Environmental Protection

Wastewater


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.

Ninth Ward flooding. Photo by Kathy Anderson, LOLA

WEF Starts Conference with New Orleans Community Service Project

This is the third year that the Students and Young Professionals Committee has managed a project in the cities that have hosted the annual conference. This year's project is called "Bioswales in the Bayou" and is designed to stem stormwater flooding in the Ninth Ward.

Pickle Spoilage Bacteria May Render Azo Dyes Nonmutagenic

An Agricultural Research Service study found that spoilage Lactobacilli may have an application in treating textile wastewater.

Black & Veatch White Paper Combines Best Ideas from Roundtables

The consulting firm invited thought leaders to six major conferences and developed recommendations for overcoming barriers to water reuse.

Climate Ready Water Utilities Group to Finalize Report

The group will review and discuss in a public meeting final changes to its report.

Blue Plains Facility Has Until 2015 to Meet New Nitrogen Limits

EPA is reissuing permits for significant wastewater facilities to protect the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.

Gates Foundation Provides $5.6M to Water For People

The Innovative Sanitation as a Business Program grant will support solutions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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