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Wine To Water: Effective and Simple Engineering

Posted by Whitney Weidenbenner on Tuesday, February 04, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Whitney Weidenbenner, an engineer at Wessler, has been involved with the organization Wine To Water for four years, including two volunteer trips. Below is a blog about her experiences with the organization as well as its purpose. 

Wine To Water, a nonprofit organization based out of Boone, North Carolina, has a volunteer base that stretches across the United States. Since its conception in 2004 and eventual launch in 2007, Wine To Water staff and volunteers have worked to bring a sustainable and consistent source of potable drinking water to 850,000+ individuals. Doc Hendley, founder and 2009 CNN Hero, and his team have helped to create an expansive organization employing more than 50 people and working in 45 countries and counting!

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Tags: volunteer, water, sustainable solutions, civil engineering, Drinking Water, Wine To Water

Gaining New Insights: Reflecting on the 2019 INAFSM Conference

Posted by Michaela Lock on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

The 2019 Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM) Annual Conference was held in Fort Wayne September 4 - 6 with the theme “H20 Tech" featuring many vendors and presentations focused on emerging stormwater technologies. I attended this conference for the first time and, as an environmental scientist at the beginning of my career, my experience was filled with new insights.

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Tags: sustainable solutions, civil engineering, Wessler, INAFSM, Environmental Services

(Webinar Recording) Replacement or Rehabilitation? The Economics of Sanitary Sewer Improvements

Posted by Ryan Brauen on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 01:08 PM

If you missed our most recent webinar “Replacement or Rehabilitation? The Economics of Sanitary Sewer Improvements," be sure to watch the recording below.

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Tags: sewer inspections, sustainable solutions, municipal, civil engineering, Wessler, Mapping, Wastewater, Asset Management, Capital Improvements

What Are Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs? [Infographic]

Posted by Amy Harvell on Monday, December 12, 2016 @ 09:05 AM

Ever wonder what makes a compact fluorescent light (CFL) work? What's inside those weird looking bulbs and why are they a better alternative to incandescent light bulbs? 

We've created this infographic to illuminate the facts about CFLs—why they're more energy efficient and how to dispose of them properly to avoid the release of mercury in the environment.

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Tags: environmental regulations, sustainable solutions, waste disposal

The CLEAN Community Challenge

Posted by Michael Ellis on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

In this modern era, it is vital for communities to take it upon themselves to prioritize environmental awareness and responsibility.  Through the Comprehensive Local Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) Community Challenge Program, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is asking communities to dedicate themselves to better manage the environmental footprint from their municipal operations.


The CLEAN Community Challenge Program is designed to have the participating community develop initiatives that will result in the betterment of the local and state environment through the formation of a Quality of Life Plan. 

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Tags: environmental regulations, sustainable solutions

8 Sustainable Solutions to Battle Wastewater Treatment Plant Costs

Posted by Aaron Burke on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Everyone is searching for ways to be greener, including communities looking for opportunities to make operations more energy efficient. One such opportunity offering excellent potential is your wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) - turning brown into green.

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Tags: sustainable solutions, green wastewater treatment plant, sustainability solutions


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