Tag: water uses

Water use can mean the amount of water used by a household or a country, or the amount used for a given task or for the production of a given quantity of some product or crop, or the amount allocated for a particular purpose.

The Water Storage Trio

The Water Storage Trio

Public water suppliers typically need three types of potable water storage: equalization, fire suppression, and emergency. Although any or all may be included in a single storage facility, each has a specific purpose and specific requirements.

Treating Wastewater Efficiently

Treating Wastewater Efficiently

When it comes to waste­water treatment and processing, there are three challenges for operating plants, says Paul Rice, director of marketing for the Municipal Products and Services Division of Evoqua Water Technologies. One is getting more processing and capacity out of existing equipment, much of which is aging and requires

State Water Board Warns Water Right Curtailments Are Coming Soon

April 3, 2013 – As California enters a fourth year of drought with a record-low snowpack, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is warning that water right holders, including some senior right holders, are likely to be curtailed soon within key watersheds in the state. The warning,

Geothermal Moves From the Ground Up – Part 2

Geothermal Moves From the Ground Up – Part 2

An open-loop well is very much the same as a standing column. The only difference is that the open loop can be used in more applications, though it is the most common with the standing column scenario. With an open-loop well, water can be pumped from one well and returned

Water Reuse: Use It, Don’t Lose It

Water Reuse: Use It, Don’t Lose It

Water scarcity now affects every continent with nearly one-fifth of the world’s population living in areas of physical scarcity and some 500 million more people approaching this situation, according to the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In the United States, in the arid Southwest, it is a

Geothermal Moves From the Ground Up

Geothermal Moves From the Ground Up

Caves aren’t really cold, but they aren’t really warm either. In a nutshell, that explains a bit about how geothermal systems derive their energy. For anyone who has gone caving or simply visited one of the many stunning caverns throughout this country, wearing a light jacket is often advised no

USGS: Human Activities Increase Salt Content in Streams

June 16, 2014 – Concentrations of dissolved solids, a measure of the salt content in water, are elevated in many of the nation’s streams as a result of human activities, according to a  new USGS study . Excessive dissolved-solids concentrations in water can have adverse effects on the environment and on

USGS: Human Activities Increase Salt Content in Streams

June 16, 2014 – Concentrations of dissolved solids, a measure of the salt content in water, are elevated in many of the nation’s streams as a result of human activities, according to a  new USGS study . Excessive dissolved-solids concentrations in water can have adverse effects on the environment and on

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