A new wastewater recovery concept emerging in Massachusetts may represent the future of resource recovery.
O’Brien, Texas is just one of thousands of small communities in the United States that struggle to find the resources to ensure that the water coming out of the tap is safe to drink. The recent budget proposal by the Trump administration will only make matters worse. Watch this documentary short produced by Tom Rosenberg and Earth Institute fellow Madison Condon details one shrinking town’s drinking water crisis.
A biosolids reuse project backed by the Department of Energy utilizes a new conversion process to make the most of wastewater.
If passed, a new piece of bipartisan legislation would provide technical assistance to rural wastewater treatment systems that need help in complying with federal regulations.
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.
New research from the University of North Carolina assessed innovative water and wastewater projects around the country, highlighting positives and pitfalls that can steer future infrastructure investment.
The U.S. EPA has a job to do despite having its financial and human resources trimmed by the new presidential administration. Three U.S. EPA Office of Water directors, presenting at the 2017 Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) Washington Forum, laid out action plans for addressing the nation's most pressing water-quality threats in a manner that can (or must) achieve results efficiently.
George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water, talks with Lisa Cox, manager at Sorenson Impact Center, about the first green bond in the US and how DC Water — partnered with Goldman Sachs — catalyzed innovation, social change, and sustainability in DC's water management system.
The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), at their June 6, 2017 board meeting, approved a $4.5M grant for the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) to fund research that will to advance potable and non-potable reuse in California. Under this grant, WE&RF will identify, prioritize, solicit, and select for funding research studies related to potable reuse and non-potable reuse.
The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA), which represents U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipe, announced the completion of the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America.
Around 18,000 Detroit households were vulnerable to water service shutoffs earlier this year, but in recent weeks that number has been cut in half, water officials say.
Netafim USA, the leader in drip irrigation technology, announced an agreement with DLL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rabobank, to provide financial solutions to Netafim growers who are investing in drip irrigation systems*.
Recently, the US Water Alliance released the most comprehensive briefing paper to date on the connections between water management and vulnerable communities living in America.
Customer education, infrastructure modernization and the use of data analytics will be key tools to overcoming the water industry’s perennial challenges posed by aging infrastructure.
Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure.
A utility with plans to consolidate Arizona’s water providers closed its first purchase this week.
Milwaukee is turning its water utility into a “cash cow” for the city, according to Milwaukee Magazine. Critics say structuring city finances in this way neglects pricey water infrastructure repairs.
Water utilities around the world are facing a growing need for investment.
If you don’t know what a water hammer is, well, that’s a big part of the problem. It’s an all-too-frequent issue for water systems everywhere, striking in pipelines that are growing more susceptible to failure as they age.
Drinking water utilities have a lot on their plates. Aside from the inherent technical difficulty of providing a vital service, they have to maintain positive customer relations, contend with increasingly strained budgets, and run operations with as little stress to employees as possible.
Recently, ASCE released its Infrastructure Report Card, giving the nation’s drinking water infrastructure a D: in poor to fair condition and mostly below standard. Many water utilities and communities are doing the hard but necessary thing in finding the resources to upgrade their aging water infrastructure. And, for those in earthquake prone areas, hopefully considering an earthquake resistant system.
Brentwood is committed to delivering high-quality products and services to our customers and the water industry. For this reason, we have invested, and continue to invest, in ensuring our products are certified to the NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for water treatment and distribution applications.
Boston Harbor used to be an icon of water pollution in the U.S. But a massive cleanup effort — one of the biggest restoration feats in the nation’s history — has revived the harbor in the last three decades.
Water and wastewater equipment manufacturers have long advocated for changing the mindset of equipment procurement from low-bid to lowest life-cycle cost evaluation, as a means to encourage the growth of new technologies and to improve operating costs. This is a very daunting task. As a manufacturer, Aerzen faces the same challenge. We encourage the consulting engineers to compare manufacturers based on energy savings.