DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  •  ATP And DNA – Who’s On First?
    ATP And DNA – Who’s On First?

    As some of you may have heard, LuminUltra has partnered with Microbe Detectives to offer DNA testing services to the drinking water and wastewater industries. So “Who’s on First?” (pun intended); simply put, the partnership’s combined technologies tell you who is in a given water or wastewater sample, and how much is in that sample.

  • 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.

  • AMERICAN Ingenuity Delivers Massive Pipe, Fittings To Replenish Shrinking Water Supplies In Arkansas
    AMERICAN Ingenuity Delivers Massive Pipe, Fittings To Replenish Shrinking Water Supplies In Arkansas

    The Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer — a primary water source for small towns, rural water systems and farm irrigation in eastern Arkansas — is running dry. According to the Army Corps of Engineers’ website, a project study in the mid-1980s pointed out, and further studies have since shown, the region’s groundwater resources are rapidly shrinking.

  • Rural Water Systems: Dancing Backwards And In High Heels
    Rural Water Systems: Dancing Backwards And In High Heels

    About 30 years ago, a Frank and Ernest cartoon tipped its hat to Fred Astaire while giving long-overdue credit to Ginger Rogers. “Sure, he was great,” said a lady in front of a movie theater sign touting a Fred Astaire film festival, “but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did…backwards and in high heels.”

  • How Can Public Water Utilities Save On Energy Costs?
    How Can Public Water Utilities Save On Energy Costs?

    I think that in this day and age, everyone knows a variety of ways to conserve at least a little bit of energy and save money while doing so. This is true at home, and across any industry. Take for instance the energy consumption across the United States just in the water treatment process. With thousands of water public utilities across the nation, the amount of energy usage is significant enough to make the statistical charts. 

  • The Real History Of The First Thanksgiving
    The Real History Of The First Thanksgiving

    Water supplies remain our most valuable and necessary resource. Overused and often contaminated throughout most of history, water was no less of a concern back in the 1600s when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock than it is for us today.

  • Water Quality Comes Under The Consumer Microscope
    Water Quality Comes Under The Consumer Microscope

    Water quality is getting a lot more scrutiny these days. And that’s a good thing says Russ Swerdfeger, Global Director of Memcor Product Management with Evoqua. Alongside his colleague Daryl Weatherup, Director of Marketing with Evoqua, Swerdfeger recently discussed the future of drinking water and the key issues and concerns facing the water industry right now with Water Talk.

  • For Pierre, South Dakota, ALPHA's Single-Bolt Install Is the 'Way to Go'
    For Pierre, South Dakota, ALPHA's Single-Bolt Install Is the 'Way to Go'

    Add Pierre, South Dakota, to the rapidly growing list of early adopters of AMERICAN Flow Control’s valves and hydrants with ALPHA restrained joint ends. Introduced last year, ALPHA saves labor, time and money.

  • Does Chlorine Get A Bad Rap?
    Does Chlorine Get A Bad Rap?

    When it comes to disinfection at treatment plants, chlorine has quite the reputation. To some, it’s known as a reliable and trusted solution. To many others, especially among the public at large, it’s looked at with skepticism and concern – but that may be simply a matter of not knowing the facts. Either way, it’s one of the ubiquitous aspects of water and wastewater disinfection… and for good reason.

  • Cheers To World Soil Day
    Cheers To World Soil Day

    Let’s lift a glass — of water — to celebrate World Soil Day, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the thin mantle that sustains us. Of course, as a water guy, I look at World Soil Day as a time to highlight the symbiosis of soil and water. As anybody who has been to the barren deserts of China, North Africa or the Middle East knows, soil without water doesn’t produce anything.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

LumenAER® Low-Energy Water Circulator LumenAER® Low-Energy Water Circulator

Our energy-efficient LumenAER can address a wide range of water quality issues.

Ultraviolet Disinfection ETS-UV™ Systems Ultraviolet Disinfection ETS-UV™ Systems

Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is used for multifunctional purposes.  UV is most commonly used as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical disinfection. It’s one of the most effective methods for inactivating harmful pathogens such as Listeria, E.coli, Giardia and chlorine tolerant pathogens like Cryptosporidium.  UV is also used for removal of organic and inorganic contaminants, including chlorine, ozone and Total Organic Carbon (TOC).  UV used in conjunction with an Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) will remove Compounds of Emerging Concerns (CEC's), Synthetic Organics (SO's), Endocrine Disruptor Compounds (EDC's) and Personal and Pharmaceutical Care Products (PPCP's), as well as various taste and odor compounds from water.

