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Archive for July, 2013

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Water Contaminants of Known and Emerging Concern

Written by Mike McGettigan

Earlier blog threads addressed known drinking water contaminants at a macro level, but what seemed like a good follow-up was a quick “users guide” to understand how these contaminants are categorized and to highlight contaminants of emerging concern (and unregulated contaminants as well).

There are 90 contaminants currently on the EPA lists of National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR and NSDWRs).

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Enabling the Next-Generation Operator In Today’s Connected World

Written by Terry Biederman

There is no shortage of data in most water and wastewater utilities today.  Conversely, there’s usually too much data from too many systems, making collaboration and analysis nearly impossible.  Connected data and software platforms can help reduce operational variability, energy, and chemical usage, and the overall cost of operations while ensuring quality water for customers and consistent regulatory compliance.

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Can Facebook Help the Water Industry?

Written by Kyle Reissner

facebook for industry blogAt the Water 2.0 conference back in February, I presented the concept of using a Facebook-type system for the water industry. This created a lot of discussion with attendees and each time I’ve presented this analogy since. What I’ve learned is that people in the water industry see its potential, and many are moving toward it now.

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American Manufacturers and Industrial Water Users Reduce Water Consumption

Written by Vincent Caprio

In my last column I discussed the extraordinary technology advancements in the water industry during the past 25 years.  Today, I would like to discuss how these breakthrough technologies have enabled American manufacturers and industrial water users to reduce their water usage.  There are hundreds of examples of companies such as: Ford, Intel, BASF, Walmart and MillerCoors

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