Water Industry Features, Insights, & Analysis

  1. Setting The Standard for Effective Chromium-6 Treatment
    6/26/2017

    When California capped chromium-6 in drinking water at 10 ppb in 2014, it became the only state to set a chromium MCL and, in so doing, created a challenge for water providers across the state.  WRT (Water Remediation Technology LLC) has met that challenge with the SMR (Selective Metals Reduction) Process.

  2. City Validates Innovative Reuse Treatment Options Without RO
    3/13/2017

    Hollywood, Florida’s 55.5 MGD Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SRWWTP) treats wastewater from Hollywood and six neighboring municipalities in the southern region of Broward County. Florida’s outfall rule requires the city to begin a process to largely eliminate the use of its ocean outfall and implement 20.4 MGD of additional reuse on an annual basis.

  3. Protecting A Sensitive Waterway with Effluent Sewer Collection
    7/25/2017

    Vero Beach (population 15,220 in 2010) is a small but densely populated city adjacent to the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast. Many of the city’s approximately 1,500 on-site septic tanks and drainfields were failing, and the excess nitrogen, phosphorus, and bacteria were considered primary contributors of pollution to the watershed.

  4. A Helpful Guide To The Benefits Of The Single Rolling Diaphragm
    1/5/2017

    Reducing water loss and saving money are two of the highest priorities—and most consistent challenges—facing water professionals. Both of these issues stem from water pressure control.

  5. Enhancing Water System Reliability And Capacity For Boston Residents
    4/28/2017

    Enhancing process reliability and increasing capacity are common issues facing water municipalities. On the one hand, community demographics are constantly evolving and water municipalities need to accommodate the impact to capacity requirements. At the same time, older systems that support pumping operations are not getting any younger and as control systems age, for example, it can become more time consuming to maintain equipment and more difficult to find replacement parts after systems have been in place for many years.

  6. What Is The Connection Between Reclaimed Water, Agriculture, And Filtration?
    1/29/2018

    The case for using reclaimed water is strong. Water has become an increasingly valuable (and often rare) resource, and every drop counts. As potable water sources become harder to find and access, people are moving to alternative sources such as non-potable fresh water, brackish sources, or reclaiming treated effluent rather than disposing of it.

  7. The Ultimate DAF System Design Buyer’s Guide: Part 4
    7/13/2017

    At face value DAF systems are pretty much like any other piece of industrial equipment – they’re an investment that you only want to make once. And in the same vane, some DAF System designs are simply better than others. With this guide, hopefully you’ve learned which DAF System design elements separate one DAF unit from another.

  8. Clearly Intelligent Software To Manage Operations
    10/23/2017

    Robert Olofsson, Business Unit Manager of Software for Hach, provides an overview — and brief demo — of the new Claros software platform, billed as "The Water Intelligence System". Olofsson describes how instrument management and data management integrate with process management to optimize operator control and plant performance. Though it works with drinking water, wastewater, or industrial water operations, this discussion from WEFTEC spotlights wastewater capabilities.

  9. Quality Products Guaranteed By American Manufacturing
    10/26/2017

    Best is the standard for quality at Sulzer’s manufacturing facility in Easley, South Carolina. Here, submersible pumps are modified and adjusted to meet specific needs of customers in the wastewater treatment industry around the USA.

  10. Choosing The Right Residential Water Metering Technology
    10/30/2017

    Accurate and dependable water metering is more important than ever for today’s water utilities. Although utility managers are tasked with meeting tight budgets, it is imperative for utilities to invest in their water metering infrastructure. When making meter selection decisions, utilities must consider several factors. These include service size, application, and expected flow rates. There is no “one type fits all” application when it comes to meter technologies.