DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • Quantifying The Benefits Of High-Volume Meter Testing
    Quantifying The Benefits Of High-Volume Meter Testing

    “I know that (blank) is good for me; I just haven’t gotten around to doing it yet!” Most of us can fill in that blank with any number of tasks — modifying diets, exercising, or monitoring commercial and industrial (C&I) water meter accuracy at our largest utility accounts. If that last item is still on your “to-do” list, here are several good reasons why you should do it and how to make it happen soon.

  • Biopharma Industry Reflections
    Biopharma Industry Reflections

    Insights from an expert with over 30 years of experience in the industry on what we can learn from the past and tips on how to overcome challenges in the future.
     

  • The Role Of Ultraviolet Disinfection In Protecting India’s Water (Article)
    The Role Of Ultraviolet Disinfection In Protecting India’s Water (Article)

    Protecting public health and the environment by treating and disinfecting water and wastewater is a global endeavor. India is no exception, and with a rise in population and industrialization, protection of water resources is critical.

  • The Water Industry Wants You: Careers In Water Are A New Way For Veterans To Serve Our Country
    The Water Industry Wants You: Careers In Water Are A New Way For Veterans To Serve Our Country

    Beyond Independence Day or Veterans Day, it's always a great time to thank our nation's veterans for their service and reflect on the sacrifices they and their families have made on our behalf. This year, it's also a great time to add a plea — and an opportunity — for further service in the defense of our country: to take the skills they learned in the military and apply them to the water industry.

  • Manage Uncertainty With SUEZ's Turnkey Solutions
    Manage Uncertainty With SUEZ's Turnkey Solutions

    Running a safe, reliable and profitable operation is crucial for refining – especially since a failure in one part of the operation can wreak havoc on the entire refinery. Unplanned downtime and lost production is something refineries cannot afford, especially in today’s competitive market. SUEZ has proudly served the refining industry for more than 50 years, and we’re leading the way in the research and development of chemical solutions to tackle the most complex water and process challenges, as well as tools to help refiners monitor, predict, control and optimize their operation.

  • Six Enterprise Software UX Trends Affecting User Engagement And The Bottom Line
    Six Enterprise Software UX Trends Affecting User Engagement And The Bottom Line

    Enterprise software products have a history of being built around the business, with less of a focus on the individual user’s job functions and requirements. But research shows that for every dollar spent in user experience (UX) design, 100 dollars can be returned through increased productivity, reduced time spent navigating legacy systems and increased customer satisfaction. 

  • Beyond The Buzzword: How Utility Operators Can Use Big Data For Better Asset Management, Operations, And Customer Engagement
    Beyond The Buzzword: How Utility Operators Can Use Big Data For Better Asset Management, Operations, And Customer Engagement

    Big Data is more than a marketing buzzword. It’s become an essential tool for helping utility operators prioritize capital investments, manage network assets, and provide a higher level of service to customers.

  • Smarter Spending: Using Data Analysis To Drive Infrastructure Investment Decisions
    Smarter Spending: Using Data Analysis To Drive Infrastructure Investment Decisions

    Data analysis around pipe condition, inflow & infiltration (I&I), and overflows can build a case for the approval of infrastructure funding in budget planning.

  • City Of Dallas Captures An Additional 600,000 Gallons Of Billable Water In Four Months
    City Of Dallas Captures An Additional 600,000 Gallons Of Billable Water In Four Months

    After analyzing annual water loss audits for the city of Dallas, GA, the team discovered significant issues around non-revenue water. In 2014, real and apparent water loss accounted for 31.3 million gallons — nearly 20 percent of the city’s total water supplied for the year — which meant lost revenue for the city.

  • San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor® RCS Chloramine Management System
    San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor® RCS Chloramine Management System

    A San Jose Water Quality Engineer said, "I wasn’t convinced that PSI’s Monoclor chloramine dosing system would solve our problems after several failed attempts to improve residual, but with PSI offering a trial including installation, operation, and troubleshooting for three months, San Jose Water decided to invest the necessary resources to pilot this system.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Ultra Pure Water Systems Ultra Pure Water Systems

Komal manufactures complete system to meet very special application for the Research lab and electronic industries. Water produced will meet the standards like CAP, ASTM, USP, NSST etc. Standard units having flowrate of 5/10/30 lit/hr. is readily available. Units are microprocessor based controlled with replaceable cartridges.

