000 gpd of contaminated water with spikes of 1,200 gallons up to 12 times per day. Two 2,000 gallon batch tanks are used for pH adjustment before discharge. Most of the flow goes through the tanks.

  • Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe
    Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe

    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. 

  • Levels Of Solids Content In Surface Water

    Definitions and Solutions for the various levels of solids in surface water.  What level is your water?

  • Smith & Loveless Launches New Line Of Above-Grade Pumping Systems
    Smith & Loveless Launches New Line Of Above-Grade Pumping Systems

    This year at WEFTEC in booth #3648, Smith & Loveless continues its legacy of wastewater pumping innovation with the announcement of the EVERLAST™ Wet Well Mounted Pump Station series.

  • The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s The Pressure, Not The Concentration)
    The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s The Pressure, Not The Concentration)

    A dissolved oxygen sensor ought to be simple to understand. Whether it is membrane or optically based, it gives a signal that is proportional to the concentration of oxygen concentration in water.

  • FEDI System Chosen For Power Plant's Permanent EDI Solution
    FEDI System Chosen For Power Plant's Permanent EDI Solution

    Brazos Electric Cooperative Power Plant in Cleburne, TX is a nominal 258 MW combined cycle gas fired power plant operating on AGC (Automatic Generation Control) load requirements. The plant uses approximately 54 million gallons of water per year for boiler feed water and NOx control of its combustion turbine.

  • Is 'Going By The Book' Enough For Flood Mitigation?
    Is 'Going By The Book' Enough For Flood Mitigation?

    Living near water requires that we plan for situations when we have too much of it. Throughout history we have dealt with flooding when weather events exceed “normal” parameters.

  • How To Evolve With SCADA
    How To Evolve With SCADA

    Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?

  • AMERICAN Products Used In Expansion At One Of The World’s Wonders
    AMERICAN Products Used In Expansion At One Of The World’s Wonders

    It has been named one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World with about 14,000 cargo ships passing through its two locks every year. In 2016, its wonder will expand as a third set of locks opens and Post-Panamax ships pass between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for the first time.

  • Measuring Flare Gas Within The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

    Flare gas is the name given to the surplus waste gas produced during the extraction of crude oil and the subsequent refining process. By Simon Harwood, Managing Director, Allison Engineering, Ltd. And Jack Koeken, Sr.Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International

  • Flow Meter Enhances Chlorination System Performance For Municipal Water Department
    Flow Meter Enhances Chlorination System Performance For Municipal Water Department

    The water municipality at a mid-size city in the Western region of the U.S. serving a population of about180,000 people needed to address a chlorine disinfection system problem at one of its water treatment plants.

  • Things To Consider In Detention Basin Design
    Things To Consider In Detention Basin Design

    XP Solutions in Brisbane recently presented a webinar on the design of detention basins. In response to the session, the support team were asked a number of questions on some of the other options that are available to engineers and designers of these systems as well as specific requirements that may need to be addressed. The following items apply within the Australian context but are applicable across the world.

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