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October 2010
Emerging water contaminants like endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDC) and pharmaceutically active compounds have received much attention in recent years. Dennis Leeke, UL’s business manager of the Global Water Business, offered WWD Associate Editor...
Utah WTP combines farsighted design rationale with advanced technologies In what has become a growing trend, the new Point of the Mountain Water Treatment Plant (POMWTP) in Draper, Utah, incorporated a multi-barrier approach to address specific...
The Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) is a national leader in providing high-quality drinking water and monitoring water quality. Since 1998, it has invested $227 million in its infrastructure—from treatment plants to distribution systems—to ensure high-...
Wetland treatment systems certainly have matured in the past decade, though one thing about them stays the same: They have low operation and maintenance costs. Over time, the engineering of the systems also has been refined—from biological empiricism to...
The beautiful city of Zephyrhills, Fla., is known for its cattle ranches, citrus groves, poultry farms and the Zephyrhills bottled water company. In this quiet community of 12,000, MultiTrode was able to provide a simple yet pragmatic storm water...
Founded in 2001, Niner Wine Estates is dedicated to making the highest-quality wines possible in the Paso Robles appellation. Although the wine label has a nine-year history, only recently has it had a place to call home with its new production facility...
Through self-assessment, in 2000 the city of Lancaster, Pa., determined that significant improvements were required to meet more stringent water quality treatment standards at its two water treatment facilities: the 24-million-gal-per-day (mgd)...
Protecting public health and improving water quality are major goals of the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Many small communities find that achieving these goals, however, is overwhelming. Unlike their larger counterparts, they often...
Even as construction economic reports continue to paint a less-than-optimistic picture, consolidation among water and wastewater service providers, manufacturers and distributors continues to outpace that of many other infrastructure subsectors....

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