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Pumping requirements vary from application to application—that’s a no-brainer—but it is easy
to overlook the fact that they also fluctuate within each unique application.
Many water and wastewater pump operators err on the side of running systems at full throttle day...
Reverse osmosis has come a long way since its first successful salt rejection application in 1959.
Critics of RO desalination have pegged the process as too costly or too energy intensive, but
upfront prices continue to drop, technology is advancing and alternative energy...

Last week I traveled to Israel as part of the Water and Energy Environmental USA Press Tour.

During my trip I had the opportunity to tour the Hadera RO Desalination Plant, the largest of its kind in
the world—definitely the highlight of my trip.
Other highlights...

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had withdrawn the proposed rule that would have revised effluent limits for construction site runoff. With this also came news that the agency will roll out a...

Pumping water is far from a new phenomenon: The practice dates back to ancient times. In fact, many basic principles and even some traditional devices that we apply today have been in existence for hundreds or thousands of years. The continuing use of time-honored solutions, however, should not...

In July, I traveled to Israel to tour facilities and meet with solutions providers as part of the Water & Energy Environmental USA Press Tour. The trip increased my awareness of areas in which the U.S. water and wastewater industry excels as well as those in which we have room for...

The challenges water, wastewater and storm water utilities face today are familiar: aging infrastructure, shrinking budgets, population growth and tightening regulations. Solutions, on the other hand, may seem less obvious.

The U.S. EPA recognizes these hurdles and has developed an...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that it will begin collecting data in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to determine the effectiveness of farming and conservation practices being implemented on cultivated cropland.

The survey work is part of the 2011 National Resources...

More than just an eyesore, invasive weeds in riparian areas are contributing to aggravated flooding along U.S. waterways, according to many scientists.

Native plant species with dense root systems are natural erosion combatants, and they filter contaminant- and sediment-laden runoff...

Storm water and erosion control regulatory enforcement has a tough act to follow in 2012. In 2011, courts across the nation sent strong messages—guilty verdicts, fines, work orders and even jail time—reinforcing to the construction industry the importance of implementing best management...