Water utility officials in Ohio now have the chance to receive faster water samples results thanks to a new program at the University of Toledo (UT).
Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma brought pounding winds and torrential rain to the Caribbean and Florida, and along with it came wastewater issues.
I think that in this day and age, everyone knows a variety of ways to conserve at least a little bit of energy and save money while doing so. This is true at home, and across any industry. Take for instance the energy consumption across the United States just in the water treatment process. With thousands of water public utilities across the nation, the amount of energy usage is significant enough to make the statistical charts.
With increasing requirements for enhanced nutrient removal, many wastewater plants are adding anoxic and/or anaerobic tanks in their secondary treatment systems. There are multiple options for enhanced nutrient removal including, but not limited to, the A2O (Anaerobic, Anoxic, Aerobic) process, the UCT or MUCT (Modified University of Cape Town) process and the Bardenpho process.
The threat of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water may be more pervasive than many thought and some communities are concerned about the health of their consumers.
San Diego is cracking down on construction sites that pollute waterways.
The SWAN DIST series Distribution Quality Monitor line offers three options for measuring chlorine, pH, conductivity and turbidity on one easy to install, easy to maintain panel. Versatile output options ensure water quality throughout your distribution system, proving piece of mind and customer satisfaction.
For several days after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the City of Beaumont, TX, the city’s 120,000 residents lost water service when several main water intake pumps fell victim to the flood. Beaumont and other cities in the path of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, from Texas to Florida to the Carolinas, are experiencing similar fates with sewage treatment plants, flood control systems, and other water-related facilities. When the water recedes and damages are assessed, water facilities that were already strained (many more than 50 years old) will require replacement or extensive repairs
Traditional municipal wastewater treatment plants typically rely on conventional tests such as Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and possibly Volatile Suspended Solids (VSS) to attempt to quantify biomass.
Fairmont, Minnesota, known as the City of Lakes, is located in Martin County in southern Minnesota. The city’s water treatment plant serves a mix of customers including approximately 3,900 residential taps, 500 commercial and 17 industrial customers. Looking to the future, Fairmont city leaders began to investigate upgrading the city’s water treatment plant in 2010. The existing plant had been in operation for well over 70 years and relied on gas chlorine for disinfection.
From Nevada to South Dakota and now Tennessee, cities across the U.S. are installing the AMERICAN Flow Control® ALPHA restrained joint, because it saves labor, time and money. Introduced almost a year ago, ALPHA is used on AMERICAN’s Series 2500 4- to 12-inch Resilient Wedge Gate Valves and American-Darling and Waterous fire hydrants.
The need for private partnership in wastewater management has been evident for some time. As a result, there are a number of ways that private players are now involved in wastewater management. For instance, there are plant management specialists, collecting specialists, and technical specialists.
Few catastrophes can be as devastating to drinking water supplies as a chemical spill. A utility serving Southern Virginia has developed a plan for responding to such events, which may serve as a model for others.
Those charged with treating our drinking water and wastewater are likely to share the sentiment that they are asked to do too much with too few resources.
Already widespread, nitrogen contamination of environmental waters is on the rise, according to a major study published this summer in the journal Science.
Utilities turn to wireless remote monitoring systems to eliminate blind spots in their water, wastewater, and stormwater networks
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Water and wastewater utilities around the country face seemingly insurmountable infrastructure problems, from dilapidated pipelines to out-of-date facilities.
Members of Congress are pushing President Trump to speed up the military’s investigation into perfluorinated-compound (PFC) contamination of drinking water.
Energy efficiency in wastewater disposal is now also of big importance, as it largely determines the economy. To be able to further increase the efficiency of the submersible pumps, HOMA Pumps has redesigned the motor and hydraulics of their units: Not only the efficiency of the motors has been improved but thanks to a permanent motor cooling, all types of the new EffTec Series can be operated in an immersed or dried state. Watch the video to learn more.
With 53 lift stations, the City of Huntsville, Alabama needs dependable equipment and suppliers. Sulzer’s submersible pumps have consistently given them the reliable day-to-day performance and the blockage protection they need.
Water from cooling towers attracts and absorbs airborne contaminants on a continuous basis. Typically, 85% of suspended solids in cooling water and hot water loops are smaller than 5 microns. Scientific studies have shown that these small particles (5 microns and less) are the adherent contaminants fouling the water loop and process cooling system.
Treatment processes at a wastewater plant in California hit a snag recently when the facility was inundated with salt.
Another community appears to be struggling with a drinking water contaminant that continues to plague treatment facilities around the country.
