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    Wastewater Digest

    Vision and shape

    April 3, 2023
    As I write this, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced the Maximum Contaminant Levels and Maximum Contaminant Level Goals for six per- and...
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    2023 Women in Water

    April 3, 2023
    How women in the industry are shaping the vision for water's future.
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    Pressure is on regulators to write permits for agencies exiting their long-term combined sewer overflow control plans, despite meeting the goals of their plans.
    Compliance & Regulations

    The 2023 Wastewater Regulatory Outlook

    April 3, 2023
    The complex burdens of PFAS, nutrient reductions and combined sewer overflows bubble up for wastewater professionals.
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    Wastewater pump stations: an introduction

    April 3, 2023
    An exploration of the aspects of a successful pump station – from design and contract execution to installation, operation and maintenance.
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    The small town of Victoria, Canada, needed a community wastewater solution that was both environmentally sensitive and affordable. After installing an Orenco Effluent Sewer followed by Orenco’s AdvanTex Treatment System, the community and its consulting engineer earned multiple awards, including the 2011 “Sustainable Community Award” from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
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    Rural reckoning: charting a flexible path for wastewater development

    April 3, 2023
    Small towns are reviving and receiving attention from developers and homebuyers — flexible wastewater approaches can prepare rural utilities for unexpected growth.

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    Water/Wastewater Solutions

    Municipal and industrial wastewater management, storage and treatment presents owners and project designers with many unique challenges. From the laterals connecting residential...
    The first of three ready-to-go Vibra Screw systems, consisting of a VersiFeeder volumetric screw feeder with a mix tank, mixer and plumbing connections, was installed at Fort Worth’s Rolling Hills water treatment plant in 2020.
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    Forth Worth upgrades feed, mix systems for hydrated lime

    April 3, 2023
    New feed and mix systems ensure consistent flow of hydrated lime at Fort Worth water treatment plants.
    The 10-acre solar farm (top left) installed in 2020 provides around 12% of the plant’s energy needs, which significantly impacts the aeration energy expenditure of its equalization basin.
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    Plant profile: Moccasin Bend Environmental Campus

    April 3, 2023
    The Chattanooga facility has incorporated solar energy into its operations to defray energy costs and bolster resiliency.