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    Salisbury-Rowan Utilities in Salisbury, N.C. prides itself on providing excellent customer service. While its commercial and industrial customers comprise just 15 percent of total customer accounts, they generate 65 percent of the utility’s monthly billed volume. That’s why, when it came time to select a new meter reading solution, the ability to receive data-driven analytics to better understand, monitor and manage its operations was a top priority for the utility’s leadership team.

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    In the months leading up to the presidential election, Donald Trump announced that, if elected, he would incentivize $1 trillion into the nation’s ailing infrastructure. Citizens, taxpayers, public officials, and contractors have been waiting to see if that would really happen or not.  President Trump recently announced that he had selected private-sector P3 expert David James "DJ" Gribbin to serve as his special assistant for infrastructure.

  • Advances In Paper-Based Devices For Water Quality Analysis
    Advances In Paper-Based Devices For Water Quality Analysis

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  • EPA Approves Wisconsin Efforts To Limit Phosphorus
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    Earlier this month, the U.S. EPA approved a bid by officials in Wisconsin to allow a slower paced adoption of rules that will limit the discharge of a dominant water pollutant.

  • New Mexico Debates Criminalizing False Water Data
    New Mexico Debates Criminalizing False Water Data

    It is not illegal for New Mexico water systems to falsify water-quality data, and lawmakers who want to change that say their efforts are being stymied.

  • New Data May Link Flint Water System, Legionnaires’ Deaths
    New Data May Link Flint Water System, Legionnaires’ Deaths

    New research is raising questions about what role the water system in Flint, MI, played in a major outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

  • Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change
    Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change

    With Donald Trump appointee Scott Pruitt helming the U.S. EPA, the National Rural Water Association sees an opportunity to free its members from burdensome regulations and change the perception of the country’s smallest water utilities.

  • New Septage Receiving Plant Results In Decreased Maintenance
    New Septage Receiving Plant Results In Decreased Maintenance

    Previously to installing their new Septage Receiving Station 18-Mile Creek WWTP had very little protection from unknown debris entering their plant from haulers. The plant reports that in the time that the RoFAS Septage Drum and WAP Washpress have been operating, they’ve processed many septage loads without issue.

  • Unpredictable Septage Conquered. Effective Offload Of Trucks Maintained.
    Unpredictable Septage Conquered. Effective Offload Of Trucks Maintained.

    With a septage receiving station, you never know what you’re going to get. The Emerald Coast Utility Authority in Pensacola, Florida needed a solution that could handle rocks, debris, grease and other unusual objects the septage might contain. The Huber Technology RoFAS system totally met ECUA’s expectation for reliable operation; handling anything that was brought into the system.

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    State Of The Art Septage Station Handles Large Volumes Effectively

    When SAWS in San Antonio sought to upgrade their septage collection system they faced challenges beyond what might be normally seen in a typical WWTP. By partnering with Huber Technology, SAWS was able to navigate through challenges and put together a world class system.

  • Study Adapts To New Coastal Flooding Reality
    Study Adapts To New Coastal Flooding Reality

    A hurricane passes directly over New York City. In just one hour, the harbor rises 13 feet and floods over wharves, causing rivers on each side of the island city to converge.

  • Don’t Drink The Tap Water On Airplanes
    Don’t Drink The Tap Water On Airplanes

    Flight attendants say there is a dirty secret about the tap water on airplanes: It’s potentially contaminated.

  • California Rain Brings Stormwater Challenges
    California Rain Brings Stormwater Challenges

    As rainstorms flood California, the weather is presenting challenges to stormwater managers. Parts of the state are facing the threat of “rapid onset flooding.”

  • $670 Million Settlement Ordered For DuPont, Chemour Chemical Spill
    $670 Million Settlement Ordered For DuPont, Chemour Chemical Spill

    Companies DuPont and Chemour recently agreed to pay $670.7 million in order to settle 3,550 lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation related to the dumping of a toxic chemical, known as C8, into the Ohio River near a former DuPont factory in West Virginia.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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