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    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.

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    CloudSCADA Helps Prevent Spills In The Bakken

    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. 

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    DC Water Invests In A New Asset: Bees

    North America’s largest wastewater treatment plant is covered in bees.

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    A worker from an eastern Indiana city was found dead in a wastewater treatment plant tank last week.

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    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.

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    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?”

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    Alternative Treatment For Groundwater Wells

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    Water Utility Sale Under Protest In Indiana

    A proposal to sell the water utility in Charlestown, IN, is coming under intense criticism.

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  • The Complexity Of Today’s Water Challenges Spurs Innovation And Stewardship
    The Complexity Of Today’s Water Challenges Spurs Innovation And Stewardship

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    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.

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