• New Flint Crisis Details Emerge
    New Flint Crisis Details Emerge

    The Flint lead crisis began in 2014, but all these years later, revelations continue to surface. Daugherty Johnson, former Flint utilities administrator, offered new insight into Flint’s water issues to Genesee District Court Judge Jennifer Manley on November 6.

  • Water Acquisition Challenges For Industrial Plants
    Water Acquisition Challenges For Industrial Plants

    Water is becoming more complex for industry. Its cost as a component of production is on the rise, and greater regulatory scrutiny continues to expand post-process wastewater treatment. Against a backdrop of growing water scarcity, industrial leaders are focusing more time and energy into leveraging water acquisition and usage to their competitive advantage. The days when access to water was taken for granted are over. In fact, by 2030 global water demand is projected to exceed available water by 40 percent.

  • Operator Certification Training: Hope For The Future Of Water
    Operator Certification Training: Hope For The Future Of Water

    As the anticipated retirements of an aging utility workforce are raising concerns among water utilities nationwide, the issue of attracting, training, and retaining qualified replacements grows more urgent. To help water industry managers, employees, and prospective employees protect the public welfare, the industry offers a variety of certification guidance and assistance to get utilities where they need to be.

  • Report: South Carolina Used HaloSan To Treat Drinking Water
    Report: South Carolina Used HaloSan To Treat Drinking Water

    State and local government have long sought to reassure residents of Denmark, SC, that their taps are safe, as many residents are suspicious of their rust-colored water.

  • Record-Setting Python Caught On Water District Land
    Record-Setting Python Caught On Water District Land

    A water management district in Florida had a slithery problem to contend with recently in the form of a 17-foot Burmese python.

  • Approved By Water Agencies, Killed By Voters: Cali Water Bond
    Approved By Water Agencies, Killed By Voters: Cali Water Bond

    Among the notable defeats on election day was a proposed $9 billion water bond in California.

  • Helping Preserve And Promote The Cultural Significance Of Kingsbury Bay And Grassy Point
    Helping Preserve And Promote The Cultural Significance Of Kingsbury Bay And Grassy Point

    The cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation are all situated at the western end of Lake Superior, along the St. Louis River where it flows into the lake.

  • NJ American Reaches Rate Settlement
    NJ American Reaches Rate Settlement

    Plans are in place for New Jersey American Water customers to be paid back for what amounted to a loan to the state’s biggest water utility.

  • The Utility Built For A Millennial
    The Utility Built For A Millennial

    According to population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau, millennials are expected to become the nation's largest living adult generation by 2019. 37 percent of millennials were homeowners in 2015 and this number continues to rise, making them a significant fraction of a utilities' customer base.

  • Smartphone App Delivers Reproducible And Precise pH Analysis
    Smartphone App Delivers Reproducible And Precise pH Analysis

    Traditionally when it comes to analysis, there have been two ways to measure pH. The first is the inexpensive method of using test strips, which requires little time or training. The second requires the use of a pH electrode or probe and because it requires more training, time, and equipment, is far more expensive. However, a hybrid application is now available that brings together the ease of use of test strips with technology to ensure preciseness.

  • Women In Water, Women In Membranes

    Looking around the room at the Southwest Membrane Operators Association (SWMOA) board meeting, it was brought to my attention that this was the first time SWMOA has had two women on the board of directors — myself and Christiana Daisy, Operations Manager at West Basin Municipal Water District. Pretty impressive, considering that female representation in SWMOA has only been ~10 percent since its inception in 2006.

  • The 4 Pillars Of Control Room Operator Effectiveness

    With more water and wastewater utilities, as well as industrial facilities, moving toward digitalization, it’s important to understand the needs of data gatekeepers and decision-makers to set them up for success.

  • Akron’s Path Toward An Intelligent Water Network Reduces Chemical Dosing While Improving Water Quality

    When water demand declines, water quality and utility budgets can suffer. When the situation arose in Akron, OH, a smart solution emerged.

  • Precise Level And Interface Measurement In Wastewater Tanks

    Guided wave radar technology provides accurate and reliable level and interface measurement in effluent treatment areas, ensuring regulatory compliance and reducing costs in wastewater applications.

  • Biosolids In The Urban Metropolis: Long-Term Planning For New York City

    Everything may be bigger in Texas, but there is more of everything in New York City — including biosolids, which require smart, sustainable management.

  • Preparing For The Worst

    No utility wants to enact an emergency plan, but every utility should have one in place.

  • Hexavalent Chromium: Preparing For Version 2.0

    When the California hexavalent chromium maximum contaminant level (MCL) comes back in 2019, treatment technology improvements will have already significantly lowered the cost of compliance.

  • Georgia Utility Addresses Non-Revenue Water With Advanced Meters

    The City of Dallas captured an additional 600,000 gallons of billable water in four months.

  • The Final Straw Against Water Pollution

    If I were asked to describe the makeup of the Water Online and Water Innovations audience, I could say it’s a mix of engineers and operators focusing on clean and/or wastewater processes within municipal or industrial settings. But that wouldn’t tell the whole story, because you are much more than that — you are caretakers of our planet’s most valuable resource.

