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We live in a consumer-driven economy. Very few people purchase even a box of breakfast cereal without doing plenty of online research and pricing...
Water professionals face daily challenges in meeting the water demand of current and projected population. Century-old infrastructure in dire need of...
have written a number of times in this column about fracking and how it is making a dramatic impact—not only on energy supply but on wide-reaching...
Around the world, more utilities are turning to wireless technology to help manage information, assets and workers, and American Water is one of them...
Situated in eastern Prince William County, Va., along the U.S. 1 corridor near the Potomac River, the Prince William County Service Authority’s (...
Upgrading a SCADA system in a large water/wastewater treatment plant can be daunting. There are a lot of tanks, pumps and systems in a plant, and...
In wastewater treatment facilities, the cost of supplying compressed air flow to aeration basins easily can be one of the facility’s largest energy...
In wastewater treatment facilities, keeping lubricants clean and fit for use can present challenges. Plant operators faced with shrinking manpower...
The city of Montmorillon, France’s pumping station is located in a busy urban area downstream from a retirement home. In addition to managing a heavy...
Every year, the 24,000 residents of Tortola watch the island’s numbers swell, as more than 800,000 visitors arrive by cruise ship and air to descend...
As municipalities continue to grapple with aging infrastructure, they need to be aware of effective and efficient methods of replacing failing,...
I grew up in Indiana, where you don’t have to look too far to spot cornfields as far as the eye can see. But before I became the managing editor...
In the late 1990s, a coking facility in Detroit closed, and the site was subjected to strict cleanup requirements as part of new government...
A west coast nuclear plant is a two-unit Westinghouse pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear plant, with main condenser cooling provided by seawater...
Produced water from the extraction process of oil and gas reserves, as well as flowback water from hydraulic fracturing operations, must be properly...
BGP Intl., a seismic surveying firm, needed portable wastewater treatment systems for a series of 500-person remote camps in Kurdistan, Iraq. Units...
Every facility is looking to lower operational costs while maintaining wastewater treatment efficiencies. One cost-saving measure is to reduce the...
Water management has always been, and will continue to be, a key business and environmental concern for shale gas producers and operators,...
Industrial plants consume and discharge much more water than municipalities; therefore, to obtain a greener infrastructure it is essential that much...
If you work in the water industry, you have probably seen your fair share of pipe leaks and bursts and leaking valves. Troubleshooting a valve is not...

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