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  • The Journey Of Water — Lego Style
    The Journey Of Water — Lego Style

    Remember when Legos were introduced as simple rectangular and square plastic bricks you used to build walls and towers?

  • How The Low Price Of Water 'Causes' Water Scarcity
    How The Low Price Of Water 'Causes' Water Scarcity

    “How can a coastal city that is flanked by an almost endless bank of water have water scarcity problems?”

  • Winter. Water. What Are The Issues?
    Winter. Water. What Are The Issues?

    Rosy-cheeked children and romantic-eyed couples bundled up and laughing as they enjoy a skate around the frozen pond. It’s an iconic and idyllic vision every winter. But this fairytale-like scene “frosts over” significant issues faced by water companies and conservationists, not to mention homeowners and other types of service providers.

  • Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise
    Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise

    Wastewater service charges vary considerably across EPA regions and States. That’s one of the key findings from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Cost of Clean Water Index. If you live in Montana, Wyoming or the Dakotas (EPA Region 8), your average service charge of $261 a year is considerably less than the $884 your fellow Americans up in New England (EPA Region 1) are paying.  As you can imagine, much of the difference is to do with population size and geography.

  • The Utility Built For A Millennial
    The Utility Built For A Millennial

    According to population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau, millennials are expected to become the nation's largest living adult generation by 2019. 37 percent of millennials were homeowners in 2015 and this number continues to rise, making them a significant fraction of a utilities' customer base.

  • WEF Confronts Water Industry Challenges
    WEF Confronts Water Industry Challenges

    Eileen O’Neill, Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), joined Water Talk from WEFTEC — the world's largest annual water quality event — to discuss WEF initiatives, the state of the water/wastewater industry, and challenges and opportunities for the future.

  • AMI Cloud Solutions No Longer Considered Pie-In-The-Sky
    AMI Cloud Solutions No Longer Considered Pie-In-The-Sky

    By now, most of the utilities managing the 80 percent of U.S. water meters not yet capitalizing on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) have heard about the advantages offered by the 20 percent of utilities that are. Unfortunately, utilities large and small still cite a variety of reasons delaying their step up to AMI productivity — including smart meter installation costs, lack of in-house expertise, and capital budgets for IT support.

  • Smart Meters Educate Consumers On Water Usage
    Smart Meters Educate Consumers On Water Usage

    Can you imagine calling the electric company to demand a rebate because you had just received your bill and realized that over the past month, you inadvertently left all your lights on? As ludicrous as this scenario seems, it’s exactly the type of call water utilities receive from their customers.

  • California — A State Ready And Willing To Embrace Recycled Water
    California — A State Ready And Willing To Embrace Recycled Water

    Water has never been more in demand, and innovative approaches to improving water security have never been more imperative. As our global population grows exponentially, cities and towns expand to accommodate new inhabitants, providing the resources and services they need. Rapid agricultural and industrial development continues apace.

  • Trailblazing Efforts In Utility-Community Relations
    Trailblazing Efforts In Utility-Community Relations

    Traditionally (and unfortunately), contact between water providers and their customers has been mostly negative. Utilities might only share news on rate hikes, health advisories, service or traffic disruptions, etc., and typically only hear from customers who have a complaint. However, there are utilities with great reputations and relationships in the communities they serve; and the key to their success, besides providing excellent service, is a focus on positive communication.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

YPrime IRT+ YPrime IRT+

YPrime’s IRT+ goes beyond traditional IRT capabilities of patient randomization and drug supply management with control and a real-time view into critical functions and flows of a clinical trial - involving patient interactions, site activities and clinical supply management.

Oil/Water Separator Oil/Water Separator

Parkson’s Model SRC and SRM Oil/Water Separators offer a reliable, compact, and economical solution to a wide array of oil/water separation applications. The Oil/Water Separators remove free, non-emulsified oil and settleable solids to produce an effluent with less than 10 mg/l of oil droplets 20 micron or larger.

