Environmental Protection

Wastewater


Jacksonville, Fla., Utility Selects BioAir to Control Odors

The filter units use structured plastic synthetic media to remove hydrogen sulfide and other odor-causing chemicals.

WEF Opens Public Access to Water Environment Research

The Water Environment Federation will offer one article per issue of its journal online.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will incorporate water reuse in its new building.

San Francisco PUC Selects Living Machine System for Office

The system introduces high-strength wastewater to a diverse microbial ecosystem, or biofilm, growing on the surface of a special gravel medium contained in a series of watertight basins.

Association to Help EPA Coordinate Lab Preparedness

The Association of Public Health Laboraties won the cooperative agreement.

EPA Says 2012 Budget Proposal Is 13% Leaner than 2010

Funding support remains for the Great Lakes, water and wastewater treatment, Superfund, and enforcement.

EPA Enhances Water Contaminant Information Tool

WCIT now includes a compendium of 700 new contaminants with details on more than 212 analytical methods.

Gardner Denver, Synchrony Set Energy Efficiency Standard

The companies integrate magnetic bearing and high-speed motor technology into smarter high-speed blowers.

Clark County Solids Dewatering Facility Earns 2010 Award

The CH2M Hill-designed facility earns praise from publication and the American Public Works Association-Nevada Section.



NEWEA Gives Leominster Facility Environmental Safety Honor

Leominster’s wastewater treatment plant, which is managed by Veolia Water North America, received the George W. Burke Jr. Award.

Orval Kent Food Co. Agrees to Civil Penalty, Restocking Fish

To settle allegations that its food processing facility in Baxter Springs overloaded the city's wastewater treatment system, Orval Kent will pay $390,000 and about $32,500 to restock the Spring River.

Muskegon County Wastewater System Seeks Utility-scale Wind Developers

The system has 11,000 acres near Lake Michigan it would like to develop as a wind farm.

EPA New England office recognized Jewett City wastewater treatment plant for excellence.

New England EPA Office Recognizes Wastewater Operators, Facilities

The agency presented awards for outstanding service and excellence in wastewater management to Rhode Island superintendents and facilities in Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut.

Mayors Select Schenectady and Veolia for Public-Private Partnerships Award

The city and the company, operating under a long-term contract, have developed a successful biosolids program and made significant wastewater treatment plant improvements.

American Water to Sell Arizona and New Mexico Services to EPCOR

EPCOR will reportedly purchase these water and wastewater services for an estimated $470 million.

Eger to Lead Water Environment Federation

The former Kentucky utility director started Jan. 24 as WEF’s new executive director.

AWWA, WEF Come Closer Together to Holistically Address Water

As a first step, the organizations will combine forces at the April Water Matters! Fly In.

Emissions Standards for Boilers, Certain Incinerators Still Under Review

EPA says comments shed new light on key areas and that the agency plans to propose significantly different standards from what was proposed last year.

Ben and Jerry's Scoops Up Green Ice Cream

Unilever and Paques have begun construction of a bio-digester at the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory in Hellendoorn, the Netherlands. Waste products released during the production of ice cream will be converted into energy, comprising 40 percent of the ice cream factory's green energy requirements.

Reactor Quickens Cleanup of Mining Runoff by Applying Low Voltage to Microbes

University of Utah researchers have developed an electrobiochemical reactor that applies a low electrical voltage to microbes to help them quickly and efficiently remove pollutants from mining, industrial, and agricultural wastewater.

Alaska Coal Mine Agrees to Fine for Discharges into Local Waterways

Usibelli Coal Mine Inc., owner of an open-pit coal mine near Healy in Alaska’s central interior, has signed a consent agreement and final order that resolves water permit violations and numerous unpermitted discharges.

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