Drinking Water Treatment Insights

  1. 5 Red Flags For Chloramination
    1/11/2017

    Many drinking water utilities have made or are considering the switch from chlorine to chloramine to avoid regulated disinfection byproducts. However, the Water Research Foundation warns that chloramination presents its own set of problems.

  2. 1,4-Dioxane’s Drinking Water Threat
    1/6/2017

    A known carcinogen that makes its way into drinking water supplies through personal care products is under fire in New York. While the state mulls stricter limits, consumers remain exposed.

  3. Does Healthy Drinking Water Mean Stricter Limits On Atrazine?
    12/16/2016

    The U.S. EPA is considering tightening its water regulations on atrazine, an herbicide known to cause adverse health effects if ingested. As researchers and state regulators advocate for stricter limits, it may be time to act.

  4. Redefining The Water Utility Business Model: Is It A Pipe Dream?
    12/15/2016

    Last week, a two-inch thick, ductile iron section of a water main broke and flooded a densely populated part of downtown Boston — sparking manhole fires, deluging businesses, and snarling traffic while utility crews rushed to repair the ruptured main.

  5. Can The DWSRF Solve The Lead Crisis?
    12/14/2016

    The federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was designed to help communities pay for infrastructure projects and meet safety regulations. But can it be applied for the greatest threat to drinking water of our time?

  6. Hexavalent Chromium Treatment Using Strong Base Anion Exchange With An Innovation In Brine Management
    12/12/2016

    Researchers examine the feasibility of treating hexavalent chromium — the carcinogen made famous by the movie “Erin Brockovich” — with strong base anion exchange (SBA-IX).

  7. The Water Council Wants To Find Your Next Great Technology
    12/1/2016

    A new initiative will test the theory that some of the next great water technologies are right under our noses, without us even realizing it.

  8. Meet The New Lead And Copper Rule
    11/21/2016

    As the U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule turns 25 years old, the country has become inundated with contamination crises. A much-needed update to the regulation may put an end to that.

  9. DNA Sequencing: The Future Of Water And Wastewater Analysis?
    11/16/2016

    DNA sequencing can provide more information on water and wastewater than traditional methods. Is it time for treatment operations to adopt the method?

  10. Finding Your Next Chemical Metering Pump
    11/14/2016

    There are plenty of bells and whistles at a given water treatment plant. Between pumps, mixers, dry chemical feeders, and other chemical handling equipment, it can be easy to go with the status quo when it comes time to upgrade certain pieces of equipment. For an operation’s chemical metering pumps, this usually meant replacing one unit with its exact replica, instead of facing the often arduous task of researching a better option.