Water and Wastes Digest Archive


November 2011
As executive director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), Michael Deane navigates the organization toward new solutions to water-related challenges by way of the private water sector. Deane spoke with WWD Associate Editor Elizabeth...
Selecting appropriate treatment technologies for a surface water treatment plant in extreme cold-climate regions presents many design challenges and options. This article shares findings from the 2007 CFS Alert Water Treatment Options Analysis study...
Manville Water Supply Corp. (WSC) in central Texas is not unlike many small and rural utilities: Providing water service for 7,600 customers spread out over a wide service area, the customer service staff found it challenging to keep up with high call...
U.S. drinking water systems are always on the alert for contaminants found in chemicals used for treatment or that develop during the treatment process. Researchers and regulators have identified many of these contaminants, which are regulated under NSF/...
Atlantic Beach is a coastal community of 13,000 people in Duval County, Fla. As the name implies, it has a beach; the nearby ocean affects every aspect of life, including the infrastructure. Royal Palms—Atlantic Beach’s biggest subdivision, built in the...
Regional Plant No. 1 (RP-1) is a 44-million-gal-per-day wastewater treatment facility owned and operated by the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA). IEUA provides regional wastewater service and imported water deliveries to eight contracting agencies...
The town of Grand Junction, Iowa, uses a groundwater source to provide water to 850 people. The water quality from a 365-ft-deep well is generally good, with iron concentrations of about 0.3 mg/L and hardness of about 273 mg/L. In the early 1930s, the...
The fact that water is the elixir of all life forms was known and understood long before Ponce de León searched for his legendary fountain. Human beings can live for months without food, but only for a matter of days without water. Life can exist for...
Israel is in the midst of a water crisis. The past six years have marked one of the Middle Eastern nation’s most severe drought periods, while population and commercial growth continue to drive increased water demands. Today the country is using almost...
The LaGrange, Ind., wastewater treatment facility is a 50-year-old extended air activated sludge plant designed to treat an average daily flow of 1.8 million gal per day (mgd) and an average design peak flow of 3.6 mgd. In a recent review of the plant’s...

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