Tag: water treatment plant

Water treatment is, collectively, the industrial-scale processes that makes water more acceptable for an end-use, which may be drinking, industry, or medicine. Water treatment is unlike small-scale water sterilization that campers and other people in wilderness areas practice. Water treatment should remove existing water contaminants or so reduce their concentration that their water becomes fit for its desired end-use, which may be safely returning used water to the environment.

Water for Colorado Springs

Water for Colorado Springs

Colorado is known as the “mother of rivers.” Several major rivers originate along the Continental Divide in the state and flow to either the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf Coast. These rivers include the Colorado, Arkansas, Rio Grande, Platte Rivers, and several others. The city of Grand Junction is named

George Washington Argued Here

George Washington Argued Here

We’ve seen them often enough in other parts of the country, and now one is flaring up on the Potomac River: a battle over water rights. The origins of this one go back almost four centuries and involve an agreement negotiated in 1785 by George Washington years before he became

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in Municipal Projects

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in Municipal Projects

What kind of difference can a variable frequency drive—better known as a VFD—make for a municipality? A significant one. Just look at the town of Mooresville in North Carolina, where a VFD developed by Eaton has not only boosted the energy efficiency of the municipal water treatment plant, but has

Tapping In to the Cost-Saving Power of VFDs

Tapping In to the Cost-Saving Power of VFDs

What kind of difference can a variable frequency drive—better known as a VFD—make for a municipality? A significant one. Just look at the town of Mooresville in North Carolina, where a VFD developed by Eaton has not only boosted the energy efficiency of the municipal water treatment plant, but has

Keeping the Plant Running

Keeping the Plant Running

Disasters such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina have taught water utilities that emergency planning and well-maintained backup systems are critical to limiting the devastating impact of plant failures. But what are the components of a good plan andmaintenance program? We posed that question to water system managers who survived

Integrating AMI and MDM: A Worthwhile Venture?

Integrating AMI and MDM: A Worthwhile Venture?

As more and more water utilities migrate from automatic meter reading (AMR) technology to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology—or go directly to AMI—the opportunity to also introduce a meter data management (MDM) system presents itself.

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