Environmental Protection

Wastewater


Dekalb County, Ga., to Stem Overflows with Sewer Upgrade

The county will pay more than $1 million in civil penalties and supplemental environmental project costs.

Baltimore Hires Fru-Con Construction to Expand its Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant

Fru-Con Construction has been awarded two contracts totaling $138.7 million to improve and expand the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant for the city of Baltimore.

United Water, 2 Employees Indicted for CWA Violations in Gary, Indiana

The Justice Department says the employees allegedly turned up disinfectant treatment for daily wastewater sampling; United Water refutes the charges.

Pipe project in Poland.

Case Study: Project in Poland Sets Fiberglass Pipe Jacking Record

Warsaw is updating its sewers at a quick pace with the help of 118-inch centrifugally cast fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar pipe.

Solar-Powered Sludge Dryer Expands into Water Treatment Facilities

The commissioning expands the technology from its application in wastewater treatment plants.

Agency Encourages Users to Take NPDES Tool for a Spin

The web-based tool that helps identify details on wastewater discharges is now available in a beta version.

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.

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