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Hillsboro Water Department, located approximately 15 miles west of Portland in the city of Hillsboro, Ore., serves approximately 80,000 customers. The city’s service area includes customers residing in the city’s municipal territory, more than 600 rural...
Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y., which was unable to send its wastewater to a public treatment facility, built its own private 20,000-gal-per-day industrial membrane bioreactor (MBR) package plant. Planners wanted to ensure that every element of...
A gas company bore into the ground in a residential area in Dundee, Fla. The boring went right through a 10-in. asbestos cement (AC) pipe, completely shattering it. The company called in the break to the municipality, as approximately 4,000...
When Veolia Water North America needed reliablepumps that were easily serviced, the company contacted Netzsch. Veolia North America operates the solids processing facilities and wastewater treatment process for Wilmington, Del., and outlying areas. This...
A chicken processing facility in central North Caro-lina generates a daily average of about 625 gal per minute (gpm) of wastewater from the various processes within the facility. The bulk of treated wastewater is discharged to a creek, while about...
A remote Caribbean island resort owned by a global corporation faced myriad challenges related to its existing sequencing batch reactor (SBR). It needed a new solution for water treatment that would save money and reduce corporate risk. The wastewater...
The city of Rockville, Md., has taken a proactive approach to meeting water quality regulatory compliance for its drinking water system. An unexpected notice of violation for exceeding the maximum contaminant level of total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) in...
Facing closure of a 49-unit apartment complex in Arizona because of wastewater overflow in effluent injection wells, the engineer turned to bioremediation to bring the system back to its original capacity. When the apartment complex was built in the mid-...
Built in the early 1970s, the Water Pollution Con­trol Plant Northside Facility in Danville, Va., is re­sponsible for treating both domestic and industrial waste. This facility has the capacity to treat up to 24 million gal per day. In 2009, the existing...
In 2009, the West Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Plant in Indiana seized revenue- and energy-savings opportunities for the thousands of gallons of grease the facility receives per month. The plant implemented a major upgrade and installed two...

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