Water activists filed a class-action lawsuit this month contending that three companies contributed to water pollution in Michigan.
Often the target of vandalism and theft, some water and wastewater treatment plants employ robust security measures. In Florida this month, those measures seem to have backfired.
When emergency strikes, water and wastewater utilities can rely on one another through an innovative program.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District (the District) manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection, and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's 1.8 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres (162 hectares) of groundwater recharge ponds, and more than 275 miles (443 km) of streams.
A regional wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the United States of America that treats residential and commercial wastewater and sewage.
Melbourne Water is a water wholesaler in Victoria, Australia, and is ranked among the top performing Australian and international water utilities. Melbourne Water delivers over 430 billion litres (114 billion gallons) of safe drinking water and treats over 300 billion litres (79 billion gallons) of sewage from across Melbourne.
In a new report on the state’s water priorities, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) offered the nation some guidance on how it might address issues that are burdening regions all over the country.
Water companies in the U.K. are using a questionable method for leak detection, one that is unlikely to ever make it to the states.
As an advocate for the air, water, and economic benefits that clean energy provides, I find some of my most challenging — and maybe most rewarding — work is trying to engage climate-skeptic lawmakers at the Texas Capitol in Austin.
The line that a wastewater utility in Nampa, ID, is attempting to straddle this month is emblematic of the nation’s struggle to address the costs of desperately needed treatment plant upgrades.
New Jersey environmental regulators are putting pressure on officials in the state capital to fix the city’s struggling water utility.
As a bizarre result of the environmental affects that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) can have when they defy treatment operations, researchers have found antidepressants in source water may make fish less wary of predators.
The cost of water in Lake Wylie, SC, is so high that some residents may move out of town.
The U.S. is currently facing a water crisis. Potable water is scarce and considered valuable everywhere in the world. However, with the infrastructure that is currently in place, the U.S. has been squandering this precious resource. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, about 6 billion gallons of treated water are lost every day due to broken and leaky pipes alone.
A successful pilot program for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is expanding to encompass the nation’s widest deployment of smart infrastructure in sewer collection systems. Such technology is lowering operating costs by millions of dollars, reducing pressure on rates, and dramatically decreasing the risk of sewer overflows. The decision reflects a growing trend of using collection system technologies to reduce maintenance and help limit rate increases.
In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.
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 SmartCover Systems, the Prince William County Service Authority is able to remotely monitor wastewater flows in strategic areas across Prince William County. A SmartCover 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
A direct investment of $10B in water and energy efficiency programs could boost U.S GDP by $13 to $15B and create 120,000 to 260,000 jobs, all while saving between 6.5 and 10 trillion gallons of water, according to a new analysis by the Alliance for Water efficiency.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) is pleased to announce that Don Dickinson of Phoenix Contact has been named as General Symposium Chair for the upcoming 2018 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium.
Mr Robert Friedland and Mr Jiang Zhaobai, Co-Chairmen of Clean TeQ Holdings Limited (Clean TeQ or Company), and Mr Sam Riggall, Chief Executive Officer, recently announced that Clean TeQ, through its wholly owned subsidiary Clean TeQ Water Pty Ltd, has entered into a landmark agreement with Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd (Fosterville) to design, supply and commission a two million litre-per-day Clean TeQ DeSALxmine water treatment plant.
As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight saltwater intrusion, the threat of inland flooding will only increase, according to newly published research results.
Udal Sareak, the Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium subsidiary responsible for managing the water distribution network of 70 municipalities and localities in the Bilbao area, has renewed its contract with TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Event Management solutions for the water industry, following a public tender.
OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OCLN), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced a preliminary agreement with the National Superior Engineering School (ENSIL-ENSCI) of France'sUniversity of Limoges, to validate OriginClear's breakthrough process, Electro Water Separation with Advanced Oxidation™ (EWS:AOx™), for extremely challenging water treatment problems, such as landfill runoff and flooding from major storms and hurricanes.
The 1,000 mega-watt combined-cycle natural gas facility, located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, is currently in the construction phase with a commercial operation date of April 2020. When completed, Hickory Run will provide efficient, clean and reliable power to the PJM Electric Market.
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