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Preparing for tighter water treatment plant regulations

Quality monitoring and more accurate data ensure compliance  

Monitoring the condition of the world’s surface water is a useful and worthy endeavor. We all need and use water every day and are made aware through information channels of the many ways that water resources have been polluted. The consequences of polluted water are many and regulations and demands from local authorities are getting tighter. So how can we do our part of help prevent pollution in our waterways and remain compliant? 

Keeping up with water and wastewater industry regulations 

With tighter water treatment plant regulations from national organizations like EPA on more frequent monitoring data to be reported, the need for online analyzers from all municipalities is growing. Outsourcing lab measurement for effluent or compliance type points within a system can be cumbersome, and may not meet the needs inherent to higher data availability.

Colorimetric or photometric technology is the long-standing method to make accurate and repeatable measurements. These methods are employed by our labs and now onsite through compact and versatile units – much like the CA80 platform from Endress+Hauser. Investing in process data collection is critical for high data accuracy, efficient process optimizations and of course meeting local standards.   

As more municipalities bring these measurements within their facilities, the entire life cycle of proper data collection must be understood. Unlike other technologies, these online analyzers require not only specific attention to detail on sample prep and range of measurement, but after installation, maintenance and upkeep is crucial to a long-lasting device that provides value for years to come.  

CA80 to help meet water treatment plant regulations
Ammonium analyzer
Liquiline System CA80AM
Colorimetric system for online monitoring of water and wastewater treatment

Values of colorimetric or photometric analyzer technology

  • Advanced diagnostics with remote access for increase process safety 
  • Reduced operating costs 
  • Fast commissioning  
  • Automatic calibration and cleaning

Connecting with water and wastewater industry experts

Water and wastewater regulations are driven from the federal level, but each state can have even tighter limitations that must be adhered to as well. This creates a complex web of requirements that can be difficult to keep pace with. 

Not having the ability to easily access information online throughout the treatment process is one way to silently become noncompliant. So, it’s best to have a trusted technology partner that can help significantly lower that risk. 

Even the most well-run water and wastewater facilities can fall out of regulatory compliance without being aware. However, taking a few precautions can prevent that from happening much of the time. 

Get in touch with our industry experts if you want help staying in compliance!