Jan 08, 2019

January 2019

BC Blue is a smart utility approach to efficiently manage and operate water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities from Brown and Caldwell. The approach uses artificial intelligence to pull large amounts of data across systems and into one location. WWD…
Between November and December, I had the privilege to visit two manufacturing facilities for original equipment manufacturers within the water and wastewater industry: Aqua-Aerobic Systems and Blue-White Ind. Generally, when I am on site visits, I am…
Regulatory compliance may not sound like the most exciting topic out there, but for water entities, it is a subject that has to be both understood and followed. It is critical to comply with codes and standards to keep your communities safe and avoid…
Despite an infrastructure bill lacking for most of 2018, manufacturers seem to have had a good few years. Projects are still being commissioned and updates to outdated technology, aging equipment and failing infrastructure have kept demand high for many…
Ensuring that pathogen-free water is provided to customers is one of the most important functions of a water treatment plant. Accurate turbidity measurement is a key component in any water treatment system to ensure pathogen-free water. An online…
The Humber River has long played a starring role in the rousing story of Ontario’s capital, Toronto. Bordering one of the world’s great cosmopolitan cities, this scenic body of water is a popular venue for cultural activities and recreational pursuits…
The construction of a new potable water pipeline was critical for residents of the bucolic Pennsylvania Amish country because local supply wells were found to have high concentrations of trichloroethylene (TCE), a widely used industrial solvent known to…
U.S. water infrastructure is rated D+ by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and according to the American Water Works Assn., 240,000 main breaks are wasting 8 billion cu meters of water in the U.S. every year, costing about $35 per connection. A…
Aimed to convert wastewater into effluent, the process of wastewater treatment is one of the most common forms of pollution control in the U.S. However, the impact various production processes have on the environment makes wastewater treatment a frequent…
In the past decade, promulgation of the U.S. EPA’s Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule has caused many water utilities and community water systems to examine their potable water disinfection processes. Water utilities that adopted the…
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