DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • 5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
    5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal

    High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost effectively as possible?

  • Turbidity And T&O Issues Eliminated With Environmentally Friendly Treatment Technologies
    Turbidity And T&O Issues Eliminated With Environmentally Friendly Treatment Technologies

    The Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy (District) in Draper, UT, integrated a mix of complementary treatment barriers to address specific disinfection, turbidity, and taste and odor (T&O) issues shared by many surface water treatment facilities while also instilling the needed capabilities to adapt to changing regulatory requirements.

  • Non-Invasive Assessment Of Buried Pipe
    Non-Invasive Assessment Of Buried Pipe

    There can be few things worse than having your customer-base in a drought-plagued state like California watch as thousands of gallons of freshly-treated drinking water erupt from a burst main. In a world where water is becoming increasingly precious, utilities are becoming more proactive in identifying leaks and fixing problems before catastrophes occur.

  • 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.

  • FLUXUS® F401 Portable Flow Meter Datasheet

    The FLUXUS® F401 is FLEXIM's dedicated single channel portable flow meter for applications in the municipial water and wastewater sector offering long term stable and precise bidirectional flow measurements in remote areas outdoor - being ideal for water loss activities prescribed in AWWA M-36.

  • Pumps Provide Safe Passage For Juvenile Fish At Rocky Reach Dam
    Pumps Provide Safe Passage For Juvenile Fish At Rocky Reach Dam

    The Columbia River Basin, located in the Pacific Northwestern U.S., historically produces some of the world’s largest runs of salmon. However, salmon runs have greatly decreased in the past 50 years and the Pacific Salmon was added to the list of endangered species in 1999, in part due to the construction of dams used to provide water for irrigation, flood control, barging, and cheap electricity.

  • BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Makes Water Visible At UC Merced
    BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Makes Water Visible At UC Merced

    In California, water is precious, competition for water is fierce and conservation is critical. In the midst of the state’s worst drought to date, Governor Jerry Brown declared historic statewide mandatory water restrictions calling for a 25 percent reduction in water usage through February 2016.

  • 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.
     

  • How To Remove More Sludge And Less Water During Clarification
    How To Remove More Sludge And Less Water During Clarification

    Once the sludge has settled, what’s the most efficient way to remove it? John Stevenson, Product Line Director at Brentwood offers insight and solutions to common sludge-removal problems in this Q&A with Water Online.

  • Picking The Perfect Pump
    Picking The Perfect Pump

    Pumps and pumping systems are like unsung heroes of modern society – quickly and quietly transporting vital water supplies, chemicals and waste to and from locations, which rely upon their consistent, reliable operation.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

ORION® AMR/AMI Hardware Solutions

ORION® AMR/AMI Hardware Solutions

Built on a century of water metering experience, the ORION® product family has provided utilities comprehensive Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) for interval meter reading and data capture using both one-way and two-way communications.

LumenAER Solar-Powered Circulator

LumenAER Solar-Powered Circulator

The LumenAER is an ideal solution for accelerating and adding consistent treatment to facultative waste water applications. The circulation technology expands and increases oxygen concentrations in the upper 2/3rds of the pond, thereby creating an “aerobic cap” which does the following: 1) improves digestion of soluble BOD, 2) accelerates digestion of semi-soluble BOD, and 3) stimulates digestion of solids.

Wastewater Equipment Retrofit, Rehab and Aftermarket Solutions

Wastewater Equipment Retrofit, Rehab and Aftermarket Solutions

When demand increases, regulations change, and components reach their useful life, Evoqua Water Technologies responds.

biottta™ Biotreatment Packaged Plants

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.

Versa Automated Headspace Vial Sampler

Versa Automated Headspace Vial Sampler

Static headspace is one of the most popular techniques due to its versatility for analyzing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a complex variety of matrices. This is due to the elimination of tedious sample preparation steps and prevents contamination problems that are common to other sample introduction techniques. Teledyne Tekmar draws on our experience as a leader in low-level VOC analysis with the introduction of this companion autosampler to the Headspace product line.

Trickling Filters

Trickling Filters

At Brentwood, trickling filters are often referred to as the “biological treatment workhorse.” Although the technology is simple, it has been time-tested and continues to work hard to offer a cost-effective, energy efficient treatment solution today. By optimizing surface area in a given volume and maintaining the structural integrity required for deep towers, Brentwood media provides an ideal environment for microorganism growth.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

  • EPA Fails 6 Subjects
    EPA Fails 6 Subjects

    Like so many schoolchildren sweating out final grades, the U.S. EPA gets its own report card each year, served by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, it’s full of bad marks.

  • The Current State Of Perchlorate
    The Current State Of Perchlorate

    Perchlorate is a chemical most commonly used in rocket fuel, flares, and fireworks, but potential federal regulation of its presence in drinking water may bring utilities down to earth.

