Inside the November 2013 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Finding the Magic Finding the Magic
Dan Peterson went from a military career to leading an innovative team at a highly successful municipal treatment plant in Durham, N.H.
Worth Noting - November 2013 Nitrogen removal system uses less energy, no carbon source Nitrogen removal system uses less energy, no carbon source Industry News - November 2013 Industry News - November 2013 Wastewater Treatment Systems Wastewater Treatment Systems
Wastewater treatment methods vary from open-air aerated chemically treated lagoons to moving-bed biological and membrane reactors. Here are several systems that are on the cutting edge of wastewater treatment technology.
Find other useful and timely information on the TPO website Find other useful and timely information on the TPO website Wastewater Treatment Systems Wastewater Treatment Systems Product News - November 2013 Product News - November 2013 Engaging the Community Hail to the Chief
The Fire Chief Project continues in print and online. Feel free to share your activities that contribute to the project’s key goals.
Which Side of the Curve Am I On? Which Side of the Curve Am I On?
The Lab Detective helps a clean-water plant understand the chemistry of chlorine in water and correct seasonal excursions in effluent coliform.
Better Way to Feed Better Way to Feed
A new method of polymer addition helps an Illinois plant produce drier biosolids and reduce polymer costs significantly.
Simple to Advanced Simple to Advanced
Improvements ranging from new light fixtures to a breakthrough solar installation help a Colorado plant cut energy usage by nearly 20 percent.
‘Silent’ No More ‘Silent’ No More
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s public outreach program includes profiles of those who help protect local water resources.
Full Circle Full Circle
Destin Water Users puts 100 percent of its wastewater effluent back to work as reclaimed water for irrigating residential, commercial and public spaces.
Power Mowers Power Mowers
Goats that feast on weeds and crops from effluent-irrigated fields help keep costs down and provide a curiosity for residents near a lagoon treatment plant in Utah.
School’s Out, Camp’s Open School’s Out, Camp’s Open
Students get a chance to extend their science education at annual summer program sponsored by a Pittsburgh-area clean-water agency.
All Business All Business
The treatment facility in Ishpeming, Mich., applies financial acumen across the board. The result is a plant that delivers quality effluent and makes operators’ lives easier.

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Keep it Flowing Keep it Flowing
Judy Adams emphasizes teamwork in operating three water plants that keep the Texas city of Brownsville supplied in the face of severe drought.
Worth Noting - November 2013 Solar-powered thermometer replaces mercury-in-glass models Solar-powered thermometer replaces mercury-in-glass models Industry News - November 2013 Industry News - November 2013 Metering and Security Metering and Security
Whether tracking customers’ usage, measuring plant raw water flow or feeding chemicals into a process, accurate metering is essential. Manufacturers continue with innovations that make meters accurate, durable, and easy to read and use. Here are some of the newest metering and security products on the market.
Survey Surfaces Sealing Concerns Survey Surfaces Sealing Concerns
Water industry leaders share thoughts on gasketing products and practices and the key issues involved in sealing against leakage.
Metering and Security Metering and Security Product News - November 2013 Product News - November 2013 Watchful Eyes Watchful Eyes
An analytics solution from GE Intelligent Platforms can help operators avoid unplanned equipment downtime and optimize process performance.
Success on a Big Scale Success on a Big Scale
A medium-pressure UV disinfection system provides cost-effective pathogen removal for a new 315 mgd facility in San Francisco.
Smart Management Smart Management
Las Vegas Valley’s Energy and Water Quality Management System helps optimize distribution and treatment, saving energy, saving money and improving water quality.
Drop by Drop Drop by Drop
A mascot, tours, public displays and rebate programs combine to help the City of Durham make big inroads on conservation.
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Wisdom From the Fat Man
A line from an old movie with Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason is worth remembering when you need a pick-me-up after a fall.
An Earthy Approach An Earthy Approach
The City of Kalama’s diatomaceous earth water filtration plant uses a highly automated process that reduces lifetime costs and frees staff for other duties.
Ready For Growth Ready For Growth
Automation, high-end technology and a dedicated staff have the Burnt Store reverse osmosis treatment plant prepared for the next boom in local construction.