DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • NJ Lawmakers Fast-Track Water Utility Privatization
    NJ Lawmakers Fast-Track Water Utility Privatization

    A proposal under consideration in the New Jersey legislature would fast-track the process by which municipalities privatize their water utilities.

  • EPA Takes Steps To Regulate Strontium
    EPA Takes Steps To Regulate Strontium

    The EPA is taking steps to regulate strontium, a naturally-occurring chemical found in drinking water.

  • Missouri Water Quality Rules: 'A Huge Deal'
    Missouri Water Quality Rules: 'A Huge Deal'

    Missouri passed regulations tightening its water quality standards, and the EPA signed off on them in October.

  • Nebraska: Beacon Of Good Water Policy?
    Nebraska: Beacon Of Good Water Policy?

    "With ongoing summer droughts in many states across the country, water scarcity continues to be a threat, [which is shifting] water regulation policies in some states to focus on more local management plans like Nebraska has," Nebraska News Service recently reported.

  • UN To Investigate Water Shutoffs
    UN To Investigate Water Shutoffs

    After suggesting that Detroit's frenzy of water shutoffs constitute a human rights violation, United Nations advisers are increasing their involvement in this issue by planning a visit to the Motor City. 

  • Lejeune Victims Get Help From New Federal Rules
    Lejeune Victims Get Help From New Federal Rules

    The federal Veterans Affairs Department has pushed ahead with two rules that will help military families afflicted by hardship as the result of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • Water Utility Management To Avoid Flooding In A City Below Sea Level
    Water Utility Management To Avoid Flooding In A City Below Sea Level

    The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans is the water utility serving every household in the New Orleans city limits. The water utility is responsible not only for water treatment as well as sewer and wastewater disposal, but also drainage operations throughout the city.

  • WWEMA Window: ‘Nondispersibles’ Turning Sewers Into Nightmares Nationwide
    WWEMA Window: ‘Nondispersibles’ Turning Sewers Into Nightmares Nationwide

    Increasingly, wipes are causing serious issues for wastewater treatment system operators. Many of the wipes entering the sewage system are not dispersible and technically not flushable.

  • Drinking Water Disinfection – A History and Improved Monitoring Techniques
    Drinking Water Disinfection – A History and Improved Monitoring Techniques

    In many countries we take for granted the availability and reliability of safe drinking water.  A recent trip outside of the US reminded me of this fact when I saw notices in the hotel rooms stating the drinking water met specific standards and was safe to drink however, my friends from the country emphatically warned me to not drink the water. By Randy Turner, Technical Director, Chemist, Swan Analytical USA

  • Sodium Hypochlorite: The Unsung Hero In Disinfection
    Sodium Hypochlorite: The Unsung Hero In Disinfection

    For the fortunate few in this world, many of us enjoy fresh cold water from our taps, crisp white linens in hotel rooms, and refreshing and safe water in swimming pools. It all seems very easy and straight forward with all the new technologies available in the industry to ensure safe and clean drinking water. A reliable and effective technology is always needed to ensure peace-of-mind for all water treatment processes. In many cases, it is the centuries old Sodium Hypochlorite (NaClO) chemical, or as known by every household – Bleach. By Angela Yeung, District Sales Manager, Grundfos

  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Complements On-Line Monitoring With Automated Control
    Wastewater Treatment Facility Complements On-Line Monitoring With Automated Control

    The Minnesota River Valley Public Utilities Commission (MRVPUC) provides wastewater treatment for the City of Le Sueur and the City of Henderson in south-central Minnesota. A significant factor facing the utility is the highly varying phosphorus load that challenges operators to meet the utility’s annual average discharge limit of 1.0 mg/L total phosphorus.

  • 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.

  • NeoTech D238™ Datasheet

    The NeoTech D238™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

  • Everything Old Is New Again
    Everything Old Is New Again

    As water treatment plant managers face relentless challenges — aging infrastructure, stricter watershed protection regulations, higher energy costs, growing water scarcity, and tighter budgets — solutions are emerging that blend computer-age technology with the tried-and-true practice of granular media filtration.

