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.
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.
After months of debate and criticism, it’s official: North Miami Beach is going to privatize operations at its water utility.
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) seeks competitive proposals for research to quantify the multiple benefits of implementing green infrastructure (GI) and to evaluate its economic, environmental/ecological, and social values.
Martin Kropelnicki testified recently on behalf of The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and California Water Service Group before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment.
In a U.S. House subcommittee hearing today, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified that updates to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) are overdue and necessary to assist communities with water infrastructure and compliance challenges.
As part of its observance of Infrastructure Week, the American Water Works Association announced the launch of its new Buried No Longer (BNL) tool.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received an additional $8M for credit subsidy in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 which was signed into law by President Donald Trump on May 5, 2017.
This week, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) joins over 150 organizations supporting Infrastructure Week 2017, May 15-19, to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting all Americans.
Flint residents are outraged that the city continues to crack down on unpaid water bills even though residents still face health risks from lead contamination.
Today the Value of Water Campaign released the results of a new poll, which found that two thirds of Americans want Congress and the Trump Administration to focus on infrastructure investment.
As Drinking Water Week concludes, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are advocating for investment in the repair and replacement of local water infrastructure.
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.
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.
In a drastic about-face, California has gone from historically desperate drought conditions to an inundation of water that has brought its own set of problems.
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.