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    Outbreak Forces Disneyland To Shut Down Cooling Towers

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    Puerto Rico Still Dealing With Contaminated Drinking Water

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    Bringing Utilities Together To Fight Cybercrime

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    The Huber Technology EscaMAX® gives control over what gets in the stream whereas their previous process gave them no way to prevent rag balls from flowing into pumps and mixers and causing slowdowns and clogs.

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    Plants Are Transformed When Rag Reduction Makes More Room For Treatment

    Efficiency goals met! Life expectancy of expensive variable frequency drives increased! Ragging build-up on selector mixers all but eliminated! Reduction of debris from 25-30 gallons to a few handfuls! Highest possible percentage of inorganics removed from flow! Plant kept in amazingly consistent treatment mode! These are not the dreams of treatment plant supervisors but are actual results produced by EscaMAX® Perforated Screens.

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    Clearing Channels And Tanks Of Rag And Fiber Produces Benefits Beyond The Tanks

    Reduction of ragging is merely one of the benefits the EscaMAX® Perforated Plate Screen bestows upon its implementer. But this is such a huge factor, that mitigating it brings night-and-day results in other areas such as reducing debris in the grit channel, increasing space for energy-producing biosolids in tanks, and releasing cleaner end products. 

  • Virginia Tech Granted $600,000 To Fight Lead Contamination
    Virginia Tech Granted $600,000 To Fight Lead Contamination

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    When it comes to the use of electronic equipment in water purification, the de facto standards are set by the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers’ (ISPE) Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) guidelines.

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    A New Formula For Reducing Odor And Cost Of Anaerobic Digestion

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    Three More South Dakota Cities With 'The Need For Speed' Choose ALPHA Joint

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    3 Dirty Little Secrets About Coriolis Flowmeters

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    Is My Pump Operating At Its Optimum Rate?

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    Study: Perchlorate In Drinking Water Poses Health Risk For Pregnant Women, Infants

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    Water Is One Of The Few Issues To Unite Voters

    Unless you spent the last election cycle hiding under a rock (and no blame if you did), you are no doubt aware of the growing rift between the two major political parties of the United States. As reported in The Atlantic citing polling from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, those who identify as Democrats are becoming more liberal and those identifying as Republicans swing ever more conservative.

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    Fixing The Federal Response To Lead Contamination

    The legislative body responsible for ensuring that the federal government remains accountable has recently issued a report on the nation’s lead contamination problem. Its recommendations may be what finally save the country’s drinking water.

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    Americans’ Attitude To Their Water Changes With The Weather

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    Though it may surprise most Americans, there are plenty of places in this country that do not have access to clean water. And a recent news report put the blame for that on the current Presidential administration.

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    Denitrification Technology Significantly Improves Polluted Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    The 64,000 sq ft Chesapeake Bay Watershed includes parts of MD, VA, WV, PA, and NY. Of the 1,000s of WWTPs supporting nearly 18 million people in the watershed, 470 are designated by EPA as significant sources of nutrients and TSS. Algal blooms reduce DO levels in the water, killing plant and animal life –from marsh grasses to blue crabs to rockfish. Learn how De Nora TETRA™ Denite® technology is treating 450+ MGD in the Bay.

  • As Mayor Of Flint Overcomes Recall, Water Quality Front And Center
    As Mayor Of Flint Overcomes Recall, Water Quality Front And Center

    Karen Weaver, the mayor of Flint, MI, who rose to national prominence during her fight against lead contamination in the city’s drinking water, faced a recall election last week and water quality continued to be a primary focus.

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    A Value-Based Approach To Innovation

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  • EPA And Environmentalists Disagree Over Algae Threat In Lake Erie
    EPA And Environmentalists Disagree Over Algae Threat In Lake Erie

    Environmental advocates and the U.S. EPA are at odds over whether or not toxic algae in Lake Erie is a serious concern.

  • Is An 'Open Internet' Needed For Water Data?
    Is An 'Open Internet' Needed For Water Data?

    Researchers at Duke University and the Aspen Institute are trying to improve the availability of water quality data by proposing an “open internet of water.”

  • How Do We Get To 'Meaningful' Measurement?
    How Do We Get To 'Meaningful' Measurement?

    The question of how to get the most out of the data that we collect as an industry was central to the Sensing in Water Conference recently hosted by the Sensors for Water Interest Group (SWIG). The two-day conference highlighted several themes on how to get the best of the data that the Water Industry collects and how to make our measurements “meaningful.” Chief among those themes was greater collaboration among the different stakeholders, including water companies, universities, and the supply chain.

  • The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America
    The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America

    Though the field of water loss management is ever-growing and refining, a validated water audit to disaggregate volumes and values of all loss components remains the essential first step to reduce water loss in a way that is economically sustainable, both for your utility and your ratepayers. With extreme weather events, conservation rate structures, and regional population shifts changing the face of business as usual, it’s time to get with the program.

