Tag Archives: Disinfection

Pilot program selects two winners to advance water technology prototypes

The Water Council’s Pilot Deployment Program recently selected two winners to move their water technology working prototypes to real world demonstration sites for practical application. The pilot program, a partnership between the Water Council (Milwaukee), Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, and the Fund for Lake Michigan, provides support and funding to businesses of all sizes to help […]

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EWRI Releases Report on Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems

On Oct. 1, the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute released a new report entitled “Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems.” According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, elevated fecal indicator bacteria are the most common cause of water quality impairment in the U.S. Fecal indicator bacteria are used as a surrogate […]

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Check it Out! Smart Sponge Technology To Remove Bacteria From Stormwater

On Feb. 13, Abtech Holdings Inc. announced it will begin a stormwater disinfection project this quarter at a beach area along the Great Lakes. The beach suffers high levels of fecal coliforms from sewers and wild-animal waste. The project, partially funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), involves the use of the company’s Smart […]

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Options for Disinfecting Wet Weather Flows

Water and wastewater disinfection destroys or inactivates pathogens, making water recreation and drinking water much safer. Yet, even in developed countries, it is not always safe to swim after a heavy rainfall. The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe disinfection as one of the most significant public health […]

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Check It Out! Canadian Park Turns Stormwater into Art

Sherbourne Common — part of Waterfront Toronto — is the first Canadian park to incorporate a neighborhood-wide stormwater treatment facility. The facility is integrated with an artistic display: a fountain that releases treated stormwater from 9-m towers. At night, the motion-activated lights illuminate the falling water. A mesh-veil behind the water will allow ice patterns […]

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