Pressure sewers (effluent or grinder) and gravity sewers differ dramatically in their construction impact on the communities where they are installed. The construction impact of any sewer system installation falls under two main categories: on-lot and right-of-way (ROW).
After a major pipe ruptured following drought-breaking storms, the water supply is at risk in the tiny California community of Davenport. As residents worry that their taps will run dry, a major fight has erupted about who should pay to fix the pipe.
Denver Water wants expand its recycled water program, but health regulators are not sure the proposal is safe.
A common challenge for wastewater treatment facilities is the ability to be fully productive, while also combating odor concerns and issues. But as with many facilities across the U.S., regional housing and commercial development have increased, causing many plants to operate more harmoniously with neighboring businesses.
Orenco Effluent Sewers are an affordable, environmentally sound, and easy-to-maintain alternative to conventional gravity sewers. Ideal for municipal sewer expansions, new development, septic tank abatement projects, and commercial or residential clusters. Watch the full video to learn more.
This video explains the differences between standard residential septic systems and advanced treatment systems. It describes how Orenco's AdvanTex textile treatment systems work and how well they treat household wastewater. It also recommends questions that property owners should ask when researching their wastewater treatment options, including performance, noise, smell, and maintenance costs.
This video highlights awards and recognitions for system installations by Orenco Systems.
North Carolina regulators lowered the standard for GenX in drinking water this month as the state grapples with contamination in the Cape Fear River.
Los Angeles officials acquired water rights in the 1900s using questionable tactics, historians say. Now, the previous owners of the rights want their water back.
The Huber Technology Strainpress has helped Napa Sanitation District maximize its investment in the FOG receiving and injection system by improving operations, ensuring the protection of downstream components and enhancing the production of a valuable, revenue generating asset.
When I first came to Trihedral, I was surprised to learn that voice modems were still widely used in the HMI and SCADA industries. Though the days of wedging your phone receiver into a foam cradle are long gone, the name still conjures up the sounds of chirps, bleeps, and bongs they make as they translate analog information into digital. As high-speed networks became our preferred method of web surfing, the use of this technology has steeply declined.
Fort Worth Village Creek has gone far beyond managing its scum. The plant has implemented an efficient way to continuously skim the scum out of the channel flow and effectively process it through anaerobic co-digestion so that its resulting methane gas is useable. In short, the liability was turned into an asset.
The pulp-and-paper industry is taking on Florida’s water quality regulations, and the courts recently cleared the way for the challenge.
With increased wastewater reuse occurring on farms, effective wastewater treatment is paramount, researchers say.
In August 2014, the city of Toledo, Ohio informed its residents (~500,000 people) that they should not use tap water for any purposes including bathing and cooking. The culprit: microcystin, a toxin produced by blue-green algae, had been detected in the city’s finished drinking water at concentrations 2.5 times the World Health Organization’s guideline value.
Towns that sell their public water systems have been known to catch a case of seller’s remorse.
Can a water meter upgrade mean higher bills for customers?
The client was in need of both a raw water and wastewater treatment system for its new 1,100-megawatt (MW) natural gasfired combined cycle power station that was being built to replace an existing 400-MW coal-fired plant that had been decommissioned previously. Veolia Water Technologies was contacted to engineer, procure and supply a 6,000 gallons per minute (GPM) raw water treatment system and a 1,200-GPM wastewater treatment system.
Water is the lifeblood of electrical power plants, whether they are water-cooled steam plants or turbine-spinning hydroelectric installations. Regardless of how the facility generates electricity, there is a growing awareness that each power plant is part of its own, unique industrial watershed—drawing water from the environment, altering its contents and temperature, releasing some to the atmosphere as steam, and returning the rest to receiving waters.
More long-term data is available than ever before to help wastewater designers and engineers make accurate estimates of up-front costs and life-cycle costs associated with pressure sewer systems. In addition, incorporating extended equipment warranties into project evaluations, specifications, and contract documents is a pivotal tool to help decision makers reveal the true, long-term equipment costs of various sewer system technologies.
Many utility managers have experienced infrastructure failures caused by corrosion in the collection system — corrosion that leads to sewer collapses, weakened wet wells, and control system failures. These issues are often not addressed until complaints about overflows or odors are received from regulators or customers.
Founded in 2017, under the consolidation of global water industry leaders Emefcy and RWL Water, Fluence was established with a vision to become the key global provider in decentralized water and wastewater solutions.
Some cities are touting a method for finding lead pipes, which can contaminate drinking water, that they say is faster and cheaper than traditional processes.
Federal regulators signed off on a plan for a nuclear proposal in Florida to pump wastewater underground despite concerns the facility could contaminate drinking water.
Along the Indian River Lagoon adjacent to Vero Beach, Florida, both residents and government offi cials were becoming increasingly concerned about excessive nutrient loads and pollution.
