Energy Efficiency

Southern California-based CR&R Environmental Services has entered the construction phase of its anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif. The project’s first phase... more
Bluesphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a local developer... more
The Village of Ridgewood Biogas – Renewable Energy Project in Ridgewood, N.J., which HDR is leading in partnership with Natural Systems Utilities, recently received the... more
KB Home, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, recently set new standards for water efficiency in California home construction with its Double ZeroHouse 2.0 in the city... more
I often wonder how our world today would seem to someone from the 1800s. In reality, the past two decades alone have made a huge impact on technology development. ... more
Recent events remind me how water connects us, technology informs us, and innovation delivers us from stagnation.  First: World Water Day, March 22, underscores the... more
The city of Benicia, Calif., must address high levels of dissolved organics in its source water while servicing the water treatment needs of approximately 28,000 residents... more
Nestled in the Mojave Desert, the city of Henderson, Nev., is part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which spans the entire Las Vegas Valley. It has a population of more... more
Each year, an estimated 240,000 water main breaks occur in the U.S., according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. America’s aging water infrastructure is in need of... more
Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sherbourne Common is an innovative waterfront park that provides the public with green recreational space along Lake Ontario in a former... more
California’s Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (MWD), Western MWD and Eastern MWD conducted a pilot program to determine the effectiveness of Niagara Conservation’s... more
The “thumb” of Michigan, outlined by Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron, is a peninsula rich in lakes, rivers and streams. Given the ecologically sensitive territory, smaller towns... more
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is building a $50-million waste transfer station with 84 parking spots in the southern region of the state. The two-story, 140,500-sq-ft... more
The Stamford Density Current Baffle System 2.0 is designed to intercept and dissipate density currents, redirecting their flow back into the main clarification volume of the tank and increasing... more
  • The Stamford Density Current Baffle System 2.0 is designed to intercept and dissipate density currents, redirecting their flow back into the main clarification volume of the tank and increasing... more
  • This powerful aerator was designed to provide maximum aeration while using a fraction of the energy required by other models. The Turbo X-Treme is a high-efficiency, floating/surfaced aerator powered... more
  • Save time and money using the Hydro-Guard automatic flushing system. Flush dead ends without having staff on site and use less water. Boost your bottom line with reduced chlorine and lower labor... more
  • The 0.8 GPF Stealth UHET uses breakthrough technology for the toilet market. As water fills the tank, a patented air transfer system exerts pressure in the bowl’s trapway. Using 40% less water than... more
  • The Tideflex mixing system improves the quality of drinking water in finished water storage reservoirs. It is a combination of patented Check Valve technology and a piping manifold separating the... more
  • The Schneider Electric Water Wastewater Competency Center is dedicated not only to providing top-of-the-line products, solutions, and services; but it is also committed to providing you with local,... more
  • Most utilities are facing the reality of an increase in energy costs, without an increase in revenue. This is forcing some utilities to be much more critical of power consumption. PowerLogic... more
  • The Type 514 diaphragm valve series offers valuable energy savings through decreased power consumption due to reduced loads on electrical pumps. The new design eliminates traditional bolts typically... more
  • Gain process control, flexibility and capital equipment savings with the Argos sequencing batch reactor (SBR). Utilizing a uniquely engineered decanter and advanced Aire-O Triton process aerator/... more
  • SolarBee mixers are designed to solve wastewater quality problems including odor control, EPA discharge permit violations and high energy costs. Utilizing solar power, SolarBee mixers operate 24/7 to... more
IWWD January/February 2013
When the Virginia Wastewater Facility needed to reline its 7.5-acre treatment pond in 2007, it chose XR-3 at the recommendation of the design firm... more
Structure owners and users are becoming increasingly aware of the liabilities and the costs of corrosion. Carrying out remedial work—particularly on... more
Organizations treating and disposing hydraulic fracturing wastewater generate new revenue and improve operations with cost-effective, reliable oil-... more
Energy is the single highest operating cost in a wastewater treatment plant, with energy to operate blowers for aeration being the single highest... more
Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST Webinar Overview: Corrosion is the most critical issue facing water pressure projects today. Project... more
March 6, 2014  2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST Membrane systems for treating drinking water keep evolving, and the recent introduction of the MEMCOR CPII... more
Itron’s cellular solution for water utilities enables utilities to collect real-time consumption and flow analysis, pressure data and meter data from commercial and... more
AXEON Water Technologies offers a line of proprietary chemicals formulated to minimize the harmful effects of foulants, maximize the efficiency of systems and extend the... more
United Filters Intl.'s UPDN cartridges have been tested and certified by the Water Quality Assn. to NSF 42/61 standards assuring continuity of the materials and... more
Bio Energizer from Probiotic Solutions is a specialized micro carbon complex that is used in municipal and industrial systems to reduce sludge, odor, biological and chemical... more

Nominate

The Water & Wastes Digest staff invites industry professionals to nominate the water and wastewater projects they deem most remarkable and innovative for recognition in the Annual Reference Guide issue. All projects must have been in the design or construction phase over the last 18 months.

2014 Top Projects Nomination Form

POLL

Raleigh, N.C., has added a small increase to water bills as a permanent watershed protection fee. Do you agree with this idea?: