Environmental Protection


Blue Earth, Minn., Expands Biosolids Storage

Bolton and Menk and Wilkus Architects are providing design services for the wastewater treatment plant.

Online Article Submission Available for Water Environment Research

The peer-reviewed research journal receives about 300 new submissions annually.

Synagro CEO Stepped into Sludge Tank on 'Undercover Boss'

Bill Massa also worked alongside a centrifuge operator to separate water from solids and helped dredge and clean a lagoon for the television program.

EPA Fines Toppenish for Excess Wastewater Discharges

The agency said the city will pay $134,500 for violating its NPDES permit during 2008-2010.

Typical waste lagoons at the start of surface aeration and microbial enhancement. Note the presence of solids on lagoon surface.

Waste Lagoons: Sloppy Mess or Treatment Opportunity?

Surface aeration and aerobic microbes can alleviate an overloaded waste lagoon.

Blumenfeld signs a stipulated order to protect San Francisco Bay. Also pictured are Michelle Moustakas, EPA engineer, and Hugh Barroll, EPA attorney.

7 San Francisco Bay Municipalities Agree to Protect Bay from Sewage

During the last rainy season, almost 125 million gallons of sewage overflowed into San Francisco Bay from the East Bay Municipal Utility District's wet weather facilities.

Consol Energy to Pay $5.5M Penalty, $200M for Wastewater Controls

Using reverse osmosis technology, the underground coal mining company will build an advanced water treatment plant to remove chloride.

Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is feature in the video by the American Chemical Society

ACS Video Explains How Residential Sewage Becomes Drinking Water

Through its ChemMatters magazine, the American Chemical Society is educating youth about wastewater treatment processing.

New Technology Adds Significant Efficiency to Wastewater Nutrient Recovery

ThermoEnergy Corp., a leading supplier of wastewater recovery technology and systems, has introduced the Thermo ARP™, a new, high-efficiency process for recovering nutrients from wastewater.

Water main breaks are a big problem in the United States.

Website Tracks Water Main Breaks, Costs of Water Loss

The PVC Pipe Association says polyvinyl chloride pipe won't corrode and can last more than 110 years.

Siemens sidebar filter press

Siemens to Supply Filter Presses for Gas Drilling Water Reuse

The company is providing a system to treat fracking wastewater in Tioga County, Pa.

Water Office Accepting Comments on Rule Review Plan

President Obama has ordered each agency to develop a plan to periodically conduct a retrospective review of its regulations, and determine if they are ineffective, insufficient, or overly burdensome.

swine houses

USDA Analyzes 8 Animal Waste Lagoons for Nitrogen

Despite a large amount of nitrogen cycling genes, researchers concluded that denitrifying and nitrifying organisms were not active.

Bill Would Protect Pennsylvania's Waters from Drilling Damage

In this bill, natural gas drillers would be responsible for more contaminant liability.

Water Reclamation Facility Uses OHxyPhogg to Reduce Odors

According to Parkson, the fog creates a chemical reaction that reduces or eliminates odorous compounds as well as operating costs.

Aqua-Chem Pilots Removal of Dye from Industrial Wastewater

J&J Industries worked with the company to demonstrate the feasibility of removing chemical additives in large-scale carpet manufacturing so that facilities can reuse the water.

Arch Coal Agrees to $4M Settlement, Compliance Measures

The federal government, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky alleged that the coal company violated its discharge permit, sending excess amounts of iron, total suspended solids, and manganese into streams.

WWEMA to Address Manufacturers' Risks in Project Bids

The association has slated an industry event for March 30-31 in Indianapolis.

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.

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