Is Senator Ted Cruz paving the way for invasive species to storm water sources in Texas?
One issue that that continually brings Mexican and U.S. officials to the deliberation table is water.
The Trump administration took action last week that could pave the way for a controversial water project in a California desert that had been halted under President Obama.
California water utilities will need to report water loss figures to the state under a new law that aims to reduce non-revenue water and conserve resources.
As the prospect of water shortages stares down various regions of the country, Oregon is considering a suite of water bills designed to address groundwater problems.
Describing the rationale for diving deeper into the industrial water market, the chief executive of water giant Suez Environment is stressing water scarcity as a pressing global problem.
Does California need another seawater desalination plant?
San Diego officials want to serve up treated sewage water to customers’ taps within the next decade, but officials in neighboring cities are wary of the effort.
San Francisco is trying a new recipe for tap water.
Georgia scored a critical court victory in the latest round of its lengthy water war with Florida.
New data released by NASA shows that parts of California are sinking rapidly, and state water managers say groundwater over-pumping must be restricted to protect aqueducts and flood control structures.
As climate change continues to advance, some are wondering whether our wastewater systems are equipped to handle the future.
Arizona is taking steps toward allowing direct potable reuse (DPR) as the state works to confront its pressing water-supply challenges.
A major consequence of the California drought is that the state may become more reliant on brackish-water desalination.
Ongoing monitoring shows that lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water are dropping and getting closer to meeting federal safety standards. That’s some much-needed positive news for the community. But there’s still work to be done.
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) has been available for some time, but the majority of water utilities still don’t utilize it. There are varying obstacles that keep more from embracing the technology, from cost prohibitions to lack of expertise. Increasingly, ways around these obstacles are emerging.
As interest in biogas grows, more attention is being paid to measuring biogas flow, which has long been a problem area in process measuring technology.
Early in 2003, the City of Rome, Georgia, decided to upgrade their Blacks Bluff Waste Water Treatment Plant screening equipment.
Hollywood, Florida’s 55.5 MGD Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SRWWTP) treats wastewater from Hollywood and six neighboring municipalities in the southern region of Broward County. Florida’s outfall rule requires the city to begin a process to largely eliminate the use of its ocean outfall and implement 20.4 MGD of additional reuse on an annual basis.
The LuminUltra Industrial (QG21I) test kit provides the means to accurately monitor and control total microbial growth in any industrial process water fluid. LuminUltra’s advanced reagent system provides accurate, repeatable, and interference-free results in high-solids, medium-biomass applications. When used in conjunction with other routinely collected data, the QG21I test kit can become a valuable component of maintenance programs, such as in the prevention of foul odours, slimes, and equipment corrosion.
It may sound intimidating, but water that has been treated to “ultrapure” condition is more than necessary in many applications. This highly-cleansed product is a fundamental part of many industrial operations, from the medicine we need to get well to the power we rely on in our daily lives. But, as the name implies, it’s no small task to get average influent to the ultrapure level.
The Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility, located in Parker, CO, southeast of Denver, serves a community of approximately 50,000 residents. Faced with rapidly declining groundwater sources, the 10-MGD facility (expandable to 40-MGD) was opened in 2015 to process a renewable water supply for the Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD).
A key driver of economic development is the availability of water and wastewater services. For the Town and Village of Champlain, NY, this is no exception. To capitalize on the region’s economic potential and make more land available for new businesses, the Town and Village of Champlain are working together on the Shared Water Project, a major water system upgrade that includes installing 44,000 feet of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe.
200-acre Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ, is supported by a series of barns and other support facilities that house in excess of 500 horses during track operations. In the mid-1990s the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) constructed facilities to collect horse wash water and first flush stormwater runoff for conveyance to the Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority (TRWRA), a wastewater treatment facility located in Monmouth Beach.
“Water Champion” Paula Kehoe looks to do for the nation what she did for San Francisco — to greatly expand water reuse opportunities and implementation. In this Q&A, she discusses her new role as chair of a national commission for onsite non-potable reuse, the San Francisco model, and the best practices and obstacles for sustainable water operations.
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation introduces a “bundle of research” to help direct potable reuse and its practitioners reach full potential.
When I speak to communities about water quality issues, people often think the problem only happens in the developing world. Although America’s drinking water remains among the safest in the world, we are facing a serious and growing problem at home in the U.S.
To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.
In the Himalayan mountains, irrigation can be a challenge. There are few affordable pumping technologies accessible for poor farmers, and they come with high maintenance costs.
When snow arrives in the mountains, winter sports enthusiasts get excited. And, farmers “down country” get excited, too, but not for all the same reasons.
There’s roughly 32 billion gallons of municipal wastewater produced every day in the U.S., but according to a 2012 water reuse report by the U.S. EPA, less than 10 percent of that water is recycled.
The Global Cleantech 100 identifies nine innovative water/wastewater technologies set to make significant market impact in the next decade.
In a recent column, Water Online Associate Editor Peter Chawaga wrote about a new plan for drinking water safety in the Trump era. In part, he references a late-2016 U.S. EPA Call to Action to improve the safety and reliability of the nation's drinking water.
On a warm December day, I stood in a jojoba field in the Negev Desert in southern Israel and watched water slowly seep up from the ground around the trees. First a tiny spot, then spreading, watering the plants from deep below. This highly efficient system is known as drip irrigation, and I was there to meet with the world’s leading drip irrigation company, Israel-based Netafim.
We all hope that the Flint Water Crisis – where cost-cutting measures led to the drinking water supply to become severely tainted with lead – was an isolated incident. However, it is not impossible that a similar event could happen again, especially in a similarly desperate city with limited financial resources. Here are a few key points that should be considered to avoid repeating such a tragedy.
For water treatment operators and utility officials, the summer months don’t just mean sunshine, pool parties, and barbecues. The season also brings the peak time for algal blooms, the toxic clouds formed in surface water thanks to increased nutrient contamination and rising temperatures. With rising instances of toxic algae around the country and increased regulations for eliminating it, utilities have had to keep pace.
When is the last time you took a moment to stop, and smell your water? A continuous supply of clean and safe drinking water is something that most people take for granted. We rarely go to the tap doubting that the water will be clean and safe. Recently, the general population and water supply professionals have become concerned about the safety and protection of our drinking water supplies.
When Flint Michigan discontinued purchasing water from the Detroit Water Authority and began using the Flint River as their raw water source they unfortunately did not consider the potential impact on lead and copper corrosion and the impact on the public.
Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-reﬁning plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product puriﬁcation needs, ﬁnd alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and proﬁtably.
There have been many publications lately that claim universal appeal of the ORP sensors and their applicability across the board. This concerns me, because the authors sometimes forget to mention some well-known practical limitations of the method, let alone the realities of water treatment applications potentially influencing the sensor performance.
The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?