The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) recently announced that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits submitted for renewal or modification after January 1, 2019 will include total nitrogen monitoring requirements for sanitary dischargers who have a 1.0 MGD average design flow or greater. With the inclusion of total nitrogen monitoring in NPDES permits, it’s important to understand why nitrogen is being monitored and what is being required by IDEM.
As a young engineer, I find myself constantly impressed with how much I don’t know. There have been so many days I’ve been proud of myself for making it through a day of work without asking any questions – and then come in the next day to realize I really should have. Luckily, I’m surrounded by patient coworkers who are willing to answer my dumb questions, assuring me that they remember their days in my shoes. Still, the idea of being in a room surrounded by experienced engineers discussing problems that even they do not understand sounds like an intimidating affair. So, when I got the opportunity to attend the Indiana Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference this year, I was more terrified than excited.
With the Indiana Finance Authority's State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Program's new requirements for communities to show their ability to accomplish Asset Management, we decided to create an infographic to show the good (just meeting the minimums), better, and best (going above and beyond) ways to present that information.
Wessler is proud to recognize not just one, but two team members for this month's Employee Spotlight! Blaine Howell, E.I., and Emily Tomey interned at Wessler last summer and were hired on full-time earlier this year to join our Stormwater Group. While they have not worked here for long, they have both been tremendous and have taken on high levels of responsibilities for several projects.
Below is an article written by Drew Thompson, P.E., a senior project manager at Wessler, that was published in The Digester ( Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 2018) - the official publication of the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA).
Wessler is proud to announce Jeff Ballard, P.E., as this month's Employee Spotlight! Jeff currently serves as a senior project manager in our Wastewater Group, with structural engineering being his primary area of expertise.
Wessler is proud to announce Andrew Thompson, P.E., as this month's Employee Spotlight! Andrew currently serves as a Senior Project Engineer with more than 17 years of experience on water and wastewater projects.
Andrew joined the Wessler team in 2016 and has played a key role in several projects, and, even with his busy schedule, takes time to answer everyone's questions.
We asked Andrew a handful of questions and found out about his love for travel, his blog on the Indy Eleven, and his passion for the Oxford comma!
Wessler is proud to announce Stan Diamond, P.E., BCEE, as our Employee of the Month! Stan has 38 years of experience and works as a Senior Project Manager in our Drinking Water group. He also has expertise in stormwater and wastewater planning, design, and construction.
A wise man once said, “If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there.” That man was the eccentric Hall of Fame baseball catcher, Yogi Berra. While Yogi only knows exactly what he was referring to when he uttered these words, the lesson can be applied in many different arenas. Believe it or not, one of these is managing a wastewater collection system…
Wessler is proud to announce Ty Graves as our Employee of the Month! Ty works as a Business Development Representative, meeting with city and county employees, elected officials and representatives to discuss their project needs and help with funding.