Environmental Protection

Wastewater


Aveys Run Stream at Cincinnati Nature Center

Nature Center Opts for Algaewheel Technology to Treat Wastewater

The Cincinnati Nature Center will take advantage of a symbiotic relationship between algae and bacteria to manage wastewater at Rowe Woods using a packaged system from Oldcastle Precast.

PPA Allows Oro Loma Sanitary District to Turn on Solar Savings

Solar Power Partners and Oro Loma partnered with DRI Energy to design, build, and install the single-axis tracker project that is expected to save the district $2 million over the life of the contract.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Arkla's Wastewater Manager, Supervisor

Two Arkla Disposal Services, Inc. employees were charged in a five-count indictment for discharging untreated wastewater to the local Shreveport publicly owned treatment works and the Red River.

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.

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