Tag Archives: Wastewater treatment

Making a Holly Jolly Water Resource Recovery Facility

March 29, 2018

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Gingerbread WRRF Featured

’Tis the season to transform wastewater treatment into gingerbread Thinking of wastewater treatment does not usually evoke the sights and smells of Christmas. But as many of the world’s creative minds know, combining contrasting concepts can produce memorable art. That’s exactly what Sean Porter, currently the West region stormwater program manager at Apex (Rockville, Md.), […]

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Maine Community College Program Responds to a Water Sector Need

February 27, 2018

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As college students begin their first year at Northern Maine Community College (NMCC; Presque Isle), some will add a few courses in water and wastewater treatment to their busy schedules. Come this fall, students in Maine will have a chance to learn about state-of-the-art treatment methods in a college setting. The unique program will offer […]

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Rafael Dautant Strives for 40-Year Perfect WEFTEC Attendance

February 14, 2018

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For decades, Rafael A. Dautant has maintained a perfect WEFTEC attendance record. When he arrives in New Orleans later this year, Dautant will mark a 40-year-milestone for WEFTEC appearances. Dautant joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and WEF’s Venezuelan Member Association, Asociación Venezolana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (AVISA), in 1979. While he became […]

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Idaho Wastewater Operator Doubles as Celebrity Lookalike

November 16, 2017

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When Ed Sheeran burst onto the music scene several years ago, William “Rusty” Goss took little notice of the popular English singer–songwriter and guitarist. Although familiar with some of Sheeran’s songs, the industrial wastewater operator living in Idaho knew little about the musician, including his appearance. That soon changed, as friends and even strangers began […]

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WEF’s Fight Song for Clean Water

September 16, 2017

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WEF Song 1979 Featured

“We clean the water everywhere, so that the world can get it’s share.” The opening line for the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) first-known song still rings true for the mission of the organization. Since 1929, WEF and its members have worked to protect public health and the environment. WEF’s strategic plan outlines a […]

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WEF Joins Opposition Against Cuts to Rural Utilities

July 18, 2017

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Water Advocates Featured

On June 15, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined six other water associations in sending a letter to Congress expressing opposition to President Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Water and Wastewater Loan Grant Program in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget. The letter has been sent to […]

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Enter the WE&T Operator in Action Photo Contest

July 13, 2017

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Operator in Action Photo Contest Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces photo contests for its magazine, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T). Anyone can submit photos that convey the current theme. Accepted submissions will be placed online for water sector professionals to vote for their favorites. Three winning photos with the highest number of votes will be selected and […]

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Sewer Simulator Shines a Light on Underground Infrastructure

June 30, 2017

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Two wastewater operators from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD; Cleveland) had a bright idea — if the public can’t go underground to see wastewater treatment systems, then these systems must be brought to the public. To spread the word, Pete Lehman and Todd Andexler, NEORSD field tech operators, transformed a metal storage container […]

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