Source Water

  1. How Aurora’s Potable Reuse Project Charts The Future
    10/3/2017

    A water recycling project in Colorado combines natural processes and cutting-edge technology to ensure drought security for its residents.

  2. Everything You Need To Know About Harmful Algal Bloom Management
    9/26/2017

    The U.S. EPA has compiled a suite of online resources meant to help water systems manage the threat of toxic algae in source water, from beginning to end.

  3. As Wildfires Scorch U.S. Forests, Forest Resilience Bond Blazes A New Trail
    9/21/2017

    In 2015, wildfire burned over 10 million acres of land across the United States for the first time in recorded history. This was no anomaly: 9 of the 10 worst fire seasons have all occurred since 2000.

  4. How To Develop A Chemical Spill Response Plan
    9/15/2017

    Few catastrophes can be as devastating to drinking water supplies as a chemical spill. A utility serving Southern Virginia has developed a plan for responding to such events, which may serve as a model for others.

  5. The Fall Of Water Quality: Blame It On The Leaves
    9/7/2017

    As sweater weather approaches, it’s a good time to revisit a USGS report from last year highlighting the importance of leaf removal for keeping phosphorus and nitrogen out of urban stormwater.

  6. Can This 'Supermolecule' Solve The PPCP Problem?
    8/31/2017

    Research from the UK has identified a “supermolecule” capable of seeking out and eliminating trace pharmaceuticals that contaminate water supplies.

  7. New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater
    8/29/2017

    A new study led by researchers with Colorado School of Mines exposes limitations with the current methods used to detect chemicals in oilfield wastewater and offers solutions to help regulators make better decisions for managing this waste stream.

  8. What Do Changes To WOTUS Mean For Drinking Water?
    8/28/2017

    Since its introduction in 2015, the Clean Water Rule and its Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) clarification have simultaneously drawn condemnation and praise. As Trump’s administration is now poised to replace it, it’s important for treatment operations to consider where they stand.

  9. Why Wastewater Treatment In India Is No Longer Optional
    8/25/2017

    Wastewater treatment in India can no longer be seen as some conservational fad. With depleting freshwater sources, water treatment is absolutely imperative. Depleting water resources is a worldwide problem with almost all nations grappling with water scarcity. But India’s massive population, coinciding with rising pollution, makes its water scarcity and clarity concerns critical.

  10. Process Water: Building A Better System
    8/25/2017

    With factors such as scarcity, aging infrastructure, and water quality driving the price of municipal water higher, businesses are increasingly considering other means of securing supply. This article examines the trend toward alternatively procured process water and its impact on municipal and commercial interests.