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Category: Public Water System


Public Utilities, Public Water System

State of emergency because of wastewater pond leak in Florida

April 7, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

About 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater could pour out of the leaking catch basin in a six-foot-high wave in Florida’s Manatee County. That’s what modeling calculations by Manatee County officials have shown. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wants to prevent this […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

California’s Critical Role in Promoting Clean Water Infrastructure

December 7, 2020

Via: American Infrastructure

Clean water infrastructure in California is big. We are home to the Los Angeles Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, the largest wastewater treatment facility west of the Mississippi, and the Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System, the world’s largest water reuse project. […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities, Public Water System

City of Boulder and Western Disposal to Cut Transportation-Related Emissions

June 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

The City of Boulder is partnering with Western Disposal for the sale of renewable natural gas (RNG) generated at the city’s Water Resources Recovery Facility (WRRF). The RNG, which will be produced from biogas, which is derived from the breakdown […]


Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Water System, Public Works

Freese and Nichols Expands in Florida with Water Utilities Specialist Tom Cross

May 7, 2020

Via: American Infrastructure

TAMPA, Florida – May 7, 2020 – Freese and Nichols, Inc., continues building their Florida team with the addition of Senior Project Manager Tom Cross, PE, Assoc. DBIA, to lead transmission, utilities and pump station projects for municipal clients across […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

EPA Releases PFAS Groundwater Guidance for Federal Cleanup Programs

December 20, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) under federal cleanup programs, a priority action under EPA’s PFAS Action Plan. Aggressively addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Newark Residents Promised Bottled Water Over Worries Of Dangerous Lead In Public System

August 12, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

After an EPA letter cited insufficient home filters distributed by city, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said bottled water will be provided to residents with lead service lines. Meanwhile, the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Pasadena Water & Power awarded grant for greywater study

January 30, 2019

Via: WaterWorld.com

PASADENA, CA, JAN 30, 2019 — Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) has been awarded a $50,000 grant to fund analyses of financial opportunities that encourage the adoption of greywater systems throughout the city. The grant is funded by Metropolitan Water […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

N. Carolina Utilities Commission approves revenue increase for Aqua America subsidiary

December 26, 2018

Via: WaterWorld Wastewater

BRYN MAWR, PA, DEC 26, 2018 — Aqua America Inc.’s North Carolina subsidiary has received approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a revenue increase of $2.9 million, or 5.2 percent. The new customer rates enable Aqua to recover […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

NAWC honors California Water Service innovation

November 13, 2018

Via: WaterWorld.com

WASHINGTON, DC, NOV 13, 2018 — The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced California Water Service (Cal Water) as the winner of two 2018 NAWC Management Innovation Awards. The company was recognized on Tuesday, October 9 at the […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Rooftop cooling structures could increase energy efficiency for utilities, industry

November 1, 2018

Via: WaterWorld.com

COLORADO, NOV 1, 2018 — University of Colorado Boulder and University of Wyoming engineers have successfully scaled up an innovative water-cooling system capable of providing continuous day-and-night radiative cooling for structures. The advance could increase the efficiency of power generation […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Global Water Resources to acquire two Arizona utilities

September 14, 2018

Via: WaterWorld.com

PHOENIX, SEPT 13, 2018 — Global Water Resources, Inc., a pure-play water resource management company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Red Rock Utilities, an operator of a water utility and a wastewater utility with service areas in the […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Tests Of Public School Water Faucets In NYC That Were Found To Have Lead Show 9 Percent Still Have Unsafe Levels

September 12, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

But New York City Department of Education officials said 99 percent of the roughly 142,000 potential drinking water fixtures in the city’s public schools tested at or below the state action level of 15 parts per billion. The New York […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Phosphorus removal, wastewater treatment projects win 2018 Public Works Projects of the Year

August 29, 2018

Via: WaterWorld.com

The American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced the winners of its 2018 Public Works Projects of the Year competition. The awards program promotes excellence in the management and administration of public works projects, recognizing the alliance among the managing […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

United Utilities launches space mission to find leaks

April 26, 2018

Via: WaterWorld.com

WARRINGTON, UK – United Utilities has launched its own space mission to find leaks on its water network. The water company has recently completed a leakage detection trial using innovative satellite technology which was originally developed to detect water under […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Recycled pipeline project provides a local, reliable water source for CA utility

March 28, 2018

Via: WaterWorld.com

RIVERSIDE-CA, MARCH 28, 2018 — Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors, staff and regional partners recently celebrated the Meridian Recycled Water Pipeline project, honoring the District’s commitment to regional water supply reliability. The new recycled waterline saves approximately […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Public-private partnerships for wastewater treatment solutions

February 2, 2018

Via: Water/Waste Processing

After the Clean Water Act (CWA) passed the U.S. Congress in 1972, a flurry of federal funding supported the construction of modern municipal wastewater treatment plants equipped to meet new discharge standards across the U.S. Now, more than 40 years […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Digital Water: How one community saved more than $20M by finding leaks with data

December 19, 2017

Via: WaterWorld.com

SAN LEANDRO, CA, DEC 19, 2017 — White House Utility District (WHUD), Tennessee’s largest geographic water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses, is using data to stem water loss and create savings for its customers. Detailed in a newly […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

AWWA calls for Farm Bill measures that protect drinking water sources, encourage partnerships

October 11, 2017

Via: WaterWorld.com

WASHINGTON, DC, OCT 11, 2017 — With excess nutrients impacting water quality nationwide, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) today urged U.S. Congress to use the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization to help farmers and water utilities work together to protect […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

FERC says N.Y. agency relinquished right to act on certification tied to pipeline

September 20, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

By failing to act within a one-year timeframe required by the Clean Water Act, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation waived its authority to issue or reject a water quality certification for a pipeline project that will feed natural […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Suffolk County Water Authority automates workforce for water main breaks

August 29, 2017

Via: WaterWorld.com

COLUMBUS, OH, AUG 28, 2017 — SCWA, which supplies safe, potable drinking water to 1.2 million residents on Long Island, has implemented an automated callout system for its Customer Service personnel as well as Construction Maintenance and Production Control departments […]