XPDRAINAGE is the new Stormwater Design and Review software from Innovyze that can make design time more efficient and accurate. Watch this 2 minute video to learn how and let us know if you'd like more information.
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New research shows that lead contamination of tap water in Flint, MI, likely had a major impact on fetal deaths.
Very large contracting opportunities are being announced weekly in regions with U.S. seaports. Literally billions of dollars will be spent in the near future on all types of public projects related to ports. The American Association of Port Authorities estimates ports and private-sector partners will spend $154.8 billion over the next five years on seaport infrastructure repair, expansion, and upgrades.
InfoWater is the #1 GIS-centric water distribution modeling software. Build and update models with easy to use tools, manage countless what if scenarios, and get the answers you need from your model. If you happen to get stuck, reach out to our amazing support staff or join us for a training.
InfoMaster is a complete ArcGIS-based asset integrity management and capital planning software for water and wastewater networks. It leverages existing GIS and IT investments with advanced modeling and sophisticated predictive analytics to give utilities a cost effective business intelligence and data collection platform for more informed, action-oriented decision making. With versions designed for the desktop, Web, and iOS mobile devices, InfoMaster enables day-to-day operational management and long-term network planning for users throughout the organization.
The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) is responsible for operating and maintaining one of the world’s largest wastewater collection and treatment systems. It has been conducting advance planning for its 6,700-mile sewer system for decades using very conservative and technically sound engineering principles and tools. The sewer assets are rapidly deteriorating and so it is paramount for LASAN to continually upgrade the sewer system to ensure that the health of the public and the environment are protected.
In the migration of wastewater treatment plants to resource recovery facilities, Camden County in New Jersey has recently taken a leading role.
After a former employee allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a New Mexico water utility, the company has decided to fight back.
Learn how the Yorba Linda Water District maximized the use and effectiveness of its GIS-based hydraulic model by linking it to their SCADA System.
Rapid industrialization and tightened water quality standards are leading to an increase in global spending on water quality monitoring instrumentation. Spending in this area is projected to grow from $2.5 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion by 2020, with some 25 percent spent on new, less expensive water quality monitoring sensors that deliver on-the-spot measurements.
When authorities arrived at a drinking water treatment plant in West Virginia earlier this year, they thought they were responding to an attack on a utility employee. As it turns out, they now believe that employee injured himself.
Lack of universal access to water has been one of the most stunning and difficult consequences Puerto Rico has faced after Hurricane Maria devastated the island’s infrastructure.
A popular weed killer appears to be threatening consumer health through drinking water supplies. As knowledge around this threat grows, treatment operations should consider their technology options.
Everyone must answer to someone — even the rule-makers themselves. While it may seem to water and wastewater utilities that the U.S. EPA is the end of the line, there is yet another government agency that holds the EPA's feet to the fire.
When it comes to the history and DNA of a city, new buildings have nothing on century-old ones. Yet the reverse can be said in regard to water and energy efficiency. Older buildings reflect the culture and history of a community, but typically are highly inefficient.
Over the summer, a drinking water treatment plant at a military base in California was found to be dealing with some particularly unsettling contaminants: dead rodents and amphibians. Now, it has entered a consent decree to solve the problem.
Two employees of the water utility in New Brunswick, NJ, were indicted last month after they alleged took bribes to lower customers’ bills.
In a recent Water Online editorial, Kevin Westerling shared a Q&A with Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Rick Warner. Central to the conversation were the topics of innovation, collaboration, and leadership within the context of the challenges faced by the U.S. water industry. Among these issues: rebuilding and replacing aging infrastructure, advancing clean water initiatives, and making progress with water reuse.
Northwest Arkansas has been one of the faster growing regions of the United States in the early 2000s. Driven by the growth of the poultry industry as well as education and health professions, the city of Springdale has seen significant economic and population growth. There is also a thriving leisure and hospitality industry as recreation in the Ozarks continues to grow. The population is now estimated to be approximately 80,000 people compared to 46,000 in the 2000 census.
Toray UF membrane modules were piloted over a fifteen-week period to help service the growing demand for clean water in southwest North Dakota. The outcome, as part of the Southwest Pipeline Project (SWPP), would be construction of the Oliver-Mercer-North Dunn (OMND) Water Treatment Plant.
To better comply with the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) the City of Delaware (Ohio) piloted Torayfil hollow-fiber PVDF membrane modules to treat surface water for their 7.2 mgd full-scale facility. After significant review of the data, cost, and other factors, the City and URS selected Toray to utilize in the full scale design. Read the full case study to learn more.
After a fantastic career and 32 years with American Water, October 6 will be my last day at work. So, this blog will serve as my last (regular) Dr. Water entry. I couldn’t be retiring on a better note! Through the years this company, the water industry, and the communities we serve have afforded me tremendous opportunities to advance my own career pursuits in the science of water as well as to apply my skills to help impact the future of water and the environment.
It has now been over two years since the city of Toledo, OH, had to ban water for 400,000 people due to contamination from toxic algae. But concerns still persist.
