News Briefs: Soldiers Compete in Water Purification Rodeo

Also in this week's water and wastewater news, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announces the 2023 Lab of the Year

News Briefs: Soldiers Compete in Water Purification Rodeo

In an intense week-long competition, military water treatment specialists gathered at Fort Story, Virginia, for the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Rodeo. This annual event, organized by the U.S. Army Forces Command from May 8-12, showcased the participants' proficiency in water purification.

Participating teams, composed of active-duty U.S. Army Soldiers and U.S. Marines, demonstrated their skills and readiness, with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 clinching the overall top prize as well as the “Most Motivated” award.

The rigorous evaluation process included timed scenarios where teams were scored on their ability to set up, operate and dismantle various types of water purification processes. In addition, the participants were assessed through a written exam that tested their collective knowledge.

Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized as Lab of the Year

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently announced the Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant is the 2023 Lab of the Year award recipient.

The award recognizes a small registered laboratory's commitment to quality and excellent work.

More than 300 testing laboratories across Wisconsin provide compliance data to the DNR. About 200 of these labs are small registered labs, or labs that do compliance testing only for their own facility.

Compliance testing is crucial to ensuring the data from the lab is accurate and is required for plant permits. These permits, issued through the DNR, exist to ensure the water leaving the plant is not polluting Wisconsin's waterways.

"It's their commitment to quality that makes the Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant a valued partner with the DNR in protecting our state's water resources," says Steve Geis, DNR environmental analysis and sustainability certification services section manager.

$3.5 Billion Investment to Improve Health of New York Harbor

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Rohit T. Aggarwala recently announced a new agreement that modifies a 2012 Consent Order that will help to ensure the continued improvement of the health of New York City waterways for years to come.

As part of the agreement, New York City commits to investing $3.5 billion to build green infrastructure in sewered areas across all of the five boroughs in order to better manage the more intense rainfall and severe weather that climate change is bringing to the region and improve water quality in New York Harbor.

Read more about it here.


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