Environmental Protection

Wastewater


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.

Montrealers are Feeding Fish Prozac

Approximately one in four Montrealers take some kind of anti-depressant, and according to new research, the drugs are passing into the waterways and affecting fish.

Online Training for NPDES Permit Writers Available

High demand has persuaded EPA to record presentations and make them available through its website.

Tetra Tech Wins $62M Contract with EPA Clean Water Program

The company, which has worked with the agency since the 1970s, will provide technical expertise to the Office of Wastewater Management.

Evansville, Ind., to Fix Sewage Overflows, Pay $490,000 in Fines in Clean Water Act Settlement

The agreement would resolve allegations in a lawsuit the United States and Indiana filed in September 2009, alleging violations of its Clean Water Act discharge permits.

Alliance Continues Work on Water Framework

Clean Water America Alliance meets with other stakeholders today for dialogue on greater sustainability and stronger science.

ITT Corporation to Spin Off Water, Defense Businesses

The company will separate its businesses into three corporations, focusing on technology, water, and defense and information.

"Poo-Gloos" Eat Sewage

Inexpensive igloo-shaped, pollution-eating devices nicknamed "Poo-Gloos" can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons, according to a new study.

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