• Canada’s Sewage Problem Is Getting Worse
    Canada’s Sewage Problem Is Getting Worse

    At least 215 billion liters of raw sewage were spilled or leaked into Canadian waterways last year, according to data submitted to the government.

  • Judge Deals Setback To Trump Water Agenda
    Judge Deals Setback To Trump Water Agenda

    A judge dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s effort to block a major Obama-era water regulation last week.

  • Advanced UV Technology Reduces Downtime And Improves Efficiency
    Advanced UV Technology Reduces Downtime And Improves Efficiency

    Industrial companies need reliable water treatment technology, since failure of a water system may result in downtime for production, with significant financial impacts. Ultraviolet (UV) technology is used for water treatment in various industries such as microelectronics, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and many other industry segments.

  • How Golf Courses Deal With Wastewater
    How Golf Courses Deal With Wastewater

    Maintaining a golf course has a lot of challenges. Often, one of those challenges is how to clean your golf course care equipment. The equipment you use to clean and maintain your golf course very quickly finds grass clippings, soil, and other debris enmeshed in it, and you need to remove these materials regularly. The type of washing you need to do to clean that equipment, however, creates wastewater — and improper wastewater disposal procedures could see you running afoul of U.S. EPA regulations and receiving unwanted fines.

  • The Rotostrainer Joins The Craft Beer Revolution
    The Rotostrainer Joins The Craft Beer Revolution

    Spent hops and general brewery wastewater are natural by-products of the beer-making process and must be reused or disposed of accordingly. Some brewers are charged substantial fines for dumping high-solids wastewater into the city sewer system. With Parkson Rotostrainers, over 90% of the Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) of wastewater can be filtered out, greatly reducing the city sewer charges. Many breweries can even sell much of the spent grain and other captured solids to local farms as livestock feed, thereby profiting on an otherwise ‘waste’ product.

  • Aquafine OptiVenn Series - Industrial Ultraviolet (UV) Water Treatment
    Aquafine OptiVenn Series - Industrial Ultraviolet (UV) Water Treatment

    This video gives an introduction and overview of the unique features and benefits of the new Aquafine OptiVenn UV Disinfection system.

  • Supporting The Heart Of The Water-Energy-Food Nexus
    Supporting The Heart Of The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

    Have you ever thought about the energy required to produce and deliver water, the water and energy required to grow and deliver food, and the food required to sustain us while we do all that? This article defines and describes the water-energy-food nexus and how one company supports it.

  • EPA Researchers Use Innovative Approach To Find PFAS In The Environment
    EPA Researchers Use Innovative Approach To Find PFAS In The Environment

    There are thousands of per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) in use for countless consumer products. PFAS can make products non-stick or waterproof. They are also used in industrial processes and make up fire-fighting foams used by first responders. With so many types of PFAS in use, EPA researchers have had to use new and innovative tools to gather more information about these chemicals.

  • Tank Covers Improve Operations And Save Costs For Water Treatment Plants
    Tank Covers Improve Operations And Save Costs For Water Treatment Plants

    Water treatment professionals face many challenges while working to provide customers with safe drinking water. Disinfection is critical to protect public health, but harmful byproducts may form during the process. In addition, some disinfectants volatilize and lose effectiveness when exposed to sunlight. Keeping tanks covered may help to reduce these problems while providing additional benefits.

    Evoqua Water Technologies is a worldwide leader when it comes to innovative technologies to protect precious water resources. Water Online spoke with Jamie Killam from Evoqua to discover ways to improve water facility operations by covering tanks.

  • Tapping Into The World’s Largest Water Reserves: Oceans And Seas
    Tapping Into The World’s Largest Water Reserves: Oceans And Seas

    As per many authentic references, about 97 percent of the water in the world belongs to oceans and seas, whereas 3 percent is freshwater available as glaciers, ice caps, and waterbodies. While we strive to manage available lakes, rivers, and other inland water resources to meet present and future public needs, why not look to these saline water reservoirs as potential alternatives for sustainability?

  • Embattled City Utility Gets On Water Improvement Plan

    Water in the capital of New Jersey had a lead problem, and the city was ordered to take palliative steps.

