• Critically Needed Funding For Water Projects Is Ever So Near
    Critically Needed Funding For Water Projects Is Ever So Near

    An infusion of $6 billion in federal funding for critical water infrastructure projects appears to be on the way to some very happy state and local officials. What a great gift!

  • Water Intelligence System Combines Process, Data and Instrumentation Analysis
    Water Intelligence System Combines Process, Data and Instrumentation Analysis

    In the world of water and wastewater, it's not enough to simply get a measurement back on how your system is performing. The non-linear process of water treatment and distribution requires ongoing adjustment and diagnostics based on process and regular instrument analysis. In this Water Online video, Tom Siller, Senior Director for Hach's Software Business Unit, discusses Claros, a new water intelligence system that not only analyzes but looks to fill the knowledge void as we face a generational change in our treatment operator ranks.

  • Suspended EPA Official: Trump Admin Stalling On Child Lead Rules
    Suspended EPA Official: Trump Admin Stalling On Child Lead Rules

    A suspended U.S. EPA official is calling out the Trump administration for what she sees as negligence on rules protecting children from lead.

  • How Alarmed Should You Be About Operator Effectiveness?
    How Alarmed Should You Be About Operator Effectiveness?

    As water and wastewater treatment plant (WTP/WWTP) processes and control systems become more sophisticated, maximizing operator effectiveness becomes more complex as well. A well-planned alarm and control strategy can make a significant difference between valuable decision-making information and confusing, disjointed, data points. This article highlights key strategies for foreseeing problems in advance, fixing them faster, and having a higher success rate by maximizing operator effectiveness.

  • The Role Of IoT And Control Technologies In Water Filtration Systems
    The Role Of IoT And Control Technologies In Water Filtration Systems

    ​Water and wastewater treatment applications encompass a wide range of processes, technologies, and physical/chemical methods. Among them, filtration and separation technologies are the core of treatment processes, and in many cases, they can be critical process bottlenecks. Engineering firms, engineering procurement and construction contractors, and end users have high expectations regarding a plant's operation, process design, efficiency, and performance.

  • What Are The Hidden Costs Of Water?
    What Are The Hidden Costs Of Water?

    There are a variety of costs that are easy to overlook in water treatment. But as Herman Coello, Products Manager for SIEMENS Process Instrumentation, explains in this Water Online video, accurately measuring your flow and treatment parameters can reduce them all. Much-overlooked expenses such as pumping inefficiencies and chemical overdosing can all be reduced to save operating expense.

  • Innovative Project In Virginia Changes Lens On Wastewater
    Innovative Project In Virginia Changes Lens On Wastewater

    In September of 2016, Ted Henifin took the first sip of water purified at a pilot treatment plant developed by HRSD (Hampton Roads Sanitation District). Now, the innovative water treatment program known as SWIFT — Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow — is changing the lens through which communities and government officials view wastewater, drinking water, aquifer replenishment, and even fighting sea level rise.

  • Indiana Water Privatization Needs Court Approval
    Indiana Water Privatization Needs Court Approval

    The fate of a water utility in Indiana lies in the hands of a court.

  • Lifecycle Management — Enhancing The ROI Of Control System Investments
    Lifecycle Management — Enhancing The ROI Of Control System Investments

    In water plant operations, there’s no such thing as simply maintaining the status quo. Any utility that is not moving forward is falling behind. Whether a water treatment or wastewater treatment plant (WTP/WWTP) chooses to rely on in-house resources or outside specialists, here are some lifecycle management approaches they can use to upgrade control capabilities without compromising performance or return on investment. 

  • Boiler Feedwater — Making The Case For Reverse Osmosis
    Boiler Feedwater — Making The Case For Reverse Osmosis

    Boiler feedwater is comprised of two very important, and increasingly expensive resources: steam condensate return and city (or well) makeup water. The condensate is valuable due to low electrical conductance, purity, and high temperature. The makeup water is valuable because it is being overused and under conserved in many parts of the country, making the cost of water rise in almost all parts of the U.S.

  • How Drought And Other Extremes Impact Water Pollution

    A Q&A with Berkeley Lab hydrological science expert Bhavna Arora, who explains how unseasonably warm weather and drought can affect water quality

  • After Cyberattack, Utility Urges Customers To Replace Credit Cards

    The water utility in San Angelo, TX, is urging customers who paid their water bill online during the summer months to immediately get a new card.

