Drinking Water Treatment Insights

  1. Trouble In Paradise, And A Plan To Alleviate It
    12/4/2018

    While San Diego has a reputation for beautiful weather in a sunny seaside setting, its growing population in the southernmost area of rain-starved California is a recipe for trouble in paradise. That challenge has spurred the creation of Pure Water San Diego — a multi-phase, multi-year program with the goal of using recycled water for up to one-third of San Diego’s water supply by the year 2035.

  2. Turning Down The Power On High Recovery Desalination — A Global Need
    11/30/2018

    Envision a world absent of a water crisis, an end to the threatened health and economic welfare affecting nearly 1.5 billion people due to water scarcity. Clean, safe, fresh water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century and we are only scraping the surface on achieving public awareness. As our global population increases, access to clean water decreases; a metric with diminishing returns.

  3. Akron’s Path Toward An Intelligent Water Network Reduces Chemical Dosing While Improving Water Quality
    11/8/2018

    When water demand declines, water quality and utility budgets can suffer. When the situation arose in Akron, OH, a smart solution emerged.

  4. Delivering In Real Time: OSIsoft’s Partnership With Esri Brings Space And Time Together
    11/7/2018

    The 38th Annual Esri User Conference in San Diego was another great success, and an opportunity for us to showcase our integration technology.   This year OSIsoft has received the Esri Partner Award for “Delivering in Real-Time”, marking a major milestone in our common journey to deliver real-time data inside Esri's maps.  Award winners were chosen based on demonstrated best practices in their advanced use of Esri technology, and their contribution to taking the ArcGIS Platform's latest features and geographic visualization to the next level.

  5. Big Data For Small Towns, Or Stopping The $300,000 Leak
    11/7/2018

    The water burbling down the rural hillside, nurturing the thick foliage, certainly looked like a stream.

  6. What Can 2nd Generation ATP Do For An Operator Or Field Technician?
    11/1/2018

    It’s important to start with the fact that this is not a regulatory test. This technology won’t replace any required compliance tests and the results are not reportable, which is actually a great benefit to our users. While regulatory testing is important, compliant does not necessarily mean clean.

  7. The Role Of Ultraviolet Disinfection In Protecting India’s Water (Article)
    10/30/2018

    Protecting public health and the environment by treating and disinfecting water and wastewater is a global endeavor. India is no exception, and with a rise in population and industrialization, protection of water resources is critical.

  8. Getting Serious About Lead Service Line Replacement
    10/29/2018

    It has been 32 years since the amended Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) banned the installation of lead pipes in water systems nationwide. Unfortunately, that decision has not yet translated into action for every lead service line (LSL) installed before that point. Fortunately, someone has done a lot of legwork toward getting a handle on that process. Here is a preview of the help they have to offer.

  9. Identifying The Best Lead Sampling Techniques To Protect Public Health
    10/23/2018

    If lead is found in drinking water, it is important to identify where it is coming from within the water system — that means taking samples at every stage, from the distribution system all the way to the plumbing system inside the home, also known as premise plumbing.

  10. How To Provide Effective Disinfection With No Hazardous Chemicals
    10/19/2018

    Reliable and effective disinfection is a cornerstone of water and wastewater treatment, needed to protect public health. Most drinking water utilities are required to maintain a minimum disinfectant residual in the distribution system. This ensures adequate chemical was applied and remains in the system to kill pathogens. The most commonly used disinfectants — chlorine gas and bulk sodium hypochlorite — require operators to regularly handle these hazardous chemicals.