Just thirty minutes northwest of downtown Calgary, Silverhorn is an exclusive community that provides a country setting with a luxury lifestyle. It boasts large lots and offers clients a choice of five master homebuilders to design their custom home. Amenities include over four miles of walking trails and high-speed fiber optic internet availability.
In June, 2016, a new Love’s Travel Stop opened in Boardman, Oregon, offering professional truck drivers and other travelers 24-hour access to clean, safe places to buy gas, diesel fuel, travel items, meals, and snacks. An essential part of this particular Travel Stop is the private well that provides water for all of the 11,000-square-ft facility’s needs, including food preparation, showers, bathrooms, outside irrigation, and fire hydrants.
Water professionals are tasked with protecting the public health every minute of every day. They must ensure the removal of contaminants and pathogens from the public water supply. To do so, they employ a variety of treatment methods.
As Water Online Chief Editor Kevin Westerling wrote recently, the results of an annual State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) study by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) reflect lower confidence in the industry than in recent years. When asked to rate the current health of their industry on a scale of 1 to 7, the average rating from AWWA members came in at an all-time low of 4.3 — compared to scores ranging between 4.5 and 4.9 in previous surveys.
The environmental and financial impacts of a saltwater spill can be significant. Unfortunately, the Bakken region of western North Dakota and eastern Montana has seen its share of spills. One particular produced water gathering system is leading the way with advanced technology that focuses on leak prevention and detection, as well as streamlining operation costs and efficiencies.
North America’s largest wastewater treatment plant is covered in bees.
A worker from an eastern Indiana city was found dead in a wastewater treatment plant tank last week.
At face value DAF systems are pretty much like any other piece of industrial equipment – they’re an investment that you only want to make once. And in the same vane, some DAF System designs are simply better than others. With this guide, hopefully you’ve learned which DAF System design elements separate one DAF unit from another.
Throughout my time in the industry, the one question that always gets brought up is, “With all of the options and technologies available, what is the best way to measure water and wastewater flow?”
AdEdge Water Technologies specializes in inorganic contaminant removal, relying on a variety of treatment technologies such as adsorption, coagulation, oxidation, filtration, RO and ion exchange. Rich Cavagnaro, CEO of AdEdge Water Technologies and Ronit Erlitzki, Director of Business and Product Development for the Company, recently joined Water Talk to discuss a biological treatment technology for groundwater wells.
A proposal to sell the water utility in Charlestown, IN, is coming under intense criticism.
A public water utility in New Mexico is trying an innovative approach to preserving water quality, donating money to protect the environment upstream.
Providing water and wastewater services to the world has never been more complex. Whether it be the evolution of resource recovery to reuse wastewater for indirect or direct potable purposes, or the financing packages being put together to support communities’ infrastructure needs, water and wastewater operations become more and more complicated.
Make sure you’ve read the Ultimate DAF System Design Buyer’s Guide Parts 1 & 2 before starting here.
Water quality is getting a lot more scrutiny these days. And that’s a good thing says Russ Swerdfeger, Global Director of Memcor Product Management with Evoqua. Alongside his colleague Daryl Weatherup, Director of Marketing with Evoqua, Swerdfeger recently discussed the future of drinking water and the key issues and concerns facing the water industry right now with Water Talk.
When it comes to control valves, managing pressure, flow, surge and altitude is all part of the day-to-day. Water Talk sat down with Ryan Spooner, Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Manager with Singer Valve, to understand more about the latest in control valve automation and management.
Scammers in North Carolina appear to be taking advantage of concerns over the drinking water contaminant GenX by attempting to sell products they claim will safeguard household taps.
EWT Holdings I Corp., or Evoqua, recently announced that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters.
GE recently introduced BEVPAK, a new ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) solution for water treatment in the production of beverages.
Biwater continue to deliver turnkey wastewater treatment solutions serving populous and important economic zones across North Africa. Most recently, Biwater were awarded a contract to deliver vital wastewater infrastructure for the city of Laayoune.
OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OCLN), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced that the company has entered into a license agreement with Permionics Global Technologies LLP, the emerging technologies division of Permionics Membranes Pvt Ltd, a leading Indian filtration and membrane solutions provider for process, waste water recycling and water treatment.
Select Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: WTTR) ("Select"), a leading provider of total water solutions to the U.S. unconventional oil and gas industry, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately-held Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. ("Rockwater") in a stock-for-stock transaction.
Working in remote locations is challenging. When vehicles and equipment need to be maintained, first they must be washed. Thoughts of cost, logistics, and implementation to provide a full service maintenance facility can be daunting
Listen as we discuss the biggest challenges facing the world of water with leading industry experts live from the exhibition floor at ACE17.
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