The City of Clermont, Florida is located in Lake County 22 miles west of Orlando; and, like its neighbor, has an economy driven largely by tourism.
In an era when water scarcity, water quality and delivery costs are becoming urgent problems worldwide, the flow meter is more important than ever as a water management tool. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” is a simple business truism, which summarizes the growing role of flow meters in many water process applications.
Operational efficiency and conservation are increasing in focus among water utilities across the United States, however, they are especially important to Calimesa, Calif.-based South Mesa Water Company.
For most water and wastewater treatment plant operators, the words "process automation" are likely music to their ears. Labor requirements are reduced, while processes become more efficient and reliable — all outcomes that make an operator's life easier. But the decision to automate will often fall on the engineer in the design stage of a plant build or upgrade. I wondered what guides an engineer's decision to automate specific processes, so I went to Craig Correia, head of process automation at Festo Corporation, to gain some insight.
There are many potential issues that can affect a utility’s water network, including leakage and contamination. Having the ability to predict potentially harmful events that could occur can help utilities not only save money, but ensure that clean water is delivered efficiently and affordably. Download the full case study to read more of the story of how one utility found a solution to its growing distribution network problems.
The Public Works Utilities of Billings, Montana, began their partnership with Neptune Technology back in the 1950s and was an early adopter of Neptune’s ARB® absolute encoder meter reading technology in the 1960s.
Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond
Our nation’s record of progress in advancing public health under the Safe Drinking Water Act is significant.
Public participation. Information disclosure. Implementable and enforceable laws. Strong accountability mechanisms. In the United States, we sometimes take principles like these for granted.
The goal of this article is to summarize the process of how industrial discharge limits are established. These discharge limits (effluent limits) allow the environmental professional to then specify treatment goals and process design criteria.
A leading research organization investigates wet weather strategies to help municipalities make informed decisions about stormwater management.
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.
The Risk Management Program (RMP) is a law created to protect the greater community from the accidental release of highly hazardous chemicals. Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7), there are requirements for the employer to have accident prevention plans for every facet of handling these chemical hazards.
If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground.
Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.
It can take up to 60 liters (or 15.8 gallons) of water to make just a kilogram (or 2.2 pounds) of processed milk.
The storage department at a city water utility in Texas recently got targeted for theft.
Drinking water contractor Severn Trent Environmental Services is facing a lawsuit from the city of Hugo, OK.
The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), new legislation that provides critical investment in water infrastructure and includes support for water reuse, was introduced in the Senate on April 26 and passed by the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on April 28.
QGC’s water treatment plant at its northern coal seam gas fields near Wandoan in Queensland, Australia, was named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards.
One of the largest water infrastructure projects completed in the U.S. this century started delivering water recently to homes and businesses in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists held their Annual Awards Luncheon and Conference in late April at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
The International Desalination Association will confer the inaugural IDA Water Reuse and Conservation Awards at its International Conference on Water Reuse and Recycling “Turning Vision into Reality”, which takes place September 25-27, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditeranée in Nice, France.
The enduring simplicity of the Archimedes screw pump continues to make it one of the most efficient pumping methods over short distances, but this efficiency should not be taken for granted.
A California lawmaker is trying to expand the state water supply with a bill that would change the way the water sector approaches storm and recycled water.
A big chunk of cash disappears down the drain each year due to corruption in the water sector.
Veolia Water Technologies has been shortlisted for the prestigious Most Innovative New Technology of the Year at this year’s Water Industry Achievement Awards.