Mar 29, 2016

April 2016

Many of the contaminants that hospitals release in their wastewater can be resistant to standard wastewater treatment. In response to this issue, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) launched Project #4616, which will investigate current hospital…
When storms and torrential rains hit Granbury, Texas, on May 10, 2015, residents were not expecting to find, as the rain subsided the following morning, a large sinkhole in the lakeside parking lot outside Brookshire’s supermarket.  Measuring more than…
The clear, present and growing challenge of global water scarcity is hindering the ability to deliver water where it is needed—for both potable and non-potable use. Communities are responding to this challenge with solutions including storage,…
Woodstock is a city in northern Georgia’s Cherokee County and is a part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Rubes Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) in Woodstock, with its conventional system, was challenged by more stringent effluent quality…
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 94% of the nation’s 156,000 public water systems serve fewer than 3,300 persons. These systems—classified as “small” by EPA—face unique financial and operational challenges in…
"Those books are the lead service contracts,” said Madison Water Utility Operations Clerk Amy Jones, gesturing over her shoulder to three massive binders stacked neatly on top of a filing cabinet. The binders contain thousands of contracts, one for every…
When news of the Flint water crisis broke—in terms of national news; the crisis was actually nothing new—the water industry found itself in an unfamiliar position: the national spotlight. Political parties blamed one another for Flint’s—and Michigan’s—…
Instead of thinking of sludge as a cost center and something to be disposed of, many wastewater companies have come to realize that generating gas from sludge at large water treatment sites (hubs) and transporting sludge from smaller treatment works (…
Massive cybersecurity breach­es make headlines on a regular basis. These constant reminders of potential system vulnerabilities can be particularly troublesome to those charged with safeguarding the public’s water supply.  With limited staffs and budgets…
Located in southeastern Wisconsin, the Kenosha Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) supplies water to almost 110,000 people. It utilizes a pioneering biosolids handling process that promotes energy efficiency and reduces the amount and cost of biosolids…
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