A Modern Approach To Modular Plant Design
Providing water services to private developments and small rural communities has always been a challenge. The cost of running pipe and installing pump stations across long distances can make or break a project and mean the difference in being able to offer affordable, high-quality drinking water and wastewater treatment.  Continue Reading..
Nicole Osborne
Advanced Submersible Pumps A Solution To Messy Wastewater Problems
Clogging continues to be the biggest headache at municipal wastewater treatment operations, while rising energy costs and stricter government controls have been emerging as larger issues. The transportation of waste, however, is a rapidly growing concern as a higher solids content is being driven by cutbacks in water consumption. The increase in fibrous materials is challenging for both the pump hydraulics and the pipe works. In this Water Talk...  Continue Reading..
Satisfying LCR Compliance Measurement And Management
The challenges of complying with the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) and other emerging regulations in a post-Flint world are high-priority for a variety of organizations — from government agencies, to public water systems, to individual facilities such as schools. This Water Talk discussion with Megan Glover of 120 Water Audit addresses the scope and execution of those challenges. It covers everything from providing point-of-use testing kits...  Continue Reading..
Protecting Pump Motors In Water/Wastewater Operations
With electric motors playing such key roles in water and wastewater treatment and water distribution operations, protecting those motors is fundamental to keeping processes flowing smoothly. In this Water Talk interview, Steve Zbytowski, product manager for motor protection and soft starters with Eaton, shares his insights on ground-fault identification that helps maintenance personnel pinpoint exactly where the fault is and react to remedy the...  Continue Reading..
A Cost-Effective Answer To Partial-Pipe Flow Metering
One of the most perplexing challenges for wastewater plant operators is the need to measure the various sources of influent. This is especially true for closed-pipe systems where the use of traditional flow devices requires intensive and expensive engineering to keep the pipe full at the point of measurement.  Continue Reading..
Extending SCADA’s Reach To Remote Resources
Many water and wastewater treatment plant operators have a desire to ‘see’ and manage key systems beyond the reach of their plant walls and in-house SCADA systems, such as wastewater lift pumps or water distribution pumps. In this Water Talk session, Dave Stout and Ryan Hancock of In Control Technical Solutions discuss an answer that’s as simple as connecting a power cord and two wires. It employs a self-contained cellular...  Continue Reading..
Gaining Better Insights Into Water/Wastewater Operations
The advantage in the growth of digital technology and Internet of Things (IoT) accessibility for water/wastewater applications is the depth and breadth of information available at a utility’s fingertips. The challenge is utilizing all that data in a convenient, comprehensive way. Mahesh Lunani, CEO of Aquasight, shares insights on digital solutions to that challenge, even in the face of a changing workforce. He describes a better way to...  Continue Reading..
Putting Digital Instrumentation To Multipurpose Use
Instruments that deliver only one measurement point are achieving just a fraction of their potential, according to Ryan Williams. That is why smart technology is the essence of this Water Talk discussion with him and his Endress+Hauser associate Alan Vance. It explores how digitalization can elevate the role of instrumentation systems or independent flow, level, pressure, and temperature sensors to make utility managers and maintenance crews...  Continue Reading..
Filling The Technical Skills Gap
As the water and wastewater workforce ages, and fewer technically skilled people enter the industry, municipalities and other large operators with water needs are finding themselves in a bind.  Continue Reading..
Making Sense Of Data For Better Asset Management
With aging infrastructure and poor visibility into their distribution networks, water systems across the country increasingly find themselves behind the curve. Having better insight to make more informed decisions about their assets would be a significant benefit for the municipalities that oversee these systems.  Continue Reading..