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    Air Diffusion System Helps Francesville’s With New Aeration System

    In 2012, the Town of Francesville in Indiana contacted Air Diffusion Systems to provide a solution for several suspended solids violations and energy efficient treatment. Air Diffusion Systems was able to provide an unique solution to correct biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended solids (TSS) problems using Kaeser Compressors’ CB Com-paK blowers. Additionally, the ammonia removal has also proven successful even though there is no limit yet.

  • California Debates New Tax For Clean Drinking Water
    California Debates New Tax For Clean Drinking Water

    A difficult water treatment scenario is playing out for lawmakers in California. Local consumers want their contaminated water cleaned up, but taxpayers don’t want to have to pay for it.

  • Fixin’ To Solve Resiliency: Texas, Burns & McDonnell Tackle Infrastructure And Sustainability Issues
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    Texas is sizable enough to be a large country on its own, with an economy to match, and is also proudly unique. But when it comes to water issues, the Lone Star State shares a lot in common with the rest of America: overwhelmed and vulnerable infrastructure, threats to water quality and security, and competition for resources.

  • Wastewater 'Boot Camp' Drives Resiliency, Fights Industry Brain Drain
    Wastewater 'Boot Camp' Drives Resiliency, Fights Industry Brain Drain

    Above-and-beyond commitment from the personnel responsible for treating the nation’s wastewater might not be a surprise to those who work in the industry. But even by the highest standards, one man in Rhode Island has earned himself special accolade for his dedication to the craft.

  • Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Technology Validated For Title 22 Compliance
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    Title 22 of California’s Water Recycling Criteria is among the strictest water treatment standards for water recycling and reuse in the United States. Fluence’s MABR demonstration plant was installed at the Codiga Resource Recovery Center (CR2C) in Stanford, California, in January 2018 for the purpose of third-party evaluation. The testing parameters included criteria to evaluate reliable enhanced nutrient removal in the form of Total Nitrogen, which is increasingly important across the United States and difficult and costly to achieve through conventional wastewater treatment.

  • Global Experts Offer 2019 Smart Water Insights
    Global Experts Offer 2019 Smart Water Insights

    What are some of the biggest global challenges, trends, and opportunities for the smart water sector in 2019? To answer these questions, the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) interviewed four industry experts from Australia, North America, the UK, and India.

  • Only 25 Out Of 150 Wastewater Treatment Plants In Oaxaca, Mexico Are Fully Functional
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    Oaxaca, a city in central Mexico, has more than enough wastewater treatment plants to serve its residents. But the problem is that most of them aren’t functioning.

  • Long Island Water District To Build $19.5 Million Treatment Plant To Fight Toxic Plume
    Long Island Water District To Build $19.5 Million Treatment Plant To Fight Toxic Plume

    Thanks to a manufacturing plant formerly operated in part by the U.S. Navy, a toxic plume is now approaching drinking water wells in Long Island. Fighting the problem will require a new water treatment facility costing millions of dollars.

  • Flint Returns To Machine Learning Solution For Lead Line Replacement
    Flint Returns To Machine Learning Solution For Lead Line Replacement

    The fallout from Flint, Michigan’s lead-contaminated drinking water has been far-flung and long-lasting.

  • Cybersecurity Is Key To Smart Metering Deployment
    Cybersecurity Is Key To Smart Metering Deployment

    As adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) becomes more widespread, its appeal to cyber-attackers will undoubtedly increase, and addressing security vulnerabilities across layers — and by different stakeholders — must be taken into account from the outset.

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    In recent years, the wastewater treatment industry has made a concerted effort to become more energy efficient and engage in sustainable practices. Now, a new process gives wastewater operations another avenue to reuse their byproducts.

  • Build The Wall: Are More Concrete Barriers Needed To Defend Wastewater Plants From Hurricanes?

    Often located on coastlines or near large water bodies, wastewater treatment plants are among the most susceptible institutions to storm surge and are increasingly threatened as sea levels rise. With the threat of these coastal hazards only set to increase, these facilities must add new provisions to protect themselves.

