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As part of the White House Build America Investment Initiative, the Environmental Protection Agency launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center (WIRFC). Unveiled last month, the new finance center is setup to increase funding for climate resilient water infrastructure projects. With a projected $600 billion infrastructure spending shortfall, the EPA hopes the new finance center will help close the gap in infrastructure needs by promoting further investment. The Finance Center plans to build on the State Revolving Fund program, but use innovative new financing tools to promote public-private partnership opportunities. One of the WIRFC’s many goals is to encourage […]
For the first time in over a century, the American brewing industry crossed the 3,000 brewery mark – a barrier that hasn’t been crossed since the 1870s. As the industry begins to reach maturity, increased attention is being placed on operations and resource management – making many brewers increasingly water conscious. Despite major improvement in operations, however, water consumption and disposal remain economic and environmental hurdles that directly affect breweries and the brewing process. During the recent three-day Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, owners, crafters, beer scientists, and other experts were invited to speak on the […]
The ReCip Reciprocating Wetland is the original tidal wetland system. It mimics and accelerates natural tidal processes to quickly and efficiently treat wastewater. ReCip wetlands are high-performance and low-maintenance. The process involves pairs of artificial wetland cells which are alternately filled and drained to mimic tidal events. Utilizing microbial fixed-film ecosystems to break down waste in water, the repeated filling and draining enhances aerobic and anoxic treatment processes, providing energy-efficient passive aeration and simultaneous nitrification and denitrification. ReCip cells, which act as interior and exterior landscaping and design features, provide clean recycled water for non-potable reuse. Additional benefits to end-users […]
Sustainable Water is pleased to announce its licensing agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to commercialize its groundbreaking ReCip Technology. TVA, created in 1933 by Congressional Charter, is the largest public power provider in the US. Beyond providing electricity to more than 9 million people, and managing the Tennessee River System, TVA is also charged with modernizing the region’s economy and society, ensuring economic development and maintaining its natural resources. Reciprocating Wetlands mimic and accelerate natural tidal processes to quickly and efficiently treat wastewater. Extensive field applications, coupled with dedicated research and development underscore this innovative technology’s proven system […]
As our Pacific Southwest, and other drought-prone regions of our country, struggle with the regulatory challenges of safely guiding water reuse, the EPA has published a great deal of information on their website. A recent article, which can be found here: http://www.epa.gov/region9/water/recycling/ aims to familiarize users and treatment providers with basic information to help them determine if and how water reuse could help solve their facility or community issues.