  • Prioritizing Alarm Responses For Better Workforce Management

    While the laws of physics and chemistry have not changed, the ways that water and wastewater treatment plants (WTPs/WWTPs) are being forced to deal with them certainly have — e.g., disinfection byproducts (DBPs), tighter turbidity standards, harmful algal blooms, and PFAS challenges. Even when plant throughput stays the same, the demands on plant personnel continue to increase. Here’s how evolving toward better workforce management processes can help. 

  • California Dreamin’? Pilot Study Makes Treating Arsenic, Manganese And Iron A Reality

    The City of Paramount conducted a pilot study for arsenic, manganese and iron treatment system at their Well 15 site. The onsite pilot test was designed to demonstrate the performance of the Loprest Water Treatment Company treatment process proposed for the new treatment plant.

  • Coping With Mixed-Source Water Quality And Corrosion Challenges

    When it becomes necessary to expand or blend water supply sources, variety is not necessarily the spice of life. Whether new water sources are surface water or groundwater, fresh, brackish, seawater, or water recovered from aquifer storage, they can ultimately impact water treatment plant (WTP) operations and finished water quality — including compliance with the U.S. EPA Lead and Copper Rule.

  • How To Become More Successful At Funding Water Infrastructure

    Prioritizing and funding pressing infrastructure needs can be challenging for water treatment and wastewater treatment plants (WTPs/WWTPs) of any size. The problems are particularly stressful for smaller utilities where a thin layer of upper management staff wears an inordinate number of hats. The good news is that funding assistance does exist — if you know where to look for it and take the right steps to apply for it.

  • An Underdrain Like No Other

    Matt Shoemaker, North American Sales Manager for Leopold -- A Xylem Brand, talks through the features of the Type 360 Underdrain, a bolt-down system with a design that allows for longer filter runs, higher efficiency, less backwash water, and extended media life. With a flow concept that avoids dead zones and patented self-cleaning capabilities, the Type 360 is easy to own and operate. Get a close look and hear more about its unique properties in this video.

  • Pilot Test For Manganese Removal Using Manganese Greensand

    Loprest has been designing and fabricating manganese removal systems using manganese greensand for over forty years. Drawing on that experience; filtration rates, run times, backwash procedures, chemical dosage rates, etc. are all established by theoretical calculations and history. Therefore, Loprest’s goal in this pilot study was to conduct uninterrupted operation per bid testing procedures and document the results.

  • Robertson Water Treatment Plant Celebrates 75 Years

    In 75 years, El Paso Water has come full circle. More than seven decades ago, El Paso’s population growth was stretching the border city’s water supply and requiring new approaches that would enable the city to continue to thrive.

  • New Water Infrastructure Bill: A Positive Step

    The U.S. Senate has just approved “America’s Water Infrastructure Act,” which was also passed by the House of Representatives in September, clearing the way for Presidential signature. While much of the bill focuses on traditional water projects to be carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers, it includes several provisions directly addressing drinking water infrastructure.

  • Disinfection Solutions From De Nora

    Daryl Weatherup, Managing Director at De Nora Water Technologies, gives an overview of De Nora's updated disinfection offerings, including its CAPITAL CONTROLS MCP ozone generator, CAPITAL CONTROLS Chlorinator, and ClorTec onsite hypochlorite generator. 

  • Control Of Dysfunctional Water Utility Seized

    A judge has ordered that an Arizona water utility hand over its reins to a management entity or face jail time.

  • New Testing Method For Lead And Arsenic In Contaminated Soil Saves Money And Protects Public Health

    EPA recently validated an innovative new technology to guide the cleanup of soils contaminated with arsenic and lead. The new laboratory method, based on a “virtual stomach” that mimics human digestion, estimates the bioavailability of arsenic and lead in soils quickly and inexpensively relative to animal models. This method will increase the accuracy of Human Health Risk Assessments, potentially reducing remediation costs.

  • Analytical Software Predicts Sewer System Blockages

    Using historical data and Seeq analytical software, Nukon calculates when sewer blockages will occur up to 13 hours before occurrence, preventing spills.

  • Leopold Type 360 Underdrain: Video

    The Leopold brand of Xylem has been providing the most efficient water and wastewater treatment filtration systems available since 1922. The Leopold difference – effectively backwashing 100 percent of the media.

