Archive | January, 2014

January 2014 at a Glance

January 31, 2014

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Featured Other News Wipes in Pipes Cause Costly Problems for Water Resource Recovery Facilities Many wastewater treatment professionals agree that clogged pipes can cause big and costly problems. As these problems arise, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members are documenting costs spent on maintenance and repairs and are working to identify culprits. Attention Toilet […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

January 31, 2014

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Carroll J. Oliva, member since 1979, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Peter J. Olenkiewicz, member since 1975, West Virginia Water Environment Association. Fenton P. Purcell, member since 1974, New Jersey Water Environment Association.

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Interactive Learning Offered Online in USGS Water Science School

January 30, 2014

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Take learning about water to the Web through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Science School. The website, launched in 1997, helps anyone age 6 or older become a water student. The Water Cycle section offers a comprehensive discussion about all aspects of the water cycle, said Howard Perlman, USGS hydrologist. This section is available […]

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Wipes in Pipes Cause Costly Problems for Water Resource Recovery Facilities

January 28, 2014

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Many wastewater treatment professionals agree that clogged pipes can cause big and costly problems. As these problems arise, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members are documenting costs spent on maintenance and repairs and are working to identify culprits. Clogs from items that do not belong in water resource recovery facility (WRRF) flows are not […]

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WEF Letter to Congress Supports Clean Water State Revolving Fund

January 27, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) has submitted a letter to leaders in the appropriations committees of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate supporting the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program and urging Congress to fund the program to the “highest possible level” in fiscal year 2014. The letter describes how […]

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WEF Submits Comments on Proposed NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule

January 23, 2014

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On Dec.12, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting rule. WEF’s comments focus on the topics of implementation, database development, launching, and maintenance, as well as aspects of quality assurance and quality control of the […]

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WEF Leaders Invited To Attend 2014 WEFMAX Meetings

January 21, 2014

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and WEF Member Association (MA) leaders are invited to attend this spring’s WEFMAX meetings. At these meetings, WEF leaders have the opportunity to learn what’s new from WEF and exchange information about MAs. Leaders can register now for the following meetings March 26–28 in Weehawken, N.J., April 16–18 in […]

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New Operator Programs, Change Is in the Air

January 16, 2014

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Photo courtesy of John Seldon.

John Seldon, WEF Member and Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc.   John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario) and a principal of Envir-O-Site Inc. (Sarnia, Ontario). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal […]

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