Two tools leverage computing power for engineering design, opening up a digital world of possibility for wastewater plants.
Inconsistent water availability, reduced capital and operational budgets and tightening regulations are posing real challenges for our water conveyance and treatment infrastructure today.
Everyone knows that sewer work is a “dirty job,” but there are factors — and real-life stories — that suggest the incidence and risk of sickness are rising.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is harnessing both natural resources and human drive to lead an energy surge in the water sector. WEF President Ed McCormick discusses where the industry is headed and how utilities can stay ahead of the curve.
Are you confused by your smart water system? New tools help utilities make sense of data and finally realize the potential of smart water infrastructure.
What technology is available to monitor and optimize my plant operations?
On January 1st 2017, Philadelphia’s controversial “soda tax” went into effect, adding a 1.5-cents-per-ounce on sugary beverages sold in the city. Several cities across the U.S. have enacted similar taxes in a bid to battle diet-related diseases such as obesity and fund more healthy activities within their communities.
When searching for a service provider, you want what’s best for your company. But what does best mean when it comes to service?
When I first came to Trihedral, I was surprised to learn that voice modems were still widely used in the HMI and SCADA industries. Though the days of wedging your phone receiver into a foam cradle are long gone, the name still conjures up the sounds of chirps, bleeps, and bongs they make as they translate analog information into digital. As high-speed networks became our preferred method of web surfing, the use of this technology has steeply declined.
The environmental and financial impacts of a saltwater spill can be significant. Unfortunately, the Bakken region of western North Dakota and eastern Montana has seen its share of spills. One particular produced water gathering system is leading the way with advanced technology that focuses on leak prevention and detection, as well as streamlining operation costs and efficiencies.
The next big thing is here and it’s the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). With pundits waxing philosophical on this big breakthrough, it’s hard to cut through the noise and understand what the IIoT actually is and how it applies to individual plants. I offer the following as a definition. The IIoT means collecting, interpreting, and applying data to actively improve processes or operations. To understand how the IIoT applies to a wastewater treatment plant, look no further than your front yard.
Every day you hear things like “push your data into the cloud” or the newest functions of “cloud computing”. But what does this all mean? And what does it mean for utilities and facilities? Well, if you’re looking into Cloud SCADA, it can mean then difference between having to purchase and maintain software and hardware versus utilizing the internet and cloud computing platforms to serve as the framework for your SCADA system. That translates into time and money saved in the long run.
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.
Those charged with treating our drinking water and wastewater are likely to share the sentiment that they are asked to do too much with too few resources.
A new, free poster from Envirosight illustrates how sewer workers can protect themselves from workplace biohazards using personal protective equipment (PPE), developing proper hygiene habits and clean-up practices, and obtaining recommended vaccinations
Water utility officials in the region struck by Harvey are using an array of safety protocols and strategies to respond to the storm and secure tap water service for residents.
George S. Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, has notified the Board of Directors of his intention to step down from his current role as of December 29.
The UK’s leading resource management company, Veolia, has recognised the vital role apprenticeships play in its business by hosting its third consecutive National Apprentice of the Year Awards ceremony at the House of Commons.
H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) is proud to announce that Utility Partners, LLC (“UP”), its business line providing operation and maintenance services (“O&M”) in the United States, recently renewed two (2) operation and maintenance contracts and extended the scope of work of two (2) municipal projects, totalling $5.1M, which bring the Corporation’s O&M business backlog to $53.3M, excluding the projects sales backlog.