Inside the August 2012 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Waste Stream to Revenue Stream Waste Stream to Revenue Stream
A regional composting facility helps a Texas city and water district deal with waste management issues and create highly successful commercial products
Headworks and Biosolids Headworks and Biosolids Shifting Gear Shifting Gear
A quick design change for energy efficiency helps a Long Island town earn rebates for a new pump station needed to meet growing demand
Stars of the Show Stars of the Show
Plant operators at Narragansett Bay Commission are on the front line when it comes to teaching the public about keeping water clean
Lighting the Way Lighting the Way
Microwave UV disinfection technology enables a treatment plant in southern Louisiana to reduce labor hours and eliminate contractor expenses
Driving Down P Driving Down P
A research project helps establish the cost-benefit picture for chemically removing phosphorus in lagoon treatment systems
August Industry News
Peerless Electronics launches eCommerce stores; TB Wood’s publishes eCatalog; ITC becomes authorized IACET provider; Westfall static mixer receives NSF certification; EOSi names director of supply chain management; Thompson hosts 2012 Pumpology school; FCI ST100 air/gas flowmeter receives FM, FMc approval; Oldham’s OLCT IR receives IP67 certification; MWH meets UCMR3 proficiency testing requirements; Copperwing adds media planner, buyer; Parkson names Hurley president, CEO; Grundfos opens business development center; American Water completes acquisitions; Xylem names VP of sales, managing director; Environmental Dynamics International adds extrusion line
It’s All Connected It’s All Connected
A problem with slime bulking at a wastewater treatment plant turned out to have its origins on the potable water utility side
It’s Everyone’s Job
Nutrient limits are getting tighter. It’s time to start placing more emphasis on control upstream, instead of at the end of the pipe.
Nothing But Benefit Nothing But Benefit
A pond-wetland complex in Port Aransas, Texas, attracts birders and nature lovers and helps clean treatment plant effluent in the bargain
Headworks and Biosolids Headworks and Biosolids August Product News August Product News
Featured new products.
Simplex, duplex control panels provide total pump protection Simplex, duplex control panels provide total pump protection
WS Series control panels from SEEwater
Stirring the Pot Stirring the Pot
Effective mixing design helps ensure uniform material concentration and proper performance in digester systems
True Partnership True Partnership
In Leoni Township, a private company operates the treatment plant, while municipal workers handle the maintenance. The arrangement serves everyone well.
August Worth Noting
People/Awards; Education; Calendar of Events
Division of Labor Division of Labor
A Nebraska treatment plant superintendent partners with the local Extension agriculture educator to advance his city’s biosolids land application program

Originally in Water System Operator WSO: Water System Operator

Little District That Could Little District That Could
With 10 operators to serve 12,000 accounts, an award-winning South Carolina district succeeds with cross-training, advancement opportunities, and high morale
Quick Count Quick Count
An instrument enables a water plant in Colorado to monitor algae, zooplankton, and zebra mussel veligers simultaneously
Under Supervision Under Supervision
Central monitoring system combines Web technology with industrial control reliability to manage hydraulic networks in Nice, France
Design eliminates fluid outgassing Design eliminates fluid outgassing July/August Industry News July/August Letters
Thanks for Recognition; Question on Sound Levels
Clean and Green
Water treatment plants meet ‘green’ criteria almost by definition. We’d like to know what your plant does to reach the next level.
Disinfection Disinfection July/August Product News July/August Product News
Featured new products.
Pump Controller Integrates Operations in Simple-to-Use System Pump Controller Integrates Operations in Simple-to-Use System
Metro-Tech II line of controllers from Metropolitan Industries Inc.
July/August Projects & Awards
Echologics signs with Las Vegas Valley; Medicine Hat chooses MeterSense; Honeywell helps western Virginia water authority; Miya gets contract to maximize Bahamas water system efficiency; Madison utility selects Itron for AMI solution; Plattsburg gets funds for drinking water improvements; Dewberry selected for Baltimore water main project; Woodard & Curran signs contract with Villa Rica; American Water and Elizabeth, N.J., earn mayors’ award
Buying Into the Vision Buying Into the Vision
Two Aurora Water plants earn top-level national recognition as operating teams commit themselves to process excellence
Pretty Site, Beautiful Water Pretty Site, Beautiful Water
The Willamette River Water Treatment Plant overcomes seasonal source water variation, maintains compliance, and becomes a source of community pride
Shades of Green Shades of Green
A New Hampshire water treatment plant uses ‘light green’ design elements to achieve up to 24 percent annual energy savings
Math Magic Math Magic
Technology lets water agencies use data and analytics to improve system pressure management and detect losses due to leakage
Cartoon  Connections Cartoon Connections
Superhero Squirt and other characters help a California water district teach residents about water quality and water conservation
July/August Worth Noting
People/Awards; Education; Events