  • Dirty Irrigation Water Poses Health Risks

    Irrigation water used by farmers appears to be making people sick.

  • Aeration Efficiencies Found With Automated Controls

    With a variety of blower combinations available to optimize aeration performance at wastewater treatment plants, efficiencies are now being found by focusing in on aeration control systems. Eric Bennett, Controls Product Manager with Aerzen, recently discussed the advantages operators are finding by deploying the company's AERProcess solution in managing energy use, optimizing biological processes and reducing wear and tear on blowers and valves.

  • Is Coagulation Followed By Filtration Viable To Remove Arsenic When Raw Water Arsenic Levels Are High?

    The objective of the pilot study was to demonstrate “proof of concept” if coagulation followed by filtration was a viable technology to remove arsenic in water from Well No. 6 when raw water arsenic levels are so high, >70 ppb. Preparations were made to reduce the pH of the raw water if it was required. Also, two unique arsenic adsorptive medias were evaluated as a final polishing step to the effluent of the coagulation/filtration process.

  • Philippines Potable Water System Improvement Project Uses Filter Underdrain Blocks To Improve Backwash Efficiency

    Founded in 1997, the Manila Water Company (MWC) serves the potable water needs of more than five million residents of the Philippines capital and cities to the east. The company serves as the private partner in a public-private partnership with the Philippines government in operating the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System for Metro Manila’s East Zone.

  • Smart Meters: Water’s Answer To IoT

    The refinement of computing power into ever smaller devices, and the untethering of communication from hardwired networks in favor of radio frequency (RF) communication, has fueled an explosion of new internet-connected commercial and consumer capabilities labeled the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Under that concept, clustered data collection, calculation, and control applications now extend from full industrial process automation to residential HVAC, lighting, and water meters.

  • A Pilot Study Involving Three Different Treatment Media

    As part of a feasibility study for arsenic treatment at an elementary school in California, a pilot study was conducted to test the performance of three different treatment media: (1) greensand and anthracite, (2) standard sand and anthracite, and (3) manganese dioxide.

  • SOC 2 Basics: Find Secure AMI In The Cloud, Without Getting Lost In A Fog

    The history of commercial online transactions is riddled with horror stories about data security breaches. Think Equifax, Target, Yahoo, Uber, Sony PlayStation … the list goes on. How can a utility maximize the benefits advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) offers for more efficient data collection and management, without having to worry about seeing its name on the front page of tomorrow’s newspaper?

  • Utilities Invoke A Nightmare: 'Imagine A Day Without Water'

    Water utilities around the country are inviting the public to think the unthinkable in a campaign kicking off October 10 known as “Imagine a Day Without Water”.

  • How Is California Affected By The Clean Water Act Mess?

    Just when we thought the jurisdictional and regulatory issues concerning the federal Clean Water Act and the resulting implications could not get more complicated, recent developments have put that possibility to rest.

  • Helping Customers Feel More Secure About AMI Data Use

    With any technology, new capabilities are typically associated with new requirements and responsibilities. While the bottom line of customer billing based on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) essentially remains the same as it was with manual meter reading, the technology introduces some new “technical issues” regarding data security. For example, while more frequent RF data collection enables added layers of data insight, it also creates a new channel for potential data exposure.

  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Takes Life In New Jersey

    The so-called "brain-eating" amoeba, a water-based threat that poses a risk to water utilities, has taken another life.

  • Groundwater Replenished To Prevent Sea Level Rise

    Groundwater in Southeastern coastal Virginia is depleting due to over-drafting without intentional replenishment. This phenomenon makes the Potomac aquifer susceptible to saltwater intrusion as well as land subsidence, or the gradual settling or sudden sinking of the earth’s surface. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District responded to these issues by using groundwater augmentation as a way to recharge the aquifer, prevent saltwater intrusion, and potentially increase ground elevation.

  • The Data Influx: Transforming Data Overload Into Business Insights

    “We have too much data” is the refrain we continually hear from water utilities. It’s no surprise that managing data from multiple sources and turning it into business insights presents a daunting challenge; however, data influx does not have to be a burden. When managed well, there’s no such thing as too much data, especially if your business is implementing a big data strategy — a topic that has implications and reach beyond the scope of this paper.

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