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December 2012
As the water industry turns its back on a fourth consecutive year burdened by a slowly recovering economy and grueling budget cuts, it is hard to chart the possible challenges and opportunities awaiting it in 2013. While we may not have a crystal ball to...
Water & Wastes Digest understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to present our sixth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes invaluable information regarding the...
Brought to you by Water & Wastes Digest Aging infrastructure, ever-changing regulations and tightening budgets present the water and wastewater treatment industry with a challenging road ahead. Still, innovation continues to propel tens of...
Drinking water disinfection can be accomplished in a variety of ways, depending on a utility’s raw water quality and treatment objectives. Whether chlorine, ozone, ultraviolet (UV) or a combination of processes is used to meet disinfection requirements,...
More than 60 years after Churchill Hungerford approached Ocean City, Md., officials about the city’s basic water needs, Hungerford & Terry Inc. continues to help meet the burgeoning pure water requirements of the city’s ever-growing number of summer...
In August 2011, the Forsyth County water treatment plant experienced a filter underdrain failure. Due to the high water demand, an outside contractor was hired to remove the 6 ft of anthracite and repair the underdrain as quickly as possible. The...
Since the introduction of the Palm handheld device (and perhaps before), everyone has been looking for cost-effective mobile solutions for their water/wastewater infrastructure needs. Initially, everybody had some proprietary solution promising to do...
The city of Geneva, Ohio, in Ashtabula County is home to 7,000 residents. Its water works department manages a 350,000 gal per day (gpd) drinking water operation.  The city originally lacked bulk metering to measure its treated water purchases from...
Long considered the best available technology, membrane bioreactors (MBR) have historically been more expensive and energy-intensive than conventional wastewater treatment technologies. Improved approaches to MBR system design and operation, however,...
The 1.5-million-gal-per-day (mgd) wastewater treatment plant in West Carrollton, Ohio, went online in 1989 and today serves 13,143 area residents. The activated sludge facility produces an average of 200 wet tons per month of sludge that, following belt...

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