Drinking Water Disinfection Resources

  1. Clarification And Filtration Upgrades Using ACTIFLO Technology
    1/12/2017

    The City of Somersworth has a historical background dating back to the early 1900s when it became the first community to start using chlorine to disinfect it’s drinking water.

  2. 5 Red Flags For Chloramination
    1/11/2017

    Many drinking water utilities have made or are considering the switch from chlorine to chloramine to avoid regulated disinfection byproducts. However, the Water Research Foundation warns that chloramination presents its own set of problems.

  3. Indirect Potable Reuse With UV-Oxidation - Big Spring, Texas (Case Study)
    12/12/2016

    In an effort to reduce reliance on dwindling surface and groundwater supplies in Texas, the Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD) constructed a new Raw Water Production Facility (RWPF) in Big Spring. Big Spring is a 27,000-member community located in West Texas approximately 300 miles west of Dallas. This RWPF treats secondary wastewater to a standard that allows it to be re-introduced directly into the raw water supply for the water treatment plants of Big Spring, Odessa, and other communities in the region.

  4. Microscopic Superhero To The Rescue In Health Crises
    10/20/2016

    A newly developed protein could be utilities’ answer to contamination emergencies.

  5. The Rio Pool – A Cautionary Aquatic Tale About How Fast Things Can Go Wrong And What You Can Do To Stop It From Happening To You
    9/8/2016

    Tuesday, August 9, at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre started like many others have recently. Athletes and coaches were preparing to compete, fans were arriving to cheer on their countrymen/women, and event managers were working away at the thousand and one tasks that needed to happen at their facility so the world could watch a full day of world class swimming, diving and water polo.

  6. Welcome To Microbiology 1001
    9/8/2016

    My first full-time job after obtaining my degree in Chemical Engineering started out intimidating, but who ever thought starting off a career in applied microbiology would be easy. As I move through the introductory period of my position — where learning all I can about the field is of top priority — the intimidating nature of the field has started to diminish.

  7. Oregon Utilizes Encore 700 Metering Pumps To Ensure Reliability And Accuracy
    8/15/2016

    The City of Salem uses a slow sand filtration water treatment process, which uses naturally occurring biological activity to clean drinking water. The water treatment facility treats an average of 30 MGD throughout most of the year, with a peak of 50 MGD in the summer.

  8. Rural Water Corporation Solves Chloramine Residual Issue
    8/15/2016

    Bluebonnet Rural Water Corporation (BRWC), a subsidiary of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, serves approximately 1,094 water meters in northeast Washington County, TX, but had a water storage problem not unfamiliar to even the largest water utilities in Texas.

  9. Encore® 700 Chemical Metering Pumps Provide SNWA With A Decade Of Flawless Service At River Mountains
    8/15/2016

    Built in 2002, Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) River Mountains Water Treatment Facility is a state-of-the art  water treatment facility that delivers 300 million gallons per day and was designed to be expanded to deliver up to 600 million gallons per day of treated water in the future.

  10. Removal Of Disinfection By-Product With Chlorine Dioxide
    8/9/2016

    This municipality disinfects 1-1.5 million gallons per day of drinking water, and is currently transitioning from a small system serving <10,000 people to a large system serving >10,000 people. Chlorine gas was used as the primary disinfectant for the raw water entering the plant.