WWTP Upgrade Cuts Headworks Maintenance By 75%

The town of Merritt upgraded their inlet screen so operators could focus on more important matters.

Separation System Protects Plant’s New Membrane Bioreactor Addition

An Idaho wastewater plant discovers a method of protecting membranes in its new membrane bioreactor addition.

Antarctica Research Station Adds Sewage Treatment Plant, Installs Innovative Sewage Grinders in Head

Prior to construction of the $6 million, 170-ft-by-140-ft indoor plant, wastewater treatment consisted simply of maceration and discharge into nearby McMurdo Bay. The primary reason for updating the process was concern for the environment.

U.K. Water Co. Enhances Treatment Process with High-Flow Finescreens

The Wakefield-Calder Vale treatment plant of Yorkshire Water, has undergone major overhauls and in September 2002 the plant’s headworks was significantly upgraded with three Finescreen Monsters® to reduce the amount of solids entering the system.

Scottish Treatment Plant Jumps on the Bandscreen Bandwagon

Scottish Water, the U.K.’s fourth largest water treatment organization, recently installed three Bandscreen Monsters® at their Hawick treatment plant to handle inorganic solids found in wastewater and stormwater.

Surfing’s In, Rags Out at this Southern California Treatment Plant

Keeping Santa Barbara clean is a tall order, and the folks at the City’s El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant take the job very seriously. With a growing population and strict California discharge requirements, managing the 8.5 million gallons per day (MGD) average flow takes a lot of resourcefulness.

How to decrease septage handling costs

Early Spanish settlers described Ventura County as the “land of everlasting summers” and named this region located northwest of Los Angeles County, California, “San Buenaventura”, which means “good fortune”.

Wastewater Screenings Disposal Problems

Installation of a new system that grinds, washes, compacts, and dewaters bar screenings at the Meriden(CT) Water Pollution Control Facility has reduced organic content and overall volume, eliminating remote landfill disposal costs, while also significantly reducing handling needs and odor, according to the plant's manager.