Water and Wastes Digest Archive


January 2011
In a desert environment, natural groundwater replenishment typically cannot keep pace with extraction rates. Such is the case in Arizona’s West Valley, a growing—and thirsting—area of Maricopa County west of Phoenix. Underground water levels here have...
Oak Lodge Sewer District (OLSD) provides sanitary sewer and surface water management services to 32,000 people residing in a 6.5-sq-mile urbanized unincorporated area near Portland, Ore. The district is incorporated under Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter...
The Stevens Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Stevens Point, Wis., is located in a university town of 25,000 residents. It keeps the local environment clean by treating an average of 3 million gal of sewage a day before releasing the water into...
January rings in a new year, a new job and a new venue for me, happily with water policy continuing to flow through and connect all. I’m back in Washington, D.C., after a good “run” in a grand state heading up Arizona’s Department of Environmental...
As we turn the calendar page to 2011, it is common to take a look back at some of the major events of 2010 and reflect on what has turned out to be an interesting year. The past year started with a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that destroyed most...

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