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Workers view Clear Lake sanitary sewer inspection video as part of a sanitary sewer overflow project.
roject team using CCTV to inspect sewer lines. (Photo Credit: LAN)
Mar 5 2021Sewer Overflows
The Clear Lake City Water Authority’s (CLCWA), the largest water district in Texas, has an extensive wastewater collection system comprising 29 lift…
Mar 2 2021Treatment Plants
Location: Conroe, Texas Size: 6 million gallons per day Equipment: Lift station, digester tanks, aeration basin, clarifier, tertiary filtration…
Mar 2 2021What is... Articles
What is so special about smart water?  Smart water refers to a movement in the water industry involving emerging technology that includes hardware,…
Mar 1 2021Pipe
A hybrid design of fiberglass reinforced pipe (FRP) with steel fittings saved an Oregon project owner more than $3 million. The design was created…
Feb 24 2021Sludge Dewatering
When purifying industrial and/or municipal sewage, the challenge is to produce not only clean water at the end of the treatment process, but also a…
digesters
Figure 1: The Malabar WWTP serves Sydney, Australia.
Feb 24 2021Pumps, Sludge Dewatering
The Malabar Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is Sydney Water’s largest. It serves approximately 2.2 million people, treats an average dry weather…
bioreactors
The electrochemical systems can work in series as shown here.
Feb 23 2021Disinfection
Disinfection is a complicated affair. Solutions often require chlorine addition, changing out ultraviolet (UV) bulbs, handling the creation of ozone…
UV technology
Ultraviolet LEDs can be as small as the width of a blade of grass and still produce the correct frequency of light to disinfect water.
Feb 23 2021Disinfection
Ultraviolet (UV) light technology for disinfection has seen a massive surge of interest in 2020. The evidence that UV can be deployed for air and…
Feb 23 2021Disinfection
They say scent is the sense with the strongest ties to memory. The smell of chlorine reminds me of swimming lessons at the YMCA. I remember the taste…
Feb 23 2021water conservation
Think about this: only 3% of the water on Earth is freshwater and, of that, only a mere 0.5% is available for everything from drinking water to…
denise venuti
Denise Venuti
Feb 23 2021Coronavirus COVID-19
It’s no secret that there are many challenges impacting the U.S. and one often forgotten piece of the puzzle is the access to clean, safe, affordable…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Feb 23 2021Coronavirus COVID-19
Toward the end of 2020, a handful of vaccines for COVID-19 began distribution in the U.S. to essential workers through tiered deployment. Among those…
Feb 22 2021Screens
It is important to recognize that all intake screens are different. Understanding water conditions, fish species and screening technology allows for…
Feb 10 2021What is... Articles
Activated Sludge Activated sludge refers to a flocculent culture of organisms developed in aeration tanks under controlled conditions, according to…
Feb 9 2021Pipe, Plastic
Water is essential to life, and good quality water, readily available determines the growth of cities and nations. With the world population growing…
Jan 22 2021Coronavirus COVID-19
Three weeks ago, Water & Wastes Digest asked its newsletter audience to share its attitudes and feelings about the COVID-19 vaccine. On Jan. 11,…
Jan 21 2021Filters
The city of Chino sits below the San Bernardino Mountains 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The area has been known since the 1950s for its agricultural…
Jan 21 2021Distribution Systems
The rebuilding of the town of Paradise, California, which was destroyed by the Camp Fire, continues with a focus on the rapid replacement of water…
Jan 21 2021Wastewater Treatment
The City of Camas, Washington’s origins began more than 100 years ago as a paper-mill town along the Columbia River, located in the eastern hills of…
leak detection
Upon pinpointing the location, crews discovered a fist-sized hole in the pipe.
Jan 21 2021Leak Detectors
DuPage Water Commission (DWC) in Northern Illinois purchases water from the Chicago Water Department and delivers it to 29 municipalities within…
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