A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.
A utility in Indiana has bolstered its emergency planning by pretending one really did take place.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has compiled a report on the world’s leading stormwater management solutions and challenges. Reviewing its contents can be an opportunity for communities to build stormwater strength together.
This spring, Harry Strano, a wildlife biologist, was walking on the shore in Deal, NJ, when he was pleasantly surprised.
Hampton Roads Sanitation District is well known for innovation, so it is no surprise that the utility is taking bold steps to enhance the sustainability of the region's water supply by protecting and restoring its groundwater through the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT). Tyler Nading of CH2M consulted on the project and discusses the initiative, as well as the importance and progression of water reuse, in this Water Talk interview.
Pressure sewers (effluent or grinder) and gravity sewers require different methods of construction, different installation techniques, and different degrees of accessibility to install the various products and system components. The construction impact of installing any sewer system technology falls under two main categories: on-lot and right-of-way (ROW).
To help customers use variable frequency drives (VFDs) to enhance safety and reliability, Eaton is offering eLearning courses for VFD technology to support product, installation and commissioning and service knowledge. The robust online training program helps electrical distributors, contractors and industrial customers optimize the performance of VFDs.
Scenario 1: It is 3 am and you are fast asleep at home in your bed. At your office across town, the server that monitors and controls your critical water and wastewater infrastructure goes offline. Maybe, the hard drive failed or the power supply died. Perhaps it just lost connection to the network. Regardless, all polling, logging, monitoring and alarming have ceased. What happens next?
One of the greatest challenges faced by our nation’s water departments is replacing the retiring baby boomer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that water/wastewater system employees will retire at a faster rate than the national average, estimated at 25 percent through 2024.
Budgetary constraints and the challenges of maintaining and upgrading aging infrastructure have water utilities looking for ways to operate more efficiently, even as customer service expectations and regulatory demand for more sophisticated reporting and usage information are on the rise. Fortunately, many water treatment plants have found a solution to these seemingly contradictory requirements in remote monitoring systems, which allow utilities to conserve water, operate efficiently, and ensure that the assets within their network are performing well.
Testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment recently, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) highlighted successes in the water sector’s response to recent hurricanes and urged structural changes to make restoration of water systems a higher priority during emergencies.
The World Water-Tech North America Summit welcomed senior representatives from public and private water utilities, corporate investors, engineering giants and technology companies for two days of networking and decision-making on water innovation. (02 - 03 November 2017).
As thousands meet at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference to discuss progress on implementing the Paris Agreement, a new report released recently has found that over 100 of the world’s state and regional governments are making significant progress on climate action – particularly in the short-term.
Virginia has recently become the latest US state to commit to action on climate change, becoming a member of the Under2 Coalition of leading sub-national governments at a side event hosted during the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn.
The body of a missing boy was found in a septic tank in a park in Jacksonville, FL, last month.
An audit by New York state found that the water and wastewater systems in the city of Glen Falls may be vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Water is the lifeblood of human existence. For densely populated places such as Hong Kong, the issues and challenges go beyond simply finding water sources to satisfy each household.
Twenty-two of WaterStep's water chlorination systems and bleach makers were installed in the hardest-hit municipalities of Puerto Rico last week.
A water utility in Tennessee is seeking a rate hike to offset the cost of making repairs after wildfires ravaged homes and infrastructure in the region.
Rising sea levels and human activities are fast creating a "worst case scenario" for Native Americans of the Mississippi Delta who stand to lose not just their homes, but their irreplaceable heritage, to climate change.