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Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Water and Wastewater Operators Are Making a Difference by Helping Operators and Utilities in Developing Countries (WWETT Show 2023)

March 23, 2023

Via: Waste360

Operators Without Borders is a Registered charity with two mandates. The first is to assist water and wastewater utilities in developing countries recover after disasters. The second is to build capacity in the utilities though training, mentoring and provision of […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

How Innovative Technologies are Battling PFAS in Water Systems

February 23, 2023

Via: Waste360

Clean freshwater is one of our most valuable natural resources, especially in the parched West. What if there were a “blue bin” that could be used to recycle industrial wastewater laden with pollutants into clean potable water? Widescale capture and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Composting Can Increase Crop Yields and Save Water

January 4, 2023

Via: Waste360

The “California Drought” is affecting a lot more than California; it’s actually a result of an unprecedented 23-year drought that is slowly but surely drying up the Colorado River, the main water source for the entire Southwest. To preserve water, […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Advanced cooling water treatment concepts (Part 4)

December 22, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

For decades, oxidizing biocides have served as the core treatment for microbiological control in cooling systems. Chlorine is the most well-known biocide, but the evolution of scale/corrosion control programs, and the related shift from slightly acidic to moderately basic pH, […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Transformer Failures Disrupted Water Supplies in Houston For Nearly Two Days

November 30, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A nearly two-day-long boil water order that shuttered schools and businesses and affected as many as 2.2 million customers in Houston—the nation’s fourth-largest city— was caused by a power outage stemming from the failure of two city-owned transformers. The incident […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Plant Bowen Will Showcase Largest Coal Ash Beneficial Use Project in the U.S.

July 6, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Georgia Power will harvest 9 million tons of coal ash landfilled at its 3.4-GW Plant Bowen station in Bartow County, Georgia, and beneficially use it in concrete for major regional construction projects. The project, announced on June 29, will be […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management Sued Under New York’s Green Amendment

February 7, 2022

Via: Waste360

A group suing Waste Management says noxious odors from the High Acres Landfill in New York is denying their right to clean air and water. The lawsuit is the first filed against a waste company under the new Green Amendment […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

The Remarkable Responsibility of Coal Refuse Power

August 2, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Coal is foundational for West Virginia. It not only underlies the state’s undulating topography in more than 100 seams, but mining of the energy-rich bituminous coal has also characterized the livelihood of generations of West Virginians, shaped the state’s heritage, […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Calls for water recycling grow louder in the US

July 16, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

In the US, water recycling is gaining momentum. Each day, about 3,4 billion gallons of water are recycled across the country. Close to 40% of water used for agricultural irrigation is recycled. Cities in the southern part of the state […]


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. […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

House Expected to Pass $1.5T Infrastructure Bill

June 29, 2020

Via: American Infrastructure

The House is expected to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill this week that focuses on infrastructure. However, it seems as if the bill has a tough road ahead of it due to Republican opposition, as well as no clear […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Keeping the lights on in our hospitals amid COVID-19 and other emergencies

April 13, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

In the midst of the modern world’s greatest public health crisis, we must focus on keeping the lights on in our hospitals and medical care facilities. We’re rightly worried about shortages of personal protective equipment, the lack of testing capacity, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Starbucks Sets 2030 Waste, Water Reduction Targets

January 22, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a January 21 public letter, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be “a resource-positive company, aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet.” The announcement included science-based preliminary targets for the reduction of carbon […]


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

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, Waste Management

Google Launches Interactive Waste Reduction Web App

September 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

In an effort to help people understand the impact of their waste, Google has launched “Your Plan, Your Planet,” an interactive web app that aims to reduce waste. For the app, Google partnered with the California Academy of Sciences to […]


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

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 […]


Social Security, Social Services

Why ‘secure’ isn’t secure enough in the utilities sector

December 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Cybersecurity of critical energy infrastructure is a growing concern because the industry is experiencing a significant overhaul as grids, power, water and gas become increasingly smart and automated. For utility companies, the consequences of inadequate cybersecurity include service and grid […]