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.
An ambitious project at a typical suburban wastewater facility has realized approximately $200,000 savings in annual energy costs. Similar operations will want to know: How does it work?
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.
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, recently announced the signing of two energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects with cities in Missouri that will drive more than $575,000 in energy and operational savings, as well as new revenue streams to further improve city services.
For yet another year, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has proven its commitment to accurate and transparent accounting practices.
A Florida city’s proposal to outsource water utility management to a private firm appears to have launched an FBI investigation.
H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) is proud to announce that Utility Partners, LLC (“UP”), its subsidiary providing operation and maintenance services (“O&M”) in the United States, recently renewed four (4) municipal contracts and was awarded a project in New Mexico, which bring the Corporation’s O&M business backlog to $60.4 M.
ACCIONA, a global infrastructure and renewable energy group, has been awarded a CAD$525M contract by Metro Vancouver to design, build and commission a new waste water treatment plant for the Vancouver region in British Columbia.
Following the announcement on March 8th of the project to acquire GE Water & Process Technologies together with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), SUEZ announced recently it has successfully priced an offering of undated deeply subordinated hybrid bond for an amount of €600M.
The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) and Boenning & Scattergood Inc. have released the 2017 1Q WWEMA/Boenning Leading Demand Index, formulated to provide insight into market and funding conditions related to water and wastewater projects.
A community in Kentucky is in the midst of a water infrastructure crisis and locals hope President Trump can help.
AUC Group, L.P. (“AUC”), a leading turn-key provider of wastewater treatment plants, announced recently the signing of a lease agreement for the installation of their newly designed Bypass Plant to Harris County Municipal Utility District #6 (“HC MUD 6”), located in Northwest Harris County.
The city of Flint, MI, will have to work a little harder to spend money that was awarded to it by the U.S. EPA.
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.