Water Regulations Articles

  • NFPA 820 Compliance in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are essential structures in cities and small communities. Such facilities are closely monitored by several professional institutions, such as OSHA and the NFPA. When it comes to the latter group, guidelines set forth in NFPA 820 are regulations that dictate fire hazards in such facilities. Fire related accidents in wastewater treatment facilities are uncommon. However, ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 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.

  • Chemical cleaning guide - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin provides guidelines to owners and operators on when to chemically clean boilers and steam generating equipment. Background Though current standard water treatment practices may be followed, the internal surfaces of boiler waterside components (including supply tubes, headers and drums) can accumulate deposits over a period ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • EPA to host events soliciting information on regulatory reforms

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will be hosting several events to gather input on regulatory actions that could be repealed, replaced or modified as part of EPA’s regulatory reform efforts under Executive Order (EO) 13777.  The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) will host a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Rhode Island Wastewater Plants Key To Water Quality Reversal

    Despite evidence that often points to the contrary, many bodies of water around the country stand as prime examples of how environmental quality can be improved with the proper will and effort. Take, for instance, Narragansett Bay, located on the north side of the Rhode Island Sound. Located near some of America’s oldest settlements, the bay has ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • This polluted lake shows why we are all stakeholders when it comes to clean water

    When environmental protection gets short shrift, the price we pay can be staggering. When I visited Onondaga Lake in 1999 as part of research I did as a student at Cornell, there was no evidence the lake was once home to vibrant waterfront resorts. Yet, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Onondaga was considered “ ...


    By Ensia

  • Water Security – A Growing Issue with No Easy Fixes

    The issue of water security – access to enough quality water to make it possible to live safely – is a growing concern for many, just ask the communities of Flint and Corpus Christie. The problem is exacerbated when communities and companies come face-to-face over access to water supplies. Wouldn’t the nice idea be to share?  That’s met with disagreements as ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Pulp & Paper Water Treatment - A look at optimizing water resource management

    Application Case Study (Pulp/Paper Operations) The pulp and paper industry has traditionally been a consumer of large amounts of fresh water and power. Recently, increased focus has been given to the optimized efficiency of paper mills and to the environmental sustainability footprint of the industry. Therefore, water resource management has become a more critical factor ...

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • EPA Proposes SNUR for Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes (Generic)

    On October 27, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) for three chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN), including functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic). According to the notice, the PMN states that the substance will be used as a thin film for electronic device applications. Based on structure-activity ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Highlights of key international water infrastructure asset management initiatives, and trends, challenges and developments in Portugal

    Over the last two decades, remarkable progress in the Portuguese drinking water and wastewater services sector has been achieved. Nevertheless, it faces a serious challenge in trying to ensure long-term sustainability. There is equally scope for considerable efficiency and effectiveness gains. The national strategic plan for the period 2014–2020 has assigned a prominent role to infrastructure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of water loss in Harare, Zimbabwe

    A major challenge facing water utilities is the high level of water losses, which affects the financial viability and adequacy of water in the system. A study was carried out from January to May 2012 to characterize water losses in selected areas of Harare, Zimbabwe. Assessment of the contribution of water leakage to total water loss was carried out through water audits in four selected ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water reuse through managed aquifer recharge (MAR): assessment of regulations/guidelines and case studies

    Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) with reclaimed water is an important water reuse application. As an intentional way of recharging water into aquifers, MAR can be used to address water shortages and contribute to sustainable water resources management practices. The establishment of a MAR system depends on the source of recharge water, the selection of a recharge method and site, the type of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Search and Rescue Demo With Deep Trekker

    Search and Rescue operations are a large part of police divers jobs. While it is never nice to hear about a drown victim, the work that police divers do is extremely important to provide closure to the families involved. Each time a brave diver enters the water there is a number of risks involved, especially when the specific task at hand holds so much weight. One of the most ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Donald Blankenship Charged in Mine Disaster

    Former chief executive of Massey Energy Company, Donald Blankenship, was charged for multiple violations of safety rules and deceit of federal inspectors that ultimately led to the death of 29 coal miners during a single incident in 2010; the deadliest mine incident since 1970. Indicted on four criminal counts by a federal grand jury in the Upper Big Branch disaster, Blankenship faces a ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Antibacterial Ingredients Ruled Unsafe. Hallelujah, the FDA has awoken!

    Today’s FDA ruling has got us booming! The debate between cleaning product makers, environmentalists and researchers has finally ended. The FDA ruled today that it is no longer considering antibacterial ingredients in soaps to be safe. This is a big deal for us as we have long discussed the harmful effects of killing “good” and “bad” bacteria as ...


    By Better Air LLC

  • Innovation & safety: overcoming two of the biggest challenges in cosmetics product development

    Over the last couple of years, I have been traveling around the world talking to scientists and business leaders in the Cosmetics and Personal Care (CPC) Industry in order to understand their scientific and business challenges.  You know, the kinds of thing that are keeping them up at night.  And, what are these leaders saying? Well, mainly they see two big challenges facing them in the ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Can European Policies Be Dismantled?

    A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 42 per cent of Europeans were keen for some ‘powers’ to be returned to the national level, with only 19 per cent favouring further centralisation at EU level. The idea of ‘less Europe’ is not new: calls for it date back to the great subsidiarity debate of the 1990s ...


    By University of Edinburgh

  • Investigating the management of unaccounted for water for Lilongwe Water Board, Malawi

    Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) is currently unable to meet Lilongwe City's water demand as evidenced by low supply coverage (65%) and intermittent water supply in the city. One of the major challenges is high levels of unaccounted for water (UFW) reported at 37% (2012), higher than the recommended 23% for developing countries. This study, done in Lilongwe City (Areas 15, 18 and 28), investigated ...


    By IWA Publishing

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