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Risk and Resilience in the Water Sector

Posted by Michael Ellis on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Are you in compliance with the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA)? If you're an official in a community whose water system serves a population of more than 3,300 people, then the AWIA applies to you! 

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Tags: EPA, regulations, community water system, water, civil engineering, Wessler, Environmental Services

Total Nitrogen Monitoring and What You Need to Know About It

Posted by Bridget Philpott on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

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.

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Tags: EPA, IDEM, NPDES, environmental regulations, pollution, civil engineering, Wessler, Drinking Water, Nitrates, Wastewater

2018 MS4 Annual Meeting - Important Takeaways!

Posted by Michael Ellis on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Hopefully many of you were able to attend the 11th Annual Indiana MS4 Meeting that was held Tuesday, May 15th, at the Marriott East Hotel. If you were not in attendance - or were and just want a summary of some things that went on - here are a few important takeaways:

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Tags: EPA, IDEM, Rule 5, flood management, rainwater, stormwater permit, MS4 Audit, IWEA,, Wessler, stormwater utility formation, stormwater solutions

Amy's Top 5 Tips for Chemical Handling

Posted by Amy Harvell on Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Chemical and waste handling is essential in maintaining good housekeeping and material storage practices. By planning ahead and properly storing chemicals, you can prevent pollution and spills.

Below are some of the top 5 Tips for Chemical Handling, along with our downloadable guide for handling used oil, general chemicals, universal waste and electronic waste.

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Tags: oil, EPA, hazardous chemicals

EPCRA, Wastewater, and Air…Oh my!

Posted by Amy Harvell on Thursday, December 04, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Feeling like you just want to close your eyes and click your heels during the reporting season?  You are not the only one. The more regulations implemented means the more paper work for your community or facility.

For some of you, this will be your first Annual Notification for your air permit and for others, completing your Annual Report for your Pretreatment Program is commonplace. But make them all due around the same time and you may feel like a house dropped on you. This blog serves as a friendly reminder of annual reporting requirements.

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Tags: EPA, Air Permitting, Air Quality, wastewater treatment plant

Oil, Chemical and Waste Handling Training for Utility Employees [Webinar Video]

Posted by Amy Harvell on Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 11:42 AM

I would like to thank all of our participants for joining us this week for our webinar. We had a great turnout! If you missed the webinar, you can watch the video of the presentation below.

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Tags: EPA, MS4 Audit, training webinar

What is Cogeneration and How Can It Save Your City's Wastewater Budget?

Posted by Marty Wessler on Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

It takes a lot of energy and money to treat wastewater.

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Tags: EPA, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, cogeneration

How to make your Consumer Confidence Report more informative

Posted by Jake Barker on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

How are you doing with your to-do-list? Are you getting bogged down with tasks related to this cold, snowy weather such as boil water advisories, low water pressure, or water service shutoffs caused by water main breaks? No worries! Before you know it, temperatures will warm, and you will be able to address those tasks further down on your list such as the Consumer Confidence Report. We are here to help you tackle this task.

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Tags: EPA, CCR, community water system, Consumer Confidence Report

Boiler MACT: Another Air Regulation?

Posted by Amy Harvell on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 08:45 AM

You might be thinking, “Here we go again.”

Although regulations are important, they can sometimes cause confusion or frustration. Have you been hearing about the Boiler MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) or the Boiler NESHAP (National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) at conferences or from other sources? The information below will help you determine if the Boiler MACT applies to your wastewater treatment plant, drinking water plant, and other municipal operations.

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Tags: EPA, boiler compliance, regulations, NESHAP, Boiler MACT

Uh Oh, I received a letter from IDEM...

Posted by Amy Harvell on Thursday, May 09, 2013 @ 01:53 PM

Most municipal wastewater and drinking water treatment plants received letters from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), Office of Air Quality (OAQ) in March or April. Now, you might be thinking that you only deal with water, so things dealing with the air do not apply to you. But, it does.
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Tags: EPA, Air Permitting, IDEM, Air Quality


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