Inside the March 2010 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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A Home Run Career
Tim Woodward’s dream of playing Major League baseball never came true, but he turned his passion to wastewater treatment, with all-star results
No Corners Cut
Safety is priority one at the Ebensburg Wastewater Treatment Plant, an award-winning facility that discharges high-quality effluent to a trout stream
What the Heck Is SVI?
Sludge Volume Index is a valuable measure of sludge settleability characteristics and can be monitored to help prevent process problems
In Control
Automation of a plant aeration system in Cape Coral, Fla., brings substantial energy savings and a more consistent treatment process
The Old with the New
The City of Portland biosolids management program combines beneficial use with sequestration of older, contaminated material
Mix Mastery
Automatic samplers helped an Ohio treatment plant measure primary sludge and WAS solids content as part of an effort to optimize anaerobic digestion
Product News - March 2010
Freatured products of March
Industry News - March 2010
Pump Solutions Names Douglas President; GLV Acquires Christ Water Technology; AWWA Symposium Set for May 2-4; Industrial Scientific Names McElhattan President, CEO; Fluid Conservation Systems Launches Redesigned Web Site; Dickson Publishes Print and Video Support Guides; Highland Tank Releases Latest Catalog; MWH President Awarded Fellow Designation; Pulsafeeder Appoints Regional Sales Managers
Latest Innovations in Pumps

Featuring many new pumps

Getting the Scoop
With a roll of the dice, students in Tacoma travel through a sewer, then a wastewater treatment plant, negotiating hazards along the way
OK – Your Turn!
A long-time operator has visions of a board game that would make learning about wastewater treatment fun for trainees and help engage public interest
What Exactly Do You Do?
There’s a simple, honest, effective answer to this question that more operators and others in the industry should consider giving often
Slow in the Land of Speed
Landscaping at the Village of Slinger (Wis.) Wastewater Treatment Plant provides eye appeal and adds a level of protection for surrounding wetlands
Heating Blankets Provide Cold-Weather Protection
FreezeSentry heating blankets from Rain for Rent
Worth Noting - March 2010
People/Awards; Education; Calendar