Water Industry Features, Insights, & Analysis

  1. Protecting Water Resources: A Multifaceted Approach
    11/7/2017

    As the cost of and demand for potable water increases, engineers, planners, and utilities need reliable, innovative methods for protecting this valuable resource. Cost-effective and environmentally sustainable wastewater collection and treatment systems are vital components in the water cycle and therefore require careful analysis. While there is no single solution for every site or community, traditional ‘big-pipe’ systems are rarely appropriate in sensitive environments; fortunately, today there are more options than ever to consider.

  2. Washington Municipal Utilities Enhances Water And Electric Infrastructure With Sensus
    4/28/2017

    Located in Daviess County, Indiana, Washington is a small city that is poised for growth. An expansion of the heavily traveled I-69 highway has added new connections to the region between Evansville and Indianapolis, improving access to jobs, education and healthcare.

  3. As Waters Warm, Questions Swirl Around Health Of The Great Barrier Reef
    7/15/2017

    The Great Barrier Reef — a chain of 2,900 individual, underwater corals comprising the world’s biggest structure made by living organisms — is one of the most visible victims of climate change.

  4. Engineered Solution For Bromate Production During Ozonation
    5/24/2017

    The design of a utility’s ozone disinfection system often includes a method to minimize the production of regulated oxidation by-products that may form when ozone contacts the water. In regions where water contains a significant concentration of bromide ion (Br¯ ), ozone disinfection systems often minimize bromate (BrO3¯ ) formation by modifying the water chemistry through the addition of chloramines, acid, or other chemical additives.

  5. 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.

  6. Fluence Is Changing The Economics And Accessibility Of Wastewater Treatment
    2/1/2018

    Surrounded by agricultural fields where water is a vital resource, the rural region of Hayogev, Israel chose Fluence’s energy-efficient Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) solution for wastewater treatment suitable for reuse.

  7. Bowling Green Municipal Utilities (BGMU) Uses One Of The Country’s Largest SBR Systems To Meet Current And Future Permit Limits And Environmental Goals
    5/5/2017

    Bowling Green Municipal Utilities (BGMU) provides commercial water and wastewater treatment and electrical power services to a population of more than 60,000 in the community of Bowling Green, KY. In 2010, the BGMU wastewater treatment plant was approaching the end of its useful life, just as the utility’s operating permit was up for renewal.

  8. Helping The Public See The Magic Of AMI
    2/7/2017

    The benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) are well known in the water industry, but the public is not as aware of what AMI has to offer. With that in mind, industry experts are looking for ways to educate customers about the value provided by AMI.

  9. Water Concerns Unite Polarized Voters
    5/15/2017

    In a nation of red states and blue states, water policy is an issue that often dissolves party lines.

  10. Municipal Wastewater Provides A Solution For A Major Chemical Processing Plant
    7/6/2017

    Water scarcity is requiring large industrial plants to investigate conservation options, including reuse of municipal wastewater effluent, in order to grow sustainably while meeting increased demands for fresh water make-up.