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Peru, New York, Updates Package Water Treatment System

Posted by Rich Ross on Aug 15, 2016 12:51:32 PM

The Town of Peru’s early 90s era water treatment plant began facing difficulties meeting new water treatment regulations, causing the town to invest $3 million in water system upgrades to improve the overall quality of the water and help meet the regulations. The investment included improvements in storage tower mixing systems, reservoir dredging, and treatment plant upgrades. All aspects of the improvements relate to reducing organics that lead to the creation of disinfection byproducts such as THMs and HAA5s.

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Category: Water Treatment

Producing Clean Drinking Water Regardless of the Elements

Posted by Trident Team on Jul 20, 2016 6:01:03 PM

As plants are installed further north, water treatment performance can be affected by the elements, such as colder weather conditions, wind blowing across the water source, and formation of organics.

The Northern Village of Ile a La Crosse, Saskatchewan, operates a surface water treatment plant for their drinking water supply. The existing facility, which serves 1,600 residential and commercial businesses, was at design capacity, and thus was having difficulty keeping up with demand. Further, the water treatment plant was struggling to meet regulatory requirements.

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Category: Water Treatment

Five Reasons to Harvest the Power of Biogas

Posted by Laura Martin on Jun 21, 2016 4:29:08 PM

Not every utility that cleans wastewater views itself as a wastewater treatment plant.

“Some utilities have started making the shift from saying ‘we make clean water’ to saying ‘we recover resources from water,’” said Matt Williams, an anaerobic digestion/biosolids expert from WesTech. “They are seeing themselves as water resource recovery facilities.”

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Category: Renewable Energy

Trends in the Design of Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems

Posted by Mark Boner on Jun 1, 2016 5:55:53 PM

Q&A with Mark Boner, Creator of the FlexFilter™ Technology

Q: What trends do you see in the design and construction of wastewater collection and/or treatment systems?

A: More stringent treatment requirements are being imposed by the regulatory community. Two major issues driving these mandates include the control and treatment of wet weather flow, and nutrient removal.

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Category: Combined Sewer Overflow, Wastewater Treatment

Clarifier Maintenance

Posted by Jess Kelley on May 3, 2016 12:20:04 PM

Clarifiers are expensive, to buy or repair, and their downtime can be costly in fines imposed by regulatory agencies and in community ill will. Regular maintenance, an annual inspection of the mechanism and an occasional touchup of the paint or coating system are simple and inexpensive proactive steps that will usually prevent most problems. Three components of all clarifiers require maintenance: the effluent system, the sludge removal system and the drive. The effluent and sludge removal systems require maintenance only occasionally, whereas the drive requires regular maintenance.

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Category: Clarifier Maintenance

Multi-Barrier Water Treatment Cleans Up Turbidity Spikes

Posted by Trident Team on Apr 12, 2016 6:30:00 AM

When the City of Bloomfield, N.M., was notified by the New Mexico Environmental Department that it had 18 months to bring its drinking water treatment plant into compliance with the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), they needed a fast, innovative solution.

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Category: Multi-Barrier Water Treatment, Water Treatment

World’s Largest Compressible Media Filtration Plant Eliminates Combined Sewer Overflows, with Potential for Dry-Weather Use

Posted by FlexFilter Team on Mar 22, 2016 6:13:54 PM

The City of Springfield, Ohio, recently opened its 100 MGD enhanced high-rate treatment facility, designed to treat and disinfect combined high-volume stormwater and wastewater flows generated by wet-weather conditions. Utilizing EPA-documented Compressible Media Filtration technology – FlexFilter™ from WesTech – the system can also provide tertiary filtration and disinfection during normal dry-weather conditions, demonstrating its functionality as a dual-use technology.

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Category: Combined Sewer Overflow

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