One Step Ahead

A Virginia treatment plant prepares in advance for tighter nutrient standards and uses outreach to win public support for a major process upgrade
One Step Ahead
Larry Tignor, Class 4 operator, adjusts the dividers on a belt filter press from OR-TEC. (Photography by Dianne Saison)

“Be prepared.” That old Boy Scout motto might well be the watchword at the Tappahannock (Va.) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

In anticipation of new biological nutrient removal standards in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the plant and town management engaged their designer, lined up...

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