Environmental Protection


Veolia Water to Manage Hollister's New Water Reclamation Facility

Veolia Water North America has signed a public-private partnership contract with Hollister, Calif., for its 2.1-million-gallons-per-day membrane bioreactor facility.

Literature Review Points to Technologies that Remove Wastewater CECs

The report discusses 16 of the more than 200 contaminants of emerging concern present in the database, and the average percent removals achieved by full-scale treatment systems that employ six of the more than 20 reported treatment technologies.

Associations Document Attributes of Effective Wastewater Collection Systems

The American Public Works Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the Water Environment Federation developed 12 core attributes of effectively managed collection systems to help promote good engineering practices.

'Free' Fertilizer May be Adding Arsenic to Field Runoff

Agricultural Research Service scientists have linked arsenic levels in stormwater runoff on Delmarva Peninsula to chicken litter storage and use.

Cheese Maker to Pay $315K for Polluting Creek in Idaho

According to DOJ, the company, which treats wastewater in a facility separate from its cheese-making plant, repeatedly violated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit over a period of three years, affecting a waterway that flows into the Boise River, a salmon habitat.

13 Express Interest in Puerto Rico Public Private Partnership

The project with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority was designed to address technology and automated meter reading upgrades.

City and County of Honolulu to Start Wastewater Rehab and Replacement

The city will pay a total fine of $1.6 million to be split between the federal government and the state of Hawaii to resolve violations of the federal Clean Water Act and the state of Hawaii’s water pollution law.

Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

Case Study: Curren Hits the Bull's Eye Using Online Process Analyzers

Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant improved its efficiency by upgrading to online process monitoring and control.

Black & Veatch Customer Rates Survey Sees 5% Increase

Survey correlates with findings of the American Society of Civil Engineers' "Report Card for America."

North Providence Will Install New Sewer to Reduce SSOs

EPA fined the town $15,000 and ordered the sewer line be installed as a supplemental environmental project, which is expected to cost about $86,000.

CH2M Hill Adds Jeyanayagam to Team, Contracts with Huron East

Wastewater treatment expert Samuel Jeyanayagam joins the company while the firm picks up a water and wastewater services contract with Huron East in Ontario.

BioMag Pilot Convinces Stonington to Install Technology

Stonington will upgrade its Mystic Water Pollution Control Facility with a process developed by Cambridge Water Technology.

Agency Recognizes Greenleaf, Newport, N.H. Treatment Plant Operator

EPA's New England office bestows award to Arnold Greenleaf, superintendent of the wastewater treatment plant.

Tom Dick Emerson Process Management

From the Top: Q&A with Emerson Process Management's Tom Dick

Taking a few minutes out from the 2010 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Tom Dick, vice president of Water Automation Solutions for Emerson Process Management, shares his company's success in helping water and wastewater facilities find integrated solutions.

New Water Impact Index Adds Consumption, Resource Stress Factors

Veolia Water North America has tested this tool in Milwaukee, which will use the information to lower its water impact and carbon footprint as well.

American Water Subsidiary Gets Islip Development Contract

Applied Water Management won the bid to build a $3.4 million wastewater treatment plant that will serve about 1,000 people in two Home Properties developments.

Secure Water, Chemical Bills Aim to Protect Facilities; SOCMA Objects

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates says "inherently safer technology" is not a common sense mandate.

Jet Fuselage Manufacturer Pays $132,500 to Settle Hazwaste Issues

According to EPA, the Wichita, Kan.-based plant generates significant quantities of hazardous waste, including industrial wastewater treatment filter sludge, primer residue waste containing chromium and cadmium, tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene waste from degreasers, and hazardous waste oil.

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