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CONSUMER OUTREACH FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • The Science Of Public Outreach — And Successful AMI Deployment
    The Science Of Public Outreach — And Successful AMI Deployment

    As consumer buy-in is critical to the success of advanced metering infrastructure, so is behavioral science, in guiding utilities’ engagement efforts around the technology.

  • How Do We Get The Message Out About The Importance Of Water Infrastructure?
    How Do We Get The Message Out About The Importance Of Water Infrastructure?

    The need for improving our nation’s critical infrastructure is as important and necessary as ever.  Yet, when people who are not involved with the water/wastewater industry think of all that needs to be done for infrastructure, they immediately think of the roads they drive on and the bridges that are simply part of those same roads.  Others think of our power grid and its frailties, while some worry about their internet access.  It is hard to find people who consider our water and wastewater delivery system as a priority.

  • 6 Ways To Improve Payment Performance
    6 Ways To Improve Payment Performance

    With rising regulatory and infrastructure costs, it’s more important than ever for water and wastewater utilities to collect what they’re owed from ratepayers. But how can they go about improving collection?

  • Why We Need Clean Water Here
    Why We Need Clean Water Here

    When I speak to communities about water quality issues, people often think the problem only happens in the developing world. Although America’s drinking water remains among the safest in the world, we are facing a serious and growing problem at home in the U.S.

  • The Future Of Water Management
    The Future Of Water Management

    To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.

  • Evolving From Controlled Biosolids Distribution To Revenue-Generating Compost
    Evolving From Controlled Biosolids Distribution To Revenue-Generating Compost

    Chicago continues its long tradition of innovative biosolids management by introducing a new model for sustainability and community service.

  • Why Strategic Choices — And Water — Could Make People More Energy-Efficient
    Why Strategic Choices — And Water — Could Make People More Energy-Efficient

    At my household, a new year means a new energy and water-use baseline. By that I mean, every month, I look at how much electricity and water I used in comparison to the same month the previous year — so I can try to be as efficient as possible. But I work in the energy field, and I know that’s not a typical New Year’s tradition. Most people don’t examine the trends of their energy-use or spend much time thinking about how to reduce it.

  • One City, One Plan, One Water: How Los Angeles Is Transforming Water Management
    One City, One Plan, One Water: How Los Angeles Is Transforming Water Management

    Carollo Engineers unveils an ambitious plan to turn one of America’s most water-stressed cities into a model of sustainability and resiliency.

  • Putting The Deep Freeze On Faulty Meter Box Valves
    Putting The Deep Freeze On Faulty Meter Box Valves

    This fall, the Prince William County Service Authority began using a device called a freeze kit, which temporarily freezes water service lines in order to replace angle valves in meter boxes.

  • Danger Lurking In The Water: Offsetting Revenue Destruction In Our Water Utilities With The Smart Grid For Water
    Danger Lurking In The Water: Offsetting Revenue Destruction In Our Water Utilities With The Smart Grid For Water

    In our series on the Smart Grid for Water, we continue to build on the theme that the Smart Grid for Water is free. As we have seen, starting with the meter-to-customer vision, the deployment of an entirely new AMI, highly functioning tools, and customer engagement platforms can be financed entirely within existing budgets.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Services Services

Off-the-shelf solutions just won’t cut it. You want consistent, custom, world-class service that is both affordable and uncompromising. Each year, hundreds of chemical, food, oil and pharmaceutical manufacturers, municipalities, remediation contractors, government agencies and many others turn to Calgon Carbon for their service needs.

Digester Gas Flow Meter Model ST51 Digester Gas Flow Meter Model ST51

Plant engineers responsible for improving digester processes or utilizing the biogas as a fuel source will find the new Model ST51 Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International is designed as an application-specific solution to meet their unique needs.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)<br> Managed Solution BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)
Managed Solution

The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution from Badger Meter brings a new level of utility-optimizing information to light. The BEACON AMA managed solution combines the power of the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with proven ORION® Cellular/Fixed Network technology to provide utility management with greater visibility and control.

Odor Control Odor Control

What’s the best way to fight odors in the wastewater industry? Add a little oxygen. Adding Praxair’s pure oxygen to your existing process can raise the level of dissolved oxygen enough to reduce odors without further action. Even better, the use of a Praxair oxygen acetates treatment system will lower costs and help you meet your environmental goals. Our systems help you manage peak demand and increase capacity while reducing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions.

ETS-UV™ For Water Reuse ETS-UV™ For Water Reuse

Given the critical shortage of drinking water in many regions, advanced treatment and reuse of wastewater is becoming increasingly common as municipalities address water demands and shrinking supplies.

Powder Activated Carbon Powder Activated Carbon

Calgon Carbon brings more than 70 years of experience in producing powdered activated carbons (PAC) specifically engineered to meet the demands of individual industrial applications. Today, Calgon Carbon is still leading the way, offering an exceptional range of powdered activated carbons that help make pure water and clean air for a better world.

