A Week of Thankfulness

We have many reasons to be thankful, and the public works department is one of the main reasons. From the collection and treatment of wastewater to the collection and treatment and distribution of drinking water, whether groundwater or surface water, at American Water College we are thankful for our public works employees.   This is […]


Bottled Water and Tap Water: A Brief Comparison

Happy Friday! Last week on our Facebook page we posted a comparison between bottled water production and tap water production. If you haven’t seen it yet, hop on over and take a look! The standards and regulations in place for tap water delivery are stringent, while the standards for bottled water are considerably less so. […]

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Water: The Driving Force of Nature, Part 2

“We never know the worth of water til the well runs dry.” ~Thomas Fuller   From history to present times, water has always been the founding point of any society. Whether the nomads who traveled from oasis to oasis in the desert, or the Egyptians harnessing the power of the Nile, or the trade and […]

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Seasons and Water

  “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin   Seasons, whether the height of Summer or the dead of Winter, affect not only our water usage but the efficiency of our water […]


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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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 […]


Water Technology – Water to Energy, Literally!

In a few of our previous blogs posts, we covered the development of geothermal energy and the use of dams and rivers to create hydroelectricity. On the American Water College Facebook page, we shared a link demonstrating how Texas is actively pursuing both fresh water and energy production at the same time by building a natural gas-fired power […]