  • Advancing Alternative Supplies With Sensor Technology
    Advancing Alternative Supplies With Sensor Technology

    New water brings new challenges, such as overcoming heightened regulatory standards and consumer wariness. To ensure water quality and quell concerns, utilities moving toward alternative water sources might also consider updating their monitoring technology.

  • A Practical Framework To Improve The Management Of Cyanide In Industrial Wastewaters
    A Practical Framework To Improve The Management Of Cyanide In Industrial Wastewaters

    Understanding your detection needs when it comes to free cyanide can help you choose the most suitable detection method.

  • Effective Sludge Mixing Through Distributive Mixing Principles
    Effective Sludge Mixing Through Distributive Mixing Principles

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling helps wastewater operators derive a formula for highly effective and cost-efficient sludge mixing.

  • Sediment Solutions Within Existing Intake Facility Footprint
    Sediment Solutions Within Existing Intake Facility Footprint

    Sediment and turbidity can be enough to shut down a drinking water treatment plant if the headworks aren’t suited to the source water. Learn how one facility near Tacoma, WA, which incorporates fish-handling to further complicate intake operations, secured sustainability through masterful design.

  • PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers
    PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers

    PFCs are turning up in source waters and news cycles, drawing both public and regulatory concern. How pervasive is this group of emerging contaminants — namely PFOS and PFOA — and how might the saga unfold for utilities?

  • How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding
    How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding

    A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.

  • Hopes And Fears For Our Water Legacy
    Hopes And Fears For Our Water Legacy

    The world’s largest annual water quality event provides the setting for a public display of water affection — and anxiety.

  • EPA Slams Michigan’s Drinking Water Quality
    EPA Slams Michigan’s Drinking Water Quality

    Federal environmental regulators are calling out the state of Michigan on its drinking water oversight.

  • Worker Killed During Sewer Line Repairs
    Worker Killed During Sewer Line Repairs

    In addition to being an onerous, often overwhelming logistical challenge to utilities, pipe repair can often be quite dangerous to those tasked with performing it. In a devastating example of this danger, a construction worker was recently killed.

  • Eliminate Uncertainty, Increase Confidence. Welcome To The Power Of Claros™
    Eliminate Uncertainty, Increase Confidence. Welcome To The Power Of Claros™

    Hach’s breakthrough suite of software and connected instruments turns data into powerful operational insights. Combining connected lab and process instruments with a new generation of process-aware software, groundbreaking technology from Hach delivers unprecedented insights to help you manage your water in real time and eliminate uncertainty. You can apply these new sources of intelligence across every aspect of operations. The result? Unprecedented confidence in water quality.

  • Optimizing Chemical Dosing Reduces Chemical Use While Meeting Effluent TP Limits
    Optimizing Chemical Dosing Reduces Chemical Use While Meeting Effluent TP Limits

    The city of Black River Falls in Wisconsin used chemical treatment with ferric chloride (FeCl3) to achieve their effluent total phosphorus (TP) permit of 1.0 mg/l. Historically, the chemical dosing rate was manually adjusted on a daily basis based on the measured effluent TP concentration. The plant was upgraded with an OSCAR process performance optimizer control system with phosphorus controller, which uses continuous measurement of orthophosphate. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Do More With Less: Integrating Nutrient Removal Control Improves Treatment Capacity And Efficiency
    Do More With Less: Integrating Nutrient Removal Control Improves Treatment Capacity And Efficiency

    Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are facing many challenges. Permits on nitrogen and phosphorus in the effluent water are progressively becoming stricter in order to protect surface waters from eutrophication. At the same time, plants are required to reduce both energy and chemical consumption and are often challenged with limited time and staff. In total, they are required to do more with less. In order to meet these challenges, a plant with a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) in Green Lake, Wisconsin was upgraded with an advanced process control system – the OSCAR process performance optimizer with NURO controller.

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  • How To Plan For Utility Disasters
    How To Plan For Utility Disasters

    A utility in Indiana has bolstered its emergency planning by pretending one really did take place.

  • Chemical Attraction: Full-Service Solutions For Wastewater Treatment, Odor Control
    Chemical Attraction: Full-Service Solutions For Wastewater Treatment, Odor Control

    Wastewater treatment plants need chemicals for various reasons, but they also need equipment and expertise to apply the chemicals appropriately and cost-effectively. As Water Talk guest John Walton explains, USP Technologies offers a complete range of chemical services to wastewater utilities, from soup to nuts, including packaged solutions that can be up and running within weeks.

  • Santa Fe’s Mayor Caught For Frequently Delinquent Water Payments
    Santa Fe’s Mayor Caught For Frequently Delinquent Water Payments

    A routine practice for dealing with delinquent water service payments took a unique turn in Santa Fe, NM, late last month when the local water supplier cut off the city’s mayor.

  • New Billing System Highlights Massive Metering Errors
    New Billing System Highlights Massive Metering Errors

    A town in New York state recently provided a case study on how new billing systems can uncover complex problems for water utilities.

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