November 2004

Learning to Reuse a Precious Resource A discussion with UCF Stormwater Management Academy Director Dr. Martin P. Wanielista, P.E. The Stormwater Management Academy at the University of Central Florida is home to the latest in stormwater management-...
Today’s water plant managers understand the importance of a secure drinking water distribution system. They are taking seriously the threats to drinking water safety, and their security efforts are being spurred on by U.S. EPA requirements. In March 2003...
The city of Hampton, Va., has been tracking the source of enterococci, or bacteria, that caused the closure of area beaches. Although no closures have occurred in early 2004, the city closed Buckroe Beach in August 2003 for 19 days due to high bacteria...
As rural, urban fringe and suburban populations increase in all regions of the country, those residents place increasing demands on available water resources. The population of the U.S. is expected to increase significantly in the next 25 years and each...
This is the last of three articles suggesting that decentralized wastewater treatment fulfill its potential when it is: Designed as a distributed network of performance-based treatment solutions; Organized under the municipal sewer ordinances and...
Washington Watch EPA Recognizes Municipalities and Industries In early October, EPA announced 29 first and second place winners of the 2004 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards during the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exposition...
Application of high-pressure membranes in wastewater reuse is gaining momentum rapidly as utilities look for ways to use high-quality reclaimed wastewater to supplant both non-potable and potable water supplies. High-pressure membranes such as reverse...
Proper control of coagulant is fundamental for efficient operation of a water treatment plant. The standard method for determining coagulant dose has been the jar test. Although the procedure has been used for decades, the shortcomings are well known:...
Unless water treatment plants are upgraded, millions of people who live around the Great Lakes could face a tainted water disaster like the one in Walkerton, Ont., in 2000 that killed seven people. According to the CBC, an International Joint Commission...

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