Drinking Water Treatment Insights

  1. Helping Small Systems Take A Big Stand Against PFCs
    11/11/2016

    The U.S. EPA lends advice on how small systems can combat increasingly troublesome PFC contamination.

  2. The Six Most Common AMI Questions Answered
    11/8/2016

    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) has been available for some time, but the majority of water utilities still don’t utilize it. There are varying obstacles that keep more from embracing the technology, from cost prohibitions to lack of expertise. Increasingly, ways around these obstacles are emerging.

  3. The True Cost Of Custody Transfer Mismeasurement
    11/7/2016

    In the oil and gas industry, operations are only as good as what they can measure. When it’s time to move product from one place to another, accurate custody transfer measurement is paramount. Without a precise account of what’s been delivered, operations cannot accurately charge for their services and this can have major financial implications.

  4. Making Sense Of The Chemical Feed Frenzy
    11/1/2016

    The use of chemicals to treat water supplies can be traced back to the 19th century when English physician John Snow chlorinated a British water supply to stop the spread of cholera.

  5. Examining Options To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water
    10/26/2016

    National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week marks a time when EPA and our federal partners promote education and awareness activities that focus on lead and how to prevent its negative health effects. This year, we focus on the theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.” It’s through our joint efforts that we have been able to make significant strides in reducing exposure to lead over the past several decades.

  6. Top 10 Technologies From WEFTEC 2016
    10/25/2016

    300,000 square feet. That was the size of the tradeshow floor at WEFTEC, the world's largest annual water quality exhibition. I didn't see every technology showcased last month in New Orleans (over a thousand exhibitors were on hand), but here’s a “best of” list from the many that I came across — a snapshot of various technologies that stood out from the masses, exceptional for their level of innovation and potential for industry impact.

  7. Microscopic Superhero To The Rescue In Health Crises
    10/20/2016

    A newly developed protein could be utilities’ answer to contamination emergencies.

  8. 5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
    10/17/2016

    High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost effectively as possible?

  9. Modernizing Our Country’s Drinking Water Monitoring Data
    10/6/2016

    We live in a society that allows us to get information through our phones, TVs, and computers from across the world in a matter of seconds. Although we’ve come a long way in the information age, some of our country’s most important public health information is still collected and shared using antiquated methods like manual data entry and even paper reporting.

  10. The Benefits Of Biological Treatment For Drinking Water
    10/6/2016

    While biological treatment offers drinking plants a solution to some critical contaminants with reduced residual production, many have yet to embrace the alternative.