The SUEZ IDEAS Center The SUEZ IDEAS Center

The SUEZ IDEAS Center provides treatability, piloting and R&D services that comply with today’s ever-changing environmental regulations and anticipate the complex system challenges that await tomorrow’s industrial and municipal clients. SUEZ’ state-of-the-art laboratory is staffed by renowned research and development engineers and scientists who are equipped to analyze the composition of water and wastewater samples and develop the best technical, cost-effective solutions for SUEZ clients.

ETS-UV™ For Water Reuse ETS-UV™ For Water Reuse

Given the critical shortage of drinking water in many regions, advanced treatment and reuse of wastewater is becoming increasingly common as municipalities address water demands and shrinking supplies.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)<br> Managed Solution BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)
Managed Solution

The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution from Badger Meter brings a new level of utility-optimizing information to light. The BEACON AMA managed solution combines the power of the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with proven ORION® Cellular/Fixed Network technology to provide utility management with greater visibility and control.

NIROBOX&trade; Containerized Desalination Solutions NIROBOX™ Containerized Desalination Solutions

Small-footprint, containerized solutions to treat water from any source- at any scale.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

  • Established Routine: How To Sample For Unknown Contaminants
    Established Routine: How To Sample For Unknown Contaminants

    The U.S. EPA has updated its sampling guidance for determining and fighting against unknown contaminants in drinking water. Here’s why routine preparation can be a utility’s best friend in case of emergency.

  • The Legal Push For Direct Potable Reuse
    The Legal Push For Direct Potable Reuse

    Arizona is taking steps to allow for direct potable reuse throughout the drought-plagued state. With the practice legalized for wide use, its popularity around the world may rise.

  • A Guide For Effective Utility Management
    A Guide For Effective Utility Management

    Updates to a seminal document for running water and wastewater utilities as efficiently as possible call for review by those facing new obstacles.

  • Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change
    Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change

    With Donald Trump appointee Scott Pruitt helming the U.S. EPA, the National Rural Water Association sees an opportunity to free its members from burdensome regulations and change the perception of the country’s smallest water utilities.

  • What To Take Away From The CCL 4
    What To Take Away From The CCL 4

    The U.S. EPA’s latest roster of concerning drinking water contaminants offers clues into what may be threatening consumers and the regulations that come next.

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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Is Water Shortage The Next Big Short?
    Is Water Shortage The Next Big Short?

    At the end of The Big Short, a postscript stated that one of the story's protagonists, Dr. Michael Burry (played by Christian Bale), was now focused on investing in only one commodity: water. That got my attention.

  • Can Innovation Be Achieved With A Tried-And-True Disinfection Technology?
    Can Innovation Be Achieved With A Tried-And-True Disinfection Technology?

    Since chlorine technology was first used to disinfect drinking water in Jersey City, NJ, in 1908, most waterborne diseases have been eliminated in the U.S. Chlorine is still the most common disinfectant for drinking water and wastewater. Chlorine is also used for disinfection and as a biocide in numerous industries.

  • Lessons Learned From Flint
    Lessons Learned From Flint

    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.

  • 5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
    5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal

    High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost effectively as possible?

  • ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?
    ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?

    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 Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control
    The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control

    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.

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation
    Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    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.

  • Power Plant Water: Wanted Dead <u>And</u> Alive
    Power Plant Water: Wanted Dead And Alive

    Water is the lifeblood of electrical power plants, whether they are water-cooled steam plants or turbine-spinning hydroelectric installations. Regardless of how the facility generates electricity, there is a growing awareness that each power plant is part of its own, unique industrial watershed — drawing water from the environment, altering its contents and temperature, releasing some to the atmosphere as steam, and returning the rest to receiving waters.

  • Why California's Cannabis Industry Will Lead Water Innovation
    Why California's Cannabis Industry Will Lead Water Innovation

    For years, I’ve been standing on my deck in San Francisco, looking south to Silicon Valley for innovation in water efficiency. But I’m starting to realize that I might have been gazing in the wrong direction. Maybe I need to turn around and look north, over the spires of the Golden Gate Bridge, toward the Emerald Triangle in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties, the hotbed of California’s newly legalized commercial cannabis production.

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