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Chlorine has been the principal disinfectant used in the wastewater industry. The chlorine disinfection process, however, produces inorganic...
Smart water networks and smart meters are loaded with useful data, but utilities and municipalities worldwide must learn how to manage and best use...
The scenario is all too familiar: A utility has upgraded its water management system to automatic meter reading or advanced metering...
In the summer of 2011, with a statewide drought in its second year, Colby, Kan., began looking to reduce the more than 100 million gal of water lost...
As research continues to shed light on disinfection byproducts (DBPs), regulatory limits are tightening. Here Leo P. Zappa, director, municipal water...
When it comes to membrane technology—the water industry’s edgy child—innovative technologies sometimes are mistakenly dismissed as too expensive and...
Homer, Alaska, replaced its obsolete pressure sand filtration water treatment plant with a new robust submerged membrane. Total trihalomethanes (THHM...
Ozone has been effectively used for disinfection in municipal water treatment applications since the early 1900s. More recently, a growing body of...
Electrodialysis was developed in the mid-1950s to demineralize brackish water at commercial scale. In general, electrodialysis and electrodialysis...
Biofouling, also known as biological fouling or biological contamination, is the process in which biofilms accumulate on reverse osmosis (RO)...
The American Membrane Technology Assn. (AMTA) offers a number of opportunities to learn, network and promote during several events in 2013. The San...
The most critical parts of any valve are its engineering and construction. Elastomer valves are built to specifically provide low maintenance and...
It is evident that the economic road to recovery has been long and winding. As has been the case in other public sectors, the past couple of years...
When is the slope too slippery to give liability relief to “good guys” who clean up abandoned hard rock mines and prevent toxic runoff downstream?...
In 2004, when the sustainability movement was still in its infancy, Pennichuck Water Works (PWW) engaged Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST) to...
The South Tahoe Public Utility District’s (STPUD) wastewater treatment plant in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., serves approximately 26,000 full-time...
When people drive through the city of Wyoming, Mich., these days, they will likely be happy to notice some of the new parks. But they also will be...
Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems can provide water utilities with numerous benefits, including increased operational efficiency,...
Cost/benefit analysis has been the cornerstone upon which utility engineers base most retrofits of their infrastructure. In an era of rising...
In the view of superintendent Michael Reichel, it is nice to no longer get complaints about odors from the Howell Avenue pumping station which...

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