Tag Archives: Collection systems

Long-Lost Ring Discovered in New Jersey Collection Systems

February 26, 2019

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Operator reunites a resident with an heirloom that sat in a manhole for 9 years Collection systems employees at the City of Somers Point, N.J., found the proverbial needle in a haystack, or more precisely, the ring in a sewer system. In November, Ted Gogol, wastewater operator and Somers Point public works crew chief, was […]

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Ancient Nabataeans Used Sophisticated Water Technologies To Create a Thriving Desert City

February 18, 2019

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The Nabataeans designed a system of reservoirs to hold water. The inhabitants of Petra relied on this supply for themselves and their animals throughout the year. Photo courtesy of Mays, Arizona State University.

Imagine roaming the planet 2500 years ago as part of a nomadic tribe. You do not have a phone, electricity, car, or single other luxury. If you happened to wander into the Arabian Desert in what is modern-day Jordan, the location probably would not seem an idyllic place to stop and build a major city. […]

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Attend a WEF Conference in 2019

December 19, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers educational opportunities that provide the latest scientific, engineering, and technical information on various water sector topics throughout the year. Download the WEF Specialty Conferences 2019 catalog to get more information on WEF’s upcoming conferences and events. Forum 2019: James Barnard Research Conference on Emerging Themes in Biological […]

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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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Big Data, Affordability, Industry Innovations, and WEFTEC Explored in WEF Podcasts

October 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series presents insights from leaders in the water sector. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Kevin Marsh, vice president of sales and marketing for FlowWorks (Seattle), discusses how big data […]

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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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Collections Systems Conference Focuses on Design for a Sustainable Future

February 22, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), in cooperation with the Virginia Water Environment Association and the Water Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), will host the Collection Systems Conference 2018. The latest in collections systems programming will focus on coastal operations and a sustainable future for these systems. The event features an opening general session, exhibition, […]

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Odors and Air Pollutants Topics Covered at 2018 Conference

January 30, 2018

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In March, water sector professionals can attend the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.)  Odors and Air Pollutants 2018 conference. The event will educate about current regulatory requirements and methods for analyzing problems and finding solutions. The event features a workshop, opening general session, exhibits, and 13 technical sessions. Topics covered in the conference’s technical […]

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