Portable Density Meter: DMA 35 Portable Density Meter: DMA 35

DMA 35 is a portable density and concentration meter you can take along for quick quality checks directly on-site. The portable density meter uses only two milliliters of sample. In addition, it saves you a lot of time as there is no need to transport the sample to the lab. DMA 35 is built to withstand the knocks and spills of outdoor use. To top it all off, DMA 35 can also be used as a mini benchtop instrument: Turn it upside down, put it on a table and fill the sample with a syringe.

Executive Coaching Executive Coaching

Owner/Executive Coaching is a one-on-one engagement with the principal(s) of the business.  These typically are focused on one or two areas of the business where the principal does not have experience or is struggling with implementing a solution.  Executive Coaching is also used to help accelerate the company’s growth and ensure your growth objectives are met.

EMI Filters EMI Filters

These EMI Filters are designed to meet the requirements of Mil-PRF-28861, and use hermetic, glass-sealed cases and a state-of-the-art encapsulant which meets NASA’s stringent outgassing requirements for use in Space. The high quality gold plating and high temperature Gold-Tin internal construction allows for optimum hermeticity after installation, as well as thru multiple thermal cycles during its application.

Large Scale Filtration System For Single-Use Large Scale Filtration System For Single-Use

MaxiCaps® MR eliminates scale-up limitations in single-use technology.

Pre-assembled, pre-sterilized and self-contained: MaxiCaps® MR is designed for large-scale filtration in biopharmaceutical applications. Compact and ready-to-use MaxiCaps® MR devices not only mitigate risk due to their ease of use and minimized handling as a result, but also significantly save time. MaxiCaps® MR is the only logical choice when large filtration areas are needed in single-use processes.

Liquid Ai Services Liquid Ai Services

Real Tech is advancing the digital future of water. Our new Liquid Ai data services are bringing intelligent insights to our clients’ water quality monitoring applications.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

  • The ABCs Of PFCs
    The ABCs Of PFCs

    Nick Burns, director of water treatment technology for (the Americas region of) Black & Veatch, discusses the health concerns, current regulatory status, and documented presence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), also sometimes called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in drinking water supplies — as determined by sampling under the U.S. EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR3).

  • What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?
    What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?

    By now, just about everyone in the U.S. has heard about Flint, Michigan’s water woes. Despite the many issues raised by that incident, urban water systems are not the sole reason the 2017 Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the U.S. drinking water infrastructure an overall “D” grade. Hidden within that disheartening rating are the harsh realities faced by rural water systems.

  • Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA

    It’s no secret that the U.S. EPA has changed course in the last year. But how have those changes affected local water and wastewater treatment operations? And how are those operations going to evolve along with the federal agency?

  • How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?

    PFC contamination is the number one drinking water issue today. So how are local and federal leaders working to put an end to it?

  • The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018

    Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?

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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • How To Prevent GenX Leaching From Filters
    How To Prevent GenX Leaching From Filters

    Water professionals must plan and budget to meet new regulations on the horizon. They must find the best technology for removing emerging contaminants, such as perfluorinated compounds. Above all, they want to ensure the health and safety of their customers.

  • 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.

  • Chlorine vs. Chloramine: A Tale Of Two Chemistries
    Chlorine vs. Chloramine: A Tale Of Two Chemistries

    In drinking water treatment’s ongoing battle between disinfection and disinfection byproducts (DBPs), most water utility customers are oblivious to the process. One thing they do notice, however, is when their water smells or tastes bad. Here are some insights that can help water treatment plant (WTP) operators deal with their internal concerns about DBPs and residual chlorine or ammonia levels, as well as their external concerns about customer perceptions of water quality.

  • California Dreamin’? Pilot Study Makes Treating Arsenic, Manganese And Iron A Reality
    California Dreamin’? Pilot Study Makes Treating Arsenic, Manganese And Iron A Reality

    The City of Paramount conducted a pilot study for arsenic, manganese and iron treatment system at their Well 15 site. The onsite pilot test was designed to demonstrate the performance of the Loprest Water Treatment Company treatment process proposed for the new treatment plant.

  • Tank Shark® Active Tank Mixing Proven To Be Superior To Dedicated Tank Inlet/Outlet Design
    Tank Shark® Active Tank Mixing Proven To Be Superior To Dedicated Tank Inlet/Outlet Design

    San Jose Water Company (SJWC) provides drinking water for over a million people in the greater San Jose Metropolitan region and is a recognized leader in drinking water treatment and distribution system water quality management. With over 90 water storage facilities in service, planned maintenance and rehabilitation of capital assets is a key component of SJWC’s CIP program.

