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    The first blood tests results were released since water contamination in the Philadelphia suburbs came to light, and they provide a glimpse at potential health effects for residents.

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  • Colorado Springs Utilities Streamlines Operations With Centralized PI System Data

    One of the nation’s largest four-service utility providers, Colorado Springs Utilities supplies energy and water to over 450,000 people. The state-certified laboratory of the Water Quality Assurance section processes over 14,000 samples and 80,000 analytes per year from eight watersheds, seven finished water treatment facilities, 38 finished water reservoirs, four post-chlorination stations, two wastewater treatment facilities, and over 2700 miles of pipeline.

  • How To Turn Data Into A Difference-Maker

    With the proliferation of sensors, data collection, and cloud storage, there is the potential for operational insight heretofore never available, and the opportunity will only expand as the technology evolves and the Internet of Things becomes, well, more of a thing. But data is only truly useful if it informs decision-making that results in positive impact — for an organization's bottom line, its personnel, its customers, or even the world at large (i.e., the environment).

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    Colorado Springs Utilities internal customers can see lab results more quickly and as a result are reducing costs by optimizing their facilities by 30%.

  • Capacitive Deionization Takes Off

    Capacitive deionization (CDI), sometimes called electrochemical demineralization, is referred to as Radial Deionization (RDI) by Atlantis Technologies, which has developed a proprietary form of the process. If you haven't heard of it by any name, or would like to know more about its considerable treatment capabilities, tune into this interview with Patrick Curran,

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    Filtration has been around for a long, long time, so it may be that most treatment plant operators feel pretty informed about its capabilities. But hearing from Brian Frewerd, Director of Application Engineering with Parkson Corporation and Water Talk guest, will likely prove enlightening. Frewerd provides background on sand filtration for tertiary treatment applications, followed by insight on notable technology improvements and performance milestones

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    Ian Scott describes the key landmarks in its use of the PI System and the evolution towards using the PI System as the cornerstone infrastructure of its business.

  • How To Save Energy And Improve Treatment With Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology

    Wastewater professionals are under constant pressure to cut costs and improve sustainability. At the same time, they’re responsible for meeting ever more stringent regulations. Continued improvements in wastewater treatment processes are essential for utility leaders to meet these goals.

  • Troubleshooting A Sudden Fecal Coliform Non-Compliance Event

    A municipal wastewater treatment plant investigated a sudden increase in fecal coliform exceedance events.

  • Outsourcing Water: Which Model Is Right For Your Plant?

    Outsourcing water management at industrial plants is not a simple all-or-nothing decision. Instead, when looking to outsource, industrial plant managers have a variety of models to choose from to meet their needs, each with its own benefits as well as trade-offs. Here is what to consider when deciding what and how to outsource.

  • Why Use Plastic Elements On A Headworks Screen

    In this video, we explain why plastic elements, or “teeth”, on the Aqua Guard screen are most effective to assist in removing solids and ultimately, provide a reliable screening process with the highest capture rates. Watch the full video to learn more.

  • How To Disinfect Wastewater In The Most Eco-Friendly Way

    Wastewater treatment facilities can be designed for physical and biological removal of numerous contaminants. Each plant is unique, yet nearly all wastewater plants must provide disinfection before discharging or reusing the effluent.

  • Loudoun Water Digitizes Field Operations With Trimble Unity

    Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Loudoun Water provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 80,000 households in one of the nation's fastest-growing counties. Loudoun Water maintains over 1,200 miles of water distribution pipelines, more than 900 miles of wastewater collection system pipelines and a growing reclaimed non-potable water system. To keep pace with increasing demands, Loudoun Water decided to improve its process for handling asset maintenance and field service work orders.

  • WWEMA Celebrates 110 Years

    On November 7 to 9, 2018, the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) arrived in West Palm Beach, FL, for its 110th Annual Meeting. The meeting was held at the beautiful Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Attendance was excellent, and the speaker lineup was fabulous. As WWEMA Chairman, I had the honor of chairing our Annual Meeting, which was coordinated by WWEMA’s Executive Director, Vanessa Leiby.

  • What To Consider When Digitizing Water Management

    Identifying the correct pace for digitizing water management at the industrial plant has many managers ready to “pull the plug.” Most would agree that the digital transformation wave promises to provide significant efficiency to their operations. However, in the rush to compete with others along the new digital frontier, many vendors seem to be glossing over the plant managers’ legitimate concerns about data security, mixing new and legacy systems, and ongoing service and support.

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