  • Polishing PFAS To Non-Detect Levels Using PFAS-Selective Resin

    In mid-2016, shortly after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised the health guidelines for perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) to 70 ng/L (or ppt), the township of Horsham, Pennsylvania, together with Horsham Water and Sewer Authority (Authority), the Township’s public water supplier, set a goal of reducing these two contaminants to non-detect (ND) level in all drinking water supplied.

  • Industrial Water Efficiency Grows At A Cost... To Municipalities

    U.S. and Canada industrial sector withdrawals have declined 30 percent over the last three decades to 152 BGD. This trend, which is expected to continue, has been sparked by water-related technology improvements at facilities, company strategies to mitigate water supply risks, and outside pressure to better manage wastewater effluent through regulations and rising discharge costs. 

  • Untreated Wastewater Spoiling New York’s Waters

    Well-known New York waterways such as the Hudson River, Susquehanna River, and even Niagara Falls are taking on untreated sewage at an alarming rate, thanks to increasingly heavy rains and outdated infrastructure.

  • Report: Invest In Tracking Systems And Address Data Privacy Concerns

    California should invest in modern water-use tracking systems and address privacy concerns as part of a larger data-focused initiative to get a better grip on its constrained water resources, according to a report that could have repercussions beyond the state.

  • Florida Bill Could Require Schools To Filter Water For Lead Contamination

    Lead contamination in drinking water, caused by corroded service lines that introduce the constituent after water has been treated but before it reaches consumers, continues to plague cities around the country.

  • Winter Brings A Year’s Worth Of Water For 9 Million Californians

    California may have a reputation for persistent drought and water scarcity, but already this year the state’s freshwater reserves are worth celebrating.

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 3: Operation And Monitoring

    Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. The final article of this three-part series will address RO system operation and maintenance best practices.

  • Baltimore Puts Sewer Overflow Details On Public, Interactive Map

    Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) continue to plague water systems around the country, forcing untreated wastewater into local waterbodies when sewer lines are overwhelmed with flow. In Baltimore, a new tool will help residents stay informed when SSOs occur.

  • Intel Secures $150 Million In Bonds For Oregon Water Recycling Project

    Thanks to a high-throughput production facility in Oregon, the technology manufacturer Intel is the area’s largest water consumer by far. Now, the state will help it pay for a massive water treatment project that will help it recycle some of that water.

  • On Site But Out Of Mind… Getting Extra Mileage Out Of Your Disinfection System

    Using on-site sodium hypochlorite generation technology to make oxidant for water and wastewater treatment is cost-effective, safe, and environmentally responsible. But, as with any piece of equipment, choosing the right one and caring for it properly impacts both life cycle costs and effectiveness. We talked with David McWalters, Field Service Manager-Americas, De Nora, to learn more.

  • Phosphate In Groundwater And Surface Water: A Rapid And Reliable Determination Method Using The Photometric Spectroquant® Test

    Phosphorus is an essential element for organisms and plants. In natural, uncontaminated waters, it occurs as organically bound phosphate, condensed phosphates or as orthophosphate — often referred to by its chemical formula PO4-P. The small quantity of phosphorus present in natural waters does not promote the growth of plants. However, a rise in the concentration of phosphorus results in the proliferation of algae, which leads to the eutrophication of the water body.

  • Xylem Turns Reuse Water Into Wine

    See how Xylem partnered with WateReuse Colorado and Invintions Winery to create wine using purified recycled water.

  • Regulators, Treatment Authority Disagree On How To Remove Alabama’s PFCs

    Access to clean drinking water may be a fundamental human right, but that doesn’t mean the occasional dispute over how to achieve this won’t appear. In Alabama, a spat involving two counties, a state environmental enforcer, and a private company has emerged over just that.

