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    It is a tough moment for U.S. relations with Mexico as the two sides disagree about the merits of a border wall. But when it comes to water, the two nations still enjoy a functional relationship.

  • U.S. Air Force Won’t Repay Water Districts For PFC Contamination
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    The U.S. Air Force is under fire for announcing it will not reimburse communities in Colorado for potentially contaminating their groundwater.

  • Getting The Grit Out With Hydraulic Forced Vortex Systems
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    For wastewater treatment operations around the country, grit can be a major problem. If not addressed properly, it can gather in digesters, clarifiers, and aeration basins, requiring time-wasting removal by staff.

  • Manufacturers Reps Are Working To Advance The Industry — Come Hear How At WEFTEC 2017
    Manufacturers Reps Are Working To Advance The Industry — Come Hear How At WEFTEC 2017

    What is the perspective of today’s market from the view of a manufacturer’s representative marketing a diverse line of water and wastewater treatment products, along with pumps, solids handling/dewatering equipment, and infrastructure assessment?

  • Is CIPP Installation Really Safe?
    Is CIPP Installation Really Safe?

    New research into the chemical byproducts that result from cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair indicates that the practice may not be safe for installers or nearby residents. Is your operation at risk?

  • Major Algal Bloom Has Florida Worried
    Major Algal Bloom Has Florida Worried

    Florida’s largest freshwater lake is thick with toxic algae, fueling concerns that it will spread to other water bodies and sparking a debate over whether decisions by water managers helped encourage the growth of this bloom.

  • San Diego Man Tried To Poison Drinking Water
    San Diego Man Tried To Poison Drinking Water

    San Diego police are investigating a potential crime after surveillance video appeared to show a man poisoning a homeowner’s drinking water.

  • High Water Bills Force Families From Homes
    High Water Bills Force Families From Homes

    Water bills sometimes force families out of their homes — a problem that has afflicted people across the country.

  • Will Massachusetts Nix Its Water Pollution Plan?
    Will Massachusetts Nix Its Water Pollution Plan?

    A long-awaited plan to curb stormwater pollution in Massachusetts is going to be delayed and could be eliminated altogether.

  • California Drops Tough Chromium-6 Standard
    California Drops Tough Chromium-6 Standard

    After a taxpayer group challenged a drinking water standard in California, a state panel has decided to remove the rule.

  • MIT Researchers Develop 'Decision Framework' For Water Infrastructure Spending
    MIT Researchers Develop 'Decision Framework' For Water Infrastructure Spending

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claim they know what water utilities should do to spend more efficiently on infrastructure.

  • What’s Ahead In Water
    What’s Ahead In Water

    Water made headlines over the past year, with the major contamination discovery in Flint, MI, droughts and then flooding in California, and questions about infrastructure. These headlines highlight how vital water is to the U.S. economy and the American people, as well as the challenges the industry faces. What’s not in these headline stories, though, is how the industry views its future.

  • Baby Boomers, Millennials, And The Future Of The Water Industry
    Baby Boomers, Millennials, And The Future Of The Water Industry

    What is the effect of the baby boomer-to-millennial personnel changeover as it relates to technology, knowledge transfer, and the future of the water industry? Water Online surveyed technology providers who serve the utility and engineering community on their perceptions of and preparations for the transition.

  • Research Confirms Cause Of Flint Crisis
    Research Confirms Cause Of Flint Crisis

    A failure to include orthophosphate in water treatment processes in Flint was a primary reason for the lead crisis that gripped the city and served up unsafe tap water to locals, according to new research.

  • Stepping Up To Smart Aeration
    Stepping Up To Smart Aeration

    According to the U.S. EPA, municipal water and wastewater treatment systems account for 30 to 40 percent of the total energy used by municipalities in the United States. In wastewater treatment, the biggest chunk of this energy consumption comes from aeration. Within a typical WWTP, the aeration equipment used to maintain the required dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the activated sludge process can account for as much as 60 percent of the total plant energy use (Source: EPA.gov). As municipalities and plant operators look for ways to minimize energy use and contain operating costs, aeration is a natural area of focus.

  • California To Regulate Marijuana Wastewater
    California To Regulate Marijuana Wastewater

    California regulators are getting closer to regulating waste discharges by marijuana growers.

  • In New Hampshire, Citizens Take PFC Concerns Into Their Own Hands
    In New Hampshire, Citizens Take PFC Concerns Into Their Own Hands

    Concern that government regulators are failing to adequately address perfluorinated compound (PFC) contamination has prompted New Hampshire locals to begin their own research into the health effects of these pollutants.

  • NC Governor Visits Water Utility Over GenX Concerns
    NC Governor Visits Water Utility Over GenX Concerns

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited a water treatment plant last week amid concerns about GenX contamination in the Cape Fear River.

  • Wastewater Plant Workers Find Some Crazy Things
    Wastewater Plant Workers Find Some Crazy Things

    An unusual part of the lives of waste workers: Findings strange items that get flushed down the toilet or otherwise end up at the treatment plant.

  • Why Your Wastewater Operation Needs An Intelligent Aerator
    Why Your Wastewater Operation Needs An Intelligent Aerator

    Aeration is a critical part of the wastewater treatment process and one of its biggest energy consumers. As such, there is no reason why aeration should be left behind as plant processes and technologies become more advanced.

  • Why The Future Of Smart Meters Is Now
    Why The Future Of Smart Meters Is Now

    The utility of the future will become an integral part of “smart cities.” These forward-thinking cities and utilities will have a complete sense of operations and millions of points of data streaming in at all times, allowing them to operate more efficiently and effectively. One component of the advanced water utility is already in the hands of many: smart meters.

  • It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative
    It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative

    Amid growing concerns around algal bloom, industrial operations are under pressure to stop using phosphorus-based water treatment technology. But transition to an alternative can be daunting.

  • The Costs Of Water Modernization
    The Costs Of Water Modernization

    The Flint water crisis brought long overdue attention to the state of U.S. water infrastructure. Repair and development costs, north of a trillion dollars by some measures, are jaw-dropping. And water management is being scrutinized — from the top-down — to figure out how these costs are going to be paid for.

  • Water-Borne, Flesh-Eating Bacteria Strikes Grandmother
    Water-Borne, Flesh-Eating Bacteria Strikes Grandmother

    A grandmother appears to have contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while vacationing in South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach last month.

  • Water Main Break Results In Fish Kill
    Water Main Break Results In Fish Kill

    Infrastructure failure resulted in a major fish kill in Iowa this week.

  • Woodchip Bioreactors May Help Farmers With Nutrient Removal
    Woodchip Bioreactors May Help Farmers With Nutrient Removal

    Water utilities and farmers are at odds over who should shoulder the burden of cleaning nitrates and phosphorus out of water.

  • 3M, Regulators In Dispute Over Who Should Cover PFC Contamination Costs
    3M, Regulators In Dispute Over Who Should Cover PFC Contamination Costs

    Minnesota water regulators are taking on a corporation for allegedly violating its water quality promises.

  • What Do You Need From A Service Provider?
    What Do You Need From A Service Provider?

    When searching for a service provider, you want what’s best for your company. But what does best mean when it comes to service?

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