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Current Odor Issues, Regulations, and Solutions Featured at Odors and Air Pollutants Conference

January 30, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites environmental and water sector professionals to attend the Odors and Air Pollutants 2016 conference in Milwaukee, March 21–24. The event features an opening general session and 12 technical sessions providing education and resources on current odor issues, regulatory requirements, and methods for analyzing problems and finding solutions. […]

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Heroes of Wastewater Assemble at Operations Challenge 2015

January 28, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 44 teams — the largest number ever assembled — stepped up to compete in Operations Challenge. The competitors represent the often-unsung heroes of wastewater treatment. They rely on teamwork as their key to success both in the competition’s Process, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety events and on the job. This […]

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WEF Committee Releases Infiltration and Inflow Fact Sheet

December 24, 2015

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In September, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Collection Systems Committee released a fact sheet on reducing private property infiltration and inflow (PPII). Infiltration and inflow of stormwater and groundwater into sanitary sewers can overwhelm the sewers’ capacity and cause overflows. Sewer laterals, which connect buildings on private property to sewer mains, can be […]

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WEF Releases 2016 Conference Schedule

November 17, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers educational opportunities that provide the latest scientific, engineering, and technical information on various water sector topics throughout the year. Download the 2016 Specialty Conference Catalog to get more information on the following conferences and events. International Symposium on Potable Reuse Jan. 25−27, Renaissance Long Beach (Calif.) Hotel […]

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Maine Water Resource Recovery District Takes an Interactive Approach to Education

October 7, 2015

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The Brunswick (Maine) Sewer District has taken a proactive approach to foster an informed customer base. The district has created a poster that links customers to videos that show how water flows through the district’s systems, according to Leonard Blanchette, general manager. The district is using this interactive education in addition to traditional public outreach […]

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Lost and Found: Union Sanitary District Employees Save the Day

September 10, 2015

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At least to some, wastewater treatment personnel are real-life superheroes. Union Sanitary District (USD; Union City, Calif.) Collection Services employees saved the day for Mehvish Tapal and her family after an heirloom was flushed down the toilet in early October 2014. After Tapal realized that her 3-year-old son flushed a ring that had been in […]

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Collection Systems Sessions Set To Draw Large Crowds at WEFTEC© 2015

July 14, 2015

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Photo courtesy of David A. Hofer.

Collection systems topics are no stranger to the list of top 10 attended sessions for all of WEFTEC. Perennially, “Collection System Basics,” — this year Session 313 — makes this list. And the field operations session — this year Session 512, “A Fresh Perspective on Front Line Operations” — made the top 10 ranking at […]

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Great Water Cities Panelist Tony Parrott Provides Insight into the Water Sector

July 2, 2015

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Water leaders will sit on a panel to discuss the changes occurring in different cities as part of the WEFTEC® 2015 session, “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities.” On Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to noon, James A. “Tony” Parrott, executive director of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati […]

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