Category Archive: News

Oct 25

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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Oct 24

California’s Water-Part Two

Suisun Marsh

In our last post on the California Delta, we mentioned that it’s been called the heart of the California water system. It’s also a diverse ecosystem unto itself. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary.  The Suisun Marsh is the largest brackish water marsh on the West Coast at …

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Oct 08

Membrane in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Water Treatment Cycle

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 …

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Oct 03

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 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 …

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Oct 02

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 …

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Sep 10

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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Sep 09

CA Chromium-6 Standard Open for Comment


California has been waiting for the last 2 years for news of a new drinking water regulation. At last, after the predictions and the pools in various labs and water district offices across the state, the books are closed and the verdict’s in: CDPH has proposed a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of .01-milligrams per liter …

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May 15

Workforce Development – Plugging the Brain Drain

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King Jr.   At American Water College, we are committed to developing training and services for utilities that will ensure this important work is done “with painstaking excellence.” Our dedication to providing high-quality, cost-effective training options to …

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May 09

Workforce Development Program


  “Development of an integrated knowledge retention strategy will be key to reducing the effect of the changing workforce, assisting a utility in retaining knowledge pertinent to its operations and expertise, and, ultimately, to ensuring a successful future.”  ~Mark Fargo, Management Consultant   American Water College is excited to launch our Workforce Development Program for …

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May 06

ACWA – Rethinking CA Water

Just a reminder that American Water College will be exhibiting this week at the Association of California Water Agencies spring conference in Sacramento, CA. We’ll be posting periodic updates and photos on our Facebook page and the blog as the conference unfolds. Stop by and see us at booth 137!

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