Regulations and Legislation Features, Insights, & Analysis

  1. Lessons Learned From Flint

    We all hope that the Flint Water Crisis – where cost-cutting measures led to the drinking water supply to become severely tainted with lead – was an isolated incident. However, it is not impossible that a similar event could happen again, especially in a similarly  desperate city with limited financial resources. Here are a few key points that should be considered to avoid repeating such a tragedy.

  2. Technology Helps To Inspire Community-WWTP Relationships

    The relationship between the wastewater treatment plant and the community it serves is a delicate one. Unfortunately, politics gets involved because many plant improvements are purchased with municipal bonds.

  3. Recordall® Turbo Series Meters 1-1/2" through 12"

    Recordall Turbo Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C701 Class II Standards and are available in a lead-free bronze alloy for sizes 1-1/2" through 10" and cast iron for 12" meters.

  4. Recordall® Turbo Series Meters 16" and 20"

    Recordall Turbo Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C701 Class II Standards and are available in cast iron for the 16" and 20" meters. Turbo Series meters comply with the lead-free provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

  5. Over Decades, Merrimack River Transforms

    The Merrimack River is considered one of the major beneficiaries of the Clean Water Act of 1972.

  6. The Highs And Lows Of Flow Measurement

    In Feb. 2014, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation informed central California farmers that they would receive no irrigation water from the lakes, canals, and reservoirs under the Bureau’s control due to severe drought conditions. During the previous year, the farmers were only given 20 percent of their normal allocation of water.  California officials who oversee the state’s water holdings also released information that no water will be available to the farmers for irrigation. Residential users also saw severe cuts.

  7. Water Agency Welcomes The Future With Ignition

    While many water/waste water facilities stick with outdated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, Aguas de Saltillo in Mexico is taking a different path and accelerating toward Industry 4.0 — and is seeing numerous benefits today.

  8. Are There Microbes Lurking At Your House

    Since our humble beginnings in 2003, we at LuminUltra have always been keenly interested in water quality trends in different parts of the world. 

  9. Flood Improvement And LID Modeling Using XP‐SWMM

    Over the years, a number of severe storms have impacted the Harris Gully watershed, including Tropical Storm Allison, which resulted in $5 billion in damages in 2001. Inundation was especially severe at the downstream portions of Harris Gully, where Rice University and the Texas Medical Center are located. A1D/2D hydraulic model (XPSWMM) was instrumental in simulating and evaluating the effects of a proposed drainage alternative.

    By Andrew Juan, Dr. Nick Fang, and Dr. Philip Bedient, Rice University

  10. Chloramine (Mono) For Water And Wastewater

    Chloramination disinfection is the practice of forming inorganic chloramines in water to reduce microbial concentrations to within acceptable limits. The chloramines form when chlorine and ammonia are combined in water.