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    Water Utility Management

    Back to Work

    Nov. 10, 2021
    Welcome to the November 2021 issue of WaterWorld
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    For the water sector, compromised assets can result in peril for citizens and environments on a large scale.
    Smart Water Utility

    Improving Security Posture Post-Pandemic

    Nov. 10, 2021
    With digital solutions as an important part of water management, how can facilities defend against cyberattacks without significant spending?
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    Able to provide maintenance-free operation and worldwide secure data transfer for up to 15 years, the Promag W 800 is designed precisely for remote areas.
    Potable Water Quality

    Battery-Powered Measurements with Integrated Cloud Connection

    Nov. 10, 2021
    Endress+Hauser’s Proline Promag W 800 flowmeter delivers reliable and maintenance-free volume measurement of drinking and process water, especially in areas without power supply...
    Photos courtesy Victaulic.
    The new Intake Pump Station, built 1,000 feet from the shore in Lake Houston, will withdraw raw water from the lake and pump it to a newly constructed plant 1.5 miles away for treatment.

    Challenges in Pump Station Construction

    Nov. 10, 2021
    A new Intake Pump Station at Lake Houston presented a complex of multiple challenges. One Houston team approached the construction with ingenuity and practicality.
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    The Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility realized a 65 percent reduction in chemical usage (by volume) and a significant reduction in digested sludge volume when replacing their previous treatment with magnesium hydroxide for 90 days.
    Potable Water Quality

    Improving Wastewater Treatment Sustainability

    Nov. 10, 2021
    One replacement for caustic soda (and soda ash and lime) is magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2). The chemical can be used in smaller quantities and provides other benefits for treatment...
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    The underground sewage treatment plant in Turku, Finland.

    Upgrading Dewatering to Save on Costs

    Nov. 10, 2021
    Two sewage treatment plant operators in Finland find that decanter centrifuges saved massively on operating costs.

    More content from Volume 37, Issue 11, November 2021

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    Choosing an Air Valve

    Nov. 10, 2021
    Three basic types of valves improve efficiency and solve air related surge problems. Understanding each valve’s function and limitations can aid in locating and sizing them for...
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    Construction on the $30 million Arrowhead Ranch project in Glendale, Ariz., started in 2017. The system remained operational while the new project was completed.
    Water Utility Management

    Upgrading Plant Infrastructure for Community Benefit

    Nov. 10, 2021
    The Arrowhead Ranch Water Reclamation Facility in Glendale, Ariz., will provide up to 4 MGD of reclaimed water to help the surrounding community offset issues associated with ...