Water and Wastes Digest Archive


September 2010
America’s water and wastewater systems are safer in the post-9/11 (and post-Katrina) era, but not safe enough. Water-related facilities and the men and women who operate them have benefited from the early waves of money and effort, but we have a lot more...
Florida’s Seminole County Environmental Services Division (SCESD) is in the midst of a major capital improvement program (CIP) to upgrade and expand its infrastructure to support current and projected demand for water, wastewater and reclaimed water...
To complement the August 2010 article titled, “Bridging the Funding Gap,” Water & Wastes Digest Editorial Director Neda Simeonova asked American Water President and CEO Donald Correll to comment on the role public-private partnerships (PPPs) have in...
The Hampton Roads Sanitation District’s (HRSD) service area includes 17 cities and counties of southeast Virginia, an area of more than 3,100 sq miles and a population of 1.6 million. Wastewater flows through municipal collection systems to HRSD’s...
Environmental sustainability was a major focus of the 2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Among the 62 Games-related sustainability innovations, the conservation and reuse of water resources featured prominently. A case in point was...
Kuna—population 16,000—is located in an agricultural area in southwest Idaho. The city decided to construct a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) based on expected population growth. The facility’s outfall discharges into Indian Creek, which is a...
In the late 1990s, Farmville, N.C., upgraded its wastewater treatment plant by converting to a single-stage biological nutrient removal process. There was a proposal at that time to install a sludge management system consisting of sludge dewatering and...
The City of Buffalo, Minn., Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was faced with numerous challenges, including rising disposal costs, odor issues and an increase in plant capacity due to the expected increase in population (from approximately 15,000 to 30,...
In “the city that never sleeps,” it seems only right that any construction job match the moniker of Manhattan. For the past two years, workers from contractor Halycon Construction and subcontractor Insituform Technologies Inc. have convened on different...
A score of electronic “bloodhounds” are monitoring dangerous levels of toxic, explosive and noisome gases at the Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in suburban Minneapolis. The bloodhounds are actually sensitive gas detectors from Sensor...

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