water compliance Articles

  • Stevens Water Acquires Structure Monitoring, Inc.

    Stevens Water Monitoring Systems Inc. is proud to announce the completion of the acquisition of Structure Monitoring Inc.Also based in Portland, Oregon, Structural Monitoring Inc. (SMI) provides intelligent IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for monitoring, analyzing, and managing critical infrastructure with emphasis on hydropower, bridges, and transportation applications.Stevens and SMI share a ...

  • Regulatory management simplified with enterprise compliance management

    The majority of environmental agencies are faced with ever-increasing and rigorous regulatory requirements, compounded by multiple stakeholders and business processes. These regulatory requirements impact resources as agencies are asked to ‘do more with less’, all with reduced staffing levels and budgets while facing increased environmental management requirements. Stretched to the limits, ...

  • Impact of European Water Framework Directive Article 7 on Drinking Water Directive compliance for pesticides: challenges of a prevention-led approach

    Article 7 of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) promotes a prevention-led approach to European Drinking Water Directive (DWD) compliance for those parameters that derive from anthropogenic influences on raw water quality. However, the efficacy of pollution prevention interventions is currently uncertain and likely to be variable, which makes absolute compliance with the drinking water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Eastern municipal water district`s compliance system earns payback in 2 years, projected savings US$1.3 million

    For more than 50 years, the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has helped support the transformation of a sparsely-populated agricultural area into a thriving Southern California residential community. Managers at California's fifth largest water district work diligently to ensure compliance with state and federal water quality regulations. A key component of its compliance program is ESS ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Silver Linings of AO/CO(s)

    This paper will explain and demonstrate how the City of Tulsa and State agencies (ODEQ and OWRB) worked together to achieve compliance. Our AO/CO efforts resulted in multiple silver linings; in lessons being learned, a balanced focus of growth and sustainability, improved system operation, and compliance planning efforts. Additionally it will provide background and history, issues faced, ...

  • Applying reliability analysis to evaluate water treatment plants

    The aim of this study was to demonstrate the applicability of reliability analysis to a water treatment plant (WTP). Data from daily monitoring of raw and finished water quality from a direct filtration WTP covered the parameters of turbidity, apparent colour, pH, aluminum, chlorine and fluoride, from December 2007 to August 2011. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and adherence tests ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater governance: explaining regulatory non-compliance

    This paper explores the non-compliance of water users through a case study of groundwater resources in the Gulf Islands (British Columbia (BC)) and the San Juan Islands (Washington). The research challenges two assumptions: that local regulations can easily incorporate scientific research, which in turn leads to sound on-the-ground management; that sound on-the-ground management translates into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water treatment in a pinch - installing a temporary produced water polishing system

    An oil company experienced produced water treatment system upsets and CETCO Oilfield Services was chosen to deliver and operate a temporary treatment system until problems with the permanent installation could be resolved. CETCO Oilfield Services personnel and equipment arrived on the platform, set up their reliable produced water polishing system, and began operations. CETCO personnel were on ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Wastewater Environmental Compliance Made Easy

    Environmental Wastewater Treatment Success Environmental Compliance Made Easy Compliance AND Profits Zero Discharge ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Coping with climate change in Amsterdam – a watercycle perspective

    Amsterdam has the ambition to develop as a competitive and sustainable European metropolis. Water and Amsterdam are closely related, and water and climate change are closely related. Therefore, to be sustainable and economically strong, it is necessary for Amsterdam to anticipate the changes in climate that will take place in the Netherlands during the coming decades. Waternet, the watercycle ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • WEF Guide to Managing Peak Wet Weather Flows in Municipal Wastewater Systems – Wet Weather Management Framework

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF), under a Water Quality Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is developing a new WEF guidance document focused on effective practices for managing peak wet weather flows at municipal wastewater treatment facilities. This guidance provides protocols that describe successful wet weather management practices and processes; provide ...

  • Water recycling in Western Australia: analysis of 2003–2009 water quality monitoring programme

    Water-recycling schemes have been in operation in Western Australia since 1960. As a requirement of the regulatory framework for wastewater reuse, periodic water quality monitoring has been implemented to demonstrate microbial compliance for the intended end-use. For this study, we originally planned to analyse the compliance of the 92 water recycling schemes in the database over a 7 year period ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Eastern Municipal Water District Proactively Expands EMIS to Maximize DMR Reporting Accuracy and Efficiency

    It wasn’t gold but a more valuable resource that the county of Riverside, California sought back in 1950. The droughts of the late 1940’s were hard on the community and farms – the situation was grave. Local leaders knew they needed access to the Colorado River Aqueduct and soon established the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD). This new agency negotiated an agreement with ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in the global food supply

    Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and environmental regulations, ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • The Perfect Lab Partner For Compliance

    In July 2011, the NELAC (National Environmental Accreditation Conference) standards were revised as the new The NELAC Institute (TNI) Standard 2009, based on ISO 17025 guidance. Implementation of this updated TNI standard by the respective accrediting bodies will become a reality in the next year, though many have already implemented the new standard. For water system operators and testing labs, ...

  • Automation of SPCC Plan Preparation, Implementation, and Maintenance

    The author’s approach was to develop a template for SPCC Plan preparation, implementation, and maintenance, considering the impact of the new EPA SPCC Plan regulations, efficient program design, and our experience in the information management field. The template needed to be sensitive to the scale and complexity of multiple facilities, often under a distributed management structure but under a ...

  • Municipal Stormwater Program Audits in California: Findings and Lessons Learned

    ABSTRACT EPA, with the assistance of Tetra Tech and the California Regional Water Quality Control Boards, has conducted 122 on-site audits of municipal stormwater programs over past six years to assess NPDES permit compliance and program effectiveness. Evaluations consisted of a programmatic review of individual MS4s and an in-field verification of these program elements. The project goals ...

  • Ensuring safe drinking water case study

    Challenge: A state environmental agency contracted with Antea Group to assist in the execution of a state-wide clean drinking water program. Program objectives included the development of an efficient and standardized program to monitor for chemical and biological contaminants across more than 6,500 public water systems. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Water compliance challenges: how do Canadian small water systems respond?

    Fundamental to community health and well-being is the capacity to access a sustainable supply of safe drinking water. Small community drinking water systems are the most vulnerable to contamination, and struggle to secure the funds necessary to improve water treatment and delivery systems, and meet increasingly stringent drinking water quality regulations. Little is known of the contextual and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quarry Dewatering Compliance - Case Study

    Louis W. Bray Construction installed a Greyline Area-Velocity Flow Meter in 2009 to meet Ministry of Environment regulations. Their permit stipulated effluent limits plus monitoring, sampling and flow measurement of wastewater discharged from the site to the South Raisin river. The Ontario Water Resources Act requires flow monitoring for any quarry dewatering greater than 50,000 ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

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