Inside the February 2017 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Reaching Higher: An Operator's Pursuit of Knowledge Reaching Higher: An Operator's Pursuit of Knowledge
Garry Houston and his team in Abilene conquer source water challenges in getting the most from a microfiltration water treatment plant.
See How a New Mexico Plant Got 7,000 Kids to Care About Wastewater See How a New Mexico Plant Got 7,000 Kids to Care About Wastewater
The Albuquerque Water Authority receives a public education award for an event that teaches fourth-graders about the value of water.
Stepping Up in Class: Finding a Way to Make Class A Biosolids Stepping Up in Class: Finding a Way to Make Class A Biosolids
A plant upgrade in Mechanicsburg included a switch from Class B Biosolids to producing and marketing Class A compost as a soil additive.
The Fast Track: An Operator's Journey to Wastewater Supervisor The Fast Track: An Operator's Journey to Wastewater Supervisor
Tammy Hamblen rose quickly from street department employee to wastewater treatment supervisor and leader of a plant team.
How a UV System Kept Big Sky's Award-Winning Water Intact How a UV System Kept Big Sky's Award-Winning Water Intact
The Big Sky County Water & Sewer District chose UV disinfection to avoid adding chlorine to water that won a national taste competition.
Pest Problems at the Plant? Check Out This Guy's Natural Solution Pest Problems at the Plant? Check Out This Guy's Natural Solution
Birds, bugs and bacteria control flies around biosolids drying beds at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center in San Antonio.
Buying Time: How an Effluent Filter Change is Saving a City Buying Time: How an Effluent Filter Change is Saving a City
Improvements at an Indiana treatment plant and collections system save operating costs and forestall construction of a new plant.
This Treatment Plant Turned an Ugly Concrete Wall Into a City Attraction This Treatment Plant Turned an Ugly Concrete Wall Into a City Attraction
A once-ugly wall at a Georgia water plant comes to life with vibrant colors with a mural showing the water cycle.
See How Two Leading Water Groups in Illinois Are Sharing Ideas See How Two Leading Water Groups in Illinois Are Sharing Ideas
A pair of Illinois associations plan a joint conference to help foster more connections between the engineering and operations sides of the clean-water industry.
Wood Pellets — A New Choice for Spill Absorption Wood Pellets — A New Choice for Spill Absorption
Wood pellets from Bald Eagle Pellet Co. can support spill cleanup by absorbing double their weight in water.
Company Puts Algae to Work with New Solids Pretreatment Process Company Puts Algae to Work with New Solids Pretreatment Process
A pretreatment process using phagotrophic algae shows potential to help wastewater treatment plants boost efficiency in aerobic and anaerobic digestion.
A Creative Approach to Improving Plant Operations
The water and wastewater sectors are home to some of the most ingenious professionals to be found in any industry.
Industry News - February 2017 Biosolids Management and Headworks Biosolids Management and Headworks Worth Noting - February 2017
People/Awards; Calendar
Versatile pump series added to Xylem’s rental offerings Versatile pump series added to Xylem’s rental offerings Radar level transmitters are cost-effective and easy to use Radar level transmitters are cost-effective and easy to use Product News - February 2017 Product Focus - February 2017