U.S. EPA issues a Health Advisory on Cyanotoxins in Water Supplies.
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 […]
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration advances powerful tools to help water districts and utilities address climate variability
2014 will go down as the driest year on record for California, calling for creative solutions to meet the state’s water needs
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Water utilities are viewed as trustworthy information sources for climate change and its impact on water resources, opening up opportunities to lead the conversation
Everything you always wanted to know about solid-state water meters (but were afraid to ask).
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 […]