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.

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half

Preventing Loss

Preventing Loss

A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half

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

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