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  • Smart Water: Remote Sensing
    Smart Water: Remote Sensing

    Automated metering systems (AMSs) or “smart meters” can provide valuable data for electric and water utilities. Data analytics can be used to improve customer service, boost conservation, monitor the system, and even forecast demand. An ultimate goal might be to eventually monitor everything from streetlight intensity to fire hydrants.

  • City Of Havre, Montana Successfully Utilizes Mechanical Tank Mixing To Prevent Ice Formation And Improve Water Quality
    City Of Havre, Montana Successfully Utilizes Mechanical Tank Mixing To Prevent Ice Formation And Improve Water Quality

    Located in north-central Montana, the City of Havre is located in a geography that sees summer temperatures over 100°F (38°C) and winter temperatures that can plunge as low as -40°F (-40°C) accompanied by sustained arctic winds of over 20 mph. These dramatic swings in temperature can wreak havoc on disinfectant levels in the summer by creating a “stratified” tank environment conducive to pathogen growth and allow for ice formation in the tank during the winter. Ice formation can lead to tank coating and appurtenance damage as large chunks of ice can suddenly drop from a higher tank elevation and create catastrophic tank damage. The City of Havre realized that adding simple mechanical mixing to their newly refurbished 3.5 MG West Water Tank would solve both the potential summer water quality and winter asset protection issues. Read the full case study to learn more. 

  • Benefits Of Off-Line Calibration Of pH And ORP Meters
    Benefits Of Off-Line Calibration Of pH And ORP Meters

    One of the most commonly used measurements in the water and wastewater industry is pH. A measurement of how acid or alkaline a substance is, a pH reading can instantaneously indicate a problem with the water. Another common and useful measurement is oxidation-reduction potential (ORP). Treatment facilities use ORP sensors to optimize disinfection and biological nutrient removal processes.

  • Instrument Resiliency For Tough Times
    Instrument Resiliency For Tough Times

    Utilities have relied on numerous instruments for process control and monitoring for many years. But in today’s world, instrumentation is more crucial than ever. Most treatment facilities, pump stations, and other system components are automated to some extent. Instrument failure or inaccuracy may result in serious public health or environmental consequences. Resilient instruments can power through adversity and keep utilities running smoothly.

  • Operational And Maintenance Benefits Of Portable Flow Instruments
    Operational And Maintenance Benefits Of Portable Flow Instruments

    Accurate flow measurement is critical for process control and regulatory compliance. Flow meters are essential instruments for water and wastewater facilities, installed at multiple locations throughout entire systems. For the most part, these are permanent installations. However, portable flow instruments prove beneficial in certain situations.

  • California – A State Ready And Willing To Embrace Recycled Water
    California – A State Ready And Willing To Embrace Recycled Water

    Water has never been more in demand, and innovative approaches to improving water security have never been more imperative. As our global population grows exponentially, cities and towns expand to accommodate new inhabitants, providing the resources and services they need. Rapid agricultural and industrial development continues apace.

  • Internet Of Water To Tackle Growing Water Risks
    Internet Of Water To Tackle Growing Water Risks

    Flanders pioneers the internet of Water, a unique intelligent water management system based on a network of connected sensors, that enables a permanent and real time follow-up of water quality and water quantity. This internet of Water will enable Flanders to tackle the growing threat of water inconvenience, water scarcity and water pollution.

  • Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter
    Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter

    Water utilities rely on accurate and dependable flow measurement for critical process controls. Regulatory agencies also require flow monitoring and reporting, with specific accuracy limits.

  • How Calibration Impacts Flow Meter Performance
    How Calibration Impacts Flow Meter Performance

    Utility managers and operators rely on flow meters to provide critical information for process monitoring and control. They require and fully expect the flow data to be accurate and reproducible.

  • Benefits Of Remote Access To Primary Wastewater Treatment
    Benefits Of Remote Access To Primary Wastewater Treatment

    A real-world, industrial application of remote process monitoring proves that a little technology can go a long way in terms of cost savings and process improvement.

