• Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry
    Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry

    If you feel like you have too much data but not enough understandable or usable information, fine-tuning data collection and funneling it into an integrated data management system may be the way to become more proactive and make better decisions.

  • How To Control Filter Cake And Membrane Surface Fouling
    How To Control Filter Cake And Membrane Surface Fouling

    Who wants cake? Certainly not treatment plant operators who employ microfiltration and ultrafiltration membranes, and here’s what they’re doing about it.

  • Construction Management At Risk: Rebuilding Infrastructure Through Collaboration
    Construction Management At Risk: Rebuilding Infrastructure Through Collaboration

    What’s so great about construction management at risk (CMAR)? The story of Fremont, OH — and a description of four key CMAR benefits — sheds light on the alternative delivery method.

  • Report Reveals High Cost Of Non-Revenue Water
    Report Reveals High Cost Of Non-Revenue Water

    A new report by an environmental group highlights the dire nature of the water infrastructure crisis.

  • Court Decision May Bring Clean Water Act 'Uncertainty'
    Court Decision May Bring Clean Water Act 'Uncertainty'

    Language in discharge permits is landing some companies in court in a trend some attorneys describe as rising uncertainty around Clean Water Act compliance.

  • Seattle Area Struggles After Flood Takes Out Waste Plant
    Seattle Area Struggles After Flood Takes Out Waste Plant

    Last month, Washington’s West Point treatment plant was hit with heavy rains and flooding, leading to catastrophic damage and a multi-million-dollar price tag for repairs.

  • What The 'Super Bowl Flush' Means For Wastewater Treatment
    What The 'Super Bowl Flush' Means For Wastewater Treatment

    It’s no secret that the Super Bowl is an event that transcends sports to engulf the worlds of advertising, music, and pop culture. It may surprise people to learn that the game is an annual focus for wastewater treatment operations as well.

  • Why We Need Clean Water Here
    Why We Need Clean Water Here

    When I speak to communities about water quality issues, people often think the problem only happens in the developing world. Although America’s drinking water remains among the safest in the world, we are facing a serious and growing problem at home in the U.S.

  • Florida Considers $3.3 Billion For Clean Water
    Florida Considers $3.3 Billion For Clean Water

    Florida lawmakers are in the midst of a heated debate on how much they should spend to keep toxic algae out of waterways.

  • Federal Officials Warn Rural Water Systems Of Cyber Threats
    Federal Officials Warn Rural Water Systems Of Cyber Threats

    Federal officials are urging water utilities to pay more attention to the rising threat of cyberattacks.

  • Whidbey Island Wells Contaminated With Firefighting Chemicals
    Whidbey Island Wells Contaminated With Firefighting Chemicals

    Foam contaminants at levels above the U.S. EPA guidelines have been found in the wells of residents living on Whidbey Island, WA. The Navy so far has tested over 170 island wells, citing some of them as off limits. In response, the Navy has been handing out bottled water as they expand their testing.

  • Making It Work: 174 Hydrants And 280 Valves Installed In 120 Days
    Making It Work: 174 Hydrants And 280 Valves Installed In 120 Days

    A timeline of 120 days. Construction in the middle of winter, when temperatures were frigid and snow covered the ground. Despite these challenges, Elite Excavating Company of Ohio, Inc., was able to install 174 AMERICAN Flow Control American-Darling MK 73 fire hydrants and 280 resilient wedge gate valves in sizes 6 to 18 inches in three months.

  • The Future Of Water Management
    The Future Of Water Management

    To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.

  • State-Of-Art Filters Triple Filter Run Times And Maximize Performance
    State-Of-Art Filters Triple Filter Run Times And Maximize Performance

    A plant manager in Colorado became frustrated by the consistently short filtration run-times and the large amount of water wasted by the four dual-cell bottom filters used to clean the region’s drinking water. Xylem’s Leopold Type XA underdrain with I.M.S 200 media retainer, new filter media (12” silica sand/18” anthracite), and wash troughs, emerged as the top choice.

  • Study Highlights Breadth Of Dioxane Contamination
    Study Highlights Breadth Of Dioxane Contamination

    Utility officials on Long Island are working to expand their treatment capabilities to ward off the threat of dioxane contamination.