  • Down-To-Earth Non-Revenue Water Strategies

    Non-revenue water (NRW) and, in particular, water loss through leakage has become an increasing priority focus for water utilities around the world.  With failure rates of aging infrastructure increasing and growing water stress due to population growth and climate change, reducing the loss of essential water resources is paramount.  Leak monitoring and detection systems from Trimble Water help water utilities proactively identify and reduce NRW and water loss, prevent service outages, and prioritize infrastructure repairs. Easy-to-use wireless and mobile leak detection solutions provide clear, accurate, real-time insights into the condition of the water network beyond the treatment plant.  Paired with Trimble’s intuitive cloud-based GIS software, Trimble’s solutions make it simple for water professionals to visualize, manage, and analyze data from the field and use that knowledge to improve productivity and network performance.

  • Textile Wastewater Treatment — An Application To Sustainably Reuse Water In The Textile Industry

    The textile industry is a water consumption intensive industry. Water is utilized for cleaning the raw material, and for the different steps in the textile dyeing process. Due to the effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations, the cost of fresh water utilization has increased worldwide.

  • Cocaine In Wastewater Affecting London’s Wild Eels

    As one of the most bizarre consequences from stormwater overflow you’ll ever see, cocaine residue in the River Thames has been making eels hyperactive.

  • How The Low Price Of Water 'Causes' Water Scarcity

    “How can a coastal city that is flanked by an almost endless bank of water have water scarcity problems?”

  • Purifying Water From The Ground Up

    For some water providers, carefree days of producing pure, fresh water from groundwater sources are long gone. Years of evolving chemical complexity, industrial operations, and short-sighted disposal methods have taken a toll on groundwater sources. The lowering of maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for contaminants such as chromium and the drilling of new wells into different geologic structures add to source water pressures. Fortunately, new technologies are helping water providers make the best of a challenging situation across a wide range of contaminants.

  • Irrigation Technology In Agriculture: How New Technologies Overcome Challenges

    As the world’s population continues to increase at a fast pace, more food and water will be needed to sustain humanity. In the past 50 years, we have tripled our need for water and food, and there are no signs of this trend slowing down. As a result of these conditions, smart, innovative agricultural practices are needed now more than ever. Technology can, and already does, aid agriculture in innumerable ways. One prominent part of agriculture that can use technological innovation to increase efficiency and effectiveness is irrigation.

  • Trump Supporters, Critics Butt Heads Over Reasons For Sharp Decline In EPA Penalties

    After two years under President Trump, the number of civil penalties issued by the U.S. EPA for polluters has dropped significantly.

  • Balancing The Yin And Yang Of Water Pressure

    All the effort and expense required to produce high-quality water can be for naught if the distribution system cannot maintain appropriate pressure to deliver it efficiently, at a reliable flow rate. Simply pumping more pressure into the system is not the answer. Learn how new pressure monitoring options make it easier to track pressure in every zone to deliver customer satisfaction at peak energy efficiency.

  • Comparing Benefits Of V-Cone® And Coriolis Meters

    Proper operation of water treatment processes depends on accurate flow measurements. Also, flow data is often required by regulatory agencies.

  • A 14-Point Checklist For Choosing The Right Water Utility Network

    Mass market access to the internet through a combination of hardwired, Wi-Fi, or cellular communications channels has conditioned many people to think that “a network is a network is a network.” When it comes to water utilities, however, the nature of the application environments and requirements dictate a closer look at how to satisfy the specific requirements most efficiently. Here are 14 checkpoints to consider before selecting a new network option or revamping an old one.

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    Energy is a huge portion of a wastewater treatment plant’s operating costs, with aeration blowers a significant user. System splitting with an adaptive master controller reduces electrical, maintenance, and initial investment costs.

  • Answering Aeration’s Big Dilemma — Repair Or Replace?

    In wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), repair vs. replace considerations are an ongoing dilemma. How much money is it sensible to spend repairing an older piece of equipment vs. upgrading to the best overall replacement option for current operating conditions? Even if the underlying hope is for a quick and easy repair, the answers are not always cut-and-dried. Before making the default decision to repair, evaluate key points that can pay dividends both immediately and over the long run.  

  • Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates Back Solar Panels That Extract Water From Air

    With backing from two of the biggest tech entrepreneurs in American history, a new solar-powered solution to water scarcity has raised a massive amount of money.

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