Wastewater treatment plants, while critically important, often go unrecognized, even when they do exceptional work.
The city of Provo, UT, may have to make a big investment in its phosphorus problem. By 2020, it must assure that every liter of discharge from its municipal treatment plants contain only 1 milligram of phosphorus, as mandated by the state’s Division of Water Quality (DWQ), according to the Daily Herald.
Wastewater discharge violations at the two largest coal-fired power plants in Maryland will cost electric utility company NRG Energy a significant chunk of change.
Increasing phosphorus regulations are significantly impacting the bottom line at many WWTPs, often requiring millions of dollars in improvements just to stay in compliance.
The state of Pennsylvania is making a significant commitment to water treatment — investing $68 million for twenty drinking water, wastewater, and non-point source projects across fourteen counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), reported WTAE 4.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is honoring four South Carolina wastewater employees with the national Wastewater Heroes Award, after they prevented a massive sewage overflow during a historic flood and rainstorm.
Jet mixers are widely used in both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities to blend the plant influent and suspend light organic solids in circular equalization tanks.
Could all wastewater treatment plants someday become energy neutral? The goal may sound unobtainable, but with the right technology, investments, and innovation it may not be. According to the American Biogas Council, the wastewater sector consumes 22 terawatt hours of electrical energy each year, but has the potential to generate 851 trillion BTU of energy annually.
The state of West Virginia is still recovering from the historic flood on June 23rd, which brought 8 to 10 inches of rain in six to eight hours in parts of the state.
Residents of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, are debating a controversial potential new regulation, which would hold homeowners responsible for the nitrogen in their wastewater and its impact on area bodies of water, reports the Vineyard Gazette.
The average ratepayer has little idea what goes on after their toilet flushes or their water goes down the drain. While most treatment operators are OK with serving behind the scenes, a Vermont plant is pulling back the curtain, hoping that more transparency will lead to increased support for future funding initiatives.
A Chicago-area wastewater reclamation plant has found an innovative solution for their phosphorus problem. They’re going to turn it into fertilizer, stopping regulatory issues before they start, and eventually making a profit in the process.
Odor issues can hinder public opinion of wastewater services — even if the issue has zero impact on the actual quality of the wastewater remediation.
History has repeated itself in Topeka, KS.