Tag Archives: NPDES

WEF Comments on NPDES Permit for Stormwater from Construction

July 28, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provided comments on the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities. The proposed permit would renew the current 5-year permit that went into effect Feb. 16, 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the draft permit available for a 45-day […]

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WEF Webcasts Cover Utilities of the Future, Recovering Commodities from Wastewater, and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

May 5, 2016

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EPA Webcast: Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Webinar Series Part 2 This second webcast in a Utilities of the Future series explores how utilities are building and nurturing a sustainable workforce. To optimize efficiency, recover resources, and contribute to the overall health of watersheds, utilities need a workforce that is resilient, innovative, […]

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Participate in Integrated Planning Survey

April 10, 2016

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Representatives from water resource recovery facilities are invited to participate in a national survey about integrated planning for wastewater and stormwater. The Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.) is conducting the survey and plans to use the results to develop a users’ guide. Communities can use integrated planning to meet the requirements of and provide […]

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WERF Receives Self-Sustaining Funding

December 25, 2015

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On Sept. 29, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.), and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) entered into an agreement that will provide self-sustaining funding for WERF research. The restricted fund, known as the WERF Research Fund, will be built from revenue generated from licensing a novel […]

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Announcing the Winners of WEF’s First Annual MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards

December 12, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced the first winners of a new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards program. Developed through a cooperative agreement between WEF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program recognizes high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). “Housed within the new WEF Stormwater Institute, the awards […]

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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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WEF Book Discusses Ultraviolet Disinfection

June 25, 2015

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Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection in the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) new book, Ultraviolet Disinfection for Wastewater: Low-Dose Application Guidance for Secondary and Tertiary Discharges. The book, which offers case study examples, fills a gap in the design guidance for UV disinfection for low-dose applications such as disinfection […]

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U.S. EPA Accepting Comments on Proposed Rule for the Analysis of Effluent

March 31, 2015

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new proposed rule under Section 304(h) of the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule, published Feb. 19 in the Federal Register, would update existing analytical methods for testing wastewater effluent. It is designed to reflect innovative advances in technology and analytical methods in science. The rule requires […]

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