The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and the National Water Research Institute recognize two pioneering researchers.
Residents living near General Motor’s Michigan testing facility have come together to file a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer, claiming it has knowingly contaminated the local water supply since at least the 1980s.
Research shows that Latinos are more likely to distrust tap water compared to other groups.
Texas cities with booming populations are teaming up on a major water pipeline project.
Wolverine Worldwide, a shoe manufacturer, is among the latest companies to receive scrutiny for its practice of dumping perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) into source water, thus imperiling drinking water.
This wet well is a critical piece of a system designed to intercept wet weather overflows, and it demands powerful, high-quality pumps to handle the load. Designed to reduce environmental impacts resulting from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in Columbus, Ohio, the Olentangy-Scioto- Interceptor-Sewer Augmentation Relief Sewer (OARS) is the key component in meeting this goal. This sewer tunnel will intercept wet weather overflows that currently empty into the Scioto River and instead carry the flows to the city’s Jackson Pike and Southerly wastewater treatment plants.
Perhaps the most common question that we’re asked is how our ATP tests correlate with traditional microbiological methods. Unsurprisingly, when people are used to getting their information in a certain way, they naturally want to know how a new method will stack up against it. However, the mechanisms of culture-based techniques and ATP analyses are completely different, and in many ways, so are the results they produce.
Over the course of a 1.5-month field experiment at a Canadian starch mill biological wastewater treatment process, LuminUltra Technologies demonstrated the benefits of using 2nd Generation ATP® monitoring technology. ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) monitoring technology is an accurate biomass measurement that can rapidly monitor all types of biological wastewater treatment processes, aerobic and anaerobic alike.
Here’s something important to watch: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a bipartisan bill to increase the funding available for water infrastructure projects in the future. They are monitoring debate on the reauthorization of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA).
A long-gestating lawsuit between Minnesota and the conglomerate 3M over perfluorinated compound (PFC) contamination now appears ready to move forward.
Environmental advocacy groups filed a lawsuit last month to halt a massive water project in the Mojave Desert.
When the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County received odor complaints from a residential subdivision, Evoqua provided a rapid, cost-effective solution.
White House Utility District (WHUD), Tennessee’s largest geographic water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses, is using data to stem water loss and create savings for its customers.
While people enjoy seasonal change and wait for the first snowfall of the season, public works professionals are gearing up for the upcoming winter. Provisions made ahead of time help to deliver quicker responses to potential inclement weather.
An employee was killed during a remarkable explosion at a wastewater treatment chemicals plant in North Carolina late last month.
Scientists want to see more coordination across communities when it comes to policymaking and research into perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).
Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) is the second largest water district in Orange County, California, providing water and wastewater services to more than 155,000 residents and commercial enterprises. When a new housing development was planned adjacent to SMWD’s 9.0 MGD Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant, the District initiated plans for enhanced odor control solutions. District staff identified the primary process area (grit removal and primary clarifiers) as a significant contributor to odor emissions.
Like many cities within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the City of Coppell experienced water quality challenges at different periods throughout the year. In particular, the City had difficulty maintaining adequate chloramine residuals at the 1.5 MG Southwestern elevated storage tank during the warmer summer months when outdoor watering was restricted to conserve water.
Using a technology called Smart Cover Systems, the Prince William County Service Authority is able to remotely monitor wastewater flows in strategic areas across Prince William County. A Smart Cover is comprised of a small device that electronically monitors the level of flow in sewer mains from the underside of a manhole cover.
In a unique twist on an oil contamination event, workers on a BP sea platform were forced to evacuate due to continued problems with diesel entering the platform’s water supply.
A worker died on the job at a wastewater treatment plant in Watertown, NY, on November 20.
Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge dollars in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.
At a time when many water systems around the country need all the help they can get with protecting source water, maintaining infrastructure, and eliminating contaminants, the state of Iowa has secured a critical boost.
A wastewater treatment plant in Oregon came under fire last month for negligent practices that have been harmful to the environment.
Total Customer Engagement is an amorphous concept that is difficult to define or quantify. Depending on the nature of a given business, engagement may be described using language such as touches, opens, responses, clicks, registrations, reach, shares, influence, views, or other nebulous terms. This language leaves organizations ill-equipped to define and measure the impact and benefits of communicating with customers in a wide-range of situations.