  • NeoTech D322™ Datasheet

    The NeoTech D322™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

  • Harnessing Advanced Analytics For Water Balancing, Meter Trending And Meter Right-Sizing
    Harnessing Advanced Analytics For Water Balancing, Meter Trending And Meter Right-Sizing

    Water utility managers today face a conundrum. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recommends a water utility strive for non-revenue water loss at 10-15 percent, but managers know that many systems lose as much as 50 percent. Discovering where these losses occur is difficult.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

RDLO – Split Case Pump

RDLO – Split Case Pump

The versatile RDLO split case pump from KSB is a reinforced pump that is ideal for applications ranging from raw and pure industrial water to seawater. The RDLO’s state-of-the-art engineering ensures a cost-effective, long-lasting solution for water managers in need of an efficient, sustainable, and low-maintenance product.

Cleargreen™

Cleargreen™

Cleargreen™ (for Cyclic Low Energy Ammonium Removal) augments anaerobic treatment of biosolids (biological, primary, co-digestion) by removing the nitrogen overload. Deammonification allows the treatment of concentrated ammonia generated by anaerobic digestion of sludge in the side stream of the plant– limiting the impact of digestion on the main water treatment line.

ETS-UV for Food & Beverage Process Water

ETS-UV for Food & Beverage Process Water

Waterborne microorganisms are responsible for adverse effects on the flavor, color, odor, and shelf life of soft drinks, bottled water and food products. It is therefore the fundamental objective of food and beverage manufacturers to eliminate spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms from process water, product water, and sugar solutions to overcome this problem.

Mighty Mike® Maintenance Tablets

Mighty Mike® Maintenance Tablets

Maintain your drain with Mighty Mike® specialty tablets and cleaners!

InnovaSonic 210i Ultrasonic Portable Flow Meter

InnovaSonic 210i Ultrasonic Portable Flow Meter

Sierra’s next generation InnovaSonic® 210i portable ultrasonic flow meter succeeds at delivering expanded functionality and field portability.  The handheld 210i is ideal for precisely measuring a wide range of liquid flows and temperatures. This universal transit-time ultrasonic flow meter  features a pushbutton interface, ergonomic handheld design and a large digital display that significantly simplifies set-up and data collection. Its high-powered ultrasonic pulse with improved digital signal processing requires just one set of transducers for a wide range of pipe sizes and materials including metal, plastic and concrete.

ReFlex Max™ Reverse Osmosis

ReFlex Max™ Reverse Osmosis

Desalitech ReFlex Max Reverse Osmosis systems are highly efficient, typically reducing brine waste by 50% to 75% and energy consumption by up to 35%.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

  • New Drinking Water Regulations Sought For Algal Toxins
    New Drinking Water Regulations Sought For Algal Toxins

    Excess nutrients, blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), and cyanotoxins have long been a problem for wastewater treatment plants — many states regulate nutrient levels in discharged water — but now drinking water plants are being eyed for regulation as well.

  • New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere
    New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere

    Innovation can take many forms. In the water and wastewater industry, new and emerging technologies get most of the credit for being innovative and potentially transformative. However, new modes of thinking can have equal and sometimes greater impact.

  • Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance
    Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance

    The national lead-free law that went into effect in January 2014 arrived with a certain amount of confusion tied to it. What does “lead free” really mean? What constitutes a pipe, pipe fitting, plumbing fitting, or fixture? How are lead-free products identified? How is the law enforced?

  • Research To The Rescue: Solutions For Today’s Top Water Challenges
    Research To The Rescue: Solutions For Today’s Top Water Challenges

    The Water Research Foundation should be well known to those interested in the latest solutions to the water/wastewater industry’s most pressing challenges — they’ve been around since 1966 — but in case you don’t know…

  • Next-Generation Arsenic Removal
    Next-Generation Arsenic Removal

    A novel process gives spent adsorptive media — and utilities’ budgets — new life.

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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • AMI Steps Up Efficiency Without Feet On The Street
    AMI Steps Up Efficiency Without Feet On The Street

    Begun in 1882 as a station along the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, Hewitt, Texas encompasses 6.86 square miles south of Waco.

  • Integrated Smart Device Technologies: The Road To Smart City Infrastructure
    Integrated Smart Device Technologies: The Road To Smart City Infrastructure

    Phones have now become smart phones, water has become smart water, and cities are now trending towards becoming smart cities, but what does all this mean and how do we effectively make our water infrastructure smarter?

