Latest Insights on Drinking Water Measurement

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. How One Plant Found Great Service Through Turbidity Analyzers
    10/3/2016

    The nearly 16,000 people in Calhoun, GA, rely on two drinking water treatment facilities — one that pulls its water from a river and another that pulls from groundwater — that process about 9 MGD. The turbidity of the river’s water can fluctuate dramatically, so the operators rely on the surface water treatment plant’s turbidity analyzers to ensure that they are serving the population as they should.

  7. Modern Technology For Combating Bacterial Water Contamination
    9/19/2016

    Mobile-enabled geographic information systems (GIS) herald a new age for bacterial source tracking, allowing increased stakeholder involvement, more informed decision-making, and enhanced water quality.

  8. Save Time And Costs With A New, Simple Way To Measure Bromate In Drinking Water
    9/14/2016

    Utilities using ozone for disinfection must meet strict regulatory requirements for bromate. MilliporeSigma has been in the business of improving analytical equipment to make life in the lab more efficient and cost-effective for many years. Water Online spoke with MilliporeSigma about a new method for measuring bromate in drinking water.

  9. How To Slash Energy Costs With Optimized Aeration Control
    9/6/2016

    Utilities are under constant pressure to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements, and improve sustainability. Finding the best way to meet these goals is a constant challenge. Endress+Hauser has been helping water and wastewater utilities achieve their objectives for many years, and spoke with Water Online to discuss how to save
    energy in today’s wastewater treatment facilities.

  10. A Safe, No-Hassle Way To Measure Chemical Oxygen Demand
    9/2/2016

    Many treatment facilities test for chemical oxygen demand on a regular basis. Some laboratory test methods can be time consuming and expose technicians to toxic chemicals. In addition, interference from components in the samples may affect the test results. MilliporeSigma is a global leader in the life science industry and has produced test kits to measure numerous analytes. Water Online spoke with MilliporeSigma about advances in measuring chemical oxygen demand