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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

[Webinar Recording]: CSO LTCP Cost Savings Through Green Infrastructure

Posted by Bill Leber on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

 Did you miss our most recent webinar on implementing green infrastructure in to your LTCP or stormwater masterplan? If so, watch the recording now!

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Tags: IDEM, stormwater, CSO, storm water runoff, storm water solutions, stormwater discharge, Long Term Control Plan

What's in Your Water: Backflow Prevention Programs

Posted by Allie Barcome on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 @ 10:05 AM


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.

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Tags: IDEM, Drinking Water, Cross-Connections, Backflow

Have You Completed Your Consumer Confidence Report?

Posted by Jake Barker on Monday, May 02, 2016 @ 09:15 AM

Consumer Confidence Reports are due in 59 days!

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Tags: IDEM, CCR, Consumer Confidence Report

Keeping Your Municipally-Owned Airport in Compliance with Rule 6

Posted by Michael Ellis on Tuesday, April 05, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

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:

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Tags: IDEM

Wastewater Operators, Have You Switched to NetDMR Yet?

Posted by Adam Downey on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

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 

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Tags: regulations, IDEM, wastewater treatment plant

Waste Oil or Used Oil? Hazardous Waste Rule for Oil

Posted by Amy Harvell on Thursday, February 05, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

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.

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Tags: oil, IDEM, hazardous chemicals

Hazardous Chemicals: Local Responders Need to Know!

Posted by Amy Harvell on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Mountains of paperwork, deadlines looming, hazardous chemical concerns…Are you feeling the stress at your water and wastewater treatment facilities because of regulatory requirements?

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Tags: IDEM, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, hazardous chemicals, EPCRA

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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