Drinking Water Source

  1. After Hurricane, Puerto Rico Water Difficulties Remain
    6/18/2018

    Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s drinking water infrastructure last September.

  2. Brain-Eating Amoeba Returns To Louisiana
    6/15/2018

    The so-called brain-eating amoeba is back, once again creating challenges for water safety in Louisiana.

  3. The Smarter Water Manager
    6/14/2018

    Communities around the world are facing a growing storm. Complex challenges including water scarcity, changing demographics, extreme weather patterns, and aging or overly stressed infrastructure are colliding to threaten critical water, energy, transport, enterprise and health networks. The water industry is in the eye of the storm.

  4. Permanent Water Restrictions Approved In California
    6/14/2018

    When California Governor Jerry Brown signaled lifted emergency conservation measures last year, many environmentalists worried that water savings achieved during the drought would dry up.

  5. Biological Ammonia Removal From California Groundwater Source
    6/12/2018

    A novel biological oxidation filtration treatment process was evaluated for removal of ammonia from a California groundwater source. In addition to ammonia, this groundwater had other contaminants such as iron, manganese, methane, hydrogen sulfide odor, color, high organic carbon, etc. As such, more conventional treatment processes such as breakpoint chlorination were deemed infeasible, and biological treatment was the preferred treatment alternative.

  6. Turbidity 101: What It Is, And Why It Is So Important
    6/12/2018

    Turbidity, a measure of the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid, was originally intended as a qualitative measure of the aesthetics of drinking water. It is not a measure of actual particles in the water; it measures how much those particles affect light being transmitted through the water, or how that light reflects off particles in the water. Today’s turbidity designs and methods have been regimented in an attempt to bring quantitative consistency to the measurement for both aesthetic and pathogenic qualities of drinking water.

  7. Desal Plant Up For Debate In Orange County
    6/12/2018

    Ratepayers are debating the merits of a proposal for a new desalination plant in Orange County, CA.

  8. Water Utility Lesson Of The Year: Resiliency
    6/11/2018

    September of 2017 was the busiest month of hurricane activity on record, according to the Weather Channel.

  9. Turbidity’s Role In EPA Compliance
    6/11/2018

    Turbidity measurement is both a nebulous, oft-misunderstood concept and the master link in a chain of events affecting U.S. EPA drinking water compliance. It can influence, or be influenced by, almost every other link in a water treatment process. Here is a quick overview of turbidity’s relationship to drinking water compliance standards and some tips for keeping a water treatment process in balance.

  10. Raw Sewage A Major Problem In Appalachian Towns
    6/5/2018

    In small Appalachian towns, finding enough money to maintain wastewater infrastructure is a big challenge.