Inside the July 2009 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Quiet Competence
Dean Nelson’s supportive and trusting management style helps his staff propel the Owatonna (Minn.) Wastewater Treatment Plant to award-winning performance
Always Pushing Forward
The Saco (Maine) Wastewater Treatment Plant applies technology and a progressive attitude toward its goal of becoming a net energy producer
Meeting Nutrient Removal Goals
Advanced BNR technology and online process instrumentation help an Alabama treatment plant optimize efficiency and minimize lab work for process control
Advancement Planning
A ‘boot camp’ program helps wastewater treatment operators in Rhode Island prepare to move up and replace plant managers headed for retirement
While the Iron Is Hot?
One positive side to the current economy is that it builds a compelling case for clean-water careers. Maybe it’s time to bring that front and center.
Community First
Brightwater treatment plant in Seattle, Wash., includes landscaping and habitat projects that the public can enjoy even before wastewater starts flowing
Going Organic
The St. Peters (Mo.) Wastewater Treatment Plant uses two would-be waste streams to produce high-quality compost and divert material from landfills
Better Ideas
The Wahoo Creek Water Pollution Control Plant earns recognition for consistent innovation in O&M, safety, training and compliance
Worth Noting - July 2009
People; Education; Calendar
Portable Drive System Provides Quick, Safe Way to Operate Valves
The Easi-Drive portable valve operator from Smith Flow Control Inc. is engineered for one person to open and close valves quickly and safely.
Industry News - July 2009
Staco Energy Names Regional Sales Manager; Schweitzer Engineering Becomes Employee-Owned; Ashbrook Simon-Hartley Acquires Centriquip; Parkson Opens Florida Research Facility; Flowserve Receives Best Practices Award; Worlton Joins AMEC’s Environmental Division; Environmental Operating Solutions Chooses Distributor; Osprey Biotechnics Receives EPA Recognition; Lowell Publishes Hand-Tool Catalog; Veolia Creates Canadian Treatment Subsidiary
Pumps, Valves, Drives
Manufacturers offer the latest innovations to improve efficiency and treatment performance for municipal clean-water facilities