Environmental Protection

Wastewater


Tetra Tech Earns USAID Contracts in Indonesia, Afghanistan

The contracts, valued up to $40 million and $119 million, respectively, are designed to help Indonesia reduce threats to deforestation and to assist Kabul in improving delivery of public services such as sanitation and solid waste

AWWA Offers 2010 Water Utility Compensation Survey

The American Water Works Association's survey covers water and wastewater utilities of all sizes.

Cornell Study Follows Nitrogen Runoff Clues to Tile Drainage on Farms

Possible solutions include installing wetlands to filter tile drainage, fertilizing fields in the spring, and planting winter crops.

NSF flushability testing

New NSF Program to Verify 'Flushable' Product Claims

The Flushable Consumer Products Certification program provides a solution to clogging issues associated with wastewater treatment systems.

Slum image courtesy of GTZ Sustainable Sanitation Program

Sewage Cycle Could Clean up Slum Life, Pit Latrines in Tanzania

People-powered pump could help prevent spread of dysentery, cholera, and typhoid.

EPA Offers Holiday Water Efficiency Tips

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, preparing for and cleaning up after a holiday meals and parties can use much more water than ordinary, everyday use.

EPA Releases Risk and Consequence Tools for Water

The Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool and the Water Health and Economic Analysis Tool have been developed to help drinking water and other facilities assess their responses to threats and natural disasters.

Amended CWA Settlement May Save Indianapolis Millions

Indianapolis, Ind., conducted additional engineering studies and found that it could implement less expensive combined sewer overflow control measures to meet Clean Water Act regulations.



Ostaras Phillip Abrary

From the Top: Q&A with Phillip Abrary

Using a University of British Columbia-developed technology, Abrary and his team at Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., have managed to launch four full-scale facilities with two more in the design phase in just five years.

Software Turns Pipeline Network Data into Virtual Reality

WinCan 3Dâ„¢ builds a virtual model of pipeline infrastructure automatically from inspection data, allowing easy visualization and management of underground assets.

SMU, Florida Teams Win WEF Student Design Competition

The teams tackled wastewater plant expansion challenges and green infrastructure design in the Water Environment Federation's annual contest.

Toledo's Sewer System Improvements to Cost about $315M

In the latest settlement, the city will expand its system to reduce discharges of untreated combined sewage from about 35 per year to four or less.

San Antonio Teams with Ameresco to Make Use of Biogas

In a 20-year partnership, the water system and the renewable energy company will collect methane gas from the sewage treatment process and sell it on the open market.

WERF Offers More than $1M in Wastewater Infrastructure Funding

Proposal packages must be received by 4 p.m. EDT on Oct. 29.

Technical Document Targets Utilities' Energy Management Efforts

The document includes cost information developed from literature sources, manufacturers, and operating facilities.

Lake Mead lake level

SWRO Desalination: A Viable, Long-Term Solution to Water Scarcity

As the seawater reverse osmosis industry has evolved and matured over the last 10 years, it is addressing concerns about energy efficiency and ecosystem impacts from concentrate discharge and seawater intake processes.

Mercury Emissions Cuts Proposed for Sewage Sludge Incinerators

The proposed rules apply to both multiple hearth and fluidized bed incinerators.

5 Companies Win Inaugural Environmental Protection Product Awards

Our judges chose OMI Industries, Excal Visual, KriStar, Calgon Carbon, and Hach as companies having this year's most helpful products among those entered in the first Environmental Protection New Product of the Year awards.

Daigger to Lead International Water Association

Glen Daigger of CH2M Hill will serve as president of IWA for a two-year term.

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