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Meagan Mauter on setting goals for the environmental impact of water treatment
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Feb 13 2018

Professor Meagan Mauter runs the Water and Energy Efficiency for the Environment (WE3Lab) program at...

Mitigating exorbitant energy costs with membrane bioreactor efficiencies
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Feb 13 2018

Schofield Barracks in Honolulu is home to Hawaii’s largest U.S. Army installation. The base primarily provides troop and family housing, as well...

Dee Brown writes on driving decisions at a plant using data from a SCADA system
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Feb 13 2018

Technology has come a long way since 1995. That is why Central Arkansas Water (CAW) has seen numerous benefits from its new SCADA system. The...

Jacob Ethen and Steve Cox write on flowmeters at a Minnesota facility
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Feb 13 2018

The city of St. Cloud, Minn., straddles the Mississippi River near the center of the state a little more than 65 miles north of the twin cities of...

Kali Gerhardt writes on how advanced automated meter reading saves money
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Feb 13 2018

Technolgy advancements are rapid and never stand still. To purchase an iPad in the year 2000 (if it had existed then) would have cost $10,000 in...

Dan Pinney writes on choosing the best system to identify leaks
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Feb 13 2018

Non-revenue water (NRW) remains a significant issue for some utilities. Many water providers in North America experience approximately 20 to 30%...

Satellite imagery & algorithms find leaks in aging infrastructure
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Feb 13 2018

When most people think of satellites, they think about the exploration of outer space, distant planets, satellite internet or even cellphones. But...

Murfreesboro treatment plant uses high-flux membranes to handle increased demand
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Feb 13 2018

In 2008, the city of Murfreesboro, Tenn., experienced a population surge that caused a strain on water resources. Located just outside of...

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Feb 13 2018

My 7-year-old son absolutely loves mustard, so there are many opportunities for his clothes to get covered in it. Mustard can be a hard stain to...

Bob Crossen writes on water scarcity
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Feb 13 2018

I recently have been reading a lot of science fiction, and decided to plunge into one of the most well-known and renowned sci-fi series of all...

Norwood Water Treatment Plant receives $11-million upgrade
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Feb 6 2018

At the end of December 2017, North Miami Beach (NMB) Water broke ground on an $11-million investment plan to upgrade its Norwood Water Treatment...

Jerome Devillers is interviewed about the state of the water industry
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Jan 11 2018

The Mazars USA 2017 Water Survey offers information the water industry is looking for: insight into the current state of the industry and how it...

Erin Boudreaux writes on infrastructure and population growth in Sioux Falls
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Jan 11 2018

Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota and growing larger each day. In 2016, the city’s population increased by 5,200 people to a current...

Jeff B. Jensen writes on Canadian community using automatic flushing unit
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Jan 11 2018

The Cape Breton Regional Municipal (CBRM) Water Utility in Nova Scotia supplies potable water to a population of 81,000 over 478 miles of pipeline...

Joshua Herchl writes on the enhancement of sanitary sewer pump stations
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Jan 11 2018

Today’s utilities often find that existing pump stations do not have the necessary power or capacity to meet demand. Frequent breakdowns and...

The WWD team recounts their top project site visits in Arizona
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Jan 11 2018

After evaluating all the 2017 Water & Wastes Digest Top Projects, it became clear to WWD staff that Arizona was an epicenter for great...

Peter Ritchey explains how the Chesapeake cleanup is utilizing denitrification
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Jan 10 2018

Chesapeake Bay is one of the most important bodies of water in the world and is the largest estuary in the U.S. Comprising 4,700 sq miles and...

Bob Crossen writes on new technology utilizing ozone injection for odor control
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Jan 10 2018

Without odor control, wastewater treatment plants have a characteristic smell. In most plants, anaerobic digestion is used in the treatment...

Dennis F. Hallahan writes on the basics of water tank selection and installation
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Jan 10 2018

Tanks are the backbone of most water and wastewater systems, and though the function of a tank as a storage vessel has not changed, the...

Airilyn Steckler writes on evaluating tanks for water storage projects
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Jan 10 2018

When buying a water storage tank, the configuration and selection process often is something that needs to be done in the early stages of project...