• Flint To Resume Water Shutoffs For Late Payment
    Flint To Resume Water Shutoffs For Late Payment

    The city that endangered residents by serving up lead-contaminated water will soon resume a controversial practice designed to compel delinquent customers to pay up: water shutoffs.

  • Uranium Contaminates Montana Water System
    Uranium Contaminates Montana Water System

    A water system in Montana that has been plagued with chronic water problems recently warned residents about uranium contamination.

  • After Four Years, Parasite Returns To Portland’s Drinking Water
    After Four Years, Parasite Returns To Portland’s Drinking Water

    Last Monday, Portland’s water bureau located the cryptosporidium parasite in a test of drinking water from the Bull Run watershed. After not finding any traces of the parasite for four years during weekly water samplings, Portland has now found the parasite four times this year.

  • Three Wastewater Treatment Issues That Can Be Improved With High Purity Oxygen
    Three Wastewater Treatment Issues That Can Be Improved With High Purity Oxygen

    Wastewater facilities in various industries face challenges in day to day operations. Some of these treatment issues can be addressed by incorporating high purity oxygen into the wastewater treatment process. Below are three common wastewater treatment issues and how oxygen may help.

  • California Advocates Push For Contaminated Water Fund
    California Advocates Push For Contaminated Water Fund

    Public interest advocates are pushing California lawmakers to establish a safe drinking water fund to fight chronic water contamination problems.

  • Georgia Scores Victory In Water War With Florida
    Georgia Scores Victory In Water War With Florida

    Georgia scored a critical court victory in the latest round of its lengthy water war with Florida.

  • Concern Grows Over Oil Injection In San Ardo Aquifer
    Concern Grows Over Oil Injection In San Ardo Aquifer

    California officials this month announced that they will consider expressing their concerns about ongoing injections of oil contaminated water into a South County aquifer in the face of a voter-approved measure against it.

  • Putting Algae To Work For Sludge Processing
    Putting Algae To Work For Sludge Processing

    A new technology utilizing algae could make sludge digestion easier than ever.

  • A New Paradigm For Funding
    A New Paradigm For Funding

    Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a new report card on the state of our nation’s infrastructure, and their 2013 grade for both water and wastewater was a “D”.  That report estimated that the infrastructure needed $3.6 trillion in investment by 2020.  I do not look for a significant movement in our current grade for either water or wastewater with the 2017 report when it is released this year, because the funding at the level required to significantly change our infrastructure has not been made except at a few local utilities.

  • Sticking With Innovation That Works: Steinbach, Manitoba’s Plant Upgrade
    Sticking With Innovation That Works: Steinbach, Manitoba’s Plant Upgrade

    Steinbach is the third largest city in Manitoba and one of the fastest growing census agglomeration areas in Canada with a population of about 50,000 people. Though Steinbach is primarily an agricultural community, it is also the regional economic hub of southeastern Manitoba. Due to the age of the wastewater control system, the city decided it was time for some new technology. This profile will describe the process of that upgrade and why they chose VTScada.

  • Meeting The Communications Challenges Of Harsh Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Environments
    Meeting The Communications Challenges Of Harsh Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Environments

    Using ruggedized fiber optic cable, connectors, and enclosures can ensure that network communications run reliably at high speed — far into the future.

  • Filtering Through The Latest In Primary Wastewater Treatment
    Filtering Through The Latest In Primary Wastewater Treatment

    Of course, the whole wastewater treatment equation starts with primary treatment. Although a critical first step in the process, primary treatment rarely receives as much attention from innovators as processes further down the line. It’s about time that changed.

  • EPA Criticizes Pennsylvania’s Safe Drinking Water Program
    EPA Criticizes Pennsylvania’s Safe Drinking Water Program

    The Pennsylvania state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been under scrutiny by federal regulators for failures in administration of its safe drinking water program.

  • Alaska, Facing Unique Infrastructure Challenges, Scores Poorly
    Alaska, Facing Unique Infrastructure Challenges, Scores Poorly

    Alaska scored below average in a new report on its infrastructure quality, earning a “D” for drinking water systems.

  • Chlorine Flow Vulnerable To Hacking, Experiment Shows
    Chlorine Flow Vulnerable To Hacking, Experiment Shows

    A recent experiment by a cybersecurity researcher exposed vulnerabilities in the water system.

  • WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal
    WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal

    On his way out of office, Barack Obama made a final effort to bolster the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), which has drawn controversy since it was issued in 2015.

  • From Drought To Flooding: California Struggles With Turnaround
    From Drought To Flooding: California Struggles With Turnaround

    In a drastic about-face, California has gone from historically desperate drought conditions to an inundation of water that has brought its own set of problems.

  • Math Solutions: Certification Examination Prep Calculations
    Math Solutions: Certification Examination Prep Calculations

    While it is natural to be worried about the unknown, being apprehensive can lead to less achievement. Conversely, knowing what to expect more likely leads to relaxation and accomplishment — and can ultimately help you pass the exam.

  • Maryland Utility Tries Innovative Financial Model
    Maryland Utility Tries Innovative Financial Model

    A giant utility near Washington, DC, is rolling out a new financial program focused on making loans available to local businesses.

  • NY Water Tests Find No PFOA, PFOS Threat
    NY Water Tests Find No PFOA, PFOS Threat

    New York health and environmental regulators said that, after statewide targeted sampling for the two cancer-causing industrial chemicals PFOA and PFOS, there were no new cases of drinking water contamination found.

  • Florida County Partners With The WateReuse Association To Find The Best Use For Reclaimed Drinking Water
    Florida County Partners With The WateReuse Association To Find The Best Use For Reclaimed Drinking Water

    In 2016 Hillsborough County Public Utilities, a forward thinking organization, initiated the first direct potable reuse pilot project in Florida. In its efforts to utilize 100 percent of its reclaimed water, the progressive utility created a successful program to effectively suspend surface water discharges. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Safe, Energy Efficient Disinfection For 45 MGD Combined Sewer WWTP Improves Water Quality
    Safe, Energy Efficient Disinfection For 45 MGD Combined Sewer WWTP Improves Water Quality

    The Hudson River, in the Capital District of Albany, NY, is a popular recreational area for boating, swimming and fishing. Unfortunately combined sewer overflows following storm events and snow melt from sewer systems dating back to the 1800’s were causing increased fecal coliform counts which in turn resulted in health alerts and limited access to the river. After considering several alternatives, the Albany County Sewer District selected a Wedeco Duron 60i2-2.5X4, with high power Ecoray 600W lamps, for their disinfection system.

  • Does Your Wastewater Treatment Plant Need A Manmade Wetland?
    Does Your Wastewater Treatment Plant Need A Manmade Wetland?

    Research into manmade, floating wastewater treatment wetlands may mark the first step into a new world of sustainable nitrogen removal.

  • An Open Letter To Michelle Obama On Water
    An Open Letter To Michelle Obama On Water

    Now that you have returned to the role of private citizen — though, admittedly you are a private citizen with millions of eyes focused on you — I want to encourage you to continue your great work promoting the health of our nation’s children. Your emphasis on exercise and nutrition, jobs and support for veterans, and education have touched millions of Americans of all ages and all backgrounds. Now it’s time to bring in the most common denominator and the first step toward good health — access to clean water.

  • Saving Energy And Doubling Worldwide Water Supplies – One Drip At A Time
    Saving Energy And Doubling Worldwide Water Supplies – One Drip At A Time

    On a warm December day, I stood in a jojoba field in the Negev Desert in southern Israel and watched water slowly seep up from the ground around the trees. First a tiny spot, then spreading, watering the plants from deep below. This highly efficient system is known as drip irrigation, and I was there to meet with the world’s leading drip irrigation company, Israel-based Netafim.

  • Green Heat: Using Less Water To Create Cleaner, More Abundant Energy
    Green Heat: Using Less Water To Create Cleaner, More Abundant Energy

    Farmers in Uganda and in developing countries around the world are facing major energy and waste management issues. There are anaerobic digestions systems to help farmers manage agricultural waste from plants and animals, but there’s a problem.

  • As Subsidies End, Flint Chants ‘We Don’t Pay For Poison Water’
    As Subsidies End, Flint Chants ‘We Don’t Pay For Poison Water’

    Michigan is withdrawing the water-bill assistance it has provided Flint residents since the lead contamination crisis came to light three years ago.

  • Air Force Has Five-Year Plan To Address PFC Contamination
    Air Force Has Five-Year Plan To Address PFC Contamination

    The Air Force has acknowledged plans for addressing the higher-than-normal concentrations of perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, that a base near Colorado Springs sent into the city’s sewer system as frequently as three times a year.

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