September 2012

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina left the East Bank Sewage Treatment plant in New Orleans, La., completely submerged for weeks. Officials know there might be “another big one” someday and they must be well equipped. WWD Assistant Editor Kristin Muckerheide...
Thousands of water quality professionals will go marching to the home of the Saints Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2012, for the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). The show will be held at the New Orleans Morial...
The cities of Chaska and Shakopee are located in the southwest corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, 23 miles from Minneapolis, on the Minnesota River. While the cities own and operate local sanitary sewer collection systems, collected wastewater...
Since the early 1950s, Hungerford & Terry of Clayton, N.J., has handled water filtration for Ocean City, Md., one of the East Coast’s most popular summer resorts. The population swells from 7,000 residents in the off-season to upwards of 350,000...
The Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant in Englewood, Colo., has recently implemented processes to effectively monitor ammonia levels in wastewater. In addition, the plant now is able to effectively monitor prechlorination, dissolved air...
Lagoon systems for wastewater treatment are commonly used in small- to medium- sized communities in Canada and Northern United States. The systems are designed to be either aerated or facultative (naturally aerated) to meet effluent discharge regulations...
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...
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....
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...
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...

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