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WASTEWATER PRODUCTS

ecoSep  Below Grade Oil/Water Separator     ecoSep Below Grade Oil/Water Separator
ecoSep is a cost-effective below grade oil/water separation unit that can help keep water clean from oil contaminates
VertiCel® Wastewater Treatment Systems VertiCel® Wastewater Treatment Systems

The VertiCel® system is superior to other aeration technologies because it saves energy and space, while producing an unparalleled effluent quality. It is ideally suited for wastewater treatment plants with process flows above two million gallons per day. The VertiCel® tanks in series design consists of an aerated-anoxic tank followed by an aerobic tank. 

Alkagen® Solution - Odor and Corrosion Control Alkagen® Solution - Odor and Corrosion Control

Alkagen® Solution is a fast-acting pH shift technology that effectively controls odors and corrosion in wastewater systems.  This unique, proven product is environmentally safe and uses a combination of alkaline and nitrate technologies to remove and prevent hydrogen sulfide.  Alkagen solution also reduces the impact of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in the system while providing a beneficial alkaline supplement for the treatment plant.

MBD™ Modular Brine Crystallization System MBD™ Modular Brine Crystallization System

Evaporation is an effective and reliable method to treat wastewaters that contain relatively high concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS).

Lamella EcoFlow® Inclined Plate Settler Lamella EcoFlow® Inclined Plate Settler

The Lamella® is the original inclined plate gravity settler. Introduced by Parkson in 1971, it has been the industry standard for this technology.

Capital Controls® Gas Feed Systems Series 3700 Capital Controls® Gas Feed Systems Series 3700

Capital Controls® Series 3700 Skid Mounted Gas Feed Systems are complete, pre-engineered packages which are factory assembled for easy, economical installation and operation.

Capital Controls® Advance™ Gas Feeders Series FX4800/4900 Capital Controls® Advance™ Gas Feeders Series FX4800/4900

Capital Controls® Series FX4800/4900 gas feeders are floor cabinet mounted, vacuum operated and designed to conveniently house a combination of gas feed equipment and controls. The cabinets enclose the gas flow control components and are constructed of ABS with a textured, easily maintained finish.

Sanitaire® Silver Series II Diffused Aeration System Sanitaire® Silver Series II Diffused Aeration System

For a combination of high aeration efficiency and low operating costs, there’s the Sanitaire Silver Series II membrane diffuser – the most widely used fine bubble diffused aeration system available today.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGULATIONS

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  • Green City, Clean Waters Plan Puts Quality First In Philly
    Green City, Clean Waters Plan Puts Quality First In Philly

    Cities all over the country have been prioritizing clean water through a variety of different programs and the City of Brotherly Love is among the ranks.

  • DC Water’s Unconventional Approach To Utility Management
    DC Water’s Unconventional Approach To Utility Management

    Over the past 10 years, DC Water has become the harbinger of the modern water utility. It’s often unconventional approach to tackling age-old problems usually elicits one of two responses from other utility professionals. The first response is one of resignation — if only I had the budget that size permits, I’d be able to do similar things. And the second is one of awe — there’s no way I have the amount of gumption to convince regulators or customers that I have a better way.

  • Navajo Water Project Provides Clean Water To Native Americans
    Navajo Water Project Provides Clean Water To Native Americans

    It may seem farfetched, but the reality is that many Americans don’t have regular access to clean drinking water.

  • Affordable Sewer For Small Communities
    Affordable Sewer For Small Communities

    Affordability and maintainability are two of the greatest challenges small municipalities face when constructing and managing sewer infrastructure. With these challenges in mind, it’s important for small cities to choose wisely when investing in a wastewater system that needs to last for 30-60 years.

  • Pulling Together: Public-Private Partnerships Poised To Push California Water Efficiency
    Pulling Together: Public-Private Partnerships Poised To Push California Water Efficiency

    California is home to some of the world’s most creative minds, top universities, productive farmland, groundbreaking industries — and one of the most epic droughts. The state has endured five years of drained reservoirs and groundwater reserves tapped so aggressively that the land subsidence caused by pumping has been literally seen from space. This indicates in no uncertain terms that it’s time to get all hands on deck. Private companies, universities, irrigation and drainage districts, municipalities — it’s time to pull together into public-private partnerships to address water challenges that face California and so many other regions of the world.

