Inside the February 2012 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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It’s All About Control It’s All About Control
Plant equipment and processes are often out of sight but never out of mind at the state-of-the-art Johns Creek Environmental Campus
Biosolids/Headworks Breath of Air Breath of Air
High-speed turbo blowers play a central role in a Texas treatment plant’s energy efficiency upgrade project
Dropping In Dropping In
DC Water teams with schools, parks and other agencies to get young students involved in water-quality issues
Less Volume, Less Cost Less Volume, Less Cost
An enzyme formulation helps a small Washington treatment plant reduce biosolids volume and cut hauling costs substantially
Walking in  Their Shoes Walking in Their Shoes
The mayor of a Connecticut city uses job shadowing to gain an appreciation for the work wastewater operators do daily
February Industry News
Godwin Pumps Changes Name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions; Radiodetection Sponsors Locate Rodeo; Cummins Opens Acoustical Testing Center; Star Pipe Names CEO, President, Managers; BLACOH Fluid Adds Regional Managers; Stahlin Names Wood to Inside Sales Position; Xylem Launches Water Technology Company; Trojan Technologies Acquires OpenCEL; Pump Solutions Acquires RedScrew Pump; Torrey Pines Releases 2012-13 Catalog; Neptune Releases Hydraulic Series Brochure; Sterlitech Launches Glass Fiber Website; NYC Launches Operational Excellence Program
Attack of the Free-Swimming Ciliates Attack of the Free-Swimming Ciliates
An infestation turns secondary clarifier effluent a milky white. An increase in dissolved oxygen and other adjustments cure the problem.
It Takes a Community
There’s more to a clean-water plant than the designers, the equipment, and the people who run it. The missing component often is the people who fund it.
On a Shoestring On a Shoestring
The plant team in Perry, Ga., pulls together with artistry and creative recycling to create a nature walk on the grounds for the public
Biosolids/Headworks Biosolids/Headworks February Product News February Product News
Featured new products.
Membrane Bioreactor Filters Without Chemicals Membrane Bioreactor Filters Without Chemicals
BIO-Cel MeurerMBR membrane bioreactor from Meurer Research
Projects & Awards Making the Grade Making the Grade
The City of Anacortes transitioned from two primary plants to a new secondary plant, meeting permit specifications and winning six awards
A Smooth Transition A Smooth Transition
Experienced operators in Coatesville, Pa., provide the key to putting a new treatment plant to work while simultaneously running the old one
Vacation Time Vacation Time February Worth Noting
People/Awards; Education; Calendar

Originally in Water System Operator WSO: Water System Operator

Tastes Great! Tastes Great!
Technology and teamwork help Moorhead Public Service deliver consistently high-quality water from a highly variable source in Minnesota’s Red River
Getting Out From Under
Granular activated carbon adsorption helps an Ohio city comply with TTHM limits while effectively resolving odor and taste issues
Taking to  the Road Taking to the Road
An AMR package helps a rural North Carolina water utility save labor and costs, improve billing accuracy, and get a handle on leaks
Treatment and Filtration Treatment and Filtration January/February Industry News
AM-Liner Joins NORDIPIPE Group; Haaker’s Thomas Helps with Water Project; Garney Construction Acquires Weaver, Names CEO; Severn Trent Names Sales Director, Manager; Itron, Tantalus Form Partnership; Sterlitech Among Fastest Growing Washington Businesses; DC Water Receives WERF Award for Excellence; Arkema Partners with RMB Products; American Water Receives EPA Award; Wooster CSO Receives Breakthrough Award; Analytical Technology Receives Framework Agreement; Pall Named a Top Green Company; Hach Announces BIG Picture Winners; Neptune Corporate Brochure Available; BLACOH Fluid Adds Regional Managers
It’s All About People
Water System Operator provides an information resource and a forum for drinking water professionals to celebrate success, share best practices, and improve the craft
January/February Projects & Awards
Mt. Zion selects AMI network from Mueller Systems; Echologics and United Water sign agreement; OCWD to expand Groundwater Replenishment System
January/February Product News January/February Product News
Featured new products.
Cyclonic Flow System Increases Filtration, Extends Cartridge Life Cyclonic Flow System Increases Filtration, Extends Cartridge Life A Resurrection A Resurrection
Improved treatment technology, innovative financing and a dedicated team of operators help Chuck Gray put the Mount Vernon (Ind.) water system back on track
Treatment and Filtration Treatment and Filtration On Top of Ops On Top of Ops
Team members at the Palm Coast Public Works Utility Division are high achievers, earning operations awards while providing high-quality water
Above and Beyond Above and Beyond
Water plant upgrades help Rockville, Md., conserve energy, improve production, and win a leadership award from the U.S. EPA
Over the Airwaves Over the Airwaves
Wireless data radio SCADA solutions can offer the advantages of cost savings, flexibility, and reliable, robust performance
Making It Easy Making It Easy
A chemistry system and a new spectrophotometer are designed to bring greater simplicity to sample analysis in water plant labs
Young Conservationists Young Conservationists
Municipal Water District of Orange County poster/slogan contest lets students speak out on important water issues
Worth Noting - January/February 2012
People/Awards; Education; Events