May 04, 2016

May 2016

More than 650 million people worldwide live without access to safe drinking water. Sarina Prabasi, chief executive of WaterAid America—an organization that implements water, sanitation and hygiene practices in the world’s poorest countries—is working to…
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) will hold its Annual Conference & Exposition June 19 to 22 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. The Opening General Session on June 20 will feature Jim Cantore, veteran weather reporter for The Weather Channel.…
Only 1% of the 1,274 professionals the American Water Works Assn. surveyed in its 2016 State of the Water Industry report believed the water industry was fully prepared to cope with retirements of its aging workforce in the next five years. Yet the…
In drought-ridden California, water utilities such as the City of Santa Cruz Water Department (SCWD) are tasked with addressing water supply challenges from current and future drought conditions while continuously providing safe drinking water meeting…
In 2014, the California Department of Public Health set a new maximum contaminant level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium (chromium-6) in drinking water. Chromium-6 levels in the aquifer beneath the Coachella Valley exceed the state’s new standard, so the…
Small water districts face huge challenges, grappling with the same water quality regulations, ratepayer demands and environmental strictures as larger utilities, but with smaller budgets, limited staff and no economy of scale.  Adding to the challenge,…
In the wake of the crisis in Flint, Mich., this nation’s citizens and public officials have become hyperaware of the critical importance of water infrastructure. Now the nation is looking more closely at its water sources, water main, treatment…
Poisoning conjures up images of evil men sneaking away as unsuspecting victims clutch their throats and fall over dead at the dinner table. The reality of poisoning is much more sinister, and its potential sits on a larger scale than most municipalities…
The city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., is located on the Niagara River, across from the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and named for the famed Niagara Falls they share. Water and sewer services within Niagara Falls, N.Y., and adjoining areas are…
Solid-state water meters offer innovative, fully electronic metering technology that is designed to reduce maintenance, improve accuracy and durability and minimize water loss.  With no moving parts to wear out, electronic meters provide low-flow…
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