Oct 08, 2019

October 2019

In late August, I attended The Water Expo in Miami, Fla., where I heard the most compelling per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS) presentation I’ve experienced. I knew most of the background as I’m sure many of this audience does. And I’m sure many…
Despite its name, wastewater is a critical type of water that must be understood regardless of the source of discharge because freshwater is a limited resource on this planet. As municipalities and wastewater treatment plants grapple with needing to do…
Every construction project at a treatment plant is unique, just as every treatment facility is unique. Although the processes are similar at wastewater and water plants, each plant type has its own mission and critical treatment areas, which will impact…
The water and wastewater market continues to demonstrate and exhibit an increasing adoption of controls and automation solutions to address mission-critical needs. This market demand for technology and talent is creating a wave of investment and mergers…
Today, many municipalities are in the process of re-negotiating their National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit with the U.S. EPA, and permit revisions will become effective almost immediately. The combined sewer overflow (CSO)…
The Island Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is vital to the city of Toronto as the sole source for year-round deep lake cooling water. This critical supply determines both the time of year and working interval when even one of the three intakes can briefly be…
With the increased concern about clean air, many wastewater treatment plants have added scrubber systems and biofilters to control odors and pollution from hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other waste biogases. Known for its rotten egg smell, H2S is a…
Increasing water demand and greater variability of water supplies resulting from climate change, population growth and other stressors are a few of the threats to urban water security. New tools and an integrated water management approach are needed in…
The water and wastewater industries face unprecedented challenges, with high global demand for clean, safe and reliable water and rising populations and urbanization.  Globally, 80% of wastewater is discharged without being treated or reused. Water…
The vast networks of buried water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure are the veins and arteries feeding our people, our cities and protecting our environment. Without sustainable and viable water, waste and storm water solutions, our quality of…
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