Environmental Protection

Wastewater


Wastewater Tunnel Project Completed in Austin

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held earlier this week to celebrate the completion of Austin’s Downtown Wastewater Tunnel project, which has improved wastewater collection for the central and downtown areas of the city.

Nanosilver in Clothing Can Create Environmental Issues

According to a new study, silver nanoparticles in clothing can have a severe environmental impact on the environment. The nanosilver, which is toxic to bacteria and higher organisms, is released into water systems after clothing has been washed.

City of Denison Enters Performance Contract with Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has announced that it will implement a $7.9 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the city of Denison, Texas.

Wastewater Facility Agrees to Address Odor Issues

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has reached a proposed agreement with a Stephens County wastewater treatment and composting facility. Under this agreement the facility will be required to address odor issues and correct problems associated with its operation.

Notify NYC Will Now Announce Advisories During and After Rain Events

The DEP and OEM announced that NYC’s official notification system will now issue rain-related advisories on 25 waterbodies in the area.

Growing Greener Plus Grants Offered by the Pennsylvania DEP

Growing Greener Plus Grants Offered by the Pennsylvania DEP

Ontario Clean Technology Alliance Touts $60 Million Consortium

The organization's chair says the goal is make Ontario, CN "the place where the world buys its water management technology."

"The composite of all of that is just simple steps to implement a good bit of water conservation without going through capital expenditure or purifying and reusing a lot of other water."

Q&A: Simple Steps to Industrial Water Conservation

To reuse water requires capital that they would rather not spend if it's cheaper for them just to dispose of it. I think that's why we don't reuse that much. It might be more cost effective to figure out a way to reuse it than it would be not to.



Big WEFTEC Crowd Heading to New Orleans

Only a month after Hurricane Isaac swept past the city, the largest annual water quality conference will bring an estimated 18,000 attendees to the downtown Morial Convention Center.

CH2M HILL Experts Survey Changing Value of Water

Mike Matichich and colleagues looked at five thirsty industrial sectors, including oil & gas, chemicals, and semiconductors, to understand how water and wastewater costs are affecting business decisions.

Jackson Keynoting WEFTEC Session on Water Management's Future

Marking the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the EPA administrator is scheduled to speak Oct. 1 at the New Orleans conference.

Bioalchemy and Turning Sludge into Clear Water

Biological treatment plus ozone can reduce the amount of sludge coming from wastewater treatment plants by a factor of ten.

EPA, City Officials Expect New Treatment Plant Permits to Boost Boise River Water Quality

Permits call for major reductions in phosphorus; new limits on mercury, ammonia and temperature.

Southern California Expands Water Purification

The Groundwater Replenishment System expands its capacity to purify wastewater.

New Methods for Better Wastewater Purification

Before wastewater reaches recipient waters, nutrients must be removed in order to avoid eutrophication and large algal blooms, which may result in serious damage to animal and plant life. Robert Almstrand at the Depertment of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has shown in his thesis that better removal of nitrogen from wastewater can be achieved by providing the bacteria that purify the water with alternating high and low levels of nutrients.

Drinking Up the Possibilities of Water Reclamation

As the world population grows, the struggle to provide enough resources to people becomes paramount. Whether it is having access to a resource or having enough of it, nations will fight to gain control of supply. Of those resources, one of the most vital is water.

Guam Waterworks Authority Receives $6.7 million for Wastewater and Drinking Water Projects

EPA recently awarded more than $6.7 million as part of a yearly grant to the Guam Waterworks Authority to improve drinking water and wastewater systems on Guam.

Reuse of Municipal Wastewater Has Potential to Augment Future Drinking Water Supplies

With recent advances in technology and design, treating municipal wastewater and reusing it for drinking water, irrigation, industry and other applications could significantly increase the nation's total available water resources, particularly in coastal areas facing water shortages, says a new report from the National Research Council.

After Years of Fracking, Pennsylvanians Remain Mixed About Gas Drilling

Despite having an eight-year head start on Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction, Pennsylvania residents are just as uncertain about the effects of horizontal hydraulic drilling as New Yorkers, researchers at Cornell and Penn State have found.

Wastewater System Generates Energy, Produces Drinking Water

A Michigan State University (MSU) researcher is using a $1.92 million Department of Defense grant to develop a portable wastewater treatment system that could improve the military's efficiency.

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