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Water and Wastes Digest Archive

September 2011
One-third of all wastewater treatment facilities in the U.S.—more than 6,000 systems—utilize a lagoon in some capacity during their treatment processes. They affect all 50 states, practically every American watershed and millions of people nationwide....
  Glanbia Foods Inc. operates a large cheese-making operation near Twin Falls, Idaho. The plant takes in about 10 million lb per day of milk, produces about 1 million lb per day of cheese and generates on average 1.25 million gal per day of high-...
Historians say the first Los Angeles sewer was a small wooden pipe that burst after heavy rains nearly 2,000 years ago. Technology has come a long way since then, and today the city has more than 6,700 miles of sewer lines serving 4 million people....
When surface water is already spoken for or the amount is unpredictable, municipalities increasingly consider reverse osmosis (RO) treatment plants to produce drinking water from brackish aquifers. Industrial-size RO desalination is not new and has been...
Nationwide, Americans face a shortage of affordable housing, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Generally, housing is considered affordable if it costs no more than 30% of a household’s annual income. An estimated 12 million...
The Aquapolo Ambiental water reuse venture was created to address new regulations to restrict industrial use of potable water in São Paulo. Aquapolo is the largest wastewater reuse project in the Southern Hemisphere and the fifth largest of its kind in...
Brinjac Eng. Inc. was retained by Burkavage Associates Inc. to assist with the development of an alternative wastewater treatment technology with zero discharge at a commercial retreat called the Benson’s Fun Station, located in Lehigh Township, Wayne...
The Brevard County (Fla.) Utility Services Department (USD) administers the county’s water and wastewater programs—providing drinking water treatment and distribution services, wastewater collection and treatment services, and delivery of reclaimed water...
When it comes to wastewater treatment plants, the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (JWPCP) of the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) is one of the world’s largest. In operation since 1928, the facility currently serves more than 3.5...
Old Lycoming Township, located along Lycoming Creek, is a rural suburb of the city of Williamsport, Pa. It includes many single-family homes and an extensive stretch of commercial and light industrial development. The community developed as a result of...

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