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    On-Site Disinfection Generation Enables City To Provide High Quality Water For Industrial Food Processing Customers

    The city of Buhl, Idaho, obtains all of its drinking water from groundwater sources through multiple wells. Prior to 2009, the city did not treat the groundwater but only added chlorine in the form of bulk 12.5% sodium hypochlorite to provide a disinfectant residual. A combination of factors including: changes in EPA and state DEQ regulatory requirements, growth of the residential population and growth of the industrial food processing customers forced the City to build a new water treatment plant to provide filtration to address the naturally occurring arsenic present in the groundwater.

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    The Microbes Have Us Outnumbered 20 To 1: Should We Be Worried?

    A lot has changed over the past 15 years. Back in the early 2000s, many utilities weren’t interested in understanding what was in their water beyond the contaminant and disinfection byproduct levels they were regulated to comply with. But as Pat Whalen, President and CEO of LuminUltra, explains in this ACE 2018 Water Talk interview, a steady stream of ongoing education and the modern data storage and analytics that cloud computing provides, has developed some rabid fans eager to explore the microbiology of their water systems.

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    Intelligent Fire Hydrants Provide Utilities With System Performance Data

    Historically, fire hydrants didn’t do anything. They were there for that one day that hopefully never showed up. But in today’s connected world, fire hydrants are becoming an important asset in understanding the water distribution system, allowing utilities to monitor stress and predict leaks.

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    Water Wholesaler In Dallas Fort-Worth Metro Area Upgrades To New Generation Of On-Site Hypochlorite Generation To Improve Safety And Reliability

    The Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) is a conservation district created by the State of Texas in 1989 to provide water, wastewater, solid waste and storm water services to numerous towns and cities approximately 50 miles northwest of Dallas. In 2010, the UTRWD installed three 2,000 pound per day (PPD) chlorine equivalent Microclor® OSHG systems. The systems continue to provide UTRWD with a reliable supply of hypochlorite for disinfection in a manner that is less expensive and less risky than gas chlorine or liquid bulk hypochlorite delivered via truck or rail through such a heavily populated area.

  • Pride And Prejudice: A Philadelphia (Water Department) Story
    Pride And Prejudice: A Philadelphia (Water Department) Story

    Recently, I had the opportunity to tour a unique and innovative facility, the Bureau of Lab Services (BLS), the “water quality heartbeat of the Philadelphia Water Department” (PWD), as described by BLS director Gary Burlingame.

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    Advanced Strategies To Extend The Life Of Your Water Network

    For many utilities, failing pipelines and non-revenue water are atop the list of concerns. However, these issues can be greatly mitigated by leveraging readily available data in an intelligent way — through smart water management.

  • Benefits Of Remote Access To Primary Wastewater Treatment
    Benefits Of Remote Access To Primary Wastewater Treatment

    A real-world, industrial application of remote process monitoring proves that a little technology can go a long way in terms of cost savings and process improvement.

  • Innovative Water Use In An Urban Setting
    Innovative Water Use In An Urban Setting

    Rather than waiting on water scarcity and reacting to a crisis, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is forging its own future, and that of others, by blazing a trail of water-reuse practice and policy.

  • Innovation Leads The Way To Solving Desalination Challenges
    Innovation Leads The Way To Solving Desalination Challenges

    Not just a solution for water-scarce cities by the sea, desalination is also vitally important for industrial processes and many inland utilities reliant on groundwater. Like other treatment technologies, continued water security and prosperity depend on improvements in the processes and developments on the horizon.

  • 8 Things You Need To Know About Innovations In Water Asset Management
    8 Things You Need To Know About Innovations In Water Asset Management

    With resources constrained and needs abundant, water and wastewater utilities are obliged to understand and evolve with trends in asset management.

  • The Importance Of Robust Water Management: The Evolving Challenge Of Safeguarding Global Waterways
    The Importance Of Robust Water Management: The Evolving Challenge Of Safeguarding Global Waterways

    As manufacturing across the world further develops, new chemicals and contaminant threats are being introduced into the environment, creating new challenges for industrial and municipal treatment operations.

  • Integration Of CFD Modeling In Wastewater Treatment Design
    Integration Of CFD Modeling In Wastewater Treatment Design

    This overview of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling for wastewater treatment plant design reveals how it is applied to different system components, as well as why (i.e., the benefits) and when (in the design process) it should be applied.

