Wastewater Engineering - Blog

Municipal wastewater treatment systems across the U.S. are facing pressure to improve their performance without increasing costs. However, the average...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established effluent guidelines for wastewater discharged to surface waters. The effluent limits ar...
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Operation and Maintenance (O&M) at a Publicly Owned Treatment Work (POTW) is a constant battle against the forces of time and nature. The contamin...
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared information on the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, which comprises th...
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In the 1970s and 1980s, federal grants paid a majority of the costs to build or expand wastewater treatment plants. Many Publicly Owned Treatment Work...
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Energy represents a significant expense across all stages of the wastewater treatment process — from raw sewage collection to effluent discharge. Wast...
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Iowa wastewater facilities design standards were adopted in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Today, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) supp...
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Contaminant type and quantity, coupled with local effluent regulations, constitute key factors that influence a municipality's approach to wastewater ...
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The Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972 paved the way for the mass-scale construction of wastewater treatment plants across the United States. The significa...
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Understanding and meeting municipal wastewater effluent standards will improve the quality and sustainability of your community, and it is not a chall...
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South Beloit and Integrated Fixed-Film Activated Sludge Treatment (IFAS) To prepare for nitrogen and phosphorus removal requirements, the City of Sout...
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Municipal leaders face difficult decisions every day. With limited budgets, they must choose which infrastructure improvements are most critical. That...
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Too many nutrients in our water streams can mean large environmental, social and economic costs. Wastewater treatment plant effluent is a common point...
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Present in every stream and lake is something invisible, necessary and good. That something is nutrients – chemical compounds that are essential for s...
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