Post Tagged with: "water quality"

Smart Lake Erie Watershed expanding with help from local Cleveland partners

Smart Lake Erie Watershed expanding with help from local Cleveland partners

May 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

In 2021, Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA), Cleveland Water, and LimnoTech activated the Smart Lake Erie Watershed, an award-winning regional smart water monitoring network – the first in the nation – to inform and improve public health, safety, utility operations, supply chain management and water security throughout Greater Cleveland.  Today, four smart buoys monitor waterRead More

OCWD is first public lab in California to achieve PFAS detection certification

OCWD is first public lab in California to achieve PFAS detection certification

April 11, 2022 at 9:03 am 0 comments

Orange County Water District’s (OCWD; the District) Philip L. Anthony Water Quality Laboratory is the first public agency laboratory in California to achieve state certification to analyze for per- and polyfluoralkly substances (PFAS) in drinking water by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 533. Certification was granted by the Environmental LaboratoryRead More

Orange County PFAS treatment facility begins operations

Orange County PFAS treatment facility begins operations

February 14, 2022 at 8:26 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) and the Serrano Water District (Serrano) began operating one of the county’s first treatment plants to remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from local well water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade, heat-resistant chemicals that are prevalent in the environment andRead More

City of Durham, N.C., Improves Water Quality with 3-in-1 Pressure Monitoring, Sampling & Flushing

City of Durham, N.C., Improves Water Quality with 3-in-1 Pressure Monitoring, Sampling & Flushing

October 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

By Nathan Wiles The City of Durham is commit­ted to providing safe drinking water to a service population of more than 289,000. The city’s Depart­ment of Water Management (DWM) ensures the delivery of water to ap­proximately 99,000 service connec­tions through 1,400 miles of water­mains. Lake Michie and Little River ReservoirRead More

Chemical Cost Cutting Yields Big Results for the City of Akron

Chemical Cost Cutting Yields Big Results for the City of Akron

September 7, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Known as the Rubber Capital of the World, Akron is Ohio’s fifth largest city and has a long tradition of innovation and civic engagement. The City of Akron Water Supply Bureau has a similar vaunted history, and it produces and delivers roughly 35 million gallons of water per day (MGD)Read 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

County begins operations on first PFAS extraction plant

County begins operations on first PFAS extraction plant

July 6, 2021 at 9:43 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) and the City of Fullerton have begun operation of the Kimberly Well 1A PFAS Treatment Plant, Orange County’s first wellhead filtration treatment plant to remove perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from local well water. PFOA and PFOS are manmade, heat-resistantRead More

PFAS, Emerging Contaminants & How Polluters Are Paying Municipalities for Water Remediation Costs

PFAS, Emerging Contaminants & How Polluters Are Paying Municipalities for Water Remediation Costs

June 14, 2021 at 9:26 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell Toxic manmade chemicals, like per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,2,3-Tricholoropropane (TCP), are showing up in water systems across the US. It’s not new, but it has become more common, as municipalities are now increasing mandatory testing due to new state and federal regulations. These new regulationsRead More

eBook: Special Report – Water Distribution Reimagined

eBook: Special Report – Water Distribution Reimagined

December 18, 2020 at 10:23 am 0 comments

If you work in the water industry, you will likely know that technology has been a major theme in recent years, particularly on the water distribution side. Network communication and real time data about a water utility’s distribution system are no doubt transforming the field. Technologies are also becoming moreRead More

Disaster declaration issued after deadly ameba found in Texas water supply

Disaster declaration issued after deadly ameba found in Texas water supply

September 28, 2020 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a disaster declaration for Brazoria County in response to Naeglera Fowleri, a deadly ameba, found in the City of Lake Jackson’s water supply. A Boil Water Notice has been issued for Lake Jackson as authorities continue to flush and disinfect the water system back to normal.Read More