  • How Calibration Impacts Flow Meter Performance
    How Calibration Impacts Flow Meter Performance

    Utility managers and operators rely on flow meters to provide critical information for process monitoring and control. They require and fully expect the flow data to be accurate and reproducible.

  • Contaminated Superfund Site On Long Island Prompts Lawsuit
    Contaminated Superfund Site On Long Island Prompts Lawsuit

    Two businesses are being sued by the U.S. Attorney’s office for allegedly contaminating drinking water on Long Island.

  • Technical Support And Service Are Key In A Place “Way Outside Of Ordinary”
    Technical Support And Service Are Key In A Place “Way Outside Of Ordinary”

    Rangely is a remote town with a population of just over 2,200 people located in the upper northwest area of Colorado, thirteen miles from the Utah border. During the course of their routine maintenance, operators noticed problems with a distribution pump. Read the full project profile to learn how Process Solutions’ trained service technicians were able to walk them through a series of diagnostics to further isolate the problem and get the system was back up and running in a short period of time.

  • The ABCs Of PFCs
    The ABCs Of PFCs

    Nick Burns, director of water treatment technology for (the Americas region of) Black & Veatch, discusses the health concerns, current regulatory status, and documented presence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), also sometimes called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in drinking water supplies — as determined by sampling under the U.S. EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR3).

  • West Deptford Energy Station Becomes Model Of Highly Efficient And Sustainable Energy Generation
    West Deptford Energy Station Becomes Model Of Highly Efficient And Sustainable Energy Generation

    Veolia furnished West Deptford Energy with a BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated Filter (BAF) and Hydrotech Discfilter system, allowing effluent from a municipal wastewater plant to be reused, with a treatment capacity of 7.35 MGD, in the operation of their new “green” energy station. 

  • Using Earth Observation Data To Identify Areas Of Infrastructure At Risk Of Failure And Intelligently Deploy Ground-Based Detection Devices
    Using Earth Observation Data To Identify Areas Of Infrastructure At Risk Of Failure And Intelligently Deploy Ground-Based Detection Devices

    Henry County Water Authority in Georgia, USA, had been relying on acoustic leak detection for eleven years, working with a dedicated leak detection company that uses noise  loggers and other acoustic listening devices to find leaks. However, these traditional ground-based methods of monitoring Henry County’s extensive water catchments and infrastructure have their limitations.

  • How To Avoid System Downtime When Installing Flow Meters
    How To Avoid System Downtime When Installing Flow Meters

    Water and wastewater utilities rely on accurate flow measurement for important process controls. These may include recycle streams, chemical dosing systems, and other operational functions. In addition, regulators require utilities to measure certain flows, such as treatment plant influent and effluent and potable water pumping. Accurate flow measurement is also important for monitoring and reducing unaccounted-for water.

  • Baltimore Probes 'Shocking' Unproductivity Of Meter Readers
    Baltimore Probes 'Shocking' Unproductivity Of Meter Readers

    An audit by Baltimore officials has found that water meter readers wasted $120,000 through unproductive activities and slacking on the job.

  • Ease Of Installation And Maintenance Fuels Innovation At AMERICAN
    Ease Of Installation And Maintenance Fuels Innovation At AMERICAN

    At AWWA’s ACE 2018 event, Maury Gaston, Manager of Marketing Services for AMERICAN’s Ductile Iron and AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe product lines, presented on reducing energy through pipe selection, evaluating the City of Huntsville and its 1,297-mile long network. Gaston presented his findings and explained the energy savings in terms of dollars but also kilowatt hours, carbon equivalents and bond values.

  • 8 Steps To Solve The Ocean’s Plastic Problem
    8 Steps To Solve The Ocean’s Plastic Problem

    Do you know that people throw away about around 4 million tons of rubbish on a daily basis, of which 12.8 percent is plastic?

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    Even Flow Secret To Clarification Success

    The key to high rate clarifiers such as inclined plate settlers is flow distribution says Tom Grubb, Regional Manager with Meurer Research. “Each inclined plate is like a miniature little sedimentation basin,” Grubb told Water Online in a recent Water Talk interview at AWWA’s ACE 2018. “To get good effluent quality, it’s critical that you have the same flow to each plate.”

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