Lead And Leaks: The Many Benefits Of Replacing Old Pipes
Neighborhoods in the U.S. unexpectedly flood from burst pipes, and cities must send unwanted notices to residents about lead traces in the water. These unfortunate circumstances happen often but are easily preventable by replacing old pipes. Utility professionals and engineers must collaborate to upgrade pipe infrastructure to be sturdier and contaminant-free. What are the benefits of these efforts?
Agriculture And Pharma Key To Solving Micropollutants
As the phrase ‘forever chemicals’ enters the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time in 2024, and these fluorinated substances expand the list of micropollutants, it might be time for a change in the way these persistent environmental pollutants are tackled.
Automatic Water Level Controllers: Everything You Should Know
The sole role of automatic water level controllers is to automatically maintain the reservoir or tank's water level within the range you want. These devices are comprised of a control unit with a pump or valve as per the build-up and sensors. You can find the sensors at different levels, which will help you trace the water level.
Humans Are Depleting Groundwater Worldwide, But There Are Ways To Replenish It
Groundwater is a renewable resource, but it can take decades or even centuries for some aquifers to recover after they are depleted. Current understanding of this challenge is based mainly on where and how frequently people record measurements of water levels in wells. In a newly published study, our team of data scientists, water specialists, and policy experts compiled the first global-scale dataset of these levels.
Study Evaluates The Cost Benefits Of Recharge Net Metering For Groundwater Sustainability
In drought-plagued states, scientists and water authorities have been searching for ways to stretch out or replenish water sources. One such method is through managed aquifer recharge (MAR), which involves injecting water directly into aquifer wells, typically from stormwater runoff. MAR projects are a cost-effective way to avoid groundwater overdraws, but often require the participation of private landowners. To solve this, researchers have developed a program called recharge net metering (ReNeM).
A Comparative Analysis Of UCMR 3 And UCMR 5 Of The Top U.S. Water Systems And Their Capital Improvement Projects For PFAS Remediation
This article compares the PFAS contaminants present in the third and fifth cycles of the U.S. EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) for some top water systems in the U.S., based on the population served, to examine the changes in their occurrence and levels over time. We will also discuss the projects by the water systems in their capital improvement plans for PFAS remediation in its water sources and to prevent further contamination.
PepsiCo's Vision: Improving Water Wherever It Operates
As Senior Director of Global Climate and Water Solutions for PepsiCo, Grant oversees a program that actually improves water conditions, rather than simply mitigating PepsiCo's own impact or embracing sustainability merely for efficiency/business benefits. In this Q&A, Grant details PepsiCo's philosophy on water stewardship, the elements of their ambitious water strategy, and the outcomes they hope to achieve.
Proactive Chemical Mitigation System Enhances Public Safety For Chlorine Disinfection Operations
A public works maintenance manager, with responsibilities including multi-site water treatment, credits a proactive chemical mitigation system for enhancing public safety at chlorine disinfection sites that typically operate proximate to exposed populations.
Safe Water For All: New Advancements In Monitoring Technology
As water management issues proliferate due to scarcity, contamination, and stricter regulations, monitoring solutions are rising to meet the challenge.
Building Trust In The Age Of Plastic Plumbing
There is momentum for the use of plastic pipe in water distribution systems, but also some uncertainty. Standards have been put in place, however, to alleviate concerns.