  • Continuous Simulation: Make Stormwater Assets Great Again
    Continuous Simulation: Make Stormwater Assets Great Again

    More than 20 years ago I wrote a Master’s Thesis about software tools that could be put together with EPA SWMM to create a toolbox for very long term continuous simulation for stormwater and watershed simulations. I was inspired at the time by Dr. William James who was my advisor for that research. 

  • An Open Letter To Michelle Obama On Water
    An Open Letter To Michelle Obama On Water

    Now that you have returned to the role of private citizen — though, admittedly you are a private citizen with millions of eyes focused on you — I want to encourage you to continue your great work promoting the health of our nation’s children. Your emphasis on exercise and nutrition, jobs and support for veterans, and education have touched millions of Americans of all ages and all backgrounds. Now it’s time to bring in the most common denominator and the first step toward good health — access to clean water.

  • Cash-Strapped Cities Look To Smart Water
    Cash-Strapped Cities Look To Smart Water

    It’s no secret that municipalities across the country are facing budget constraints.

  • Lessons From Leonardo: What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach Us About Water
    Lessons From Leonardo: What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach Us About Water

    Salvator Mundi sold for nearly half a billion dollars. Walter Isaacson’s latest biography is a breakaway hit. Management guru Michael Gelb’s book accessing the thought techniques of history’s most accomplished Renaissance Man — in every literal and figurative sense of the word — is still a bestseller. Almost 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci is still a superstar.

  • What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?
    What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?

    One of the great turnaround stories in the history of our nation’s water bodies is that of the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1976 when the Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) first undertook a comprehensive study of the Bay, efforts to address excessive nitrogen and phosphorous degradation of water quality have steadily improved the Bay’s complex ecosystem.

  • Every Drop Counts — A Call To Innovation
    Every Drop Counts — A Call To Innovation

    A Request for Startups post on January 3rd on the Y Combinator Blog caught my eye. The blogger talked about the need to prepare for things to get worse with regard to climate change, and called for applications for funding from those working on new technologies that could inexpensively produce clean water.

  • Hydrant Humor: Tales From The Field
    Hydrant Humor: Tales From The Field

    District Sales Engineer Andy Singer has spent enough time troubleshooting problems in the field that not much surprises him anymore. When it comes to dry barrel fire hydrants, though, he still gets a chuckle out of some of his more outrageous experiences. Here is his educational and entertaining take on the care and maintenance of fire hydrants, and ways to maximize a utility’s return on what potentially can be a 50+-year infrastructure investment.

  • Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York
    Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York

    New York City treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater a day across its 14 wastewater treatment plants. The city has seen a precipitous drop in fecal coliforms, with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reporting that fecal coliforms per 100 mL of water has fallen from 1,000 in 1972 when the Clean Water Act was passed to closer to 10 as of 2009.

  • Using LinkedIn To Position Your Company As A Thought Leader
    Using LinkedIn To Position Your Company As A Thought Leader

    This blog is a summary of a presentation I gave at the Water Quality Association’s annual convention in Orlando.

  • A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Can Prevent Financial Woes: Choosing Your Community Wastewater System
    A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Can Prevent Financial Woes: Choosing Your Community Wastewater System

    Straight pipes, failed drainfields, polluted lakes, out-of-compliance discharge permits, and several other indicators of wastewater management issues are widespread throughout Iowa’s rural communities. By Tyler Molatore, Orenco Systems®, Inc.

  • Rise Of The Stormwater Design Machines? I Don’t Think So.
    Rise Of The Stormwater Design Machines? I Don’t Think So.

    Conversation at the 2016 SESWA Stormwater BMPs, LID and Green Infrastructure Seminar in Atlanta GA that I attended recently touched upon the idea of computers taking our jobs and ‘Engineering Bots’. This has of course happened in other industries, but I didn’t anticipate it happening in the stormwater planning, design and management world.

  • Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?
    Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?

    Talk about making waves. Cryptocurrency — digital “tokens” or “coins” rooted in computer code and valued for the very fact that they are disconnected from governments and banks — have experienced spectacular rises and falls in recent months. The crypto-economy is already worth hundreds of billions of dollars (REAL dollars!), and it’s anyone’s guess how fast it will grow after that.

  • Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations
    Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations

    Those who are philanthropically-minded need look no further for a cause than that of water. After all, this is a fundamental aspect of human existence and one that is shockingly scarce in some parts of the world.

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