Source Water

  1. How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding
    11/10/2017

    A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.

  2. Advancing Alternative Supplies With Sensor Technology
    11/10/2017

    New water brings new challenges, such as overcoming heightened regulatory standards and consumer wariness. To ensure water quality and quell concerns, utilities moving toward alternative water sources might also consider updating their monitoring technology.

  3. PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers
    11/10/2017

    PFCs are turning up in source waters and news cycles, drawing both public and regulatory concern. How pervasive is this group of emerging contaminants — namely PFOS and PFOA — and how might the saga unfold for utilities?

  4. How Title 22 Reuse Can Help Utilities Large And Small
    11/6/2017

    As freshwater resources dwindle and regulations become more stringent, water recycling is on the rise. Utilities of all sizes are beginning to view reuse as a way to conserve resources while meeting regulatory requirements.

  5. If We Don’t Talk About Water, Are We Really Talking About Resiliency?
    11/3/2017

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry is trying to prop up coal and nuclear companies under the guise of enhanced “resiliency.” The Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal does not define resiliency, nor does it even make clear what resiliency means in the context of the electric grid.

  6. Will Solar Desalination Save Our Water Supplies?
    10/20/2017

    A $15 million federal, solar desalination funding program seeks to foster a world where utilities and industrial operations have easier access to fresh water.

  7. Using UVC LEDs To Develop Cost-Effective, Measurement-Specific Water Quality Sensors
    10/13/2017

    Rapid industrialization and tightened water quality standards are leading to an increase in global spending on water quality monitoring instrumentation. Spending in this area is projected to grow from $2.5 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion by 2020, with some 25 percent spent on new, less expensive water quality monitoring sensors that deliver on-the-spot measurements.

  8. Rounding Up Glyphosate’s Threat To Drinking Water
    10/12/2017

    A popular weed killer appears to be threatening consumer health through drinking water supplies. As knowledge around this threat grows, treatment operations should consider their technology options.

  9. Historic Buildings Or Energy Efficiency? Texas Gets Both, With Innovative Financing
    10/12/2017

    When it comes to the history and DNA of a city, new buildings have nothing on century-old ones. Yet the reverse can be said in regard to water and energy efficiency. Older buildings reflect the culture and history of a community, but typically are highly inefficient.

  10. San Francisco Wants To Lead The Future In Water And Wastewater Resources
    10/10/2017

    San Francisco’s water and wastewater utility has developed a holistic approach to resource management, sustainable infrastructure, and reuse. What can other utilities learn from its program?