The U.S. EPA is expected to police pollution in the nation’s waterways, but in an infamous instance two years ago, the agency itself became the polluter.
The president’s proposed $1 trillion national infrastructure plan has become something of an anomaly. Once a highly touted campaign promise, the long-awaited plan has been void of any specifics and last spring was reduced to a set of ambiguous “principles.” However, both pre-campaign and post-inauguration, Trump’s proposal relied heavily on capital investment by the private sector.
High up in the Tehachapi Mountains of California’s Central Valley lies the largest consumer of the state’s electricity, driving 14 centrifugal pumps, each rated at 80,000 hp.
San Francisco’s water and wastewater utility has developed a holistic approach to resource management, sustainable infrastructure, and reuse. What can other utilities learn from its program?
Residents of Crow Agency, MT, were left without drinking water late last week after their water treatment facility was vandalized.
The power of water infrastructure was on display in Manhattan last month after a water main break shut down nine blocks.
The body of a fisherman was found at the reservoir in Tulsa, OK, last month.
Access to clean water may be a human right, but difficulty around water quality for one controversial population has sparked debate.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is today among the most commonly used water purification technologies, in both public and private spheres. RO plant manufacturers supply large municipal bodies as well as smaller communities, and RO plants also have a widespread commercial usage — for example, within the food and beverage industry.
To ensure that aeration equipment will provide not only the best overall solution for their treatment needs but also the lowest total cost of ownership, design engineers and plant operators must take into consideration three primary factors: blower selection, right-sizing, and smart control systems.
The patented Muffin Monster® design has established new standards in product performance and reliability due to decades of technical advancements and innovative design improvements. These rugged sewage grinding machines shred most any material capable of disrupting your system.
In today’s modern wastewater treatment plants, meeting high standards in effluent quality, cost efficiency and odor control is a must. To meet these higher standards, JWCE introduces the Bandscreen Monster®, a member of the Monster Separation System® line of high performance screens.
JWCE introduces the new Vertical Auger Monster designed to attach to the wall of a pump station, screen out rags and disposable wipes and protect pumps from ragging and clogging. The system incorporates a Muffin Monster grinder, screening basket and spiral lifting screw.
The Honey Monster Septage Receiving Station is based on proven Auger Monster® technology, which allows cleaner handling of septage truck waste through separation of solids. The unique combination of grinding, washing and dewatering septage waste can be accomplished in approximately 5 to 15 minutes for a typical septage truck.
The Finescreen Monster® incorporates a continuous band of stainless steel or optional StapleGuard™ ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene perforated panels attached to heavy-duty stainless steel roller chains. Panels are available with 1/8″ or 1/4″ (3 or 6mm) openings.
The patented Channel Monster integrates rotating screening drums with proven Muffin Monster® grinder technology. The system accommodates high-flows while shredding solids (such as rags, trash, rocks and wood) into particles that flow harmlessly through pumps, pipes and processes.
The Auger Monster® is a robust and affordable wastewater screen which combines three of JWC’s finest technologies – a grinder, a fine screen and a compactor. It removes trash and unwanted solids, so the treatment plant runs more efficiently and life is easier for operators and managers.
Hurricanes and earthquakes throughout the world have been demonstrating the costly effects on not only service-related prices, but also on personal safety.
Recently, the Business Intelligence Group named Dow Water & Process Solutions' DOW FILMTEC FORTILIFE Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Elements Sustainability Product of the Year in the 2017 Sustainability Awards program.
In a statement released Monday morning, Green Party candidates for the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District blasted the current administration for its release of raw sewage and wastewater into Lake Michigan during the weekend's heavy rains.
The results of the 2017 Global Water Tariff Survey’s Affordability Index, published last month by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) and the Global Water Leaders Group (GWLG), have revealed that Mexico City residents spend around 3.71% of their household income on water bills, well above the 3% affordability threshold advised by the UNDP.
The finalists for the 2017 Global Bottled Water Awards are now published. The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner during the 14th Global Bottled Water Congress on 24th October in Barcelona.
To meet conductivity control needs in online water quality and process applications, Sensorex has introduced the Sensorex SensoPro Toroidal Conductivity Monitoring System.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) congratulates the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and Water Research Foundation (WRF) on their decision to merge into one water research organization.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners today joins elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organizations and infrastructure experts in support of Imagine a Day Without Water.
Listen to Water Talk host Todd Schnick discuss the biggest challenges facing the world of water and wastewater with leading industry experts live from the exhibition floor.
TrojanUVSigna™ incorporates innovations, including TrojanUV Solo Lamp™ Technology, to reduce the total cost of ownership and drastically simplify operation and maintenance. It is the ideal solution for treatment plants in need of revolutionary UV disinfection technology. See the reasons why trojanuv.com/signa.
Seeking Hurricane Harvey recovery interventions, especially small-footprint, non-grid-dependent conversion-to-potable, reuse/recycling equipment and services, as well as management support for backflow, overflow basins, clogged pipes, etc. If you can help, visit our response-coordinating partner splashlink and fill out their survey so that agencies can reach you with needs.
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