As a region recovers from one of the most devastating environmental catastrophes in recent memory, its residents are fighting against the disposal plans for the resulting wastewater. “It’s been a…
Wastewater treatment professionals might be surprised to hear about a project that invites the water sitting in abandoned coal mines into homes and businesses.
It can be challenging to resist the extra eggnog and champagne this time of year. But for those looking for a healthier alternative, some festive additions to drinking water might be the best present of the season.
Salt is finding its way into freshwater sources primarily from de-icing efforts in the winter, when the granules are thrown onto roads, parking lots, and sidewalks to keep people and cars from slipping. But recent research has also identified acid rain caused by air pollution as a major driver of salt into freshwater.
The city of Phoenix is working to reopen a reclamation plant that was shut down in 2009 thanks to the economic recession, with a recently approved $30 million budget to fix the facility, add reclamation technology, and prepare it to treat as much as eight million gallons of wastewater per day in a practice known as direct potable reuse (DPR).
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One of the world’s most historically innovative water managers has now implemented a decidedly futuristic solution for protecting source water quality.
When phosphorus enters source water, typically as a result of agricultural runoff, it can exacerbate the presence of toxic algae, which poses dangers to wildlife and drinking water. These harmful algal blooms are becoming a growing problem, so the ability to remove phosphorus from wastewater and use it to improve soil health offers a much-needed solution.
“If you give somebody a glass of water and tell them that it’s been purified from wastewater, more than likely one person out of two will not drink it,” Guillaume Clairet, the chief operating officer of a water technology company, told BNN Bloomberg. “But if you convert that same water to beer, then all of a sudden nine out of 10 will.”
"Despite alarm over numerous reports of dead fish in Rhode Island rivers, experts have assured consumers that they are not the result of water contamination."