Environmental Protection

Wastewater


254,459 Waterways Visited in 2012 Monitoring Challenge

Participants from Albania to Zimbabwe tested their local waterways, according to the new Year in Review report from the Water Environment Federation and the International Water Association.

Millions Awarded in Water and Wastewater Grants in Tennessee

Four communities in Tennessee have received more than $15 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

New Water Recycling Technology for Two Power Plants

With new water recycling technology powered by GE, two Texas power plants will be able to recycle more than 98 percent of wastewater and eliminate wastewater discharge to drought-ridden areas.

Wastewater Facilities Automate Monitoring Systems with Wireless Data Communications

FreeWave’s reliable, long range and easily deployed radios gather and transmit critical data for water and wastewater facilities.

World’s Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant Powered by GE

As part of the new contract with GE and the world’s largest wastewater treatment plant, eight vertical variable-speed power conversion drive trains will power the STEP Feed Pipeline Project, GE solutions will increase energy efficiency, lower maintenance, and control plant water flow, and will help strengthen the presence of GE’s power conversion business in the Middle East Water Industry.

New Hampshire Facility to Pay Fines for Violating Clean Water Act

CSG Holdings, Inc., a sand and gravel company in New Hampshire has been fined $150,000 for violating the Clean Water Act.

Gray Water May Help Texas Landscapes Stay Green

Researchers at Texas A&M University are investigating gray water, hoping that the reuse of 'soapy' water can become a statewide interest.

Can 2013 Phoenix Open Top 2012's Waste Diversion?

The Zero Waste Challenge's goal is to divert 100 percent of the 2013 tournament's waste away from landfills and into recycling and compost facilities –- not easy for an event that claims to attract the largest galleries of any golf tournament anywhere.



EP 2012 New Product of the Year Winners Announced

The contest attracted a record number of entries in 10 categories ranging from Air Quality and Climate to Wastewater.

Nanomaterials May Help Clean Up the Environment

Researchers have presented an extensive analysis of the role of nanomaterials in environmental remediation and monitoring, which can be used to clean up toxins and bacteria from natural waters, wastewaters, and the air.

Company to Pay Millions for Clean Water Act Violations

The EPA and the Department of Justice announced that Roquette America, Inc. will pay a $4.1 million civil penalty for violations of the Clean Water Act and its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit at its grain processing facility in Keokuk, Iowa.

Sewage Problems Caused by Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, millions of gallons of raw sewage are being dumped into New Jersey waterways. Scientists from the University of Delaware are using satellites to predict the sludge’s track into the ocean.

GE Wastewater Treatment Technology Installed at Bioreactor Facility in Utah

GE’s wastewater treatment technology is now in use at the largest membrane bioreactor (MBR) facility in the state of Utah, providing reliable treatment of wastewater that exceeds current regulatory effluent discharge requirements.

MRSA Found in US Wastewater Treatment Plants

A team of researchers led at the University of Maryland School of Public Health has found that the superbug MRSA is prevalent in several wastewater treatment plants across the U.S.

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

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