  • Shed The Lead

    When is a water meter truly “green”? In addition to meeting lead free regulations, it should also provide utility users with recyclability, field-proven durability – and just as important – superior scrap value at end of life. This video examines how traditional lead-free bronze-body meters offer all of the above – something that cannot be said for non-recyclable plastic or composite water meters.

  • The Many Faces Of Carbon — A Versatile Treatment Solution
    The Many Faces Of Carbon — A Versatile Treatment Solution

    What concerns drinking water municipalities the most? Is it regulations, emerging contaminants, or a crisp, clear product? To a degree, it’s all of the above. Jim Knepper of Jacobi Carbons explains.

  • Water Pressure Monitoring: The First Step In Distribution System Intelligence
    Water Pressure Monitoring: The First Step In Distribution System Intelligence

    For water utilities, understanding water pressure in the distribution system is a critical component of managing their community’s water supply. In this interview with Water Online Radio, Paul Gifford, Director of Research and Development for Mueller Company, explains how surprised many customers are when they learn what their water pressure actually is.

  • The Grand Unified Theory Of Probes
    The Grand Unified Theory Of Probes

    Scientists spend their lives searching for simplicity.

  • A Comparative Study Of On-Line And Laboratory TOC Analyzers For Analysis Of Municipal Wastewater
    A Comparative Study Of On-Line And Laboratory TOC Analyzers For Analysis Of Municipal Wastewater

    This application note presents comparative data obtained on influent and effluent wastewater samples using laboratory and on-line TOC analyzers employing the heated sodium persulfate oxidation technique in USEPA-approved methods 415.3 and SM 5310C.

  • What’s In An Underdrain? More Than You Might Think
    What’s In An Underdrain? More Than You Might Think

    Media filtration is employed for a variety of treatment applications — drinking water, wastewater recycle/reuse, and pretreatment for desalination among them — but practitioners may be missing out on a key opportunity for savings.

  • InnovaSwitch™ Flow Switch Datasheet

    Sierra Instruments’ Innova-Switch represents the State-of-the-art in gaseous and liquid flow switching or liquid level control and continues the Sierra tradition of providing the highest quality mass flow meters and controllers in the industry.

  • Wingo Water & Sewer Upgrades To ORION® Fixed Network (SE) System From Badger Meter
    Wingo Water & Sewer Upgrades To ORION® Fixed Network (SE) System From Badger Meter

    Located in rural Kentucky, the small town of Wingo may seem like an unlikely candidate to become the first city in the state to employ a complete Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. However, when it came time to upgrade its meter reading system, the city wanted a comprehensive water utility solution and chose the ORION Fixed Network (SE) system from Badger Meter.

  • Everything Old Is New Again
    Everything Old Is New Again

    As water treatment plant managers face relentless challenges — aging infrastructure, stricter watershed protection regulations, higher energy costs, growing water scarcity, and tighter budgets — solutions are emerging that blend computer-age technology with the tried-and-true practice of granular media filtration.

  • Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses
    Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses

    Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), Birmingham, Alabama has consistently achieved the rating of the number five water system in the United States for water quality.  BWWB’s potable water distribution system (WDS) serves 600,000 people with a daily average use of 100 million gallons (378 million liters) of water, received from nearby lakes and rivers. The system includes 51 water storage tanks, nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 km) of pipe, over 13,000 fire hydrants and over 200,000 service connections.

  • ACE13 Interview With VP Marketing Kent Murray - Beyond Meter Reading
    ACE13 Interview With VP Marketing Kent Murray - Beyond Meter Reading

    In this video, Kent Murray from Neptune Technology Group explains how interoperable AMR/AMI systems allow today’s water utilities to leverage field data beyond billing by sharing it across applications and departments. Learn how Neptune’s solutions provide information that supports decision making throughout the water distribution network – not just for meter reading, but also for water pressure, water quality, and other areas to optimize efficiency.

  • Flare Gas Flow Measurement And Control
    Flare Gas Flow Measurement And Control

    In oil/gas production, refining and storage operations around the globe, flare gas systems are used to burn-off and dispose of waste, excess or off-gases, and as a safety system. The accurate, responsive and reliable measurement of flare gas is essential in order to assure proper operation of the flare gas system, which protects people and equipment from potentially hazardous combustible gas to maintain a safe working environment and to avoid environmental contamination.

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