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In Memoriam – Roy Herwig, “Father of CMOM”

April 26, 2018

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Roy Arthur Herwig, known as the father of capacity, management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM), died Dec. 17, 2017, at the age of 75.   Herwig worked for Region 4 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1984 to 2001. During his tenure at EPA, he helped develop the CMOM program to help evaluate the performance […]

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In Memoriam: Ken Kerri, CWEA Past President and WEF Leader

February 20, 2015

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Kenneth D. Kerri, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1959 and California State University, Sacramento professor, died Dec. 15 at the age of 80. Kerri’s many leadership roles, long list of achievements, and vast volunteer experience in the water sector, earned him the respect and admiration of many. “Ken was one of the, […]

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Stop, Don’t Flush That

June 12, 2013

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Robert Villée, Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority (Middlesex, N.J.) executive director, worked with authority staff to test flushable-product claims using this system. Photo courtesy of Villée.

WEF members work to solve nondispersibles problem   Wastewater treatment systems operate 24-hours a day, 7-days a week — that is, until an item that doesn’t belong makes its way into the system, clogging pipes and causing headaches for operators. Defining nondispersibles Perpetrators mucking up the system are known as “nondispersibles,” which currently means anything […]

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