Environmental Protection

Wastewater


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.

Revere, Mass., Settlement Covers Raw Sewage Overflows

The city will implement a comprehensive, system-wide plan to ensure that all sanitary sewer overflows associated with insufficient capacity of its separate wastewater collection system are prevented within 12 years.

EPA Takes Tonawanda Coke to Task for Additional Environmental Issues

The agency says the company is exceeding its permitted industrial wastewater discharge, which is piped to Tonawanda's sanitary sewer system.

SWASH+ to Bring Water and Sanitation to 150 Schools in Central America

Inter-American Development Bank and The Coca-Cola Foundation have provided for funds for the program's expansion.

Veolia Water to Manage Hollister's New Water Reclamation Facility

Veolia Water North America has signed a public-private partnership contract with Hollister, Calif., for its 2.1-million-gallons-per-day membrane bioreactor facility.

Literature Review Points to Technologies that Remove Wastewater CECs

The report discusses 16 of the more than 200 contaminants of emerging concern present in the database, and the average percent removals achieved by full-scale treatment systems that employ six of the more than 20 reported treatment technologies.

'Free' Fertilizer May be Adding Arsenic to Field Runoff

Agricultural Research Service scientists have linked arsenic levels in stormwater runoff on Delmarva Peninsula to chicken litter storage and use.

Associations Document Attributes of Effective Wastewater Collection Systems

The American Public Works Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the Water Environment Federation developed 12 core attributes of effectively managed collection systems to help promote good engineering practices.

Cheese Maker to Pay $315K for Polluting Creek in Idaho

According to DOJ, the company, which treats wastewater in a facility separate from its cheese-making plant, repeatedly violated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit over a period of three years, affecting a waterway that flows into the Boise River, a salmon habitat.

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