Two of the top things California is known for these days have come together: celebrities and the water crisis. When you combine these specialties, you get a sketch of some of the state’s most famous water wasters.
The largest water utility in Colorado is taking up the debate over whether to fluoridate tap water, one of the longest-running controversies in the water industry.
As California cracks down on agricultural, urban, and industrial water users across the state, one district feels the cuts should not apply to it.
Some California water agencies are considering whether to defy new water conservation mandates imposed by the state.
Two incumbents won a high-stakes water district election this month after a heated campaign season defined by huge contributions from an out-of-town ranch owner, allegations of grave-digging, and debate over a $2 billion water pipeline to Dallas.
Water policy is a mess in many regions of the country, but a few states stand out as the worst offenders.
Endress is very well known for instrumentation in several different markets such as chemical, food and beverage, mining, life sciences, and oil and gas, but they are also in the water and wastewater market. Water is a resource that we all need, and it’s very important that we monitor this resource, especially with some of the drought conditions seen in the news today.
E-Series Ultrasonic water meters from Badger Meter use solid-state technology in a compact, totally encapsulated, weatherproof, and UV-resistant housing, suitable for residential and commercial applications. Equipped with an easy-to-read, 9-digit LCD display, the Ultrasonic meter presents consumption, rate of flow, reverse-flow indication, and alarms. With no moving parts, the E-Series meter also improves reliability and has greater extended low flow accuracy compared to other positive displacement meters; accurate to +/-3%.
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.
When choosing an electromagnetic flow meter, it’s important to consider a selection process that will provide the best possible solution for your flow meter application. Electromagnetic flow meters are typically the meter of choice when considering cost, accuracy, and longevity.
The relationship between the wastewater treatment plant and the community it serves is a delicate one. Unfortunately, politics gets involved because many plant improvements are purchased with municipal bonds.
Ken Biele, CEO of JWC Environmental, discusses solutions to the growing problem of equipment-clogging disposable wipes.
Containerized water treatment solutions eliminate many challenges associated with developing a large-scale wastewater or desalination facility.
Today’s wastewater is challenging to pumps because of its high content of solid materials. Pumps have to be specifically engineered to avoid clogging. Advances in impeller technology have enabled the design of wastewater pumps with high resistance to clogging—even with difficult solids content. With the new XFP range, Sulzer now offers a complete product line for the reliable pumping of wastewater.
With aeration accounting for about 60 percent of the electric bill for a wastewater treatment plant, the more efficient you can produce that air, the more money you’re going to save. There are a number of different strategies for dealing with this challenge, in this article we ask Aerzen for their approach.
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.
The federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is destined for changes attributable to hard times in Flint, MI, and the agreement from an EPA advisory council that lessons must be learned from the latest crisis.
For nearly a decade, public utilities that draw from surface waters have been contending with a developing regulation that is emblematic of the U.S. EPA and the systems under its charge.
The federal regulation for arsenic has been in place since 2002, and yet many utilities remain noncompliant. The culprit isn’t treatment capability, but cost. It happens that the most popular treatment technique is also quite expensive — but it doesn’t have to be.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed its first-ever energy standards for commercial and industrial pumps, aimed at saving energy in the agricultural and municipal clean water sectors.
The City of Geneva is located on the Seneca Lake in the wine-producing area of New York known as the Finger Lakes region. The drinking water facility, a Pall 2-train custom Aria™ membrane system, is operated by a team that prides itself in serving the clean water needs of its constituents. Integral to those efforts is the leveraging of tablet technology for maximizing plant operating efficiencies and minimizing downtime.
Starting in 2010, the drinking water plant in Wellsboro, PA, began experiencing high turbidity and algae in the water which caused emergency notices for citizens to boil their water before use.
The Siemens Channel Partner in Oregon, has a customer from an engineering firm who also volunteers for Engineers Without Borders (EWB). The Portland chapter of EWB took on a project in Les Anglais, Haiti, to restore their drinking water supply system that had been disrupted in the Fall of 2008.
The logo for Redwood City, California reads: “Building a Great Community Together.” Basing their teamwork on an innovative water conservation program, supported by the Sensus FlexNet® communications network, system, city officials and residents are working hand-in-hand to make sure water usage is consumed thoughtfully for the benefit of all residents.
Normally, when people hear the word ‘drought’ it’s thought of with a negative connotation. In the water business, however, that’s not always the case.
Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has been a leader in the design, application and manufacture of wastewater treatment equipment and systems for municipal and industrial markets, worldwide. They are most noted for the Aqua SBR, the sequencing batch reactor, biological process, as well as now our cloth media filters.
The Washington Family Ranch, owned and operated by Young Life, is located in a remote location the beautiful high desert of central Oregon. The ranch is composed of two camps, Canyon and Creekside.
An industry expert addresses technology and compliance concerns regarding the U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2).
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.
Submersible sewage pump, type ABS AFP are suitable for clear and wastewater, for sewage with sludge containing solids and fibrous material.
The city of Yakima services approximately 19,000 accounts within 27 square miles in the Yakima Valley.
A suburban township in the upper Midwest U.S. buys their drinking water from a major municipal water district. The municipality has many customers and has implemented contracts with each of its wholesale customers that limit the peak flows and the time of day in which they may occur. If the wholesale customer exceeds the limit, they are assessed significant surcharges.
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.
A California electroplater offers a number of finishes including nickel, EN, chromium, chemfilms, copper, cadmium, and zinc. They formulate most of the plating chemicals used in the plant, including the electroless nickel baths.
To ensure treated water complied with the most stringent drinking water standards, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (State 2 DBPR), the City of Cambridge, MA, WTP decided to implement a robust multibarrier treatment solution.
Water is a precious resource! Now, more than ever, businesses and facilities must take charge of their water usage to help with water conservation and lower water bills.
A retreat and camp facility struggling with variable flow conditions and associated wastewater issues turns to a fixed-film treatment system designed just for that application. The results have far exceeded expectations: treatment quality surpasses permit levels and regular operation and maintenance requirements are at an all-time low.