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    Most companies and agencies today operate with the concept of business sustainability. This is a holistic way of managing a business that includes environmental, social, and financial responsibilities. To meet this triple bottom line, companies must find ways to be cost-efficient, socially responsible, and eco-friendly at the same time.

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    Latest Trends And Developments In The Global Water Treatment Equipment Market

    Even though 70 percent of our planet is made up of water bodies, yet the world is facing a dire scarcity of water, a basic necessity of life. More than 97 percent of the water resources available are in the form of saline water in the seas and oceans. Water is always at a high risk of getting contaminated/polluted. With rapid urbanization and demographic growth across the globe, the world has seen a staggering rise in the number of industries.

  • End Of The Line: Solutions For Water Main Dead Ends
    End Of The Line: Solutions For Water Main Dead Ends

    Maintaining the water distribution system is critical to ensure customers receive the best water quality. An important maintenance task is to ensure water movement through the system. Dead-end mains, typically in cul-de-sacs, at the end of rural streets, or even in a looped line, are known problem areas for water stagnation, resulting in quality complaints. Residential neighborhoods under construction and large underpopulated developments often have slow-moving or stagnant drinking water.

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    A Fouling-Free Filter For Produced Water

    Hydraulic fracturing is a hot-button issue, but no matter where you land you should agree that more efficient produced water filters will go a long way in improving the practice.

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    Jen Muller, VP of Marketing for Trojan Technologies, provides an update on two key TrojanUV technologies, the TrojanUVFlex and TrojanUVSigna. The former is designed for potable water reuse applications, including direct potable reuse (DPR), while the latter is ideal for wastewater disinfection as a replacement for chemical disinfectants. Muller shares the features and benefits of both products, and also discusses the TrojanUVSigna's installation at two of North America's largest wastewater treatment plants.

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    Big Air: Aerzen Introduces Turbo Blower For Large Treatment Plants

    Aerzen USA has long preached — and excelled in delivering — "right-sized" blower solutions, offering energy efficiency by producing the proper amount of air for the application. Until recently, however, the company did not have an option for the largest of wastewater treatment plants. That has changed with the introduction of the Multicore series turbo blower, which is described in the following video by Tom McCurdy, National Sales Manager for Aerzen's Environmental Group.

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    After Maria, Puerto Ricans Left Only With Dangerous Water

    Many Puerto Ricans remain without tap water service in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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    It’s not uncommon to hear wastewater efficiency advocates refer to influent as a “resource” rather than “waste.” But it’s unlikely that any of them imagined just how valuable the material flushed through Swiss sewage systems really is.

  • As Discharged Sewage Contaminates Niagara Falls, Outdated Infrastructure Is To Blame
    As Discharged Sewage Contaminates Niagara Falls, Outdated Infrastructure Is To Blame

    Niagara Falls may be best known for its majestic, natural beauty, but this precious resource is having a hard time lately as the area’s wastewater treatment swims upstream against fundamental infrastructure issues.

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    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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  • Flint Contamination Crisis Had 'Horrifyingly Large' Effect On Fetal Deaths
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    New research shows that lead contamination of tap water in Flint, MI, likely had a major impact on fetal deaths.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    In the migration of wastewater treatment plants to resource recovery facilities, Camden County in New Jersey has recently taken a leading role.

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    Small Water Utility Fights Back After Alleged Theft Of $850,000

    After a former employee allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a New Mexico water utility, the company has decided to fight back.

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    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.

  • Utility Employee Injures Self In Facility Shooting Cover-Up
    Utility Employee Injures Self In Facility Shooting Cover-Up

    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.

  • Water Service Devastated In Puerto Rico
    Water Service Devastated In Puerto Rico

    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.

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    Rounding Up Glyphosate’s Threat To Drinking Water

    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.

  • Calling Out The EPA On Water Issues
    Calling Out The EPA On Water Issues

    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.

  • Historic Buildings Or Energy Efficiency? Texas Gets Both, With Innovative Financing
    Historic Buildings Or Energy Efficiency? Texas Gets Both, With Innovative Financing

    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.

  • Military Camp Caught With Dead Rodents At Drinking Water Treatment Plant
    Military Camp Caught With Dead Rodents At Drinking Water Treatment Plant

    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.

  • New Jersey Utility Workers Allegedly Took Bribes To Lower Bills
    New Jersey Utility Workers Allegedly Took Bribes To Lower Bills

    Two employees of the water utility in New Brunswick, NJ, were indicted last month after they alleged took bribes to lower customers’ bills.

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    Innovate, Collaborate, And Commit: 3 Keys To High Performance In The Water Sector

    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.

  • Springdale, Arkansas' Headworks MS Bar Screen "Hunts!" As It Removes Fence Posts
    Springdale, Arkansas' Headworks MS Bar Screen "Hunts!" As It Removes Fence Posts

    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.

  • Membrane Module Pilot Test In North Dakota
    Membrane Module Pilot Test In North Dakota

    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.

  • Integrated Membrane Facility In The City Of Delaware, Ohio
    Integrated Membrane Facility In The City Of Delaware, Ohio

    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.

  • Dr. Water – It’s Time To Be Flowing Along!
    Dr. Water – It’s Time To Be Flowing Along!

    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.  

  • Despite Low Toxicity, Toledo Residents Concerned Over Algal Bloom
    Despite Low Toxicity, Toledo Residents Concerned Over Algal Bloom

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    Following Animas Spill, EPA Installs Barrier And Valve

    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.

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    Citizens Will Hopefully Get Involved In This Issue

    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.

  • What Pumps Tell Us About Water, Power, And The Worker
    What Pumps Tell Us About Water, Power, And The Worker

    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 Wants To Lead The Future In Water And Wastewater Resources
    San Francisco Wants To Lead The Future In Water And Wastewater Resources

    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?

  • Treatment Plant Vandals Leave Montana Residents Without Water
    Treatment Plant Vandals Leave Montana Residents Without Water

    Residents of Crow Agency, MT, were left without drinking water late last week after their water treatment facility was vandalized.

  • Nine Blocks Of Manhattan Closed By Water Main Break
    Nine Blocks Of Manhattan Closed By Water Main Break

    The power of water infrastructure was on display in Manhattan last month after a water main break shut down nine blocks.

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    Treatment Facility Employee Finds Body In Tulsa Reservoir

    The body of a fisherman was found at the reservoir in Tulsa, OK, last month.

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