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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.