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Water: The Driving Force of Nature

Leonardo da Vinci described water as “the driving force of nature.”  There are many ways in which water can be used as a force, or merely witnessed as a force of nature.   “The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their […]

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California’s Water-Part One

The California delta is one of the largest sources of water for the world’s 8th largest economy. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has been called the heart of California’s water system. Today we’re looking at the delta as a water supply. The State Water Project is the nation’s largest state-built water delivery system, consisting of more […]


Corrosion Control and Rust

“I never drink water. That is the stuff that rusts pipes.” ~WC Fields   A noted comedian, we can only hope that WC Fields was exaggerating. Aside from the personal health concerns raised by Mr. Fields’ declaration, he does raise an interesting point about the necessity for corrosion control in our water treatment and distribution […]


Membrane in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Recent developments in technology have resulted in breakthroughs in wastewater treatment and reclamation for water reuse. This progress includes membrane technology, which has emerged as a significant innovation for treatment and reclamation, as well as a leading process in the upgrade and expansion of wastewater treatment plants. On the water treatment side, University of South Carolina […]


Great Lakes-Lake Michigan

This week we’re looking at Lake Michigan, the only one of the Great Lakes that is located entirely within the United States. The lake touches the U.S. states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. It has a surface area of 22,400 square miles making it the largest lake entirely within one country by surface area, and the fifth largest lake in the world. It […]


Introduction to Wastewater Microbiology

 On October 21st and 28th, students looking for an introduction to wastewater microbiology will have the opportunity to participate in a 2-hour, online class hosted by WastewaterEducation.org. This in-depth 2-hour class is designed for beginning wastewater treatment operators, testing lab technicians in training, students, and those interested in microbiology in the environment.   Activated sludge […]


Chromium 6 Impact

In our previous post on the CA Chromium 6 proposal, we shared that CDPH has officially proposed a Maximum Contaminant Level of .01-milligrams per liter. The proposal is open for public comment, and the public is beginning to do just that.   In Riverside County, the Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday to discuss the effects […]


Great Lakes-Lake Huron

Lake Huron is the second-largest of the Great Lakes of North America, with a surface area of 23,000 square miles, making it the third-largest fresh water lake on Earth by surface area. It is bounded on the east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the west by the state of Michigan in the United States. Lake Huron boasts over 30,000 islands, and at least 25 […]

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