Inside the August 2013 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Excellence, Start to Finish Excellence, Start to Finish
Teamwork, creativity and consistent performance earn recognition for Lodi’s White Slough Water Pollution Control PLANT — and its collection system.
Should Your Facility Accept Septage?
A Waste Treatment Symposium in September will give small-community clean-water operators a close look at the technologies and project economics.
Worth Noting - August 2013 Reptile Wrangler Reptile Wrangler Eyes on the Prize Eyes on the Prize
Process automation and observation help the team at Caryville-Jacksboro produce excellent effluent and keep treatment costs down for the community.
Attitude of Caring Attitude of Caring
Mike Bisi operates from concern about his process, his team, and the people in his Connecticut community who have supported their local treatment plant over the years.
When Will It Be Your Turn?
Almost every organization has an emergency sooner or later. The best way to make sure you survive it intact is to plan for the worst — today.
Projects & Awards - August 2013 Septage Screening System Cuts Truck Unloading Time Septage Screening System Cuts Truck Unloading Time Product News - August 2013 Product News - August 2013 Are We Missing Something?
Should the focus of TPO expand to include industrial as well as municipal operators? We’d like to hear thoughts from professionals on both sides.
Headworks and Biosolids Management Headworks and Biosolids Management Wetlands Reborn Wetlands Reborn
A water reclamation plant expansion leads to creation of a wildlife park that gains prominent mention as a visitor destination in Florida’s Panhandle.
Industry News - August 2013 Teamwork Forged in Smoke Teamwork Forged in Smoke
Cookouts and tours help the treatment plant staff in Albert Lea create connections with other departments and city leadership.
Team Effort
A multi-disciplinary group produces a digital program that works online and in presentations, delivering a positive message for the Twin Cities clean-water agency.
Pumping Up Volume Pumping Up Volume
Ingenuity and reliable equipment help a New York plant accommodate outside waste materials and keep a fluid bed biosolids incinerator running near capacity.
Up the Ladder Find other useful and timely information on the TPO website Headworks and Biosolids Management Headworks and Biosolids Management Sunflower Power Sunflower Power
Raleigh looks at using crops grown on treatment plant property to produce biodiesel as fuel for on-site power generators.

Originally in Water System Operator WSO: Water System Operator

Players' Coach Players' Coach
Scott Bailey keeps the vintage Monticello Water Plant in top form thanks to experience, skills and a hands-on management style.
New Technology Slated for WEFTEC 2013 New Technology Slated for WEFTEC 2013 Never Satisfied Never Satisfied
A new ultrafiltration system resolved many issues for the team in Homer, Alaska, but that doesn’t keep them from working diligently to continue getting better.
Quick-Change Artist Quick-Change Artist
The team at a 120 mgd plant in Tampa relies on a rapid settling process, experience, and automation to produce consistent results from variable raw water sources.
Turning Data Into Action
Advanced Metering Analytics help utilities use hourly interval information from metering systems to detect issues that need addressing.
Creating a Culture Creating a Culture
Portland Water Bureau reduces costs and greenhouse gas emissions through electrical efficiencies and a smart fleet management program.
When Will It Be Your Turn?
Almost every organization has an emergency sooner or later. The best way to make sure you survive it intact is to plan for the worst — today.
Incentives to Conserve Improvements That Pay Their Way Improvements That Pay Their Way
A California town encourages improvements that reduce water and energy demand by making the necessary up-front investments — recovered through bill surcharges.
Worth Noting - August 2013 Getting it Done
Maybe it’s time to revisit a couple of well established but still innovative ways to build and improve water utility facilities.
Disinfection Disinfection Find other useful and timely information at www.wsomag.com Industry News - August 2013 Small Scale SCADA Small Scale SCADA
Cloud-based technology provides sophisticated yet affordable system monitoring and control for a small California water company.