Drinking Water Storage Articles

  • New York Legionella regulations: are they missing the boat?

    Abstract A large outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in 2015 prompted NYC to enact law and NYS to propose emergency regulations on the registration and maintenance of cooling towers. This paper describes the fundamental characteristics of point sourced vs. potable water sourced outbreaks and discusses the Bronx outbreak from those perspectives. Ultimately a case is made that ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Water Tanks

    If you need to transport large amounts of water for your business, no matter what your business may be, you’re going to need a water tanker – and there’s no better place to get just what you need than here at Amthor International. Here at Amthor International, we provide a wide variety of options so that you can customize your water tanker to fit your specific needs. ...


    By Amthor International

  • Silt Fence installation efficacy: definitive research calls for toughening specifications and introducing new technology

    Introduction: Silt fence is a joke on many construction sites. It is often seen just blowing in the wind, or sagging and broken down. Some specifiers won’t utilize silt fence on their sites because it is too often installed improperly, and not maintained. Yet, the need for effective on-site sediment control has never been greater. Sediment-laden runoff has been shown to result in the loss ...


    By L & M Supply Company

  • Potable water tank - Brazil - Case Study

    The supply of potable water is problematic in Brazil. For months, the government in Sao Paulo admonishes to save water. Therefore are tanks required constantly to ensure the water supply in the future. We just finished the following project: 1 pc. Glass-Lined-Steel Tank ø 21,33m x 17,33m with glass-lined roof (Volume approx. 6.190m3;) Due ...


    By GLS Tanks International GmbH

  • Incidental potable water reuse in a Catalonian basin: living downstream

    A preliminary assessment of incidental potable water reuse (IPR) in the Llobregat River basin has been conducted by estimating the dilution factor of treated effluent discharges upstream of six river flow measurement sections. IPR in the Llobregat River basin is an everyday occurrence, because of the systematic discharge of treated effluents upstream of river sections used as drinking water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characterisation of biodegradable organic matter in reclaimed water using a bacterial growth fingerprint assay

    Microbial regrowth, microbial growth after disinfection, is an important problem that deteriorates water quality during the storage and distribution of reclaimed water. Biodegradable organic matter (BOM) that remains after water reclamation processes directly promotes microbial regrowth. In this study we propose a novel assay called the ‘bacterial growth fingerprint (BGF)’ to characterise BOM ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhancing climate adaptation capacity for drinking water treatment facilities

    Conventional water treatment processes (e.g., coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration) are widely used for producing drinking water from surface water sources. Transient, gradual, or abrupt changes in source water quality that could compromise treatment effectiveness can be triggered by climate and related meteorological events, accidental or intentional contamination, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of the potential for potable water savings by using rainwater in houses in southern Brazil

    The state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, has been suffering from water scarcity mainly over summer due to high potable water consumption and outdated water supply system. On the coast, several cities have their population doubled due to tourism during summer. In this context, this paper aims to evaluate the potential for potable water savings by using rainwater in the residential sector ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparing the microbial risks associated with household drinking water supplies used in peri-urban communities of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Most Cambodians lack access to a safe source of drinking water. Piped distribution systems are typically limited to major urban centers in Cambodia, and the remaining population relies on a variety of surface, rain, and groundwater sources. This study examines the household water supplies available to Phnom Penh's resettled peri-urban residents through a case-study approach of two ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microbiological assessment of private groundwater-derived potable water supplies in the Mid-West Region of Ireland

    Determining the likelihood that groundwater contains faecal coliforms can aid water resource management in facilitating the protection of drinking water supplies. This study assesses the incidence of the faecal indicator organism Escherichia coli in 125 private water supplies (PWSs) serving individual houses in the Mid-West Region of Ireland. Two factors, aquifer type and rainfall (mm), were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Leaching of bisphenol A and F from new and old epoxy coatings: laboratory and field studies

    Laboratory tests were carried out with three types of new epoxy resins to assess the release of bisphenol A and F (BPA and BPF) and potential halogenated phenolic by-products. Tests were carried out over a duration of 6 months in the presence and absence of disinfectants (chlorine and chlorine dioxide) at realistic doses and contact times. None of the three systems exhibited Fickian-type ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Our Conical Cone Tanks Are Now WRAS Approved For Drinking Water Storage

    When it comes to quality, Enduramaxx is there. And our cone tanks (conical tanks) are no exception. We are proud to announce that they have just been granted WRAS certification. The Water Regulation Authority Scheme approval means that these tanks are approved for the storage of emergency water for human consumption. This means our cone bottom tanks can be used for applications for storage of ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Cone Bottom Tanks Prove Popular For Vegetable Oil Suppliers

    Enduramaxx has recently supplied 2 x 17,000 Litre Cone Tanks for storage of vegetable oil for a client based in Essex. The cone bottomed cone tanks have been manufactured in food-grade polymer. Both of the cone tanks have been constructed with steel cone bottom frames with central outlet. Many clients are looking at these cone ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Enduramaxx Rainwater Tanks at LAMMA 2014

    Since 1982 the LAMMA show has been staged yearly. Next year, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show comes to Peterborough on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2014. Free to attend, the show regularly attracts up to 40,000 farmers from around the country and overseas and Enduramaxx will be displaying products and running offers on our vertical rainwater tanks ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • From ancient times to the present: development of the drinking water supply system of Şanliurfa in south-eastern Turkey

    In this paper, water supply, distribution and storage structures in Şanlıurfa city that were built since the ancient times are investigated and technological details of some water supply structures are given. The city is one of the oldest cities and has hosted many civilizations throughout the centuries, beginning from 11500 BC. The acquired archaeological heritage shows that the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Direct potable reclamation in Windhoek: a critical review of the design philosophy of new Goreangab drinking water reclamation plant

    Direct drinking water reclamation from the Goreangab reclamation plant, has been a reality in Windhoek, Namibia since 1968. Potable reclamation is a fixed part of the water supply and waste water has become an indispensible resource for the survival and continued growth of the city. The multi barrier concepts that were applied 40 years ago have been refined over many years. Improvements in water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measurements of assimilable organic carbon (AOC) in high saline conditions using P17

    Biofouling caused by the deposition or growth of microorganisms on the membrane surface is one of the major concerns in nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) processes. Assimilable organic carbon (AOC) has been a useful index to assess the growth potential of bacteria. In the case of drinking water, the AOC assay method has been widely applied to estimate growth or regrowth potential of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water recovery system reduces soft drink manufacturers water waste by 35%

    The filtration and water treatment specialist Puresep provide leading soft drinks manufacturer with a state of the art system to reduce their water usage Puresep were contacted to look at ways the soft drinks manufacturer could reduce the amount of rinse water sent to drain – in order to help them achieve their water reduction targets Following an onsite review of the current rinse ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Quality and disinfection trials of consumption water in storage reservoirs for rural area in the Marrakech region (Assif El Mal)

    Traditional reservoirs for water storage are important systems of water supply in rural areas of Morocco. These reservoirs are fed by rainwater and/or directly from rivers through open channels; the stored water is used without any treatment as drinking water by the surrounding population. The present study aimed to assess the physicochemical and bacteriological quality of stored water and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Thermal energy from drinking water and cost benefit analysis for an entire city

    The municipality of Almere is planning to develop a new carbon neutral neighbourhood. The area is located close to a treated water storage facility. By extracting enough thermal energy to provide 900 homes with energy for space heating and heating tap water, the temperature of the treated water is lowered by 1.16 °C. This could lead to an increase in the energy required to heat water for ...


    By IWA Publishing

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