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Guest Editorial: Critical Success Factors at OCWD’s Groundwater Replenishment System

The GWRS takes secondary treated wastewater and further treats it using microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light with hydrogen peroxide to produce water that is of near-distilled quality. The process removes any bacteria, protozoa, dissolved minerals, viruses, pharmaceuticals and low molecular weight organics to non-detection levels. At 70 million gallons per day (mgd), this project […]

Infrastructure Management: No Laughing Matter

It is now well-known that current estimates identify a huge gap between buried infrastructure management needs and committed funding levels. This funding shortfall occurs at a time when many utilities are experiencing a reduction in revenues due to a reduction in per capita water use. It is only natural, therefore, that utility expenses not driven […]

Guest Commentary: AMI/AMR Standardization

Implementing automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) has been shown to help water utilities reduce operating expenses, increase revenue, refine rate structures, prioritize projects, communicate with customers, and inform conservation programs. However, utilities deciding whether to deploy these technologies are faced with a lack of standards as well as incompatibilities between systems […]

Project Profile: Rapid Repair Restores Water Service

The Water Department for the City of Haines City, Florida serves 20,000 customers, and oversees and maintains: 89 miles of water mains ranging from 2 to 30 inches 7 miles of reclaimed water 40 miles of force mains, and 51 miles of gravity sewer mains with 850 manholes Utility foreman James Coker has worked for […]

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Recommendations for Optimizing Conventional Treatment for the Removal of Cyanobacteria and Toxins

The incidence of cyanobacterial blooms in surface water is a phenomenon that, while familiar to members of the water community, draws concern and questions from populations worldwide. Despite the industry’s knowledge about this topic, the fact remains that as climate change, continued urbanization, and intensified nutrient loading of source waters increases the risk of more […]