RSS Externally Fed Drum Screens RSS Externally Fed Drum Screens

Self-Cleaning Wedgewire Screen
The RSS Externally Fed Drum Screen is a reliable self-cleaning screen for both municipal wastewater operations as well as many industrial applications. This screening technology performs particularly well in wastewater with high oil or grease loadings as well as scum applications that can blind other types of screens.

Buffered pH Control Buffered pH Control

It’s no easy task to run your water treatment facility as efficiently as possible while still meeting capacity demands and environmental regulations. But, at Praxair we can help. We have extensive experience in using carbon dioxide to reduce pH in alkaline water for the water and wastewater industry. Replacing mineral acids with CO2 for pH reduction offers many benefits. By no longer buying or storing chemicals that can do more harm than good, you are making your site safer while also reducing costs. This improved process can help you manage peak demand and capacity increases, increase plant flexibility, and lessen your impact on the environment. And when you’re supplied by one of the world's largest carbon dioxide suppliers, you can explore this alternative with confidence.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON CONSUMER OUTREACH

  • Bleeding Blue: Issues, Opportunity Greet New AWWA President

    Airtime for water industry issues used to be a rarity in mainstream news, but that has changed of late — a development that is not particularly welcome, considering that bad news makes for good copy.

  • Water Reuse Within Reach: Guidance For Potential Practitioners

    “Water Champion” Paula Kehoe looks to do for the nation what she did for San Francisco — to greatly expand water reuse opportunities and implementation. In this Q&A, she discusses her new role as chair of a national commission for onsite non-potable reuse, the San Francisco model, and the best practices and obstacles for sustainable water operations.

  • Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change

    With Donald Trump appointee Scott Pruitt helming the U.S. EPA, the National Rural Water Association sees an opportunity to free its members from burdensome regulations and change the perception of the country’s smallest water utilities.

  • EPA Speaks For Utilities On Cyanotoxins

    The Drinking Water Cyanotoxin Risk Communication Toolbox takes the guesswork out of public outreach in the event of harmful algal blooms and cyanotoxin contamination.

  • How To Improve The Water Resiliency Of U.S. Cities

    Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Water Index reviews 50 cities around the globe across a string of sustainability measures such as water efficiency, water resiliency and water quality. As Chris Hill, Vice President of Water Supply and Treatment Lead for North America, explains in this Water Online Radio interview, the U.S. cities perform well in the areas of water quality and water efficiency but tend to lag European communities in the area of water resiliency.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Lessons Learned From Flint
    Lessons Learned From Flint

    We all hope that the Flint Water Crisis – where cost-cutting measures led to the drinking water supply to become severely tainted with lead – was an isolated incident. However, it is not impossible that a similar event could happen again, especially in a similarly  desperate city with limited financial resources. Here are a few key points that should be considered to avoid repeating such a tragedy.

  • Preparing For Algae Season
    Preparing For Algae Season

    For water treatment operators and utility officials, the summer months don’t just mean sunshine, pool parties, and barbecues. The season also brings the peak time for algal blooms, the toxic clouds formed in surface water thanks to increased nutrient contamination and rising temperatures. With rising instances of toxic algae around the country and increased regulations for eliminating it, utilities have had to keep pace.

  • ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?
    ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?

    There have been many publications lately that claim universal appeal of the ORP sensors and their applicability across the board. This concerns me, because the authors sometimes forget to mention some well-known practical limitations of the method, let alone the realities of water treatment applications potentially influencing the sensor performance.

  • What’s In Your Water?
    What’s In Your Water?

    When is the last time you took a moment to stop, and smell your water? A continuous supply of clean and safe drinking water is something that most people take for granted. We rarely go to the tap doubting that the water will be clean and safe. Recently, the general population and water supply professionals have become concerned about the safety and protection of our drinking water supplies.

  • The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control
    The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control

    When Flint Michigan discontinued purchasing water from the Detroit Water Authority and began using the Flint River as their raw water source they unfortunately did not consider the potential impact on lead and copper corrosion and the impact on the public.

  • 5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
    5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal

    High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost effectively as possible?

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation
    Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product purification needs, find alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and profitably.

  • Is Water Shortage The Next Big Short?
    Is Water Shortage The Next Big Short?

    At the end of The Big Short, a postscript stated that one of the story's protagonists, Dr. Michael Burry (played by Christian Bale), was now focused on investing in only one commodity: water. That got my attention.

  • How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2
    How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2

    The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?

  • Why California's Cannabis Industry Will Lead Water Innovation
    Why California's Cannabis Industry Will Lead Water Innovation

    For years, I’ve been standing on my deck in San Francisco, looking south to Silicon Valley for innovation in water efficiency. But I’m starting to realize that I might have been gazing in the wrong direction. Maybe I need to turn around and look north, over the spires of the Golden Gate Bridge, toward the Emerald Triangle in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties, the hotbed of California’s newly legalized commercial cannabis production.

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