Environmental Protection


Pickle Spoilage Bacteria May Render Azo Dyes Nonmutagenic

An Agricultural Research Service study found that spoilage Lactobacilli may have an application in treating textile wastewater.

Black & Veatch White Paper Combines Best Ideas from Roundtables

The consulting firm invited thought leaders to six major conferences and developed recommendations for overcoming barriers to water reuse.

Climate Ready Water Utilities Group to Finalize Report

The group will review and discuss in a public meeting final changes to its report.

Blue Plains Facility Has Until 2015 to Meet New Nitrogen Limits

EPA is reissuing permits for significant wastewater facilities to protect the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.

Gates Foundation Provides $5.6M to Water For People

The Innovative Sanitation as a Business Program grant will support solutions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Revere, Mass., Settlement Covers Raw Sewage Overflows

The city will implement a comprehensive, system-wide plan to ensure that all sanitary sewer overflows associated with insufficient capacity of its separate wastewater collection system are prevented within 12 years.

EPA Takes Tonawanda Coke to Task for Additional Environmental Issues

The agency says the company is exceeding its permitted industrial wastewater discharge, which is piped to Tonawanda's sanitary sewer system.

SWASH+ to Bring Water and Sanitation to 150 Schools in Central America

Inter-American Development Bank and The Coca-Cola Foundation have provided for funds for the program's expansion.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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