Latest Insights on Water Reuse

  1. Is Pasteurization The Key To Water Reuse?
    11/19/2015

    In the summer of 1864, French chemist Louis Pasteur was vacationing in the small eastern town of Arbois where he found the local wines too acidic for his palette.

  2. Sewer Mining: An Unconventional Solution To Water Scarcity
    11/16/2015

    ‘Sewer mining’ may sound like a search for mistakenly flushed and washed-away valuables, but it’s actually a sophisticated, sustainable strategy for combating water scarcity.

  3. Recycling Wastewater from Oil And Gas Wells Poses Challenges
    11/12/2015

    Each year, the oil and gas industry produces more than 800 billion gallons of wastewater. Coupling the massive volumes of wastewater generated over the life of the well and the millions of gallons of water needed to hydraulically fracture each well, it’s easy to see that oil and gas exploration and production is just as much a water issue as it is an energy issue.

  4. New PA Law Puts Mine Water To Work
    11/10/2015

    Mines throughout Pennsylvania contain millions of gallons of contaminated water, putting thousands of stream miles at risk.

  5. Making The Most From Wastewater
    11/4/2015

    Wastewater plant managers are well aware that they can put a price tag on the water they treat and the byproducts that result. But many still wonder: what number should that tag show and where will they find the highest bidder?

  6. Jersey Strong: A Q&A With Public Utility Commissioner Mary-Anna Holden
    10/29/2015

    Commissioner Mary-Anna Holden has been on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities since 2012. As a mayor and councilwoman of Madison, NJ for 14 years, Holden chaired the water and wastewater utilities.

  7. When The Water’s Too Clean
    10/19/2015

    The Orange County Water District (OCWD) has been a leader in the recycled water movement. Its Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) operates as a possible model for the potable reuse systems of the future, taking treated wastewater that would normally be discharged into the ocean, purifying it, and then piping it into “recharge stations” where it is stored in underground aquifers for at least six months before traveling to consumers (that buffer puts the “indirect” in indirect potable reuse).

  8. When Should DPR Water Enter The Mainstream?
    10/13/2015

    The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has initiated a research project titled “Blending Requirements for Water from DPR Treatment Facilities” which, as the name indicates, aims to determine the optimum phase for incorporating highly treated direct potable reuse (DPR) water into the larger supply.

  9. Potable Reuse Gets A Taste Of The Charles River
    10/5/2015

    It was named by the infamous explorer Captain John Smith after the Massachusett tribe of Native Americans, then subsequently renamed by King Charles I of England after himself. As Boston grew, the mighty Charles River proved a vital force behind its expansion, and its long and winding history a reflection of the city’s own.

  10. Saving Silicon Valley: How A Reuse Project Became Its Own Tech Breakthrough
    9/7/2015

    The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center project provides expanded reuse opportunities, increased sustainability, and promise for the future.