May 2006

The U.S. water industry is experiencing a continuing rearrangement of ownership and a trend toward consolidation, a trend that has been quite pronounced in the water and wastewater treatment equipment sector. This game of “musical chairs” in the water...
In waterfront communities all across the country, such as those along a 175-mile stretch of eastern Baltimore County in Maryland, pleasure boating is a multi-million dollar industry. For the past two years, luxury boat owners in Dundalk, Essex and Middle...
Over the past 20 years, many water utilities have turned away from chlorination and toward chloramination for the disinfection of their water supplies. Thanks to new ammonia feed systems featuring more efficient and less costly technologies, that trend...
Late last year, it was hard for government officials to focus on the importance of water conservation and increasing capacity when images of flooding from Hurricane Katrina were so prevalent in national and global news media. In Henry County, Ga.,...
Outbreaks of waterborne diseases, more stringent disinfection byproduct requirements, increasing economic viability of membrane-based treatment technologies, and aging infrastructure have generated ever-increasing interest in membrane technologies. As...
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) knows establishing dissolved oxygen (DO) and nutrient criteria for the state’s water bodies is a challenge—both scientifically and politically. To strengthen the scientific basis of its upcoming...
The Village of Dundee, Mich., listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a growing community that has long recognized the importance of maintaining its historic charm. The village government had the foresight to ensure that the distinctive...
Facing a critical corrosion problem, Tony Silva, from the Department of Public Works in Barrington R.I., recently approached Cellinite Technologies to take part in a four-product investigation to find a treatment to reduce hydrogen sulfide from the...
Invariably, when discussing the dynamics that may affect the water and wastewater industry in the near future, a number of topics are broached, and only a handful can be addressed. Recently, Water & Wastes Digest interviewed Daniel W. McCarthy,...

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