Dec 06, 2013

December 2013

Situated in the hills of western Massachusetts, Amherst is a city of about 37,000 people. Population growth in the area has been steady over the years, just about doubling since 1960. With the continuous expansion of the three college campuses—University…
A historic change in how membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment plants are designed, built and operated is on display at the Pembroke, Mass., Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF). Serving several commercial establishments, this innovative WWTF…
Nestled on the bluffs of California’s Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach is considered one of the nation’s premier residential communities and golf resorts. It is home to multi-million-dollar estates and meticulously maintained, internationally renowned…
Wastewater pump clogging issues caused by “flushables”—consumer products like wipes that are often marketed as safe for flushing—are well documented. But that does not mean they are going away anytime soon.  A September 2013 Associated Press article, “…
Set in the agricultural fields of the San Joaquin Valley in Northern California, the family-owned Foster Poultry Farms Chicken Processing Complex is located in the city of Livingston. Established in 1939, it is the largest employer in both the city and…
Along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountain Range in central Oregon, the city of Redmond, Ore., is home to approximately 28,000 residents.  Redmond’s water utility previously relied on contracted meter readers to manually report water meter data once…
The Bluebonnet Water Supply Corp. Water Treatment Plant in Temple, Texas, generated a worst-case 106 million gal of spent backwash water and clarifier sludge annually, storing it in three concrete lagoons. Solids in the settling lagoon never dried…
In 2006, engineers at HDR began planning efforts to increase capacity at the city of St. Charles, Mo.’s Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant. The landlocked plant had limited opportunities for physical expansion. HDR needed a solution that fit…
Aging infrastructure, ever-changing regulations and tightening budgets present the water and wastewater treatment industry with a challenging road ahead. Still, innovation continues to propel tens of thousands of noteworthy efforts, and they are…
Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to present our sixth-annual State of the Industry Report, which includes invaluable information regarding the…
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