Inside the January 2009 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Operations is King
The staff at the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County wins praise for quick thinking, innovative ideas and consistent high-quality results.
Toward Independence
The Gresham (Ore.) Wastewater Treatment Plant looks to combined heat and power, solar energy and even small-scale hydropower for energy savings.
Striking a Balance
An Ontario treatment plant adopts a biomass balance strategy, using lab centrifuges to deliver accurate data for quick, informed decisions.
Going Wild
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities joins with its state wildlife federation in a wildlife habitat project at the Irwin Creek treatment plant.
In Great Demand
Quality operations backed by sharp marketing make a Class A pelletized biosolids product a big success for the Ocean County (N.J.) Utilities Authority.
All the Senses
In running an EPA award-winning small treatment plant on the Mississippi River, operator Todd Lakey relies on art and experience as much as science.
Knowledge on Board
An experienced and committed staff is key to multiple-award-winning performance at the Wright Smith Jr. treatment plant in Mobile, Ala.
Association News, Education, and Events Calendar
Everything happening in the industry can be found right here.
Omni-Valve Designed for Long Life, Reliable Chemical Settings
Product designed to reduce valve wear by about 80 percent and provide long periods of reliable, continuous operation.
It’s Your Magazine. Tell Your Story.
Treatment Plant Operator provides a forum for wastewater professionals to celebrate successes, share best practices, and improve the craft.
Focus on Energy
An NEWEA committee focuses on helping municipal treatment plant operating staffs become more effective stewards of electricity and fuel.
Industry News - January 2009
Notable achievements and other news from around the industry.
Process Enhancements
Manufacturers offer a variety of equipment and consumables that increase treatment efficiency and support effective permit compliance.