• Speedy Repair Or Replacement Of Curb Boxes Damaged By Acidic Soil
    Speedy Repair Or Replacement Of Curb Boxes Damaged By Acidic Soil

    For municipal waterworks supervisors, keeping curb boxes in good working order is critical.  But this job can become even more complicated by the prevalence of acidic soils across the U.S., which accelerates corrosion along with costly repair and replacement.

  • Capitalizing On A New Mindset For Asset Management
    Capitalizing On A New Mindset For Asset Management

    Reasons for changing water or wastewater asset management practices include unacceptable process downtime, statutory requirements for documenting infrastructure integrity, or the desire to refine process cost-effectiveness and maintenance-budget ROI. Here are examples of strategic approaches that can better match desirable asset management outcomes to the real needs of water utility operations.

  • Plotting The Quickest Route To Better Asset Maintenance
    Plotting The Quickest Route To Better Asset Maintenance

    A variety of research indicates that industry loses 3 percent to 5 percent (and in some cases more) of its productivity annually to unplanned shutdowns due to equipment failure. With all the data and connectivity available through today’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology and SCADA systems, water and wastewater treatment operations can reduce those losses significantly…if management is willing to consider and adopt proven strategic approaches.

  • Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse
    Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse

    Every city facing infrastructure or operational challenges or concerns about maintaining quality of life in the face of population growth or a changing environment has benefits to gain from a unified smart-city approach. Here are some concepts for promoting understanding and acceptance among utility and government decision-makers, plus several examples of benefits already being garnered by smart cities large and small.

  • Improving Water Treatment Efficiency Via Energy Management, Optimization
    Improving Water Treatment Efficiency Via Energy Management, Optimization

    The cost of water delivered to customers is as much about the energy needed to move it as the chemicals required to treat it. Balancing water chemistry, infrastructure costs, and energy consumption is key to optimizing the overall cost of operation. Experience shows that some astute water suppliers are closer to achieving their ideal outcomes than most people realize. Here are some insights into how that works.

  • D.C. Adds Mussel To Federal Ruling On E. coli Limits
    D.C. Adds Mussel To Federal Ruling On E. coli Limits

    With a federal judge deciding it needs to do a better job to combat E. coli discharge into its waterways, Washington, D.C. could be turning to an unlikely ally in its struggle to clean up local rivers: mussels.

  • Better CAPEX, OPEX Options For PFAS Treatment
    Better CAPEX, OPEX Options For PFAS Treatment

    The documented performance of ion exchange (IX) resins for treating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) offers new opportunities for more practical solutions in many applications. IX has demonstrated its ability to reduce both capital and operating costs compared to the conventional granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment approach.

  • Put A 'Stop' To Water-Main-Repair Shutdowns And Boil-Water Notices
    Put A 'Stop' To Water-Main-Repair Shutdowns And Boil-Water Notices

    For most water or wastewater system operators, engineers, and repair crews, the only thing worse than facing a 24”-main emergency repair is facing an even larger one. To those who have never performed an emergency line stop and bypass, the idea of completing repairs with no service outage, no long-term shutdown, and no ‘boil water’ notice is almost beyond belief. To those who have, it’s a sigh of relief.

  • Another Summer Of Flooding Should Be A Wake-Up Call To Redesign Our Communities
    Another Summer Of Flooding Should Be A Wake-Up Call To Redesign Our Communities

    Hurricane Dorian has left a trail of devastation over the last few days, but an onslaught of destructive floods have hit communities all across the country this summer. From small towns in the Midwest and Southeast to large cities like Washington and New York, torrential rains have inundated homes, cut power, and disrupted lives.

  • Houston To Pay $2 Billion To Address Wastewater Infrastructure
    Houston To Pay $2 Billion To Address Wastewater Infrastructure

    Wastewater treatment systems are all too familiar with the nation’s buried infrastructure problems — throughout the country, sewer systems have been neglected for decades to the point where the U.S. EPA estimates that $271 billion is needed to upgrade and maintain them in the near future.

  • LTE-M Standard Redefines Cellular Efficiency For Water Meter Readings

    The term “cellular” often calls to mind certain assumptions and limitations based on prior experience with consumer cellphone networks. Don’t confuse cellular-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications with past cellular experiences, though. The relatively new Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) standard represents a whole new ballgame. In short, “This is not your father’s cellular network.”

  • What Is The Importance Of Pretreatment For Industrial Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment?

    Your body is a machine. Like most machines, you have to properly maintain your body in order for it to function properly. Along with regular cleaning and checkups, you also have to be cognizant of what food you put into your body or else it won’t work at its maximum potential. An industrial reverse osmosis water treatment system actually works in quite a similar way.

  • A Methodical Approach To Water Loss

    A combination of culprits has water utilities spending more than necessary for production while failing to collect all the revenue that should be flowing in. Implementing solutions to water loss in a specific order is critical for municipalities to effectively get a handle on the problem. This systematic approach addresses issues in their order of impact and return on investment with simple, low-cost measures at the start that boost revenue.

