Researchers from Iowa have developed a system that utilizes algae for wastewater nutrient removal and gives utilities a chance to offset costs with the process.
This January, a national leader emerged with a plan to shake up the status quo, touting a “business” approach to rectify historic “inadequacies” of our system. And we should all be on board with the plan, because it means potentially great things for the water and wastewater industry.
A new public-private project involving a major Maryland utility seeks to reduce nutrients at the source with a comprehensive construction project.
Researchers project that water services will become unaffordable for over a third of American households in the near future. What does it really mean for so many to be priced out of a fundamental necessity?
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.
A new federal funding program seeks to help utilities complete their infrastructure projects. But what stands between a potential borrower and the available funds?
The Water Research Foundation recently completed a project assessing alternative funding options to cover the increasingly necessary costs for water infrastructure upgrades. Are there options that will help your utility avoid raising rates?
The U.S. EPA offered water and wastewater utilities tips on how they can access federal funds to help prepare for, or recover from, disaster.
A new report finds that closing the nation’s gap in investment in water infrastructure would create 1.3 million jobs and generate $220B in economic activity.
More than 140 water utility leaders from throughout the United States embarked on 352 meetings with members of Congress this week to elevate the importance of investing in water infrastructure.
Rural water utility funding took a major hit in a budget proposal from President Trump.
WateReuse members from across the United States arrived in Washington, DC today to elevate water as national priority during the National Water Policy Fly-In, a highlight of Water Week 2017.
A new report by an environmental group highlights the dire nature of the water infrastructure crisis.
Florida lawmakers are in the midst of a heated debate on how much they should spend to keep toxic algae out of waterways.
Martin Kropelnicki testified on behalf of California Water Service Group and The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today before the House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Does California need another seawater desalination plant?
Recently the Trump Administration has released it’s preliminary, top line budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget, including for EPA. While NACWA is still conducting a detailed analysis of the proposal, the Association would like to release an initial statement.
American Water Works Association (AWWA) former President John Donahue of Machesney Park, Ill. recently encouraged members of Congress to make renewing water infrastructure a top priority in the United States.
Recently, the United Nations held a conference in Morocco related to climate change issues. The location of the conference had significant meaning because Africa has become a bellwether for the rest of the world when it comes to climate change. Desertification and rising sea levels both impact countries all over that continent.
The issue of water supply is high on the agenda of the South African government. According to information from the Department of Water Affairs in South Africa, the country needs more than 8,000 qualified workers to make up for shortcomings in the operation and maintenance of South African water supply and wastewater disposal plants.
Clarifiers are an important component of the wastewater treatment process. However, between corrosion, maintenance, and changes in flow, it can be difficult to keep a clarifier operating at peak performance. In addition, changes in effluent regulations may require upgrades to meet new, more stringent requirements.
Choosing a technology provider to supply a solution for water or wastewater treatment is no small task. Frankly, there’s a lot at stake, from large sums of money to the efficacy of an entire operation hinging on the right decision. But with so many options out there, what qualities do you need to look for to guarantee you’re making the right choice? To get an answer, Water Online spoke with Fred Siino from KLa Systems.
Laboratory technicians are continually pressured to perform more analyses with greater accuracy and better data management. Quality assurance and control are paramount, and customers need results quickly.
Water and wastewater systems must meet stringent regulatory requirements. Accurate, precise, and timely laboratory testing is key to meeting regulations. As permit limits approach — or even go beyond — method detection limits, the ability to customize analyses and train technicians in new techniques is more important than ever.