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Water and Wastes Digest Archive

September 2012
“Water, water, water ... There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount ... unless you try to establish a city where no city should be.” —Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness    With constant...
Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court is choosing to shine its light on a jurisdictional fight under the Clean Water Act (CWA)—this time with foresters, land owners, flood and storm water managers, environmental advocates and CWA enthusiasts watching...
The Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is the largest of three wastewater treatment facilities serving the Cleveland, Ohio, metropolitan area. The plant cleans wastewater collected from homes and businesses and safely returns the water to local...
David Harris grew up in a small town where he started mowing grass at the local water and wastewater treatment facilities before he was old enough to drive. He continued working for the city through high school and college in between semesters. ...
The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities in Manassas, Va., has had a good year. In June, it received the 2011 Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Performance Award from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water for going above and...
Extracting freshwater from traditional sources, such as rivers and aquifers, is becoming more difficult due to tightening physical and institutional limits. Meanwhile, demand for clean water continues to grow. Faced with these issues, more water managers...
Union Rome Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Union Rome, Ohio, currently operates a membrane bioreactor (MBR) activated sludge system followed by an Ovivo pre-thickened aerobic digestion process using a Kubota P.A.D.-K flat plate membrane thickener...
In one of the top soul songs of the 1960s, Otis Redding crooned, “I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away.” Keeping that tide clean is no small accomplishment in a body of water surrounded by one of the nation’s largest metro...
With water supplies always top of mind in the face of regional scarcity challenges, Oklahoma City officials sought a way to continue to provide safe, reliable water service to residents and businesses while making the most of the city’s water resources....
Tough economic times over the past few years have businesses and municipalities sharpening their pencils to spend dollars wisely. When a project or new facility can cut operation and maintenance costs and provide significant environmental benefits, it...

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