  • A Fresh Case For Investing In MBR To Improve Capacity And Effluent Quality
    A Fresh Case For Investing In MBR To Improve Capacity And Effluent Quality

    The membrane bioreactor industry has matured past the point of being an experiment or a niche technology. Advancements, as well as more recent adoptions by high-profile users, are providing wastewater treatment plant operators with more incentive and a better business case to retrofit their systems.

  • How Do You Know If Your Ozone Contacting System Is Well Mixed?
    How Do You Know If Your Ozone Contacting System Is Well Mixed?

    Mixing is something that is often taken for granted when designing systems for water and wastewater treatment. Perhaps “taken for granted” is too harsh a term. Let’s instead say that while designing a treatment unit operation or process, mixing as a phenomenon is automatically assumed to occur — an assumption that forms the basis for process controls, performance guarantees and measurement methods and locations.

  • Desalination In The Caribbean
    Desalination In The Caribbean

    More than 7,000 islands of the Caribbean Archipelago are scattered over a million-square-mile area between North and South America. Some smaller islands are naturally dry, but some volcanic islands — like Grenada and St. Lucia — are well forested and provide significant water catchment to support spring water and surface water. But, as populations, agriculture, and industry grow, desalination is becoming more attractive as a water source throughout the entire region.

  • Is Your Crisis Response Plan Ready For Action?
    Is Your Crisis Response Plan Ready For Action?

    It's important and useful that everyone in your company has a clear understanding of all roles during a crisis. Stress levels are high, and the more clarity that we can bring in advance of a crisis, the better.

  • Understanding The Mid Wave Gas Detection Camera
    Understanding The Mid Wave Gas Detection Camera

    The gas detection camera technique has a wide range of potential uses in the petrochemical industry, all of which have positive benefits for the owner of the plant. It is an accepted Alternate Work Practice in the Method 21 leak detection procedure and has clear time and cost benefits over the conventional VOC meter or sniffer method. Although limited to a certain extent by environmental conditions, the camera has proven many times that it can identify leaks at some distance thereby reducing the cost of surveys by removing the requirement to provide access to every potential leak path.

  • X3735 Series X-Ray Inspection System Datasheet

    The X3735 x-ray system is a high detection sensitivity solution, with an integrated conveyor designed to inspect tall, rigid packaged products in a wide range of applications.

  • Water Industry World Records
    Water Industry World Records

    You may have read recently that Orange County Water District (OCWD) and Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) set a Guinness World Record for the most wastewater recycled to drinking water in 24 hours. The record attempt kicked off on February 15th 2018 to mark the 10th anniversary since the districts’ Groundwater Replenishment System was launched and culminated with more than 100 million gallons per day (MGD) being produced.

  • SofterWare Improves Security & Client Optimization With BI
    SofterWare Improves Security & Client Optimization With BI

    Over 34 years, SofterWare has grown from a small entrepreneurial business to a $35 million+ company with over 10,000 nonprofit, childcare, camp, school, and payment processing clients. Here's how a BI reporting solution provides the robustness and flexibility SofterWare needs to help realize their vision.

  • How To Cost-Effectively Remove Multiple Contaminants From Water Simultaneously
    How To Cost-Effectively Remove Multiple Contaminants From Water Simultaneously

    Water utilities must protect the public health by producing a final product that meets all regulatory requirements. In addition, the water must be pleasing to the customer, with no taste or odor issues. And finally, utilities must stay abreast of emerging contaminants, health advisories, and new regulations. It’s a constant challenge to shoulder these responsibilities while staying within tight budgets. Utilities need a technology that helps them achieve multiple goals cost-effectively.

  • 5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs
    5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs

    Most people understand the inherent benefits of plastic piping — chemical resistance, installation speed, ease of assembly, cost efficiency, longevity in corrosive, harsh exterior or underground environments, etc. Not everyone, however, fully appreciates the nuances of plastic piping design that help to maximize those benefits most efficiently.

  • Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health
    Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health

    New technology helps utilities meet the challenges of maintaining a safe and adequate public water supply.

  • Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise
    Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise

    Wastewater service charges vary considerably across EPA regions and States. That’s one of the key findings from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Cost of Clean Water Index. If you live in Montana, Wyoming or the Dakotas (EPA Region 8), your average service charge of $261 a year is considerably less than the $884 your fellow Americans up in New England (EPA Region 1) are paying.  As you can imagine, much of the difference is to do with population size and geography.

  • A Proactive Approach To Ebola Vaccine Development
    A Proactive Approach To Ebola Vaccine Development

    Best practices for rapid test development and regulatory approvals.

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