Komal Reverse Osmosis System Komal Reverse Osmosis System

KOMAL industries is a Water Treatment Plant manufacturing company dedicated to offer to our customers the finest commercial, industrial and medical Reverse Osmosis system. We are committed to provide the most innovative, technologically advanced and high quality system. Our knowledge and experience enable us to manufacture most of our parts in-house to ensure system reliability. Our meticulous quality assurance program ensures system reliability and a product that you can depend on.

RetrievOx™ Aeration Technology RetrievOx™ Aeration Technology

The RetrievOx™ aeration system is an aeration device utilized in numerous wastewater treatment applications, including biological processes, sludge digestion, holding tanks and post aeration. Each RetrievOx™ assembly consists of a grid of tubular fine bubble diffusers, guide track, and hoisting mechanism. The grids are located around the perimeter of the tank for access from walkways or work platforms. A portable electric winch is utilized to raise the diffuser grid to the top of the tank where it is accessible by plant staff for inspection, cleaning and replacement of diffusers. 

On-The-Floor Behavior Verification On-The-Floor Behavior Verification

Foster Engagement. Verify Compliance.
Imagine if you could clone your best supervisor. Now you can. Alchemy Coach is a powerful mobile app that strengthens supervisor/employee relation

 

THERMO-SYSTEM® Active Solar Sludge Dryer THERMO-SYSTEM® Active Solar Sludge Dryer

Parkson’s THERMO-SYSTEM® uses the sun as its main power source to generate 95% of the energy required for drying sludge.  The result is significantly reduced operating costs compared to competing technologies like conventional gas or oil fired dryers. 

Aclara RF Network Pressure Monitoring Solution Aclara RF Network Pressure Monitoring Solution

Aclara’s water pressure monitoring solution leverages our industry leading Aclara RF network to provide near real-time monitoring of water pressure throughout your distribution network. Whether used for leak detection or managing system-wide pressure, Aclara’s pressure monitoring solution is easy to install, reliable, low maintenance and integrated into your advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) environment.

Aclara RF Network Sewer Monitoring Solution Aclara RF Network Sewer Monitoring Solution

The Aclara sewer monitoring solution leverages our industry-leading RF network to provide near real-time monitoring of manholes and other key sewer locations. Whether used for early warning of overflows, informing maintenance schedules, compliance reporting, or deeper analytics (such as capacity modeling and performance reporting) the sewer monitoring solution is easy to install, reliable, low-maintenance, and integrated into your AMI environment.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON CONSUMER OUTREACH

  • Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise

    Wastewater service charges vary considerably across EPA regions and States. That’s one of the key findings from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Cost of Clean Water Index. If you live in Montana, Wyoming or the Dakotas (EPA Region 8), your average service charge of $261 a year is considerably less than the $884 your fellow Americans up in New England (EPA Region 1) are paying.  As you can imagine, much of the difference is to do with population size and geography.

  • Getting Serious About Lead Service Line Replacement

    It has been 32 years since the amended Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) banned the installation of lead pipes in water systems nationwide. Unfortunately, that decision has not yet translated into action for every lead service line (LSL) installed before that point. Fortunately, someone has done a lot of legwork toward getting a handle on that process. Here is a preview of the help they have to offer.

  • WEF Confronts Water Industry Challenges

    Eileen O’Neill, Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), joined Water Talk from WEFTEC — the world's largest annual water quality event — to discuss WEF initiatives, the state of the water/wastewater industry, and challenges and opportunities for the future.