  • Will Dissolved Air Flotation Fix Harmful Algal Blooms?

    The State of Florida is facing a problem shared worldwide at this time of year: a prevalence of toxic algae in source water brought on by the combination of warmer temperatures and nutrient runoff. So it’s worth paying attention to a potential fix being implemented in the Sunshine State.

  • Top 10 Challenges In Water And Wastewater Construction Projects

    Can you imagine the excitement and nervousness aerospace engineers must be experiencing when the countdown for rocket launch begins? "Three, two, one, blast off!" The next minutes, hours, and days test the team’s ability, experience, and knowledge put into the project. While this analogy may not be as applicable here, we environmental engineers also experience substantial enthusiasm and anxiety when water or wastewater projects enter the construction and commissioning phases.

  • Peristaltic Pumps, Diaphragm Pumps, Or Neither? The Basics Of Chemical Feed Solutions

    Chemical dosing plays a pivotal role in water and wastewater treatment operations, so selecting the optimal feed system is critical to achieving quality goals and meeting permit requirements. With multiple technologies available, it is important to understand the benefits and downsides of each.

  • A Messy Problem Inspires An Award-Winning Solution

    Denver Water and engineering partners resolve major water quality challenge in crucial South Platte River exchange reservoirs.

  • Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors

    Constant monitoring of critical motors while de-energized prevents failures on startup, reduces unscheduled downtime, saves on major rewinding repairs and increases personnel safety

  • Pressure Data Is Critical To Predicting Distribution Systems Issues

    Fluctuations in pressure are the best indicator that a problem is brewing in a water distribution system, so monitoring pressure at strategic points can provide valuable insight about potential leaks. However, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. The good news is that technology is available to gather pressure data that can be used to enhance service and improve asset management without a large capital investment by utilities.

  • A Smarter, Safer Method For Non-Payment Collection

    Addressing past due accounts traditionally means sending out a crew to turn off the water and then sending them back to restore service when the bill is paid. This can create a less-than-ideal situation by generating significant labor costs while having a potentially negative impact on vulnerable populations. Fortunately, there is a newer method available to address revenue capture while providing enhanced customer service by avoiding a turnoff.

  • Can Atmospheric Water Generation Help Solve The Global Water Crisis?

    In areas where water, infrastructure, and resources are scarce, a natural and novel solution has emerged — arriving out of thin air, so to speak.

  • The Digital Flip: How Innovation Is Transforming Utility Management

    The digital ecosystem continues to evolve, bringing more brainpower to “smart” technologies — and more efficient water treatment operations and asset management to utilities.

  • Perception vs. Reality: The Facts About U.S. Lead Exposures

    The lessons of Flint should be well heeded, and lead mitigation continued, but the big-picture story of lead exposures in the U.S. is a tale of tremendous progress.

  • Reversing The Process: Urban Planners Should Focus On Water First

    With concerns over stormwater management escalating, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) offers a multi-benefit, cost-effective solution.

  • Solutions To Reduce Water Loss And Gain Revenue

    Most utilities understand they have a nonrevenue water problem, but few know how to deal with it correctly. Start by learning more about how the issue affects your utility and what options are available.

  • Seizing The Digital Opportunity For Water

    The journey toward intelligent water can be expedited with eight key steps — a guideline for gliding through the Digital Water Adoption Curve.

  • AWWA’s Rebel With A Cause

    Presidents and CEOs aren’t typically the types who get the “cool” label, or at least not in the James Dean sense. But when you rise through the ranks of your industry, challenge the status quo, protect everyday citizens, and ride a motorcycle, you have earned the distinction. This brief Q&A gives insight into the history, motivations, and aspirations of current AWWA President Jim Williams — a lifelong champion of the water industry … and a darn cool guy.

  • Pros And Cons Of Seawater Desalination Using RO For Drinking Water

    Using seawater desalination RO treatment systems, coastal communities and island nations can achieve clean and safe water. So why do some countries utilize this advanced treatment technology, while others do not?

  • Water: It Matters More Than Ever

    Water. It’s vital to human life, our economy, and ecosystem - the very survival of our planet. But water challenges are growing more intense than ever before. Increasing volatile weather patterns fueled by climate change, crumbling infrastructure, pollution, and over population that is causing a surge in the demand for water. This means the world’s supply of clean water is rapidly declining putting our future at risk.

  • Hurricane Harvey Was No Match For These Pumps

    The main lift station serving the waste water treatment plant in Morgan’s Point, Texas, continually experienced problems with its three standard non-clog pumps. The pumps frequently clogged when rainfall totals reached or exceeded 2 inches. Shop rags, pieces of 2 x 4 lumber, plastic bottles, gloves, and wet wipes all commonly clogged the pumps when the standard demand increased. Pump removal, unplugging, and recurring repairs were required, but the service company was not always available for immediate assistance, causing problems for residents serviced by this lift station.

