Nov 05, 2015

November 2015

Climate change can be a touchy subject, but nevertheless water utilities must be prepared for the threats that can result from changes in temperature or an increase in severity and frequency of extreme weather events. Rob Renner, executive director of…
A generation ago, wastewater treatment industry constituents—engineers, equipment manufacturers and owners—agreed that positive-seal cartridge-style intake filtration with efficiencies in the 10 µ or smaller range was the most cost-effective way to…
With a name like the “Big Sandy River,” it is no surprise that extracting water for drinking presents challenges for treatment plant operators. Two treatment plants situated along this tributary of the Ohio River found solutions to coping with turbid…
Residents of the Florida Keys carefully conserve costly freshwater to minimize their bills. Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority’s (FKAA) conservation efforts have successfully driven down consumption, but with water bills tied to usage, the same amount of…
The Hutchinson (Kansas) Water Plant gets its water from 20 wells. The water is pumped out of the wells and into a reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system to purify it and ensure safe drinking water. At that point, a portion of the water is taken from…
The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green cogeneration waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant performs primary, secondary, tertiary…
The town of Darien is home to 21,000 people on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Residents pride themselves on being good environmental stewards who work to preserve their pristine waterways and natural habitat. Prior to 2012, the Darien collection system…
The cost is enormous: Over the next two decades, the U.S. must spend more than $300 billion to repair and replace wastewater and storm water systems. Pipe constitutes about 75% of this total expenditure, according to a report by the American Society of…
For the past two decades, Forsyth County, Ga., has grown at a staggering rate—its population has more than quadrupled since 1990. It is located just northeast of Atlanta, and its proximity to that bustling city has made it an increasingly popular place…
Dubbed the first installation of its kind in the country by the Nevada Center for Excellence, a new leak detection system in Las Vegas is a combination of technology concepts incorporating sensor-based data gathering and next-generation Internet of…
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