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Water System Operator aims to bring stories that help you and your plant perform better. Now we do more of the same on the WSO website. There you’ll find stories that appear only online — and that are current, because they’re not subject to the lead times involved in the print magazine. Here are a few online exclusives recommended by the WSO editorial team:

Xylem Expands Range of Medium-Pressure UV Water Treatment Solutions

Xylem has expanded its range of medium-pressure UV water treatment solutions with the launch of two additions to the WEDECO Quadron series, suitable for drinking water disinfection and also for fish farming, swimming pool and wastewater reuse. The Quadron series is validated according to the U.S. EPA UV Disinfection Guidance Manual. It can be uniquely tailored to meet the requirements of individual water or wastewater treatment facilities.

Louisville Water Kicks Off Pumping Station Restoration and Water Works Museum

A project to restore the interior of a National Historic Landmark in Louisville, Ky., began this year. The Louisville Water Company kicked off a restoration project at its original pumping station. The project will renovate and restore the interior of pumping station No. 1, built between 1858 and 1860 as part of the city’s original Water Works. The site also features the city’s iconic water tower, also a National Historic Landmark.

Program Offers Multi-Faceted Learning With Training Laboratory

Mike Smith’s enthusiasm for the Water Quality Management program at Red Rocks Community College is contagious. And his pride in the curriculum he’s helped build is clearly justified. The college, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, Colo., has one of the most extensive water quality management programs in the United States with an enclosed mobile laboratory used for coursework and as an emergency response unit in the event of a water-borne disease outbreak. “There’s really no other institution with anywhere near the offerings we have,” says Smith, department chair, program coordinator and lead faculty member.

Virginia Water Department Earns 2012 Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Performance Award

The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department received the 2012 Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Performance award from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water. The awards were recently presented in Roanoke, Va.

“The City of Manassas is dedicated to maintain quality water for our citizens,” said Mike Moon, director of the city public works and utilities department. “We’re honored to be recognized for our water treatment performance.” Three levels of performance are honored: gold, silver and bronze. Manassas earned the silver designation.

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