Archive | July, 2015

Value of Water Coalition Lauds Innovation in the Water Sector

July 13, 2015

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Photo courtesy of the Value of Water Coalition.

During Infrastructure Week 2015, May 11−15, the Value of Water Coalition — a collaboration of U.S. water companies and associations including the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) with the goal of creating more public awareness of the value of water — highlighted innovative water practices and infrastructure projects through the release of a new briefing […]

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WEF, WERF Release Manual on Shortcut Nitrogen Removal

July 9, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.) jointly published Shortcut Nitrogen Removal—Nitrite Shunt and Deammonification, as an extension of Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) efforts. Shortcut nitrogen removal is an emerging economical solution for water resource recovery facilities. It refers to the biological nitrogen removal process that […]

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Revamped Water Treatment Facility Improves System Reliability in San Francisco Region

July 8, 2015

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Five new filters were added as part of the hydraulic improvements made to the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure system reliability in case of a major earthquake, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) recently completed a $278 million upgrade to its water treatment facility, the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. The project enables SFPUC to continue to deliver clean drinking water to its customers if a […]

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WEF Releases Nutrient Roadmap To Help Navigate Utilities to an Energy-Neutral Future

July 7, 2015

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The Nutrient Roadmap

In 2013, the Water Environment Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), the Environmental Defense Fund (New York), and the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (Racine, Wis.) worked together to create a new goal for the next generation of wastewater treatment: zero net impact with regard to nutrient discharges by 2040. The Nutrient Roadmap is the product of that work. […]

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Utility Partnership Program Offers Discounts and Benefits

July 6, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) Utility Partnership Program (UPP) consolidates all WEF members within organizations into one account, streamlining the renewal process and maximizing resources. UPP members also benefit from complimentary memberships for public officials and new members, as well as special pricing on WEFTEC® and the WEF Knowledge Center. As of 2015, […]

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WEF Files Comments on U.S. EPA’s Proposed Methods Update

July 3, 2015

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On May 20, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) filed comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Methods Update proposed rule. WEF’s comments centered on specific methods and provided specific recommendations to EPA’s proposals. In addition, WEF comments requested that EPA clarify a number of items where requirements seemed redundant or did not […]

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

July 2, 2015

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Great Water Cities 2015-Tony Parrott Featured

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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