Blog: High-quality wastewater treatment

Blog: High-quality wastewater treatment

Find out how to achieve high-quality wastewater treatment in a small space with this case study.

Simple rainwater harvesting calculator

Simple rainwater harvesting calculator

Rainwater harvesting is not a new concept. There is archaeological evidence that rainwater harvesting dates as far back as 6,000 years ago in China. Today, there are improvements in technology to capture, filter, store and use rainwater. The primary drivers...

Decentralized wastewater system right for your community?

Decentralized wastewater system right for your community?

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is a low-interest or no-interest source of funding for the installation, repair or upgrade of decentralized wastewater systems in small-town, rural and suburban areas. This is an excellent way for communities that are...

Decentralized wastewater systems – a sustainable solution

Decentralized wastewater systems – a sustainable solution

Both individual and cluster onsite wastewater treatment systems offer an approach to wastewater management that is characterized by smaller, simpler wastewater systems sized for specific areas, communities or developments. These systems are not generally intended to serve all of the...

Solutions to looming water crisis in Texas

Solutions to looming water crisis in Texas

The 2012 state water plan published by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) states, "In serious drought conditions, Texas does not and will not have enough water to meet the needs of its people, and its businesses and its agricultural...

Compact Mónashell eliminates odor at golf resort

Compact Mónashell eliminates odor at golf resort

The sixth hole on Eagle Pointe Golf Resort's golf course in Bloomington, Indiana has a wastewater pumping station in the rough to the right of the fairway. For more than 30 years, golfers and homeowners at Eagle Pointe Golf Resort...

Onsite wastewater treatment reduces load for municipalities

Onsite wastewater treatment reduces load for municipalities

Minooka Park is located in Chilton County, the geographic center of Alabama. The 366-acre park is primarily an ATV/off-road motorcycle park with miles of trails dedicated to off-road enthusiasts and has a new RV campground. Minooka Park opened with a...

Opinion: Psychology of wastewater reuse, Part II

Opinion: Psychology of wastewater reuse, Part II

Read an opinion on wastewater reuse in response to a recent NPR story.

Opinion: San Diego is reusing wastewater, Part I

Opinion: San Diego is reusing wastewater, Part I

Find out more about the impact of San Diego's wastewater reuse efforts.

'Exceptional drought' in U.S. reiterates need for water reuse

'Exceptional drought' in U.S. reiterates need for water reuse

According to the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the percent of contiguous U.S. land area experiencing exceptional drought in July reached the highest levels in the history of the U.S. Nearly 12 percent of the contiguous...

In which watershed do you live?

In which watershed do you live?

Do you know where your water comes from — not which water system but which watershed? Your watershed is the drainage basin that captures surface water from rain, run-off from roads and parking lots, melting snow or ice, effluent from...

The sustainability megatrend

The sustainability megatrend

Thanks to David Lubin, senior advisor of Esty Environmental Partners and Chairman of Sustainability Innovators Working Group for a great webinar and article in Harvard Business Review on "The Sustainability Imperative." This is a particularly relevant topic to me since...

Ask the Expert: Wastewater treatment systems to save on utility bills

Ask the Expert: Wastewater treatment systems to save on utility bills

ProudGreenHome: How do I reduce summer utility bills? Tom Smith: Homeowners with decentralized wastewater treatment systems can save on their utility bill year round by using a peat fiber biofilter rather than an aerobic treatment unit. The peat fiber biofilter...

Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. changes name to Anua

Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. changes name to Anua

Bord na Mona changes name to Anua to reflect renewed commitment to sustainable products.

Rainwater harvesting increasing in U.S.

Rainwater harvesting increasing in U.S.

Rainwater harvesting as a means of water conservation is becoming increasingly important in the U.S. as areas of the country reach their limit of supporting current and future population growth. This is particularly evident in arid states and drought-prone regions that have suffered water shortages in recent years.

How much would you pay to save the planet?

How much would you pay to save the planet?

Water is one of the most precious natural resource we have. And generally, we take it for granted.

Obama administration affirms commitment to clean water

Obama administration affirms commitment to clean water

We applaud the president for reaffirming his administration's commitment to clean water in the "Clean Water Framework" that was released on April 27. Specific initiatives include: Promoting Innovative PartnershipsFederal agencies are partnering with states, tribes, local governments and diverse stakeholders...

The importance of water reuse moving forward

The importance of water reuse moving forward

An article in the April edition of Fast Company, entitled "A Sea of Dollars" notes the importance of water reuse with several compelling statistics: One in six gallons (17 percent) of fresh drinking water leak from utility pipes before reaching...

Water reuse opportunities are everywhere. When will we open our eyes to them?

Water reuse opportunities are everywhere. When will we open our eyes to them?

Water reuse is focused on three areas: Rainwater harvesting Recovery of black water Recovery of grey water Water is a key global issue, regions are experiencing varying degrees of drought and there is concern that more regions will experience water...

Green Building Focus features range of exhibitors and speakers

Green Building Focus features range of exhibitors and speakers

Green Building Focus 2011 in Charlotte, N.C., featured a range of exhibitors and speakers who focused on all things green.

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