Environmental Protection

Wastewater


Maryland Rural Water Group Names Elkton System of the Year

The biological nutrient removal wastewater treatment plan has been in operation for about two years.

Northshore Utility Deploys IP Video Surveillance System

The water and sewer utility in King County, Wash., covers more than 17 square miles and includes 263 miles of sewer pipe, 15 lift stations, 3 water pumping stations and 8 water storage facilities.

ThermoEnergy Contracts with NYC for Jamaica Bay Work

New York City will implement the CASTion Ammonia Recovery Process to reduce nitrogen discharges in the bay.

EPA Proposes Use of Sufficiently Sensitive NPDES Test Methods

Minor amendments to the Clean Water Act require that only analytical test methods that can detect and measure pollutants at or below the respective water quality critieria can be used for NPDES permit application.

IWA Recognizes Asia Pacific Water Engineering Projects

Singapore, Australia and The Philippines are among the winners who were announced during Singapore International Water Week 2010.

EPA Finalizing GHG Reporting Rules for 4 Emissions Sources

The proposed rules, which also cover confidential business information, would require underground coal mines, industrial wastewater treatment systems, industrial waste landfills and magnesium production facilities to report their GHG emissions by the end of March 2012.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IWA Announces East Asia Water Project Winners

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

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.

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