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Users are undertaking a digital transformation journey to make water systems smarter, and therefore more efficient, by applying new hardware, software, and networking technologies.
Users are undertaking a digital transformation journey to make water systems smarter, and therefore more efficient, by applying new hardware, software, and networking technologies. (Image courtesy of Emerson)
Oct 6 2020Smart Water
Water treatment and distribution system operators worldwide are facing significant challenges, not only in countries with developing economies, but…
Oct 5 2020Wastewater Treatment
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a national planning, engineering and program management firm, designed a comprehensive upgrade and…
Oct 1 2020Coronavirus COVID-19
Water utilities have been under pressure for decades to modernize their infrastructure to keep pace with growth and to meet the maintenance needs of…
Sep 23 2020Treatment Plants
Located in Bayview Hunters Point, California, the Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) is in the midst of a mixed industrial, commercial and residential…
Sep 23 2020Sewer Systems
The Mesopotamians were the first to install clay pipes for sewage collection around 4,000 BCE. Since then, mankind has relied on gravity to take…
service pumps
Fig. 1 Example of vertical turbine high service pumps.
Sep 23 2020Pumping Systems
The need to efficiently and effectively locate, treat and distribute clean water for human consumption is a growing one. Last year, a government-…
Sep 22 2020Pumps
The California Gold Rush may have ended over 150 years ago, but its effects can still be seen in rivers and surrounding land that it took place in in…
Sep 22 2020Sludge Dewatering Equipment
Sometimes basic ingredients can appear unpromising, yet when mixed together the end result is satisfactory, just like a cake. However, not everything…
Sep 22 2020Sludge Collectors
Ask Miguel De La Cruz the biggest challenge he faces as superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lovington, New Mexico, and he will…
Greasezilla - HRSD Facility
The Hampton Roads Sanitation District is seeking a way to separate fats, oils and grease during the treatment process for resource recovery and waste-to-energy purposes.
Sep 22 2020Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are a dirty and difficult challenge for the wastewater industry. Annually, FOG costs municipalities millions of dollars…
SCADA systems
An example of a typical SCADA screen showing water reservoir pump station and some of the alarms that the remote monitoring software monitors for the Bellevue Water Service.
Sep 22 2020Operations & Maintenance
Water and wastewater professionals face myriad challenges to ensure safe water for the communities in which they work. These issues intensified and…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Sep 21 2020Instrumentation, Water Quality Monitoring
Usually when I am writing the editorial letter for the September issue, our editorial team would be gearing up to attend WEFTEC in either Chicago or…
Sep 21 2020Industry Icon Award
When he was just a boy, David Drake did not have computers, video games or cellphones. He had to make his own fun. For him, fun was learning to…
Sep 14 2020Wastewater Treatment
The Amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act in 1972 set the objective to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological…
Ignition Edge
With localized polling and the ability to locally store and forward data, Ignition Edge allows operators to quickly get access to high volumes of data.
SponsoredSep 10 2020SCADA
To maximize efficiency and adhere to ever-increasing regulations, water and wastewater utilities need access to real-time data from all of their…
Sep 9 2020Sewer Systems
About 90 miles east of Columbus, Ohio, lies the village of Lore City, incorporated in 1906. Sewage collection and treatment in the village was…
Sep 9 2020Coronavirus COVID-19
COVID-19 has impacted communities across the country differently. Rural and tribal water systems across the continental U.S. and its territories are…
Sep 9 2020Aeration
What is Aeration? Aeration is the process by which air is circulated through, mixed with or dissolved in a liquid or substance.  Aeration brings…
Sep 3 2020Variable-Frequency Drive
1. VFDs can wreck motor windings. VFDs control motors with a simulated sine\ wave known as pulse width modulation (PWM). The problem is that peak…
mercury remidiation
Groundwater extracted from site dewatering activities was first pumped through filtration vessels filled with 16,000 pounds of Organoclay MRM before being pumped through another set of vessels containing granular activated carbon.
Sep 3 2020Instrumentation, Mercury
As the health and safety risks associated with mercury contamination became known, governments made efforts to protect humans and the environment…
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