Tag: surface water

Surface water is water on the surface of the planet such as in a stream, river, lake, wetland, or ocean. It can be contrasted with groundwater and atmospheric water.

Trends in Tank Lining

Trends in Tank Lining

With an eye to maintaining water quality in its potable water tanks, Huntsville Utilities in Alabama keeps all of its in-service tanks on a maintenance program that includes annual inspections.

Optimizing Operations

Optimizing Operations

Just about every water utility uses some type of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. SCADA control systems incorporate computers, networked data communication, and graphical user interfaces to manage systems and control industrial processes at remote locations.

Water Conservation Can Have Unintended Consequences

Water Conservation Can Have Unintended Consequences

UC Riverside research shows residential conservation during drought can hinder wastewater reuse

Conventional wisdom dictates water conservation can only benefit communities affected by drought. But researchers at the University of California, Riverside have deduced that indoor residential conservation can have unintended consequences in places where systems of wastewater reuse have

EPA Backs Pennsylvania Plan to Improve Water Quality

EPA Backs Pennsylvania Plan to Improve Water Quality

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has approved and helped fund a $141 million plan by Pennsylvania to implement 23 clean water infrastructure projects.

The Intended Use Plan includes an award of $52,518,000 from EPA’s FY 2017 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The plan by the Pennsylvania

American Water Announces 2017  Environmental Grant Award Recipients

American Water Announces 2017 Environmental Grant Award Recipients

Company Awards Nearly $168,000 to 40 Community Improvement Projects

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today the recipients of the company’s 2017 Environmental Grant Program awards. Forty projects throughout American Water’s service areas in 10 states will be supported by grants totaling

Techniques for Successful Sediment Control

Techniques for Successful Sediment Control

Siltation in water containment structures is problematic, resulting in the loss of space in tanks and other structures such as reservoirs, ponds, and catch basins. It also increases the cost of treating drinking water, with high loads interfering with coagulation, filtration, and disinfection.

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