Tag Archives: Water Resource Recovery Facility

Water Resource Recovery Facilities Operate as Urban Microbiomes

June 23, 2016

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

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Celebrating WRRF Operators and Their Receiving Streams

March 23, 2016

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

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WEF Comments on Toxicological Profile Update

February 17, 2016

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On Jan. 14, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) submitted comments on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services draft toxicological profile for poly brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). This draft profile is an update to an existing document. Comments provided by WEF, the National Association […]

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DOE, NSF, and U.S. EPA Seek Transformation to Water Resource Recovery Facility

December 23, 2015

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This graphic from the Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery Workshop Report shows how energy efficient operations at water resource recovery facilities can produce water and other products. Photo courtesy of the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2015.

A Nov. 3 report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) promotes a change in terminology that was first publicly championed by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). It uses the term water resource recovery facility (WRRF) instead of wastewater treatment plant “at the behest of the water treatment community to reflect a shift […]

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Water Sector Groups Release Water Resources Utility of the Future Annual Report

November 22, 2015

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Photo courtesy of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Water sector organizations partnered to release the Water Resources Utility of the Future 2015 Annual Report. The partnership consisted of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.). The annual report is an update on […]

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Lost and Found: City of Moline, Ill. Retrieves Laser

October 14, 2015

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A variety of toys have been recovered from the City of Moline’s (Ill.) water resource recovery facilities. Photo courtesy of Robert J. Barnard, treatment operations manager and pretreatment coordinator for the City of Moline Water Pollution Control division.

Employees have retrieved quite the variety of items from the two water resource recovery facilities operated by the City of Moline (Ill.) Water Pollution Control Division. The lost-and-found list includes toys, construction equipment, animals, drugs (likely flushed during police raids), and a $50 bill that paid for a staff pizza lunch. The most valuable item […]

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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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WEF Webcast Will Focus on WERF Nutrient Recovery Study

October 5, 2015

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Evolving Perspective of Nutrients – Pollutant to Resource Review the findings of a Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) nutrient recovery study. Learn what factors influence the adoption of nutrient recovery systems, obtain guidance on the implementation of extractive nutrient recovery at water resource recovery facilities, and review experimental evaluation of emerging concepts during […]

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