Environmental Protection

Wastewater


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.

Catalyst Recycling Facility Resolves Wastewater Violations

Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation pleaded guilty to 11 felony violations of Texas Water Code and will pay a $2.75 million fine.

EPA to Initiate Rulemaking to Reduce SSOs

Agency schedules listening sessions in June and July to get feedback on possible modifications to NPDES permits.

Quaternary Amines May Form NDMA in Wastewater, Study Says

Yale University scientists say that wastewater treatment plants may not be able to remove all quaternary amines discharged with household detergents and shampoos, allowing the formation of nitrosamines, a suspected cancer-causing contaminant.

Turkish Ship Operator Pleads Guilty, Did Not Log Oil Discharges

U.S. District Court judge orders company to serve three years of probation and implement an environmental compliance plan.



Allegheny County Will Verify Green Roof Effectiveness

Officials hope that an ARRA-funded green roof will help manage stormwater and they plan to monitor the solution using Web-based weather stations.

Kansas City, Mo., to Spend $2.5 B over 25 Years to Stop Overflows

After four years of public input, Kansas City has a plan that is expected to eliminate unauthorized sewage overflows.

Bacterial Colonization Process Earns Patent

EDI says the new enclosed wastewater treatment process will eliminate the need for settling basins, ponds, and lagoons.

Oswego to Invest $87 M in Sewers to Comply with Clean Water Act

Specific measures include at least a 75 percent separation of the combined system into sanitary and stormwater components, a 50 percent expansion of the west side wastewater treatment plant’s treatment capacity, and the disconnection of catch basins.

Demo Validates Biotrickling Filter at Wastewater Treatment Plant

BioAir Solutions tested its media and biotrickling filter at a Florida wastewater plant for one year and the results revealed that the system removed more than 98 percent of all odors.

Budd Inlet Plant Cogeneration System Uses Methane for Heat, Energy

Energy conservation grants helped to fund upgrade, including an aeration blower retrofit.

FWS Awards $12.8 M to 31 States for Sewage Pumpout Facilities

Clean Vessel Act grants help marinas manage wastes and protect recreational waterways.

Slaughterhouse Operator to Install Sequencing Batch Reactor

Washington Beef LLC will spend more than $3 million in civil penalty and equipment costs to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act on numerous occasions between 2003 and 2009.

WERF Wants to Help Small Plants Overcome Biogas Barriers

The Water Environment Research Foundation has issued a request for proposals on research related to strategies for biogas production; proposals are due June 7.

United Water Voices Support for Infrastructure Act

The Senate bill removes state volume caps on private activity bonds for water and wastewater projects.

Region 7 Awards $2 M for Stormwater, Wastewater Projects

EPA provides infrastructure funding to East Prairie, Mo.; Plattsmouth, Neb.; and Gravois Mills, Mo.

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