Federal regulators should be doing more to ensure that small community water systems are following safe drinking water rules, according to a new report from government investigators.
An Ohio law on the amount of lead allowed in pipes and plumbing fixtures is out of compliance with federal standards, despite attempts by a Republican presidential nominee to change it.
Under pressure from Congress, the U.S. EPA is working on new guidelines for addressing toxic algae in lakes and rivers.
A Democratic senator has introduced legislation aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of water technology.
Lawmakers did not beat around the bush at a congressional hearing this month about how the U.S. EPA responded to the lead contamination crisis in Flint, MI.
As Vermont and New York undergo perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) scares, the chemical is grabbing attention from clean-water advocates who want to know why there is no federal drinking water limit on this industrial chemical.
With operational budgets under continued pressure, data capture from remote assets and its subsequent transmission and conversion into meaningful information is being widely accepted by the water and wastewater industry. In this exclusive Water Online video, Kerry Hoffman, Regional Sales Manager for Telog discusses the types of assets that can be monitored, how data is transmitted and the types of data application that are improving workforce and system efficiencies.
Water distribution might sound as easy as passing water through pipes, but good municipal managers know better. With failing infrastructure rampant and an increased focus on operational efficiency, water quality, and conservation, distribution systems demand oversight and optimization.
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.
United Water, a division of the global conglomerate Suez Environement, operates regulated water systems in eight states, and provides contract services to over five million people.
De Nora is a global leader in water and wastewater treatment solutions, with more than 90 offices worldwide and $600 million turnover, and state-of-the-art filtration, disinfection and instrumentation technologies.
Evoqua, through its Davco™ product line is an industry leader in the manufacture and installation of water and wastewater treatment equipment and systems including field erected biological treatment plants, screw pumps, filtration equipment and clarifier rehabilitation. The Davco product line is supported by experienced project teams that have been working with municipalities, developers and engineers for 50 years to deliver turnkey treatment projects in as fast as six months.
The city of El Paso, TX, lies on the tip of the Chihuahuan desert, and it is not uncommon for a year’s worth of rain to occur in a matter of days during the summer.
Savannah Mitchell felt her heels sink into the moist, mushy ground and was glad she’d changed into her serviceable, waterproof wellies.
The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant’s management team became interested in pursuing the gas-to-energy power co-generation system for both environmental and cost reasons.
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.
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.
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.
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 sprawling Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Facility is the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world, with a capacity to treat an average of 370 million gallons of sewage a day.
A newly discovered oil patch in western North America uses Siemens level technology during oil and natural gas extraction. SITRANS LR250 continuous radar for liquid level measurement plus Pointek CLS200 capacitance point level offer a winning combination in this application.
To get the latest on the Promag 400 line of electromagnetic flow meters featuring specialized sensor technology, Water Online spoke with Endress+Hauser’s Flow Product Marketing Manager Nathan Hedrick and Environmental Industry Manager Alan Vance. The two served up details on the sensors’ web capabilities, proprietary Heartbeat Technology, and advanced safety features.
Monitor for continuous measurement of Ammonium, Nitrate or Fluoride in potable water.
When the government of Baja California, Mexico, declared a water emergency for the region of San Quintín in 2014, leaders knew they needed to find a solution to ensure residents a reliable, safe water source.
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.
The CoriolisMaster FCB430, FCB450, FCH430, FCH450 is the cost-effective and uncomplicated ABB mass flowmeter with a new modular transmitter. High precision measurement of mass and volume flow, density, temperature and concentration with just one device.
The City of Wilmington, Delaware is situated where the Christina River and the Brandywine Creek flow into the Delaware River.
The replacement feeders also cut bisulfite consumption by 30 percent and ended the troublesome maintenance burden for instrumentation tech and plant operators.
Last year the EPA implemented new regulations entitled “Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases.” The new regulations called for certain facilities emitting 25,000 metric tons or more per year of specified GHG’s to provide an annual report of their actual GHG emissions. By Allen Kugi, Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International (FCI)
Finding the right flow measurement solution for your operation is of critical importance as most everything in the plant relates to flow.
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.
Since the EPA has established that, together with free chlorine, monochloramine is a primary disinfectant, it has been possible to implement the process more intensively. Water that is treated with monochloramine has, depending on the source of the water, fewer problems concerning taste and odor than water treated with free chlorine. In addition, the chemically more stable monochloramine remains longer in the water, thus allowing a long-term disinfecting effect.
Wineries and vineyards face some added environmental and economic challenges to properly treat and dispose of wastewater. Proper treatment and disposal can be costly and there are very strict regulations that must be followed.
When we think of pumps, we seem to focus on what material is being pumped, how fast, how efficient and overall reliability. However, what we tend to not think about as much are the little heroes inside the pump that are making it all go around, no pun intended.
When facing source water problems, downtime from equipment malfunctions or emergencies, seasonal surges in consumption, or increased demand that exceeds system capacity, municipal and industrial water providers need a solution to rapidly increase production.
Oil & gas production is often associated with extraction of large quantities of ground water. After separation from the hydrocarbons, such produced water (PW) requires further treatment prior to discharge or reuse.
When a series of water crises in 2014 disrupted conventional utility services in the coastal Argentine city of Caleta Olivia, the city needed a way to ensure an uninterrupted water supply.