Water

Water Efficiency Weekly

Potential Threat: Antimicrobials

Potential Threat: Antimicrobials

|

For the most part, antibiotics play a positive role in the modern world. They help combat infection and keep us healthy. However, antibiotics often find their way into water streams and wastewater treatment plants while still biologically active. And that’s a problem for a variety of reasons.  … Read More

Damage Control: Easing Customer Concern In the Wake of Flint

Damage Control: Easing Customer Concern In the Wake of Flint

|

In the wake of devastating water contamination in Flint, Michigan and countless other lead violations across America, consumers are mistrustful of the tap water their municipalities provide—and rightly so.

We’re still learning the human cost of the water crisis in Flint. A recent investigation by USA Today identified almost 2,000 additional  … Read More

Cementitious Coatings for Tanks In Special Applications

Cementitious Coatings for Tanks In Special Applications

|

Non-potable hot water and cold water storage can present different challenges due to the temperature of the stored water itself.

AmTech developed its HydraStone cement lining for use on steel hot water tanks after the tanks’ original cementitious or thin mil epoxy linings have failed. The manufacturer points out that if the owner  … Read More

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

|

According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in  … Read More

Protecting Drinking Water from Saltwater Intrusion

Protecting Drinking Water from Saltwater Intrusion

|

In Miami Beach, FL, people sometimes must navigate streets wearing boots because during weather events, the streets get flooded twice a day for a couple of hours, notes Jayantha Obeysekera, chief modeler for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).  … Read More

Finger Pointing in Florida

Finger Pointing in Florida

|

As gloppy, green cyanobacteria overtake southern Florida’s waterways, a debate has erupted over whom is to blame for the state’s algae bloom emergency.

It’s a perfect storm, really, and the sort of environmental nightmare that happens precisely when water management issues and inadequate infrastructure funding collide.  … Read More

Lessons From a Lock

Lessons From a Lock

|

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?

|

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?

|

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

|

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

|

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

|

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



Enter Your Log In Credentials
×