  • EPA Scientists Develop New Methods To Evaluate Chemicals

    EPA scientists are developing and evaluating new methods to evaluate chemicals for potential health effects. These methods are fast, cost effective, and reduce our reliance on traditional methods which use laboratory animals.

  • EquaReact® – Biologically Enhanced Equalization Reactor System

    Every once in awhile, something comes along that tackles complex problems with basic and sound fundamentals. For plants needing enhanced treatment to meet new or more stringent nutrient requirements, those needing extra capacity, struggling to meet current effluent levels, or all of the above, there is a new alternative that combines enhanced treatment with equalization, providing the best of both worlds -- The Parkson EquaReact® system.

  • In Florida, Thousands Join Algae Protest

    Thousands of Florida residents joined together for a demonstration on Sunday conveying a commitment to clean water.

  • Is Stormwater The Industry’s Red-Headed Stepchild?

    The National Municipal Stormwater Alliance recently released the 2018 State of Stormwater Report on municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits under the NPDES permitting program — the first-ever in a series that will publish annually. The Alliance also explained the somewhat distressing reason why the report is necessary: Stormwater is being largely ignored.

  • Full-Scale Installation Report For Z-88® Radium Removal – City of Bridgeton, NJ

    WRT’s Z-88® Radium Removal treatment system was selected to remove high concentrations of radium in two treatment facilities for the City of Bridgeton, NJ.  Both treatment facilities are now producing safer drinking water since the installation of the Z-88® Radium Removal treatment systems in 2009 and 2010.

  • Removing Hexavalent Chromium From Groundwater Supplies

    The chromium removal pilot study was conducted for the County of San Bernardino, CA at their CSA 70 Zone J - Well 5 treatment facility. Chromium in the CSA 70 Zone J – Well 5 raw water source exceeds the current Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL).

  • Who’s To Blame For Algal Blooms?

    With algal blooms forcing the closure of popular beaches in Vermont this summer, some critics are blaming sewage plants for the problem.

  • My Most Personal Initiation To PFAS

    When I attended the U.S. EPA-hosted PFAS Summit held at the Horsham, PA high school auditorium on July 25, 2018, the education I received from state and municipal leaders focusing on the local problem was more than just a professional briefing. It was ominously personal, due to the fact that the Water Online editorial office where I work and drink water every day is served by a utility sitting smack-dab in the middle of one of the most concentrated PFAS hotspots in the U.S.

  • City Of St. Cloud Relies On Thermal Flow Meters For Digester Biofuel Co-Gen Power Process

    The City of St. Cloud, Minnesota, straddles the Mississippi River near the center of the state a little more than 65 miles north of the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The city’s forward thinking staff began looking for sustainable green energy solutions in 2003. After planning and initiating a series of projects over several years, the site is today producing renewable energy with a 20 kW rooftop solar array, a 220 kW solar array and biofuels electricity generation.

  • Flow Meter Helps HollyFrontier’s Woods Cross Refinery Measure Flare Gas For Safety And Environmental Compliance

    When the plant team at HollyFrontier’s Woods Cross Refinery, near Bountiful, Utah, needed mass flow meters to measure flare gas to the main flare header, the team drew on its past metering experiences for this difficult application.

  • Repair Of Major Damage To High Density Polyethylene Wastewater Pipeline

    Leprino Foods, the world's largest mozzarella cheese producer, operates two plants that share one wastewater pipeline – a 16” SDR11 High Density Polyethylene Pipeline (operating at approximately 160 PSI). During dirt work an “auger” hit the wastewater pipeline and drilled an 8” diameter hole in the line. Leprino needed immediate access to a repair fitting for this line.

  • Report Claims Contamination Evidence Was Deleted

    Did New York City officials fail to report evidence of water contamination?

  • San Diego Overbilled Ratepayers By $2 Million

    Single-family homes in San Diego were overbilled by the city water department by more than $2 million last year, according to a new analysis.

  • Full-Scale Installation Report For Z-88® Radium Removal – City Of San Angelo, TX

    The City of San Angelo, TX selected WRT’s Z-88® Radium Removal treatment system for reducing high levels of radium in their wells.  The city’s Phase I treatment plan was fulfilled in 2014 with the installation of the first Z-88® Radium Removal treatment system. This large treatment facility has been reducing the levels of radium below the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) since it’s inception.

