Potable Water

AWWA Plans Public Outreach for Conservation Webcast

Details on how to register for the Aug. 25 webcast are available on the American Water Works Association website.

Groups Call for Inquiry into Possible Illegal Diesel Injection

The organizations want to know where and when Halliburton, B.J. Services and Schlumberger may have injected diesel during hydraulic fracking activities.

Canary Software to Help Secure Nation's Water Supply

Developed by EPA and DOE scientists, the free software enhances detection of hazardous contaminants in drinking water systems.

CF Industries Will Pay $12 M to Manage Fertilizer Plant Wastes

In the first enforcement case concluded against the mining and mineral processing industry, EPA is requiring the company to implement comprehensive waste containment and spill prevention measures, reconfigure scrubbers and construct a treatment system for hazardous wastes generated in fertilizer operations.

Black & Veatch Customer Rates Survey Sees 5% Increase

Survey correlates with findings of the American Society of Civil Engineers' "Report Card for America."

Laredo Breaks Ground on Brackish Water Purification Plant

Terrabon's AdVe technology will increase water supply at the Santa Isabel Water Treatment Plant.

Birds and other wildlife are being cleaned after Enbridge oil spill

Update: Enbridge President Says Company Is Committed to Cleanup

The company is working with Focus Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to minimize the impact on birds and wildlife in the area. A bird and wildlife rehabilitation center is now operational.

CH2M Hill Adds Jeyanayagam to Team, Contracts with Huron East

Wastewater treatment expert Samuel Jeyanayagam joins the company while the firm picks up a water and wastewater services contract with Huron East in Ontario.

WWEMA Expresses Disappointment on Buy American Clause

House AQUA bill would fund drinking water SRF, grants, and endocrine disruptor screening program but also requires local communities to procure their infrastructure needs from U.S. –based equipment companies.

American Water Employees Donate $193,000 to Water For People

Operations Manager Dave Yungermann won the random drawing for employee contributors and will make a field visit to Bolivia to see the organization at work.

Riverbank Filtration Removes EDCs and PPCPs, WRF Says

The method is a low-cost environmentally friendly treatment option to remove various pollutants, according to the Water Research Foundation.

SAWS Earns Permits for One of Its Largest Water Supplies

The project will bring Carrizo Aquifer Supply to San Antonio, enough water for 40,000 households per year.

Australia Opens Centre of Excellence in Desalination

CH2M Hill provides design consulting for pilot-scale testing and research facility at the hub of the Centre.

Sembcorp to Expand Desalination Capacity in UAE

The new facility, to be operational before the end of 2013, will add about 30 million imperial gallons per day of water production capacity.

Tom Dick Emerson Process Management

From the Top: Q&A with Emerson Process Management's Tom Dick

Taking a few minutes out from the 2010 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Tom Dick, vice president of Water Automation Solutions for Emerson Process Management, shares his company's success in helping water and wastewater facilities find integrated solutions.

Secure Water, Chemical Bills Aim to Protect Facilities; SOCMA Objects

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates says "inherently safer technology" is not a common sense mandate.

McWane's Cost of Compliance Totals $20 Million

The Birmingham, Ala.-based, cast iron pipe manufacturer will answer to 400 violations of environmental laws over the last 10 years with a $4 million fine, $9 million in supplemental projects, and more than $7 million for corrective measures

OSHA Extends PSM National Emphasis Program

Effective July 8, a new directive extends to Sept. 30 a yearlong NEP. It specifies programmed inspections in three regions and unprogrammed ones in the other seven OSHA regions.

Senate Bill Would Fund R&D for Natural Processes against Stormwater

Udall, Whitehouse bill would establish regional Centers of Excellence for green infrastructure.