Inside the March 2014 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Garden Ready Garden Ready
An auto-thermophilic aerobic digestion process helps a popular resort community deliver Class A biosolids in keeping with the public’s high expectations.
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Magnetite addition is part of a clarification system that helps a New Hampshire plant deal with wet-weather flows and achieve complete nitrification.
Names Do Matter Names Do Matter
Clean Water Services in Oregon sees significant and tangible benefits from naming itself for the end product, rather than the raw material.
Good Timing Good Timing
Energy efficiency plans lined up with a 2009 federal government economic stimulus program to bring a Massachusetts plant close to net neutral energy.
Big Aspirations Big Aspirations
Operators at a Missouri lagoon treatment system maintain compliance while looking to progressive steps like biosolids land application and solar energy.
Pitching Right In Pitching Right In
Plant team members in Great Falls, Mont., are proud of their contributions to a trail built by volunteers along the Missouri River.
Breaking Trail Breaking Trail
Katie Goin and her team work methodically to upgrade the wastewater treatment and collection system in a small community in northwest Wisconsin.
The Secret To Wastewater Math
Put the calculator aside for a moment. Learn how to factor units into your solutions to math problems on licensing exams.
Paint Me A Picture Paint Me A Picture
A Maine operator association’s poster contest creates goodwill and gets great publicity during the state’s official Clean Water Week.
From The Founder: Changing With The Times
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A Great Use Of Land A Great Use Of Land
Gardens tended by the crew at the Algonquin (Ill.) Wastewater Treatment Plant produced more than 900 pounds of vegetables for a local pantry.
More Fitting Name From Inside Out
Maybe operator associations have value beyond networking and professional advancement. Maybe public outreach from that level can multiply impact.

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Commitment by Collaboration Commitment by Collaboration
Operators at a Pennsylvania facility rely on teamwork and dedication to achieve excellence and a Partnership for Safe Water Directors Award.
Worth Noting - March 2014 Vertical booster pumps save space, conserve energy Vertical booster pumps save space, conserve energy Product News - March 2014 Product News - March 2014 Industry News - March 2014 Tanks, Structures and Components Tanks, Structures and Components Free Flowing Free Flowing
New filter media at the water treatment plant reduces energy costs, improves flow-through and lowers chemical usage for the township of Freehold, N.J.
A New Twist on UV-T Measurement A New Twist on UV-T Measurement
Aquionics offers a UV-C LED light source with a single lamp and sensor in a compact package designed for versatility.
March 2014 Tanks, Structures and Components Tanks, Structures and Components
Plant infrastructure, including buildings and shelters, clarifiers, covers and domes, and tanks, form the storage side of most potable water treatment systems. Here are several of those products, along with coatings, linings and other components, that enable clean distribution.
Learning by Doing Learning by Doing
Interns at the water and wastewater utility in Denton, Texas, gain valuable skills while helping staff members perform essential tasks.
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Tricks of the Trade Tricks of the Trade
A Massachusetts water utility applies innovative financing to complete a cost-saving solar energy project with no increase in rates.
Try It. Buy It.
Maybe it’s time for the water profession to embrace more fully a recruiting and training technique that has worked well for numerous other industries.
A New Direction A New Direction
Consolidating distribution under the street and utility division lets the North Chicago water plant focus on producing a quality product and increasing efficiency.
Fifteen and Counting Fifteen and Counting
For the water utility servicing one of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, the Partnership provides a motivation and a method to improve every facet of operations.