Environmental Protection


USAF Orders 5 Wastewater Recycling Units for Afghanistan Bases

Global Water Group's systems can process 20,000 gallons per day.

Missouri Scientists: EPA's GHG Estimates for Manure Lagoons May be Off

The team reviewed the method used by EPA for calculating possible greenhouse gas releases from agricultural anaerobic lagoons and found that the estimates of methane may be underestimated by as much as 65 percent.

EPA Region 4 Recognizes 2 Florida Counties for Excellent Site Reuse

Broward County and Hillsborough County changed two Superfund sites into a wide-ranging outdoor activities park and a multipurpose waste collection center and model airplane park, respectively.

Williamsport Sanitary Authority to Increase Capacity for CSO Compliance

The Pennsylvania authority will pay a $320,000 civil penalty and improve its combined sewer system at an estimated cost of $10 million.

AWWA and ASME-ITI to Release RAMCAP Method July 1

The new ANSI standard (J100) for managing risk and resilience is expected to strengthen decision making at water facilities.

Agency Estimates $298 B Needed for Water Pollution Control

In its Clean Watersheds Needs Survey, EPA summarizes data from 47 states and predicts the nation will need most of the money for wastewater treatment and collection systems over the next 20 years.

Case study: Mining Company Reclaims Wastewater in Mexico

Met-Mex Peñoles has used reverse osmosis membranes to further treat municipal wastewater from Torreón City for its boilers over the last 12 years.

Work for Water Website Calls Recruiters, Job Seekers

The Water Environment Federation and the American Water Works Association invite organizations to contribute documents, videos and links to benefit job seekers and employers.

Plumbing Engineers, Code Council Partner to Advance Sustainability

The newly formed team will share knowledge and expertise to advance sustainable initiatives, global sanitation and plumbing products and services overall.

Study: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities Add to Water Issues

Scientists collected outflow samples periodically from 2004 to 2009 from three New York wastewater treatment plants, two of which receive more than 20 percent of their wastewater from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

IWA Announces East Asia Water Project Winners

The International Water Association will award the global grand prize in Montreal in September.

Incorrect Application of the BOD Test

Sewage treatment plants are missing a whole other source of pollution – nitrogenous matter – when only the BOD5 test is used.

WEF Begins Search for Executive Director

Bill Bertera will leave the organization at year's end.

New TOC Analyzer Uses Supercritical Water Oxidation Technique

GE Power & Water says its analyzer offers increased uptime and instrument reliability.

HRSD, Ostara Partner to Recover Nutrients and Make Fertilizer

The technology turns a maintenance problem at the Nansemond plant into a commercially viable fertilizer product with no additional cost to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District.

CEE, WEF Offer Energy Efficiency RFP Guidance

The organizations say the new guidance can be used to simplify and streamline the request for proposal process.

EPA Awards $477,000 for Northwest Arkansas Wastewater Treatment

The Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority will use the funds for a portion of the engineering and final design phase of a conveyance system.

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