In laying out the U.S. EPA’s agenda for 2018, Administrator Scott Pruitt indicated that the agency would focus on scaling back Obama-era clean water regulations while ramping up the fight against lead contamination in public drinking water.
One of the first communities to raise a red flag around perfluorinated compound (PFC) contamination took another step in its fight for clean water this month.
Massachusetts faces a deep problem with raw sewage.
Though the current U.S. EPA administration is boasting about its action to clean up the nation’s Superfund sites, it appears that it has not done as much as implied.
Texas has a problem with radium contamination in its drinking water, according to a new study from researchers at the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Four months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, many residents still lack access to clean water.
Sevierville, Tennessee is the hometown of internationally known entertainer Dolly Parton and is a popular gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located in Eastern Tennessee, the city has a population of 16,500 residents and is visited by 16 million tourists per year.
Lately we've been hearing about the value that the “bring your own device” (BYOD) movement brings to Utilities focused on achieving greater efficiency and cost savings in their service models. Most of the media coverage discusses the advantages of BYOD as they relate to improved customer engagement. Many articles even encourage utilities to work with their software suppliers to implement expansive BYOD capabilities as quickly as possible.
We just wrapped our annual sales conference at Xplore, and I was surprised to hear how frequently customers still object to the cost of rugged tablets. Or perceived cost, I should say. As Enterprise Mobility Exchange and VDC Research noted in a recent report: ‘All companies want to be “good” at enterprise mobility (or at least none want to be “bad” at it).’ But, if I’m being honest, price sensitivity seems to be hindering more companies than it’s helping today, especially when it comes to mobility investments. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore.
Of course, the whole wastewater treatment equation starts with primary treatment. Although a critical first step in the process, primary treatment rarely receives as much attention from innovators as processes further down the line. It’s about time that changed.
Total Retail surveyed its retail executive audience to understand current and future retail technology trends and buying behaviors. The results show that while innovative retail technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, chatbots (i.e., artificial intelligence), and drones get a lot of media attention for how they’re going to disrupt the industry — it’s more basic solutions like marketing automation software, video and mobile websites that currently have retailers’ attention.
Now that you have returned to the role of private citizen — though, admittedly you are a private citizen with millions of eyes focused on you — I want to encourage you to continue your great work promoting the health of our nation’s children. Your emphasis on exercise and nutrition, jobs and support for veterans, and education have touched millions of Americans of all ages and all backgrounds. Now it’s time to bring in the most common denominator and the first step toward good health — access to clean water.
Despite evidence that often points to the contrary, many bodies of water around the country stand as prime examples of how environmental quality can be improved with the proper will and effort.
Overview of a recent study conducted to try to determine why there is so much variation and why there are so many inefficiencies and delays in study startup.
When evaluating potential new x-ray product inspection equipment, it’s important to be aware that many system suppliers will try to adapt designs that are used in general packaging for use in hostile and harsh environments. Although such ‘off-the-shelf’ systems may initially appear cheaper, choosing an x-ray product inspection equipment supplier that designs systems from the ground up will ensure they’ve analyzed the pain points within a specific industry and responded with an advanced solution to meet those challenges.
Ken’s Foods is a privately held food manufacturing company located in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. For 60 years, Ken’s Foods has been making an extensive line of salad dressings, sauces, and marinades.
PFC contamination is the number one drinking water issue today. So how are local and federal leaders working to put an end to it?
Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?
With water treatment plant operators around the country relying on paper and pen to record critical quality data, there is an opportunity to make life easier online.
New analysis has found that perfluorinated compounds could be more than 20 times as prevalent in drinking water as previously thought. Will this revelation spur new regulatory action? And if so, what should that look like?
The legislative body responsible for ensuring that the federal government remains accountable has recently issued a report on the nation’s lead contamination problem. Its recommendations may be what finally save the country’s drinking water.
