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Nov 1 2021Construction Equipment & Supplies
The U.S. water infrastructure system is in a critical state of disrepair due to aging and deteriorating facilities. The American Society for Civil…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen
Nov 1 2021One Water
As I write this editorial letter, the drought in the U.S. West continues on a path toward extreme water scarcity. Wildfires continue to rage. Water…
Oct 28 2021Automation
Located In Camarillo, California, Pleasant Valley County Water District (PVCWD) supplies irrigation water to agricultural end-users in Ventura County…
Oct 27 2021Testing
Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), or sewershed surveillance, has gained widespread popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. People infected with…
Aerial Overview of Crystal Lake’s Wastewater Treatment Plant #2. Pilot testing of disc filters for phosphorus removal took place outside the sand filtration building in the southwest corner of the site.
Aerial Overview of Crystal Lake’s Wastewater Treatment Plant #2. Pilot testing of disc filters for phosphorus removal took place outside the sand filtration building in the southwest corner of the site.
Oct 25 2021Filters
The State of Illinois requires certain wastewater treatment plant permittees to complete studies to document the cost and effectiveness of reducing…
Oct 25 2021Automation
While the digital modernization and automation of utility systems is extremely important, these changes bring new security risks. Two recent…
Oct 22 2021Events: Conferences & Expos
From Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, water and wastewater professionals gathered at McCormick Place in Chicago for WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s…
Oct 15 2021What is... Articles
Coagulation is one of the common methods used by water treatment plants to provide safe, clean drinking water to public water customers.This method…
Oct 1 2021Plant Profile
Mundelein Wastewater Treatment Plant is located in the village of Mundelein, Lake County, Illinois, which is situated in the northern suburbs of…
Oct 1 2021Smart & Resilient Cities
The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the disruption caused by recent extreme weather events, has placed a renewed focus on…
Industrial facilities, such as refineries, also have need for coagulants and flocculants for their on-site treatment processes.
Industrial facilities, such as refineries, also have need for coagulants and flocculants for their on-site treatment processes.
Sep 29 2021Chemical, Coagulation/Flocculation
Surface water treatment for use within industrial facilities and wastewater treatment often requires chemicals to remove contaminants. Many decisions…
Much of the DI piping that was to be replaced with stainless steel was located 200 ft below grade. (Photo courtesy of Victaulic)
Much of the DI piping that was to be replaced with stainless steel was located 200 ft below grade. (Photo courtesy of Victaulic)
Sep 28 2021Pipe
The Lower Meramec Wastewater Treatment Plant, operated by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD), sits on 200 acres at the confluence of the…
Sep 22 2021Smart Water
Recent extreme weather events have brought renewed focus to the scale of our global water challenges. In February, millions of homeowners across…
Sep 17 2021Pipe
Noted as one of the largest public works projects of its era, this 31-mile pipeline included 10,000 sections of 46- inch concrete pressure pipe.…
Sep 15 2021What is... Articles
What is Water Distillation? Water distillation is a process in which water is boiled until it evaporates and condenses, leaving behind impurities…
Sep 13 2021Events: Conferences & Expos
Editor's Note - Sept. 21, 2021: As the situation regarding the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to evolve, some of the below booth…
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Lift station buildings can be customized to fit their environment and match surrounding structures and equipment.
Sep 10 2021Lift Stations
Manufacturers have seen firsthand how a variety of customers design, specify, and install lift station buildings and controls. While the process is…
Sep 10 2021Anaerobic Digestion Equipment
Just over a year ago, UK-based Thames Water went out to bid with lots worth close to $100 million covering biogas and biomethane. The United Kingdom’…
Sep 10 2021One Water
When U.S. water scarcity comes up, the catastrophic drought conditions in the West and the dwindling Colorado River basin may spring to mind first.…
Sep 10 2021Biosolids Management
In recent years, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become a topic of public concern, particularly when discovered in drinking water…
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