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The Hampton Roads Sanitation District is seeking a way to separate fats, oils and grease during the treatment process for resource recovery and waste-to-energy purposes.
Sep 22 2020
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are a dirty and difficult challenge for the wastewater industry. Annually, FOG costs municipalities millions of dollars…
Sep 21 2020
When he was just a boy, David Drake did not have computers, video games or cellphones. He had to make his own fun. For him, fun was learning to…
Jun 30 2020
In March, WWD published “Building More Resilient Cities,” an article about smart sensors for sewer networks and their implementation in Miami-Dade…
Flygt pumps in a 200’ deep wet well.
Flygt pumps in a 200’ deep wet well.
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Apr 28 2020
Designed to reduce environmental impacts resulting from combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in Columbus, Ohio, the Olentangy-Scioto-Interceptor-Sewer…
Apr 20 2020
Even a construction project like the world’s largest ethane steam cracker — a multi-billion-dollar state-of-the-art facility in southeast Texas —…
Mar 11 2020
The number of disasters worldwide has more than quadrupled from 1970 to around 400 per year, according to the United Nations. The influx of extreme…
Feb 24 2020
The city of Decatur, Arkansas, wanted to increase capacity at its wastewater treatment plant. It also needed a new system for supervisory control and…
Feb 13 2020
After days of rain, parts of Alabama are affected by millions of gallons of water that overflowed from sanitary sewer systems. Reports submitted to…
Jan 28 2020
Portsmouth's new $92 million Pierce Island Wastewater Treatment Plant is on schedule for Apr.1 compliance. “It’s been a long time coming,” said…
Jan 15 2020
The city of Ottawa will receive financial assistance from the state to separate its storm sewer flow from the sanitary/combined sewer system. The…
Dec 24 2019
E. coli bacteria surged more than 10 times safe levels in the Savannah River around Augusta, Georgia after flooding and wastewater sewer overflows…
Dec 20 2019
Hamilton Wastewater Treatment Plant has exceeded its capacity for the second time in December and released wastewater into Hamilton waterways for…
Dec 12 2019
The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment period for its proposed plan, which evaluates the impacts of the current and expected future volume of…
Dec 11 2019
In 2019, WWD had four top projects that topped the editors scoring lists, so to determine which one would be named the #1 WWD Top Project, they held…
Dec 11 2019
More than a century ago, the city of Buffalo, N.Y., pioneered a state-of-the-art combined sewer system that collected and transmitted sanitary and…
Nov 18 2019
A new tunnel on the east side of Cleveland to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) is expected to be active by the end of 2019, according to the…
Oct 21 2019
Approximately 11 million gal of sewage and storm water poured into the Grand and Red Cedar rivers, according to Lansing State Journal. 10 million gal…
Oct 14 2019
The vast networks of buried water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure are the veins and arteries feeding our people, our cities and protecting…
Oct 14 2019
Today, many municipalities are in the process of re-negotiating their National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit with the U.S.…
Aug 22 2019
Flash flooding Aug. 17 overflowed Flint, Mich. primary settling tanks resulting in 2 million gal of raw sewage entering the Flint River.  According…
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