  • What The EPA Health Advisory On Algal Toxins Means For You
    What The EPA Health Advisory On Algal Toxins Means For You

    On May 6, the U.S. EPA issued a health advisory regarding elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water. Following a cyanotoxin crisis that resulted in a water ban in Toledo last August, the agency recommended specific drinking water values for microsytin and cylindrospermopsin in advance of the summer bloom season.

  • The Near Future Of Strontium Regulation
    The Near Future Of Strontium Regulation

    In an effort to further protect the quality of drinking water, the EPA plans to elevate strontium from its third contaminant candidate list (CCL3) and mandate its treatment.

  • New Rules: A Review Of Regulatory Reform Proposals
    New Rules: A Review Of Regulatory Reform Proposals

    What does a Republican-led Congress mean for the future of environmental regulations? A legislative insider provides the scoop.

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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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.

  • Leak Detection And Management
    Leak Detection And Management

    These days, operators and managers of water treatment plants are losing sleep. Why? Because they may be losing water.

  • Protection Methods For Gas Detectors Used In Hazardous Environments
    Protection Methods For Gas Detectors Used In Hazardous Environments

    Almost every industrial setting poses some potential safety risk to personnel working in such environments whether it is something that can be seen such as rotating machinery or unseen, such as possible lethal concentrations of flammable/combustible gas.

  • High Resolution Encorder (HR-E) Animation Video
    High Resolution Encorder (HR-E) Animation Video

    Badger Meter offers the latest innovations in high resolution encoder technology with the release of the HR-E LCD and HR-E encoders. Our high resolution encoders provide utilities with much more than just a reading.

  • What Does It Take To Really Impress Your Customer?
    What Does It Take To Really Impress Your Customer?

    Service. A large part of customer service is creating a seamless experience between the customer’s expectation, and your ability to exceed their anticipated need.

  • What Is pH, And How Is It Measured?
    What Is pH, And How Is It Measured?

    Almost all processes containing water have a need for pH measurement. The pH of wastewater leaving manufacturing plants and wastewater purification plants, as well as potable water from municipal drinking water plants, must be within a specific pH "window" as set forth by local, state, or federal regulatory agencies. By Frederick J. Kohlmann

  • 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.

  • Recordall® Models 25 and 40, Engineered Polymer, Sizes 5/8", 5/8" × 3/4", 3/4" and 1"

    The Recordall Engineered Polymer Disc Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C710.

  • Activated Carbons For Drinking Water Treatment Datasheet

    Activated carbon has proven to be a reliable, cost effective technology for the control of various contaminants found in drinking water supplies. Jacobi Carbons manufactures a full range of activated carbons for municipal drinking water treatment, covering both powdered and granular carbons made from coal, coconut, and proprietary blands of raw materials. These products are manufactured in strict accordance with ANSI/NSF 61 and AWWA B604 standards for drinking water treatment.

  • Fixed-Film Treatment System Handles Fluctuating Population Changes With Ease
    Fixed-Film Treatment System Handles Fluctuating Population Changes With Ease

    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.

  • 5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
    5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal

    High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost effectively as possible?

  • City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds
    City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds

    A municipal water quality manager reports replacement of sodium hypochlorite (hypo) vacuum feeder units with a more advanced type at one water treatment plant (WTP) has helped allow for continued reliability for chlorination.

  • 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.

  • Lighting The Way: Next Steps For UV Disinfection
    Lighting The Way: Next Steps For UV Disinfection

    With more than 8,500 municipal installations over 40 years, TrojanUV is well-versed in UV disinfection. What’s next for the technology? Adam Festger, TrojanUV’s market manager for drinking water and environmental contaminant treatment, reveals new trends and products to Water Online Radio’s Todd and Kelly.

  • Detecting Hydrogen Sulfide Gas And Understanding Its Danger In The Field
    Detecting Hydrogen Sulfide Gas And Understanding Its Danger In The Field

    Many oil fields, especially mature ones, can produce high levels of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), which is deadly at even low concentrations. As drilling and completions are often in remote locations, getting to the nearest hospital in time to respond to an exposure event could be impossible.

  • Ozone Makes A Comeback
    Ozone Makes A Comeback

    Ozone has been a proven effective method of water treatment and disinfection for well over a century.

  • Echologics EchoShore Demonstration
    Echologics EchoShore Demonstration

    As a leading provider of acoustic-based technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment, Echologics is dedicated to helping water utilities reduce water loss.

  • Recordall® Turbo Series Meters 16" and 20"

    Recordall Turbo Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C701 Class II Standards and are available in cast iron for the 16" and 20" meters. Turbo Series meters comply with the lead-free provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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