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Nov 11 2020Sewer Systems
In Los Angeles, where one-fifth of the city’s water pipes were installed before 1931, deteriorating, leaking sewer lines are a regular occurrence.…
Nov 11 2020Workforce
For most of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on some of the water industry’s most pressing challenges. Residential demand is higher as…
Nov 11 2020Wastewater Treatment
Across industrial wastewater treatment facilities modern automation is enabling the inexpensive generation and collection of massive amounts of…
Nov 11 2020Municipal Water
Publicly owned and operated water utilities are increasingly running up against tight budgets, debt obligations, and other barriers to investment as…
Nov 11 2020Software
Management teams at water and waste utilities are finding that a reliance on processes driven by paper forms, spreadsheets, and legacy systems is…
Nov 11 2020Safety & Security
Providing an adequate level of IT security for water and wastewater utility industry leaders has become a high-profile challenge, as organizations of…
Nov 11 2020Legislation
As I write this, the race for the presidential election is starting to hit its peak. It seems safe to say that the regulatory trajectory of water and…
Oct 26 2020SCADA
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a computer system for gathering and analyzing real time data, according to Webopedia. SCADA…
Oct 21 2020Plant Profile
Location: Huntertown, Indiana  Size: 1.5 mgd Equipment: Simultaneous nitrification and denitrification, suspended growth activated sludge process,…
Oct 21 2020Wastewater Treatment
At the peak of the COVID-19 quarantine, a shocking number of U.S. businesses and services came to a jarring halt, forcing ourselves to stay at home…
Oct 19 2020Grit Removal Equipment
Raw municipal wastewater contains mineral particles generally referred to as grit. These particles enter the collection system through influent and…
Oct 19 2020Membrane Technology
In the coming years, surging population growth and escalating water demand will place greater stress on the world’s water resources. With future…
viruses and protozoa
The apparatus for high volume filtrate sampling of viruses and protozoa at Lake of the Pines WWTP MBR.
Oct 19 2020Membrane Technology
Challenge testing has demonstrated high protozoa and virus log reduction values (LRV) by membrane bioreactors (MBRs), greater than six in many cases…
Oct 19 2020clean water act
Growing up in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio, area, I was exposed to a host of environmental troubles. Going to visit my grandparents as a child was…
Oct 19 2020Aeration
In early 2017, deterioration and storm damage caused by Hurricane Ike drove the city of Galveston, Texas, to rehabilitate its Airport Wastewater…
Maintaining efficient aeration control at the Zeeland Clean Water Plant posed a challenge for the 1.65 million gallons per day (mgd) facility.
Maintaining efficient aeration control at the Zeeland Clean Water Plant posed a challenge for the 1.65 million gallons per day (mgd) facility.
Oct 13 2020
For 15 years, plans to double the capacity of Michigan’s Zeeland Clean Water Plant remained stalled as the city of Zeeland worked toward a joint…
Oct 12 2020Sludge Dewatering
Population increase and jurisdiction expansion drove the City of Conroe, Texas, to build a new Conroe Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (CCWWTP) to…
Oct 9 2020Security
Let it sink in, just for a moment, that there is a day affectionately known as “Imagine a Day Without Water.” Not “Water Day,” what would seem like…
David Drake is a co-founder and board member of SmartCover Systems
David Drake, co-founder and board member of SmartCover Systems
Oct 9 2020Wastewater Treatment
We don’t have to imagine very deeply to gain insight into Imagine a Day Without Water. The city of Cape Town, more than 20 cities in India, and…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Oct 9 2020Editorial/Topical
I have previously referenced my experience in my first apartment — a small rental home — during my first job out of college in which a pipe burst and…
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