Post Tagged with: "August 2021 Print Issue"

Rio Grande Valley Reuse: How One Texas Utility Is Using Water Reclamation to Aid Conservation

Rio Grande Valley Reuse: How One Texas Utility Is Using Water Reclamation to Aid Conservation

August 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

For more than 20 years the Public Utility Board of the City of McAllen, Texas, has invested in using reclaimed water to conserve potable water. McAllen, which is in Hidalgo County in South Texas in the Rio Grande Valley bordering Mexico, has a population of roughly 146,000 and began providingRead More

Microplastics: State of the Science and Future Perspective

Microplastics: State of the Science and Future Perspective

August 18, 2021 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Cayla Cook Plastic pollution is one of the world’s most pressing and observable modern issues, possessing the potential to significantly impact human health, aquatic species health, and, undoubtedly, environmental health. This pollution is categorized by the size in which plastics occur due, in part, to varied fate and transportRead More

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

August 16, 2021 at 9:19 am 0 comments

By Jonathan Blackwell I have been a fan of Formula 1 dating back to my childhood, when the teams utilized 700+ hp V-10 engines that would produce the most beautiful sound as they revved to an astonishing 13,000 rpms on the straightaways. The times, and technology, have changed. Today, F1Read More

COMMENTARY: Improving Reliability in the U.S. Water & Wastewater Industries

COMMENTARY: Improving Reliability in the U.S. Water & Wastewater Industries

August 12, 2021 at 10:49 am 0 comments

By Ryan Sitton At the beginning of this year, an unprecedented freeze hit the southern part of the United States. The state of Texas, which has its own, self-contained energy grid, saw power outages that it had never experienced. At one point, nearly six million Texans were without power. TheRead More

Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

August 9, 2021 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Water system providers across the United States have joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) suit claiming that their water supplies are contaminated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). These chemicals have been used for decades to extinguish chemical or petroleum fires at military bases, airports, andRead More