CONSUMER OUTREACH

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CONSUMER OUTREACH FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • 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.

  • Home Is Where The Smart Is: First-Of-Its-Kind Study Reveals Importance Of Smart Technology And Low-Water Clean Energy
    Home Is Where The Smart Is: First-Of-Its-Kind Study Reveals Importance Of Smart Technology And Low-Water Clean Energy

    Have you ever thought about how much water your dryer needs to dry your clothes? (And no, I don’t mean your washing machine.)

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

Ion Exchange Ion Exchange

Calgon Carbon’s ion exchange technology is designed to remove dissolved ionic compounds from water or other liquids. Calgon Carbon offers media, fixed bed and continuous systems for a variety of applications.

Granular Activated Carbon Granular Activated Carbon

Calgon Carbon created the first granular activated carbon (GAC) from bituminous coal in the 1940s and has staked a position of global industry leadership ever since.

I-SO™ In-Situ Oxygenation System I-SO™ In-Situ Oxygenation System

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.

E33 Adsorption Systems E33 Adsorption Systems

In the adsorption process, contaminants break their bond with the water molecules and chemically adhere to a filter media. This is typically accomplished by directing the water flow through pressure vessels containing the filter media at a rate that allows enough contact time for adsorption to occur. AdEdge Water Technologies’ Bayoxide E33 adsorption media is the industry standard for arsenic removal. This granular ferric oxide media reduces up to 99% total arsenic, including both Arsenic (III) and Arsenic (V).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON CONSUMER OUTREACH

  • 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.

  • Potable Reuse Summit To Seize The Moment

    In October, the WateReuse Association’s 2016 Potable Reuse Summit will bring water professionals of all levels together to hear success stories and find out how to implement potable reuse programs in their own communities.

  • What Do Americans Think About Their Drinking Water?

    Survey data on U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward public drinking water confirms tough times now, but hints at better days ahead.

  • Partial Shutoff For Partial Service

    Cutting off service to a customer who hasn’t paid their water bill can be a controversial move for many utilities. But a new product that integrates a shut off valve with an ultrasonic meter may make what has traditionally been an all or nothing decision a little easier.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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