Water hardness can wreak havoc on your boilers, creating holes in tubes, eating away at the walls. To keep the hardness at bay, you’re going to need to monitor the levels of calcium and magnesium seeping into your system. There are things you need to know to ensure that you are doing this properly. First, use an automated system to increase reaction time to hardness. Next, monitor the softeners; they are critical in keeping the system functioning. Last, learn the temperament of your individual boiler; no two are alike.
The Ecomuseum Zoo is home to the most impressive ambassadors of Quebec’s wildlife. All residents of the Ecomuseum Zoo are there for a special reason: orphaned, injured or born under professional human care, each of them could not return to the wild. Hence, they have found a forever home at the zoo.
Toward the end of the 1980s, Professor Kazuo Yamamoto from Tokyo University gave a lecture to a skeptical crowd. His topic? Immersed hollow fiber membrane bioreactors. Since the day that first audience listened to the possibilities of MBRs, much work has been done to make membrane bioreactors a common step in the wastewater treatment process.
Membrane bioreactor (MBR) plants are found all around the world, serving as a go-to method for treating wastewater through a combination of processes. But as this technology gains popularity, operations must contend with the inherent aeration problems it presents.
Just about a year ago I posted a blog that addressed a disturbing trend — thieves impersonating water and other utility workers to gain access to individuals’ homes and credit card information. Discouragingly, this type of criminal activity seems to be growing and “scammers” are getting more sophisticated in their methods for victimizing unsuspecting utility customers. However, there has also been a very encouraging development over the past year as well, that being the formation and growth of Utilities United against Scams (UUAS).
Since chlorine technology was first used to disinfect drinking water in Jersey City, NJ, in 1908, most waterborne diseases have been eliminated in the U.S. Chlorine is still the most common disinfectant for drinking water and wastewater. Chlorine is also used for disinfection and as a biocide in numerous industries.
Workers Surpass Several Water-Related Challenges At UNC-Wilmington
Extremely vulnerable to climate change and water insecurity, Singapore innovating its way to being a leader in sustainable water solutions.
Municipality benefits from guaranteed savings, reduced costs, and customer service accolades
Pittsburgh has had its fair share of water quality concerns these days, but the latest may be one of the worst yet.
Rhode Island is checking small water systems for perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) as part of a policy that could become a model for other states.
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3M is dedicated to the continued development and advancement of membrane technology. We also offer our technical expertise to support our customer from initial system design through module start-up and optimization. Watch the full video to learn more about our capabilities.
Unbeknownst to many, coal ash is one of the most prolific industrial wastes affecting wastewater quality in the country, with more than 100 hundred million tons produced each year. And treating for the byproduct is paramount, with health concerns and stringent regulations in place governing its removal.
Although it’s been months since lead contamination issues in Flint, MI made national headlines, communities around the country still struggle with dangerous drinking water finding its way into homes.
A lack of access to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure has some immigrant Latinos in poor neighborhoods along the border building their own wells.
Water utility officials in the region struck by Harvey are using an array of safety protocols and strategies to respond to the storm and secure tap water service for residents.
Like many other states, Delaware has residents in small, rural areas who cannot be served by centralized drinking water or wastewater treatment plants, and face obstacles as a result.
Veolia has been selected by SIAAP (Greater Paris Sanitation Authority) to provide at its side the service and maintenance operations for the Valenton wastewater treatment plant, Paris region (France), under a single-purpose semipublic company (SEMOP).
RETTEW is part of an initial agreement targeted to build a 160,000-gallon-per-day high-strength wastewater pretreatment facility, in partnership with the City of Lebanon, Indiana, PACE Energy, and Ken’s Foods Inc.
Extreme floods and droughts receive a lot of attention. But what happens when precipitation -- or lack thereof -- occurs in a more measured way?
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Water Research Foundation, recently released a new report entitled Innovative and Integrated Stormwater Management.
Removing wipes, rags, plastics, hair and other stringy material at the headworks of a WWTP is very important. A traditional ¼” (6.0mm) screen will remove some of this material but as any operator knows a lot will still pass through a ¼” (6.0mm) screen and will form “mats” (clumps of rags, hair, wipes etc) that will bind pumps and other rotating equipment in the plant.
Wastewater, tourism, and trade are moving microbes around the globe at an unprecedented scale, a group of international researchers, including Professor Michael Gillings from Macquarie University, have argued.
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (HBWS) is extending its partnership with Veolia Water North America – West, LLC (Veolia) through 2038.
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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