Note: Tyler Hammerle is a project engineer at Wessler Engineering and just attended his first Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) Annual Conference. We asked him to write about some things he took away from the 2019 technical sessions he attended. Below is a summary of a presentation on activated sludge, in Tyler's own words.
Hosted jointly by the Indiana Industrial Operators Association (IIOA) and the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) Pretreatment Committee, wastewater treatment professionals from around the state gathered in Indianapolis on April 2-4 to learn, grow and collaborate at the 2019 Wastewater Industrial Technical Training & Education (WITtec) Conference. This year’s conference theme was Pollution Prevention and New Technologies in Wastewater Treatment.
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.
Are you about to flush that thing down the toilet?
Hold on! Think before you flush it! We spend millions of dollars cleaning sewer systems that get clogged, gunked up, and trashed. Here’s a handy guide to the common items that should NOT get flushed, tossed, or poured down the drain. Download our free poster "Wait, Don't Flush It!" to help spread this educational message to the public.
Summer means pool parties, gardening, and landscape projects. When autumn inevitably comes, a new set of projects greet us: raking leaves, maintanining lawn equipment, and shutting down the pool.
As you work in your yard throughout the summer and fall, remember to use best practices for environmental safety. Individuals and communities can help reduce pollution and protect waterways by changing a few bad habits.
If you missed our webinar this week, not to worry. We have the recording available for you to watch at your convenience.
Thanks to everyone who attended the live event, presented by Jake Barker. We had an incredible turnout and a lot of great questions from you all.
Watch the webinar, Municipal Employee Training Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping Do's and Don'ts, below, and download the attendance sheet and agenda for your records.