  • Turning Pumps Into Smart Drives

    Nicole George, Product Manager - Pumping Variable Frequency Drives with Eaton, starts this Water Talk discussion with a description of the Internet of Things (IoT) before going deep on capabilities, particularly with pumping systems and variable frequency drives (VFDs). Learn how IoT-enabled pumps can help manage operation more efficiently and save on labor costs with cloud-connected, VFD-powered data analytics and health monitoring.

  • The Electrical Side Of Water

    The cost of operations is a rising concern for many water utilities, in addition to the chief concern of treating to regulations and protecting the environment. What may be overlooked, however, is the importance of power management to help achieve these objectives. In this Water Talk interview, Eaton Corporation's Joel Benzing explains how intelligent electrical infrastructure can help enhance plant productivity and efficiency by aiding, optimizing, and protecting the facility's equipment as well as its people.

  • Aclara RF Network Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy

    When the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) implemented a STAR® network system to read meters for its nine million customers, it never expected that the benefits of the system would extend beyond simple meter reading.

  • Onshore Crude Oil Decontamination Using A Water Security Test Bed

    Onshore crude oil production has increased in the United States over the past few years. Oil producers, specifically the North Dakota Pipeline Authority and the Bakken Shale field producers are transporting crude oil by rail and train to both the East and West Coast oil refineries. While rail tends to be one of the safer and more efficient ways of transporting crude oil, there is still a risk of a spill. Oil spills are threats to both ground and surface waters, which can ultimately impact drinking water.

  • Less And More: Biological Nutrient Removal With Granular Sludge

    Many wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are facing stricter limits on nutrient discharges, yet each plant and situation is different and solutions are not one-size-fits-all. Bryce Figdore, Wastewater Process Engineer with HDR and Water Talk podcast guest, talks about another tool at utilities' disposal — nitrification bioaugmentation using granular sludge.

  • Laying The Blueprint For 'One Water' Management

    Partnering with the Water Research Foundation, Brown and Caldwell has developed the Blueprint for One Water — a user-friendly document for the practical application of 'One Water' planning. According to Lisa Skutecki, Brown and Caldwell's Southern California Water Resources Group Manager, 'One Water' is the concept of breaking down barriers across the water sector.

  • Pump Station Rehabs Extend Service Life

    Retrofitting your existing S&L Pump Station with new components can give it new life. In fact, you just might retire before it does.

  • S&L Redesigns TITAN MBR™

    Delivering the best MBR experience, Smith & Loveless announces the new TITAN MBR™.

  • North Carolina Worker Dies After Fall From Water Tower

    A Greensboro city worker died in North Carolina last week after falling from a water tower while reportedly performing a maintenance exercise on the structure.

  • Old Wooden Water Infrastructure Discovered

    Water workers in South Carolina recently unearthed a pipe that seemed, by today’s standards, ancient.

  • Oregon City Improves Customer Service With Aclara RF Network

    The Water Department in the City of Redmond, which serves approximately 28,000 residents, needed to streamline its process of collecting meter reads to save costs and improve data integrity.

  • Newark Lead Crisis Follows Pattern Of Flint

    The lead crisis in Newark, NJ, has clear echoes of the disaster in Flint, MI.

  • Using Analytics To Reduce Apparent And Real Water Loss

    Water loss control can be challenging, confusing, and time-consuming. Effective water loss control requires a multi-step process, including water audit (also referred to as a water balance), component analysis and intervention.

  • World Bank Stresses Resilience In Rebuilding Caribbean

    In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the World Bank held a high-level meeting on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean on October 13, 2017, at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.

  • New Indirect Potable Reuse Project Comes To Southwest

    A city near Phoenix recently greenlit a major indirect potable reuse project designed to support the water supply in an area threatened by drought, rising demand, and climate change.

  • 3 Steps To Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss

    This is the time of the year for ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. Of all the scary things that your water utility might confront on all hallows ‘eve, however, the most chilling might be unforeseen non-revenue water losses from leaks, theft or meter inaccuracies.

  • Stemming The Tide Of Rising Utility Costs

    Of the issues facing utilities, financing — or lack thereof — ranks at or near the top of most lists. During this Water Talk, Reese Tisdale, President of Bluefield Research, discusses the rise in operating expenses (OPEX) over the past 10 years, explains the reasons and repercussions, and forecasts where costs will go from here.

  • Green Energy And Decentralized Water Treatment For The Caribbean

    Among water treatment industry professionals, consensus is growing that small- to medium-scale decentralized desalination and wastewater treatment plants are the way forward in a water-stressed future. But governments continue to announce new water mega-infrastructure projects at an alarming rate. Because the public policy debate appears to have simply not caught up with current technology, many companies and NGOs with a focus on small- to medium-scale water treatment or renewable energy have begun to see the Caribbean as something of a new frontier.

  • Trump May Relax Clean Water Rules

    The Trump administration may relax the rules preventing the oil and gas industry from discharging wastewater into rivers and streams.

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