Drinking Water Features

  1. Why Microplastics Are Still A Macro Problem For Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Though some preliminary regulations have taken place to curb the presence of microplastics in the environment, more research is needed to determine what role wastewater treatment plants can and will play in solving the problem for good.

  2. A New Standard For Lead Service Line Replacement

    As drinking water utilities around the country look to tackle outdated lead service lines, a new standard for replacement will help keep efforts consistent.

  3. How To Prevent GenX Leaching From Filters

    Water professionals must plan and budget to meet new regulations on the horizon. They must find the best technology for removing emerging contaminants, such as perfluorinated compounds. Above all, they want to ensure the health and safety of their customers.

  4. Will Enzyme Vaults Be A One-Stop-Shop For Emerging Contaminants?

    A UCLA researcher is adopting biomedical technology for the treatment industry, packing nanoparticles with ammunition to fight a suite of trace contaminants all at once.

  5. The App For Treatment Data And Reporting

    With water treatment plant operators around the country relying on paper and pen to record critical quality data, there is an opportunity to make life easier online.

  6. A Model For Vacuum Feed Monitoring

    Chemicals are among the greatest allies that drinking water and wastewater treatment operations have in the fight against contaminants. But these operations are dependent on the proper technology to administer just the right amount of chemicals at just the right time, ensuring that effluent is neither under- nor overdosed.

  7. Can SNOWater Fix Fracking Treatment?

    As the popularity of hydraulic fracturing continues to strain available water supplies, a new technology may be the key to recycling produced water in an affordable way.

  8. On The Brink: Dealing With America’s Aging Water Infrastructure

    The U.S. is currently facing a water crisis. Potable water is scarce and considered valuable everywhere in the world. However, with the infrastructure that is currently in place, the U.S. has been squandering this precious resource. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, about 6 billion gallons of treated water are lost every day due to broken and leaky pipes alone.

  9. Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy

    In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.

  10. Digital Water: How One Community Saved More Than $20 Million By Finding Leaks With Data

    White House Utility District (WHUD), Tennessee’s largest geographic water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses, is using data to stem water loss and create savings for its customers.