  • The True Meaning Of 'Value Of Water' Awareness

    Observations from a conversation with Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Jenny Hartfelder

  • Trailblazing Efforts In Utility-Community Relations

    Traditionally (and unfortunately), contact between water providers and their customers has been mostly negative. Utilities might only share news on rate hikes, health advisories, service or traffic disruptions, etc., and typically only hear from customers who have a complaint. However, there are utilities with great reputations and relationships in the communities they serve; and the key to their success, besides providing excellent service, is a focus on positive communication.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Coriolis Installation At Brewery Indicates Bright Future For SITRANS FC430
    Coriolis Installation At Brewery Indicates Bright Future For SITRANS FC430

    A global beverage company produces, markets, sells and distributes a variety of beverages including beer, malt, soft drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. The brewery has utilized several types of SITRANS F flowmeters from Siemens to regulate all aspects of the brewing process for more than a decade, including SITRANS F C Coriolis meters to monitor the sugar concentration in wort prior to fermentation.

  • What's Next For Water Reuse?
    What's Next For Water Reuse?

    Steve Katz, Market Development Manager at SUEZ, explains how water reuse is being looked at differently today than it was even five years ago. Meanwhile, the stresses on water supply — increasing demand from industry and population growth, often in the face of drought — become more pressing with each passing year. Fortunately, water reuse is on the rise as public perception shifts and treatment technology advances.

  • Manipulating Dissolved Gasses With SEPAREL®: Semiconductors
    Manipulating Dissolved Gasses With SEPAREL®: Semiconductors

    In the Semiconductor industry, raw water is treated in two steps; the first treatment is used to produce “make-up water” and the second phase involves turning make-up water into ultrapure water. This ultrapure water is then used for the final rinsing of fabricated wafers.

  • 4 Key Takeaways From The Modern SaaS Finance Summit
    4 Key Takeaways From The Modern SaaS Finance Summit

    “I have a board meeting next week and this event is materially changing how I think about and how I am going to present on the model and the direction of the business.” This was a quote from a successful SaaS CFO that joined us for the first of its kind Modern SaaS Finance Summit

  • Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter
    Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter

    Water utilities rely on accurate and dependable flow measurement for critical process controls. Regulatory agencies also require flow monitoring and reporting, with specific accuracy limits.

  • Harmful Algal Bloom Threats To Potable Water: Establishing Resilience
    Harmful Algal Bloom Threats To Potable Water: Establishing Resilience

    Changing climate and other environmental conditions are intensifying the frequency and severity of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Here are important guidelines to understanding HAB causes and impacts to potable water treatment plants — including dealing with the algal biomass, remnants of decaying algal cells, and especially the secondary metabolites that the algae produce, such as taste and odor compounds and toxins.

  • On-Site Disinfection Generation Enables City To Provide High Quality Water For Industrial Food Processing Customers
    On-Site Disinfection Generation Enables City To Provide High Quality Water For Industrial Food Processing Customers

    The city of Buhl, Idaho, obtains all of its drinking water from groundwater sources through multiple wells. Prior to 2009, the city did not treat the groundwater but only added chlorine in the form of bulk 12.5% sodium hypochlorite to provide a disinfectant residual. A combination of factors including: changes in EPA and state DEQ regulatory requirements, growth of the residential population and growth of the industrial food processing customers forced the City to build a new water treatment plant to provide filtration to address the naturally occurring arsenic present in the groundwater.

  • 5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs
    5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs

    Most people understand the inherent benefits of plastic piping — chemical resistance, installation speed, ease of assembly, cost efficiency, longevity in corrosive, harsh exterior or underground environments, etc. Not everyone, however, fully appreciates the nuances of plastic piping design that help to maximize those benefits most efficiently.

  • Desalination In The Caribbean
    Desalination In The Caribbean

    More than 7,000 islands of the Caribbean Archipelago are scattered over a million-square-mile area between North and South America. Some smaller islands are naturally dry, but some volcanic islands — like Grenada and St. Lucia — are well forested and provide significant water catchment to support spring water and surface water. But, as populations, agriculture, and industry grow, desalination is becoming more attractive as a water source throughout the entire region.