For a quarter of a century, the EPA has worked to address the environmental and public health concerns of minority, low-income and indigenous communities. I have been blessed to be a part of this effort since its first steps. The Agency’s decision to establish the Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ), initially called the Office of Environmental
As excess nutrients continue to pollute source water, bringing dead zones and toxic chemicals, it’s time for the disparate agencies that can make a difference to band together.
No wastewater-related topic draws passion from two opposed sides quite like the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and whether or not it poses a danger to drinking water quality.
As the lead troubleshooter and innovator for water systems serving communities across the U.S., American Water’s Dr. Benjamin Stanford is in position to effect more change than most in the water industry. What issues draw his attention, and how might they be fixed? This edition of our “Water Champions” series looks at the biggest of water challenges.
Few rules governing the nation’s water quality have been politicized to the extent of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, seen by one side as necessary for protecting the environment and by another as government overreach that hurts the economy.
Each industrial odor problem is as unique as the processes and materials that combine to cause it. While various methods are employed to control industrial odors, biological treatment solutions hold a great deal of promise. This article examines what goes on inside a biotrickling filter and aims to equip facility managers with the information they need to make better industrial odor control decisions.
New analysis has found that perfluorinated compounds could be more than 20 times as prevalent in drinking water as previously thought. Will this revelation spur new regulatory action? And if so, what should that look like?
Ken’s Foods is a privately held food manufacturing company located in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. For 60 years, Ken’s Foods has been making an extensive line of salad dressings, sauces, and marinades.
HP Hood LLC is one of the largest dairy operators in the United States with 13 plants across the country. It has been producing high-quality, delicious dairy products for more than 160 years.
Noosa Yoghurt Company, named after an Australian town by the same name, produces a variety of delicious yoghurts in many flavors and sizes. Its production plant is located in a rural area in Bellvue, Colorado, USA.
The city of Chicago took a stand against local water pollution when Mayor Rahm Emanuel threatened legal action against the United States Steel Corporation, one of the world’s largest steel producers, last week.
Plant processes are interdependent, and all existing and future processes should be considered when making design decisions. Grit, for example, is a significant cause of unforeseen maintenance costs and lower-than-expected performance and capacity. Effectively removing grit keeps the entire plant operating at the intended design capacity and helps ensure long-term, reliable performance.
Unsafe, potentially negligent, practices at a wastewater treatment plant in Washington state nearly killed employees according to a recent report.
A water department employee in Floyd County, GA, was trapped in a trench from the waist down for three hours on November 14, according to a report in The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
While opinion varies from person to person, for the most part, we assume that the drinking water running through our taps are safe. While that should remain a fair assumption, a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may cause doubt.
After a treacherous hurricane season, some southern cities are shoring up their disaster preparedness plans to prevent future sewage and water crises.
Unfortunately, the practice of discharging untreated or partially-treated sewage is all too common for wastewater treatment plants. But a recent instance in Florida has caught the attention of state watchdogs.
Designed for the short-term storage of treated sludge, JP Concrete has completed six robust new Cake Pads for Anglian Water, the first company to achieve 100% compliance under the Biosolids Assurance Scheme.
Royal HaskoningDHV and Delft University of Technology have signed an agreement stating that patented technologies used to extract valuable Biopolymers from Nereda wastewater treatment sludge are transferred to Royal HaskoningDHV.
McCrometer’s FPI Mag® meter is now NSF/ANSI-61 and NSF/ANSI-372 certified for municipal drinking water applications. In the U.S. and around the globe, municipalities and other water authorities have confidence knowing this instrument meets or exceeds the highest standards in water measurement from source to tap.
The Blue-Value consortium will launch its first demonstration to selected parties during the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi from 15-18 January 2018.
Leading biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International Inc. (Lystek), is pleased to announce that through the award of a NSERC Engage Grant, the company will collaborate with Dr. Gordon Price, an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University and a leader in academic research in new technologies for waste bio-conversion and stabilization.
Hydraulic forced vortex grit chambers applied to replace plate settlers allows for more efficient sand and silt removal from river water in-take with less chemical requirement downstream.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that engineering partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions (“PurLucid”) has partially commissioned the commercial-scale NFLi5 lithium recovery system at its new manufacturing facility in Calgary, Alberta.
KSB is an international supplier of highly engineered pumps, valves and related systems. With 40 manufacturing facilities and 170 service centers, KSB operates in 130 countries on five continents. The KSB brand provides customers with reliable, quality products and technical expertise that only years of experience can deliver. It also guarantees dependable service worldwide. Learn more.
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