  • Trump Backed Cali Desal, But Hurdles Remain
    Trump Backed Cali Desal, But Hurdles Remain

    Does California need another seawater desalination plant?

  • Wisconsin Gets Wiggle Room On Phosphorus Pollution
    Wisconsin Gets Wiggle Room On Phosphorus Pollution

    The U.S. EPA gave Wisconsin some leeway last month on the question of phosphorus pollution from sewage plants in a decision that will affect wastewater treatment across the state.

  • What Does A Trump Budget Mean For Toxic Algae?
    What Does A Trump Budget Mean For Toxic Algae?

    Critics are concerned that an expected budget proposal from President Trump, if adopted, would gut programs designed to protect water sources from toxic algae.

  • UV Disinfection Upgrade For Water Reuse - EWA Beach, Hawaii (Case Study)
    UV Disinfection Upgrade For Water Reuse - EWA Beach, Hawaii (Case Study)

    The Honouliuli Water Recycling Facility (WRF) includes filtration and UV disinfection to treat to Class R-1 reuse standards for various uses, including irrigation. In order to maintain high-level reuse, simplify maintenance, and reduce operation costs, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply decided to replace its 15-year-old TrojanUV4000™ with a TrojanUVSigna™.  With the high cost of power in Hawaii, this system upgrade will provide significant power savings (estimated at 75%) and will enable equipment payback in less than 2.5 years.

  • Let’s Put The 'W' In Infrastructure
    Let’s Put The 'W' In Infrastructure

    We need to make water infrastructure a clear priority in the new administration’s infrastructure investment plans. Let’s make sure there’s a “W” in any new infrastructure program.

  • Tensions Rise As Bill Threatens To Dismantle Des Moines Water Works Board
    Tensions Rise As Bill Threatens To Dismantle Des Moines Water Works Board

    Residents in Des Moines, IA, took issue with their water utilities at a public hearing at the capitol on March 6. The tension arose over a bill that would take apart the Des Moines Water Works board.

  • Residents File Personal Claims Against Firefighting Foam Manufacturers
    Residents File Personal Claims Against Firefighting Foam Manufacturers

    Current and former residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, PA, near Philadelphia, have joined together in a mass tort lawsuit against six manufacturers of firefighting foams dealing with personal injury claims.

  • Residents Urge Federal Government To Investigate Drinking Water In East Chicago
    Residents Urge Federal Government To Investigate Drinking Water In East Chicago

    In East Chicago, IN, rising levels of lead are becoming more of a concern to residents and both advocacy and environmental groups.

  • Senator Introduces Bill Urging U.S. EPA To Set Stronger Drinking Water Standards
    Senator Introduces Bill Urging U.S. EPA To Set Stronger Drinking Water Standards

    Earlier this month, a bill that would modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and would require the U.S. EPA to set standards for chemicals such as 1,4-dioxane was introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

  • Radioactive Wastewater Now A Federal Problem
    Radioactive Wastewater Now A Federal Problem

    The U.S. EPA stepped in last month to treat radioactive wastewater at a shuttered factory in Mississippi.

  • Iowa Water Utility Takes On Big Ag
    Iowa Water Utility Takes On Big Ag

    In Iowa, utilities and farmers are perennial opponents on water-quality issues. Cleaning up fertilizer pollution in drinking water is a costly burden — and who should bear that burden is hotly debated.

  • Top 10 Questions You Should Ask When Purchasing A Control Valve
    Top 10 Questions You Should Ask When Purchasing A Control Valve

    Automatic control valves, much like everything else we purchase these days, are not all created equal. Some fall into the high quality bracket with pricing to match, while others hover closer to the lower quality and price sensitive end of the scale. Unfortunately, when evaluating control valve prices, it is not always clear what you are being offered and what standards the valve actually meets. Here are a few questions to consider and ask the supplier to ensure you get years of trouble free operation that lasts longer than it takes the sales person to drive out of your parking lot!

  • City Validates Innovative Reuse Treatment Options Without RO
    City Validates Innovative Reuse Treatment Options Without RO

    Hollywood, Florida’s 55.5 MGD Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SRWWTP) treats wastewater from Hollywood and six neighboring municipalities in the southern region of Broward County. Florida’s outfall rule requires the city to begin a process to largely eliminate the use of its ocean outfall and implement 20.4 MGD of additional reuse on an annual basis.

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