REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION RESOURCES

  • Better Drinking Water Quality Starts Upstream

    While every potable water treatment process requires a balance of chemistry and biology to deliver safe, clean drinking water, added concerns from upstream stormwater or agricultural runoff only make the job that much more difficult. How can we do a better job of safeguarding water treatment plant (WTP) operations while protecting the health of water utility customers against threats of upstream nonpoint source (NPS) pollution?

  • Giving Thanks For Water Advocates’ Big-Picture Thinking

    Confronted by everyday operating challenges, many decision-makers at drinking water and wastewater organizations do not always have all the time they would like to develop big-picture strategies and tactics for current and long-term concerns. Fortunately, multiple dedicated water-advocacy organizations do. Here are seven areas where water strategists, decision-makers, and other leaders can benefit from those valuable insights.

  • An Open Letter To Water Professionals Around The U.S. Elections

    2020 has turned out to be quite the year, and that is especially true in Washington, D.C. With an upcoming election that may not be resolved for weeks after polls close, things are only going to get more dramatic before it’s all over.

  • WWEMA Joins Other Water Leaders To Create Joint Funding And Policy Paper

    The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) recently joined with other national water associations to develop a joint paper titled Sustainable Solutions for America’s Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Urgent Funding and Policy Considerations.

  • Florida Legislation Pushes For Better Wastewater Asset Management

    On July 1, 2020, two new laws took effect in Florida on Environmental Accountability (SB 1450/HB 1091) and more broadly Environmental Resource Management (SB 712/HB 1343).  I will let you read the 50 pages of the Environmental Accountability bill or the 100+ pages of the Environmental Resource Management bill, but it easily gets boiled down to good ol’ fashioned asset management. 

  • Cost-Effective Sludge Thickening Processor Using MEMBRAY™ Membrane Bioreactor

    The Valley Center Municipal Water District (VCMWD) operates two wastewater treatment facilities in Valley Center, which is located in the northern part of San Diego County, California. Both WRF's incorporated an in-house membrane thickener (MBT) design and selected Toray's MEMBRAY™ Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) modules for the process. VCMWD's objectives were to conserve water and meet the Regional Water Quality Control Board's effluent standards (Title 22), so the reclaimed water can be used for irrigation and other reuse applications. The MEMBRAY™ MBR modules helped the local utility achieve these goals.

  • Taiwan Mandates Water Reclamation For Economic Sustainability

    As a leading global supplier of semiconductors and other related IT components, access to a consistent supply of clean water is essential in Taiwan for sustaining a growing economy. However, in 2015, the country experienced one of the worst droughts in its history. Combined with frequently occurring typhoons that hamper the availability of clean water, this sparked the government to implement countermeasures immediately. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Weather Or Not: AMI That Stays Connected

    As emerging weather patterns that cause significant damage and disruption across populated areas have become more common and show no signs of slowing down, many water utilities are improving resiliency in order to properly serve their communities and meet newer regulatory requirements.

  • 50+ Links To Assist Small, Stressed Water Utilities

    While any drinking water or wastewater treatment operation can be challenged by demands from changing seasonal conditions or regulatory requirements, those pressures can quickly compound for personnel forced to wear multiple hats at small- to medium-sized utilities. Here are scores of links to helpful resources for such operators for the municipalities and consulting engineers who work with them.

  • Preparing To Tackle The Hydra Of LCR Revisions

    As a journalist serving the water industry — but not yet a seasoned technical veteran — I attended a recent Lead In Drinking Water Forum sponsored by AWWA NJ to learn about the challenges of complying with the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). What I heard impressed upon me the technical, administrative, and logistical challenges of delivering safe, lead-free drinking water all the way to user taps. Here are my takeaways.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

  • SurgeView: Transient Pressure Monitoring That Reduces Pipe Stress While Protecting And Prolonging Asset Life

    Xylem’s SurgeView™ Transient Pressure Monitoring is a non-invasive and cost-efficient way to monitor water networks for the presence of damaging pressure surges. By using real-time detection of pressure transients, SurgeView determines the sources (pumps, automated valves, etc.) of these transients. The solution identifies which pipes are under stress and face higher risk in order to prioritize inspection and replacement, thereby prolonging the effective life of network assets.

  • Clay County Utility Authority Project Profile

    Clay County, located in Northern Florida, has a population of almost 200,000. In April 2016, Clay County Utility Authority (CCUA) needed a new SCADA system to monitor seven reclaimed water sites that the Authority uses to determine water storage times, using this data to route water from site to site. VTScada was selected by CCUA and their engineer.

  • ArcGIS For Developers: Mapping Solutions For Developers

    Build powerful mapping solutions. ArcGIS for Developers offers a full suite of tools and resources to build mapping and analytics solutions. Use ArcGIS APIs to create location-based applications for web, desktop, and mobile devices. Build, manage, and deploy apps using the right tools, when you need them—priced to fit your needs.

  • VTScada Application Version Control

    Standard Component – Only VTScada includes pre-configured change management that allows you to easily see all configuration by all users and instantly roll back anything in seconds. It is increasingly impractical to shut down modern mission-critical SCADA systems in order to configure them. Developing on live systems has the added benefit of allowing you to work with real I/O. Application Version Control (AVC)* provides the freedom to configure in real-time in a multi-developer environment knowing you can instantly roll back any change.

  • Hydrant Pressure Impulse Recorder

    The simplicity of the compact, battery-powered Telog HPR-31 enables you to put it to work within minutes of unpacking. Once installed, the Telog HPR-31 measures water pressure at user programmable rates up to four samples per second with its internal pressure transducer. You can determine how often such data is summarized for reporting. The recorder computes any combination of minimum, average and maximum pressure measurement at each interval according to your selection of statistics and recording intervals. Recorded data may be gathered via an RS-232 connector using a laptop.

  • ArcGIS Insights: Self-Service Location Analytics Software

    ArcGIS Insights is analysis software that fuses location analytics with open data science and business intelligence workflows. Answer questions you didn’t know to ask, analyze data completely, and unlock new insights.  Empower analyst of all skill levels, across departments, to directly connect data, perform advanced analytics, and take results into 3rd party systems.

REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION VIDEOS

Check out this brief video with Greg, and industry veteran and our Product Manager for Measurement technologies, as he provides a lowdown on the new AWWA Standard covering solid-state meters which are increasingly being adopted by water utilities of all sizes.