  • Bar Screen Capture Rates: It’s Not So Simple
    Bar Screen Capture Rates: It’s Not So Simple

    The water industry has made progress in developing numerical values for screen-capture ratings under specific conditions. One such example is the UK Water Industry Research (UK WIR) standard. Its methodology is sound in measuring capture rate for a specific screen in a channel for a specific time and set of conditions. However, the measurements provided in these studies cannot be assumed to represent the performance of that screen in any other wastewater treatment plant or even in the same channel in a different time or season. 

  • Water Quality Testing: Solutions From Catchment To Waste
    Water Quality Testing: Solutions From Catchment To Waste

    Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused. Clean water is an essential part of daily life, from catchment all the way through to wastewater treatment, therefore analysis throughout the whole cycle is crucial. Whether in lakes, pipes, or bottles, we can accompany you with our range of instruments, test kits and applications for your water and wastewater needs.

  • Microbial Expectations For 503B Compounding Pharmacies
    Microbial Expectations For 503B Compounding Pharmacies

    According to section 503B of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, outsourcing facilities are required to comply with all cGMPs and regulations regarding insanitary conditions. Many regulatory observations are written for the failure to follow cGMPs and insanitary conditions. This article highlights some of the microbial expectations for 503B compounding pharmacies.

  • Cape Breton Gets Tough On NRW And Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water With The Installation Of Just One Automatic Flushing Unit
    Cape Breton Gets Tough On NRW And Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water With The Installation Of Just One Automatic Flushing Unit

    The Cape Breton Regional Municipal (CBRM) Water Utility in Nova Scotia supplies potable water to a population of 81,000, which is distributed over 478 miles (770 km) of pipeline. To do this, they operate, maintain and manage 5 water treatment plants, 6 pumping stations, 11 water storage tanks, 8 sources of supply, 2,900 fire hydrants, 28,700 water meters and thousands of valves.

  • X-Ray Inspection Of Beef Jerky Products
    X-Ray Inspection Of Beef Jerky Products

    X-ray inspection of beef jerky presents many, and often unforeseen, challenges. This application note provides guidance to overcome those challenges to produce high-quality beef jerky.

  • Unleashing Smart SCADA
    Unleashing Smart SCADA

    When it comes to the future of utility management, every arrow points toward greater adoption of 'smart' systems. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is smart, in a sense, but the mere existence of a SCADA system at your facility won't maximize efficiency and optimization. The capabilities and opportunities available to utilities through data and analytics are going largely untapped, according to two experts who joined Water Online for Water Talk, but a new initiative could help unlock its ever-growing potential.

  • The Microbes Have Us Outnumbered 20 To 1: Should We Be Worried?
    The Microbes Have Us Outnumbered 20 To 1: Should We Be Worried?

    A lot has changed over the past 15 years. Back in the early 2000s, many utilities weren’t interested in understanding what was in their water beyond the contaminant and disinfection byproduct levels they were regulated to comply with. But as Pat Whalen, President and CEO of LuminUltra, explains in this ACE 2018 Water Talk interview, a steady stream of ongoing education and the modern data storage and analytics that cloud computing provides, has developed some rabid fans eager to explore the microbiology of their water systems.

  • Yesware Gives Fundbox Back 1 Hour / Rep / Day
    Yesware Gives Fundbox Back 1 Hour / Rep / Day

    Fundbox is dedicated to helping small businesses grow by giving them access to credit that doesn’t require a personal credit score to get started. It uses cutting-edge technology, data science, and common sense to give small businesses access to previously unattainable financial options.

  • Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health
    Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health

    New technology helps utilities meet the challenges of maintaining a safe and adequate public water supply.

  • United Utilities, The UK's Largest Water Utility Optimizes Incident Management And Regulatory Reporting
    United Utilities, The UK's Largest Water Utility Optimizes Incident Management And Regulatory Reporting

    United Utilities is responsible for providing the water and sewerage services for over 3 million customers in Northwest England, and a population of 7 million, making it the largest listed utility in the United Kingdom (U.K.).

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