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Ed Butts
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Sep 10 2021Industry Icon Award
Just an ordinary man from Oregon who values integrity and ethics. That is how Ed Butts describes himself. For more than 40 years, Butts has paved his…
Sep 10 2021Operations & Maintenance
Urbanization and globalization are driving new economic, environmental and social demands for efficiency, safety and optimization. OEMs, wholesalers…
Sep 10 2021Pumps
Wastewater treatment plant operators have dealt with clogging problems at their plants and pump stations for decades, but the meteoric rise in the…
utility operations
Digital technology allowed Veolia to continue contract operations remotely during the pandemic.
Sep 9 2021Operations & Maintenance
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented restrictions it imposed on everyday life significantly affected just about every…
Sep 9 2021Operations & Maintenance
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities” identifies knowledge…
Sep 9 2021Legislation
On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which still…
Sep 8 2021Contaminants
From cleaner water to infrastructure upgrades, good stories are easy to find after the state of New Hampshire set out to hold polluters accountable…
Sep 3 2021Asset Management
Life would be a lot easier if every problem were as simple as 2+2=4. However, anyone who made it through high school math knows it isn’t always that…
Sep 1 2021What is... Articles
What is Advanced Metering Infrastructure? Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of equipment, communications, and…
A recent study assessed 29 PFAS coming into and out of the Arctic Ocean.
A recent study assessed 29 PFAS coming into and out of the Arctic Ocean.
Sep 1 2021Contaminants
In the last five years, the environmental problem known as PFAS has become mainstream public knowledge and a growing public concern.  Aided by…
Aug 30 2021Contaminants
The widespread presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the country’s source and drinking waters has placed entities who are…
SponsoredAug 30 2021
The ability to make meaningful insights from data is critical for water and wastewater professionals in their day-to-day work. But organizing,…
Aug 26 2021Smart Water
Water management companies play a critical role in the day-to-day running of the cities, regions, and provinces they oversee. Any unplanned downtime…
Aug 25 2021Conservation
Droughts in the Western U.S. make headlines worldwide, posing particular challenges for people living and working in the affected regions. Here’s a…
Aug 19 2021Plant Profile
The Great Lakes Water Authority needs little introduction for industry professionals. It services 40% of Michigan’s drinking water, which can be…
water filtration
Completing filter media removal for the filter underdrain visual inspection.
Aug 19 2021Asset Management
Located in South Burlington, Vermont, the Champlain Water District (CWD) is a nationally recognized leader for drinking water treatment. Its…
Aug 18 2021Asset Management
One of the biggest challenges today facing water and wastewater utilities is how to deliver modern mobility and a cross-silo “Single Face of Work” to…
Will Sarni
Will Sarni
Aug 18 2021One Water
The Colorado River Basin (CRB) and, in general, the American West, is in the midst of a water crisis. This crisis has been in the making for a long…
Aug 18 2021One Water
As I write this, the drought in the U.S. is reaching its worst level of severity since 2011, according to data from the U.S. Drought Monitor. As it…
Aug 18 2021What is... Articles
Editor's Note: A previous version of this article used alkaline water and basic water interchangeably. While all alkaline solutions are basic, not…
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