Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment serves one of the critical functions of modern society. Networks of sewers convey wastewater to pump stations and eventually a wastewater treatment plant — also called a water resource recovery facility. The water then passes through a headworks systems to remove large debris and grit before entering a settling tank. The water then passes through primary, secondary and tertiarty treatment steps, which vary plant-by-plant. Activated sludge is among the most common treatment processes used. Read more about wastewater treatment in the articles below.

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Dec 9 2020
An exhibit at Torpedo Factory Art Center in Northern Virginia by sTo Len involved residents of Alexandria, Virginia contributing to the artwork by…
Nov 30 2020
The European Commission approved the allocation of $440 million to Romania to increase the provision of safe drinking water and the collection and…
Nov 6 2020
The City of Roseville and Brown and Caldwell announced a $19 million project to reduce nitrate discharges to water bodies and generate a renewable…
Oct 30 2020
Since 1960, Vaughan Company remains committed to giving our customers outstanding service and the most dependable product solutions in the world.…
Oct 23 2020
The City of San Mateo, California, in partnership with Foster City, has earned in its application for a $277 million Water Infrastructure Finance and…
Oct 21 2020
At the peak of the COVID-19 quarantine, a shocking number of U.S. businesses and services came to a jarring halt, forcing ourselves to stay at home…
Oct 19 2020
In early 2017, deterioration and storm damage caused by Hurricane Ike drove the city of Galveston, Texas, to rehabilitate its Airport Wastewater…
Oct 9 2020
Let it sink in, just for a moment, that there is a day affectionately known as “Imagine a Day Without Water.” Not “Water Day,” what would seem like…
David Drake is a co-founder and board member of SmartCover Systems
David Drake, co-founder and board member of SmartCover Systems
Oct 9 2020
We don’t have to imagine very deeply to gain insight into Imagine a Day Without Water. The city of Cape Town, more than 20 cities in India, and…
Oct 5 2020
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a national planning, engineering and program management firm, designed a comprehensive upgrade and…
Oct 5 2020
Dayton, Ohio will spend approximately $8 million to try to reduce the amount of phosphorus in its wastewater discharge  These measures are being…
Oct 2 2020
WEFTEC Connect is a five-day virtual event from Oct. 5 to 9 hosted by the Water Environment Federation with educational and technical sessions for…
Sep 28 2020
A $3 million expansion and upgrade of Tremonton City, Utah’s wastewater treatment facilities is complete. This upgrade includes a new process for…
Sep 23 2020
The Mesopotamians were the first to install clay pipes for sewage collection around 4,000 BCE. Since then, mankind has relied on gravity to take…
Sep 22 2020
Ask Miguel De La Cruz the biggest challenge he faces as superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lovington, New Mexico, and he will…
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…
Sep 14 2020
Fort Myers, Florida officials are countering claims that bacteria is flowing from the Billy's Creek watershed to the nearby Caloosahatchee River. The…
Aug 24 2020
Scientists are reporting a new way to repair roads by using grit, a remnant of wastewater treatment.  Grit is usually disposed in landfills. The…
Aug 20 2020
Location: Longmont, Colorado Size: 13 MGD Equipment: Gravity thickeners, dissolved air flotation thickener, centrifuge dewatering system,…
Aug 19 2020
A failed pump control sent more than 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaking from a generator at the Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant on James…
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