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:
Did you miss our most recent webinar on implementing green infrastructure in to your LTCP or stormwater masterplan? If so, watch the recording now!
Do you have an active backflow prevention program? Is your backflow prevention program compliant with Indiana Administrative Code? Are you sure your municipal drinking water system is safe from contamination from cross-connections or backflow from private water systems?... If you answered "No" or "I don't know" to any of these questions, read on to learn more about keeping your drinking water safe.
Wessler recently reached out to IDEM’s Randy Braun, Section Chief, Wetlands and Storm Water Programs, Water Quality Branch, to ask how Rule 6 applies to municipally-owned airports. The following are the questions and answers from the interview:
IDEM will only be accepting electronic reports come the end of 2016. Your wastewater treatment plant's paper reports will soon be a thing of the past. Wessler is here to help make this transition easier. In this blog post we will cover what you will need to get started, what initial steps you need to take, and additional options available to help you make the transition before it is too late!
“IDEM will not accept paper DMRs/MROs/MMRs after the end of 2016. The last paper DMRs that can be submitted will be for November 2016. NetDMR will be required for all DMRs/MROs/MMRs beginning with the December 2016 reports.” - IDEM
Most municipalities are familiar with handling oil from activities associated with maintenance of vehicles and equipment. When used oil is collected and handled properly, it can be a source of income.
Oil is drained from vehicles or machinery because it has become dirty and no longer serves its intended purpose effectively. Even though it can no longer be used for its original purpose, once it is collected, reconditioned, or re-refined, oils can be used or sold in some form over and over again.
So, a used oil recycler may pay for used oil. The first part of used oil handling is understanding what is and what is not considered used oil.
Mountains of paperwork, deadlines looming, hazardous chemical concerns…Are you feeling the stress at your water and wastewater treatment facilities because of regulatory requirements?