Tag Archives: Wastewater treatment

WEF Releases Fact Sheet on Pulp and Paper Wastewater

November 30, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has released a fact sheet describing the treatment of pulp-and-paper-industry wastewater. The majority of the industry’s wastewater is treated using large basins, but temperature can change their performance. In this document, WEF presents details behind two commonly used, basin thermal models to compare their strengths and weaknesses as […]

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As Seen on Television

November 29, 2018

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The water sector may not be the most glamorous of industries, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t earned its moment in the Hollywood spotlight. We thought it would be fun to highlight the ways in which Tinseltown has shown water, wastewater treatment, and collection systems on film and television. Some of the depictions are serious, […]

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Wastewater 101: NapaSan Launches Citizens’ Academy to Teach Residents about Water Services

October 11, 2018

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When word began spreading on Facebook and through local media that the Napa Sanitation District (NapaSan) would be hosting its first citizens’ academy this fall, Stephanie Turnipseed tried to keep her expectations in check. “In the past, we’ve found that people just don’t want to know what happens when they flush the toilet,” said Turnipseed, […]

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California Artists Invite You to ‘Follow the Flush’

July 30, 2018

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Events mix art and wastewater Everyone has a dream. In Timothy Furstnau’s case, that dream involves leading others along the path human waste takes from toilet to treatment. Furstnau is not an overzealous sanitation engineer. He is a member of the art collaborative known as FICTILIS (Oakland, Calif.). The wastewater walks he organizes are a […]

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Podcasts Cover Green Infrastructure, Microbes, Water Policy, and Scarcity

June 28, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series showcases insights from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes Adriana Calderelli, program director of the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP), and others discuss the […]

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Introducing the Winners of 2018 U.S. SJWP Competition

June 20, 2018

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On June 16, high school students who have been selected as 2018 state winners traveled to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to compete in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. A total of 58 students, competing as individuals or on teams, represented 47 states and Puerto Rico in the national finals. […]

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A Record Day for Recycled Water

May 31, 2018

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California water districts earned a Guinness World Record for transforming wastewater to drinking water At this year’s Winter Fest in Fountain Valley, Calif., visitors were invited to enjoy the rare treat of riding snow slides and snapping pictures inside a human-sized snow globe as well as exploring the setting for a new category of Guinness […]

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Integrating Wastewater Treatment into the Community in Ontario

May 28, 2018

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John Seldon, 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, Canada). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since entering the wastewater […]

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