Drinking Water Features

  1. Historic Buildings Or Energy Efficiency? Texas Gets Both, With Innovative Financing
    10/12/2017

    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.

  2. San Francisco Wants To Lead The Future In Water And Wastewater Resources
    10/10/2017

    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?

  3. How Aurora’s Potable Reuse Project Charts The Future
    10/3/2017

    A water recycling project in Colorado combines natural processes and cutting-edge technology to ensure drought security for its residents.

  4. How To Use Biological Filtration To Meet Today’s Clean Water Challenges
    9/26/2017

    Utilities and industries need reliable and cost-effective treatment methods to protect critical water resources. Water professionals want proven technology to remove contaminants from drinking water, wastewater, and process water. These technologies must also be able to operate under a variety of flows and conditions.

  5. Everything You Need To Know About Harmful Algal Bloom Management
    9/26/2017

    The U.S. EPA has compiled a suite of online resources meant to help water systems manage the threat of toxic algae in source water, from beginning to end.

  6. As Wildfires Scorch U.S. Forests, Forest Resilience Bond Blazes A New Trail
    9/21/2017

    In 2015, wildfire burned over 10 million acres of land across the United States for the first time in recorded history. This was no anomaly: 9 of the 10 worst fire seasons have all occurred since 2000.

  7. How To Develop A Chemical Spill Response Plan
    9/15/2017

    Few catastrophes can be as devastating to drinking water supplies as a chemical spill. A utility serving Southern Virginia has developed a plan for responding to such events, which may serve as a model for others.

  8. Can Innovation Be Achieved With A Tried-And-True Disinfection Technology?
    9/12/2017

    Since chlorine technology was first used to disinfect drinking water in Jersey City, NJ, in 1908, most waterborne diseases have been eliminated in the U.S. Chlorine is still the most common disinfectant for drinking water and wastewater. Chlorine is also used for disinfection and as a biocide in numerous industries.

  9. How To Combat Coal Ash In Power Plant Wastewater Streams
    9/11/2017

    Unbeknownst to many, coal ash is one of the most prolific industrial wastes affecting wastewater quality in the country, with more than 100 hundred million tons produced each year. And treating for the byproduct is paramount, with health concerns and stringent regulations in place governing its removal.

  10. The Fall Of Water Quality: Blame It On The Leaves
    9/7/2017

    As sweater weather approaches, it’s a good time to revisit a USGS report from last year highlighting the importance of leaf removal for keeping phosphorus and nitrogen out of urban stormwater.