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Lessons from a Lock

Lessons from a Lock

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The Panama Canal is an engineering marvel. The 48-mile, manmade waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans is a system of colossal locks that gravity fills and empties to raise ships 85 feet and lower them back to sea level. The structure is a gateway essential to the global maritime  … Read More

Indicator Organisms: How well do you know your bugs?

Indicator Organisms: How well do you know your bugs?

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Colonies of translucent spheres, floating fractals, and thread-like organisms exist beneath the surface of your process water. And, as Steven Myers explains, it’s wise to get to know them. In Wastewater Microbiology, an informative video, Myers encourages wastewater treatment plant operators to be on friendly terms with filament populations, because  … Read More

Energy Impetus: What Will Drive Wastewater Energy Recovery?

Energy Impetus: What Will Drive Wastewater Energy Recovery?

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Humans have been harnessing water’s energy for thousands of years. Archaeologists have discovered trip hammers powered by a water wheel—dating back to 202 BC and 9 AD—that were used to grind grain, break ore, and press paper in early China.

Today, we continue to rely on water to generate energy. Modern  … Read More

Automatic Success

Automatic Success

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The implementation of AMR/AMI has grown consistently by more than 20% annually among water utilities nationwide. However, no matter how outdated a metering system may be, changing to something new and different can be a difficult adjustment forutility companies and customers alike.  … Read More

Cyber-Smarts Keep Systems Safe

Cyber-Smarts Keep Systems Safe

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How can treatment plants and utilities best guard against cyber security threats? Specialists suggest understanding the structural assets and vulnerabilities of your system and thinking like a bad guy.

The increasing sophistication of contemporary hackers requires correspondingly sophisticated lines of defense, Andrzej Kawalec, chief technology officer for HPE Security Services told  … Read More

Green Infrastructure Investments Provide Long-Term Returns

Green Infrastructure Investments Provide Long-Term Returns

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Much of the country’s original infrastructure is 50 years old or older, and a lot of it is in desperate need of repair or replacement. “Aging is a huge issue,” confirms Brian DePonte, editorial contact with Key Equipment Finance, an affiliate of KeyCorp. that provides business-to-business equipment financing solutions. “A  … Read More

Of Fish and Farmers: California’s Drought-Fueled Debate

Of Fish and Farmers: California’s Drought-Fueled Debate

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For years, a tug-of-war between Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and California’s two Democratic senators over the state’s limited water supply has prevented Congress from resolving critical water allocation issues. But on Wednesday, May 25th,  the House endorsed a plan (H.R. 2898) to divert more water from northern California  … Read More

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in July 2015.

The First in New Mexico
Cloudcroft, NM, is a 110-year old mountain resort community in the southeast corner of New Mexico about 200 miles from Albuquerque and 90 miles from El Paso. It normally has 850 residents that grow to 2,000 during holidays,  … Read More

Wet Data: The Need for Accurate Numbers

Wet Data: The Need for Accurate Numbers

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We have a water problem. Globally, 28% of water delivered by utilities is lost due to leaks, inaccurate usage measurement, and theft. In some countries, non-revenue water rates exceed 50%. In America, water infrastructure needs to increase its efficiency—and much of that improvement begins with accurate measurements.

“We are operating blind,”  … Read More



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