Regulation Updates For Utility Management

  1. Three Common Compliance Errors And How To Avoid Them
    1/16/2018

    Wastewater treatment operators spend countless hours working diligently to ensure their effluent complies with state and federal regulations. But some common errors can get in the way of their best efforts.

  2. DC Water’s Unconventional Approach To Utility Management
    1/15/2018

    Over the past 10 years, DC Water has become the harbinger of the modern water utility. It’s often unconventional approach to tackling age-old problems usually elicits one of two responses from other utility professionals. The first response is one of resignation — if only I had the budget that size permits, I’d be able to do similar things. And the second is one of awe — there’s no way I have the amount of gumption to convince regulators or customers that I have a better way.

  3. What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?
    1/15/2018

    One of the great turnaround stories in the history of our nation’s water bodies is that of the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1976 when the Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) first undertook a comprehensive study of the Bay, efforts to address excessive nitrogen and phosphorous degradation of water quality have steadily improved the Bay’s complex ecosystem.

  4. Affordable Sewer For Small Communities
    1/12/2018

    Affordability and maintainability are two of the greatest challenges small municipalities face when constructing and managing sewer infrastructure. With these challenges in mind, it’s important for small cities to choose wisely when investing in a wastewater system that needs to last for 30-60 years.

  5. Copy Custom Tag Types To Other Applications
    1/8/2018

    Having created a custom tag type, you may want to use it in another application. By far the best way to do this is through the use of application layers, where one application is built on another, thereby inheriting all of the custom features of the first (OEM) layer.

  6. Aging Infrastructure: Repair Or Replace?
    12/21/2017

    Aging infrastructure, including water networks, is an ongoing problem. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) provides a four-year report card on the state of our infrastructure, and the water sector received a grade of “D” on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Clearly, much work is needed to bring our water systems up to par. But with finances consistently tight, knowing how and where to spend is crucial.

  7. Does Public Outreach Help Or Hinder Acceptance Of Recycled Wastewater As A Drinking Water Source?
    12/15/2017

    When California’s AB2022 went into effect earlier this year, allowing the bottling of advanced purified reused water for educational purposes, Orange County Water District (OCWD) and Orange County Sanitation District began the #GetOverIt! campaign to continue to push for consumer acceptance of recycled water systems.

  8. The Control They Want
    12/7/2017

    Danville, Kentucky, is known as the City of Firsts.  The City built the first courthouse in Kentucky, the first Kentucky constitution was written and signed there, they had the first U.S. post office west of the Allegheny Mountains, Ephraim McDowell completed the first known successful laparotomy there in 1809, and Danville was the first capital of Kentucky!  This profile describes the implementation of a new SCADA control system completed by VTScada Certified Advanced Integrator, Rawdon Myers, Inc.

  9. EPA’s Six-Year Review 3: How To Prepare For Potential Rule Revisions
    12/4/2017

    Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge dollars in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.

  10. Sizing Pages For Differing Screens
    11/27/2017

    A commonly encountered challenge is to develop pages that can be used on many screens where those screens may vary greatly in size, aspect ratio and resolution.