Loudoun Water in Northern Virginia has a history of embracing change and seizing opportunities to create a more robust and sustainable water system. Situated in the fast-growing suburbs of Washington DC, Loudoun Water provides chloraminated drinking water to over 65,000 households through a network of over 1,200 miles of pipes and 7 tanks. A key element of Loudoun Water’s mission to sustainably manage water resources has been their efforts to improve the operational efficiency of their drinking water system. For a chloraminated water system, that means getting control of nitrification.
This article provides a summary of the changes – including which proposals from the review period were not incorporated – so you can be prepared for the changes and ready for the impacts of the final rule.
The Ecomuseum Zoo is home to the most impressive ambassadors of Quebec’s wildlife. All residents of the Ecomuseum Zoo are there for a special reason: orphaned, injured or born under professional human care, each of them could not return to the wild. Hence, they have found a forever home at the zoo.
The latest phase of the project has seen ZS blowers installed at the Little Eaton Water Treatment Works in Derbyshire, which supplies safe, clean drinking water to the growing community in the city’s North-West area. Over time, it became clear that the site’s RGF process required a significant overhaul in order to improve operational efficiency, which would require the replacement of its existing blower installation.
Starting a business can be hard. Growing your business can be even harder. Whether it’s poor customer data, manual and broken processes, minimal operations visibility to make decisions, building a winning team, or keeping up with changing regulations, there is always something getting in the way of growth. These barriers hurt sales, cost money and create risk.
As fresh water supplies dwindle, whether due to drought, contamination, or overuse, desalination becomes more attractive. Desalination plants must ensure proper flow measurement to monitor the resource — so proper installation and operation of these meters is extremely important.
This article will discuss how the detection limit for analytical methods can be combined with cleaning validation swab limits to create a detectability scale.
The City of Somersworth has a historical background dating back to the early 1900s when it became the first community to start using chlorine to disinfect it’s drinking water.
Developing customized content can be an invaluable sales tool, but there’s also a lot of exceptional content available for free – if you know where to look and how to use it.
In recent years, TOC has steadily gained in importance in both wastewater and drinking water analysis. In relationship to COD TOC provides specific information about the type and origin of organic loads in wastewater.
Without an appropriate control strategy, even the best wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) equipment can struggle to deliver maximum efficiency. Because energy costs represent up to 60 percent of WWTP plant operating expense, air distribution designs and changing loading (biochemical/biological oxygen demand [BOD]/chemical oxygen demand [COD], ammonia) demands require control strategies designed to adapt to all eventualities efficiently. The following checklists, plus important Do’s and Don’ts, can help in identifying an underperforming control strategy and developing a better one.
The City of Scottsburg is located in Indiana between Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. Scottsburg maintains a healthy balance between commercial, industrial and residential community with a celebrated history and bright future. Scottsburg has put a large emphasis on "quality of life" and it shows in their beautiful parks and lively downtown square.
Chemicals are among the greatest allies that drinking water and wastewater treatment operations have in the fight against contaminants. But these operations are dependent on the proper technology to administer just the right amount of chemicals at just the right time, ensuring that effluent is neither under- nor overdosed.
Every time metal detectors reject a contaminant, good product is also eliminated. The right equipment can significantly minimize the amount of rejected product, reducing the cost of keeping food safe.
It wasn’t so long ago that city rivers were some of the more polluted bodies of water on the planet. In 1969 for example, the Cuyahoga River famously caught fire after years of unabated pollution, spurring an environmental movement to clean up the nation’s waterways.
On the morning of December 12, 2017, about 30 homes in the Shelby Park neighborhood of Lousiville, KY, were without water, and others were experiencing low water pressure after a massive water main break at the intersection of Clay and Oak streets. More than 20 million gallons of water flooded the neighborhood, covering a three-block area.
Are you confused about how to incorporate technology into FSMA compliance? If so, you are not alone. This article offer suggestions on how to apply technology at your plant to comply with FSMA.
The U.K.’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) parliamentary committee announced it is investigating the implications of Brexit for the U.K.’s pharmaceutical market, amidst fears Brexit will threaten "the cost of medicines, investment in the United Kingdom and access to new and innovative research and products."