  • Texas City Weighs Wastewater Treatment Options

    A city near Austin, TX, is mulling how to approach wastewater treatment in a way that protects Blue Hole, a beloved swimming spot in the area.

  • Septic Systems: The Good, The Bad, And Hyperbole

    Sorting through practical, legal, and environmental considerations related to Michigan House Bills 5752 and 5753 — proposed oversight for onsite wastewater treatment systems

  • Stainless Steel Mechanical Joint Repair Sleeve For Saltwater Application

    A 24” HDPE pipeline providing water to Sullivan’s Island was installed and submerged under the channel. After installation and put into service, a fused joint failed. A temporary repair, using available products located at local warehouse, to keep customers in service was completed. The local public utility needed a permanent, pressure repair solution to be installed, by dive technicians underwater, without disruption to service to island. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Industrial Flow Measurement Basics And Practice

    In the recent decades, the market for the products of the industrial process industries has changed greatly. The manufacture of mass products has shifted to locations where raw materials are available economically. Competitive pressures have forced a swing to specialization as well as to an ability to adapt to customers desires. The systems are designed so that the economic data, such as raw material properties, raw material costs, batch sizes, are quickly integrated into the processes. An important consideration is the assurance and improvement of product quality.

  • Aerobic Treatment Of Wastewater For Fish Flour And Fish Oil Company For Reuse

    As a result of Fluence’s reuse solution, this fish processing company has zeroed its water footprint, reducing water consumption to the point that the company no longer needs to buy water, but instead produces a surplus available for irrigation, reuse, or reintroduction into the environment.

  • Full-Scale Installation Report For Z-92® Uranium Removal – Morongo Del Sur, CA

    The Golden State Water Company selected WRT’s Z-92® Uranium Removal treatment system to reduce high concentrations of uranium in a single treatment system for three wells located in the Morongo Valley of California.  Since installation of the Z-92® Uranium Removal treatment system in Morongo del Sur in 2013, the uranium levels are being reduced to levels below the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL).

  • The Next Generation Of Impeller Manufacturing

    An impeller is the rotating component of a pump. It transfers the energy from the motor to the fluid and accelerates the fluid to build up pressure. In contrast to an open impeller, a closed impeller additionally has a front shroud attached to it.

  • Faster Than Ever: Delivering Pump Spare Parts Within 48 Hours

    Outages at a customer’s site are costly. Equipment that fails needs a fast replacement. Thus, lead time is a decisive success factor in the service business.

  • Amid Wildfires, Trump Weighs In On Water Policy

    President Donald Trump took to Twitter in recent days to discuss water policy in a series of posts about California wildfires.

  • Full-Scale Installation Report For Z-92® Uranium Removal – City Of Grand Island, NE

    A single WRT Z-92® Uranium Removal treatment system was selected by the City of Grand Island, NE to remove high concentrations of uranium in three city wells.  When the Z-92® Uranium Removal treatment system was installed in 2012, it was the largest uranium treatment facility in the nation. The high uranium in the raw water source is consistently being reduced to levels below the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL). 

  • Last-Minute Design Change Benefits Akron Project

    The Great Lakes region was blessed with abundant freshwater for its rivers and lakes. Water as a resource and method of transportation were an important factor in Akron, OH, blossoming as one of America’s early manufacturing hubs during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

  • California Approves Funds For Water Projects, Large And Small

    The past few months have been highly eventful for California water watchers.  In June, by a margin of 57 to 43 percent, California voters approved Proposition 68, a $4.1 billion parks and water bond that will provide approximately $1.3 billion for water-related projects across the state.  Then in July, the California Water Commission approved $2.6 billion of funds authorized by Proposition 1, passed by the voters in 2014, to be used for eight new water storage projects.  These developments reflect that California is taking a bold and multi-pronged approach to addressing its water needs, investing both in new large infrastructure projects and in more modest projects to improve the state’s existing resources and assets.

  • $177 Million Job: Replacing Indiana’s Lead Service Lines

    Indiana American Water says it will cost $177 million over two decades to replace lead water service lines across the state.

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