  • What You Need To Know About Mixed Oxidant Solution

    The main component of mixed oxidant solution (MOS) is chlorine and its derivatives hypochlorite and hypochlorous acid (ClO−, HClO). It also contains trace amounts of other chlor-oxygen species which work synergistically with the hypochlorite/hypochlorous acid to improve efficacy and performance. MOS is made from brine (salt) and energy, and is used for disinfecting, sanitizing and reducing the risk of infection due to pathogenic microorganisms in water and in other applications. It is particularly useful for customers who have specific challenges such as controlling biofilm or reducing disinfection byproducts exacerbated by biofilms.

  • inDENSE™ Gravimetric Selection Technology

    World Water Works inDENSE™ system increases process throughput and performance through the selection of dense sludge aggregates with improved settling rates and the promotion of enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR).

  • Study Links Fluoridated Water To Lower IQs In Babies

    Many public drinking water supplies contain fluoride, which is added by water systems to help prevent tooth decay in consumers. But a new study has called into question whether those health benefits are outweighed by potential health risks.

  • The Secret Ingredient Of Analytics: Wastewater

    The storm was a one-in-ten-year event. But it’s one that the engineers at TasWater, the water and wastewater agency for Tasmania, realized the people in the region would remember for a long, long time.

  • AWT210 Transmitter – Opening Up A New World Of Water

    The intrinsically safe AWT210 two-wire modular transmitter is a single-channel device for the measurement and control of pH, ORP or conductivity in hazardous and non-hazardous area applications.

  • Aqua-Aerobic Seminars – Where Professionals Learn And Solve

    For more than 30 years, Aqua-Aerobic has provided thousands of industry professionals with education and training through the company’s highly-regarded technical seminar program. Our industry-known seminar is ideal for those individuals involved in the design, application, procurement and operation of water and wastewater treatment plants.

  • Chief Operator Touts Their Switch To Double Diaphragm Pumps

    With just a single inlet and outlet, the MD-3 multi-diaphragm pump makes installation simple. Built-in controls makes not only ordering the MD-3 uncomplicated, it is extremely operator friendly to set up.

  • ABB's World Of Water Analysis

    The ability to continuously and accurately measure water quality is a key requirement in many processes. ABB’s continuous water analyzers help their customers' precious water resources go further around the world. Their trusted range of water analysis solutions provide real-time data on process conditions that can be used to improve efficiency, tighten performance and safeguard quality.

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OPTISONIC 7300 Ultrasonic Flowmeter OPTISONIC 7300 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

The OPTISONIC 7300 is a universal 2-path ultrasonic gas flowmeter for process and utility gas measurements in oil and gas refineries or the chemical or petrochemical industries. It is also suitable for non-custody transfer natural gas applications or applications with (compressed) air, mixed or flue gases (up to +180°C / +356°F). Using the transit time differential measuring principle, the OPTISONIC 7300 delivers high performance over a wide flow range (up to DN600 / 24", turndown ratio: 100:1). Its patented titanium transducers are perfectly focused, equalizing process fluctuations and avoiding acoustic feedback.

ADDIGEST® Aerobic Treatment System ADDIGEST® Aerobic Treatment System

The ADDIGEST® is an aerobic wastewater treatment system designed for both municipal and industrial applications. The trade name ADDIGEST® is derived from "add-on-digestion" and attests to the versatility of this system. It offers treatment from basic BOD and TSS removal to nutrient removal and advanced treatment. The ADDIGEST® Treatment Plant is available in both a Factory-Built ADDIGEST® system and a larger Field-Erected ADDIGEST® system. Both treatment systems offer infinite flexibility to meet varying treatment volumes and design parameters.

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Shelco's Single Cartridge Housings have been a standard in the industry for more than 30 years. Constructed in 304L or 316L stainless steel, brass head with 304L body or cast iron head and steel body; and available with wide variety of gaskets, our metallic housings are designed to be compatible with most fluids and work in a wide range of applications. Our plastic housings are constructed of FDA materials and offer a high-quality, economical alternative to metallic housings in applications with corrosives or sensitive fluids.

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The FilterWorx® Automatic Control System by Leopold is a complete filter control package consisting of all instrumentation and control equipment for the automatic monitoring and control of municipal water filtration systems.

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Built on a century of water metering experience, the ORION® product family has provided utilities comprehensive Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) for interval meter reading and data capture using both one-way and two-way communications.

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Complete energy saving aeration solution for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment. The SmartAerator provides up to 50% annual energy savings for wastewater treatment facilities. Ideal projects are those that require large horsepower aerators and projects with multiple aerators where energy savings would be significant.

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The Parkson DynaSand® EcoWash® Filter is a unique system that filters liquid suspensions to the designed effluent quality, while at the same time cleaning the sand bed so the filter is not shut down during the backwash time. Feed water is passed upwards through the sand bed and exits the top of the filter as clean water. At the same time, sand can be removed from the bottom, cleaned and returned to the top.  A small portion of the filtered water is used to wash the sand and leaves the filter as a reject stream.

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