January 2007

Well, you know…we all want to change the world, right? Something tells me that Lennon and McCartney weren’t thinking about the water and wastewater industry when they penned “Revolution” in 1968. But hey, it’s 2007 and in the spirit of music these days...
Trends in something as complex as the water and wastewater industry tend to take unforeseen paths as technology and circumstances change. Neverless, some familiar trends can be expected to continue in decades to come, and a few new trends may be...
While not yet commonplace in North America, the interest in the sea as a source of municipal drinking water has increased rapidly in the last decade. For many years, California has periodically revisited the feasibility of coastal seawater desalination...
Water is life, and everyone needs clean drinkable water to sustain life. Drinking water sources, however, can be vulnerable to contaminants from a variety of sources. The task of protecting drinking water from contaminants is challenging as well as...
The city of Rochester, N.Y., takes its water supply from Hemlock Lake, a small city-owned lake located about 30 miles south of Rochester, on the western edge of New York’s wine country. Unfiltered until 1993, the city has for the past 13 years operated a...
Founded in 1947, the West Basin Municipal Water District in Carson, Calif., wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in South Bay and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, serving a...
Name: Alexandria Sanitation Authority’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility Location: Alexandria, Va. Plant size: The waste treatment facility has a design capacity to treat 54 mgd for 325,000 people in a 51-sq-mile area. Recently, two new digesters,...
Early this year, Horner APG, an industrial controls manufacturer and system integrator, had a customer that needed a cost-effective remote monitoring system for water and wastewater treatment facilities. Horner took on this challenge with...
Keith Ging, senior hydrologist in the Hydromet Operations group of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), has a Texas-sized challenge. “Our main purpose is to determine how much water is flowing into streams and canals, how much water is flowing into...
The World Health Organization reports that 1.1 billion people worldwide lack safe drinking water today, and 2.5 billion people lack adequate sanitation. The world’s population is expected to double by 2050, greatly multiplying these critical issues. With...

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