Tag: wastewater management

Wastewater treatment is a process to convert wastewater – which is water no longer needed or suitable for its most recent use – into an effluent that can be either returned to the water cycle with minimal environmental issues or reused. The latter is called water reclamation and implies avoidance of disposal by use of treated wastewater effluent for various purposes.

CH2M-developed integrated water management plan promotes sustainable water solutions in metropolitan Atlanta

CH2M-developed integrated water management plan promotes sustainable water solutions in metropolitan Atlanta

Developing an inclusive vision to meet future water demands, CH2M recently completed an integrated water resource management plan highlighting inter-connections between water supply and conservation, wastewater management and stormwater and watershed management across 15 counties and 95 cities in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Developing an inclusive vision to meet future water

Nominations Open for Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

Nominations Open for Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

Global program enters second year of celebrating excellent performance 
and innovative and sustainable utility management practices

Application deadline is June 9

The nomination period is open for the Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program, which returns for a second year to bring attention to water resource recovery facilities

Editor’s Comments: Water Harvesting—Knowing WHAT to Do

Editor’s Comments: Water Harvesting—Knowing WHAT to Do

Water harvesting on a large scale sounds simple in principle but, in practice, is beset with difficulties. A two-part article in our March/April and May 2013 issues looked at many of the issues surrounding rainwater harvesting, such as storing water for long periods and navigating the thorny question of water

Water Harvesting: Knowing WHAT to Do

Water Harvesting: Knowing WHAT to Do

Water harvesting on a large scale sounds simple in principle but, in practice, is beset with difficulties. A two-part article in our March/April and May 2013 issues looked at many of the issues surrounding rainwater harvesting, such as storing water for long periods and navigating the thorny question of water

$335K in Technical Assistance Available for Integrated Planning

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Wastewater Management is pleased to announce the availability of $335,000 in technical assistance for communities seeking technical support to develop an integrated planning approach to meeting Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for municipal wastewater and stormwater management. The primary purpose of the

New Frontiers in Energy Management

New Frontiers in Energy Management

“Utilities continue to find it extremely challenging to fund and manage capital projects while keeping rates low and stable. They’re embarking on asset management programs while finding ways to reduce operating costs and increase revenues through energy-related projects. . . . These programs are increasingly delivered through public private partnerships

SCADA Optimized

SCADA Optimized

When Dave Walker, director of sales for Data Flow Systems, Inc., works with water utilities to manage their peak flow challenges, one of the first things he often addresses is their existing equipment. Float switches–the likes of which residential water customers find in their toilet–still manage the evacuation of wastewater

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