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A Healthy Sewer System: Prevention is the Key

Posted by Nick Lyons on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

 

Most people don’t enjoy routine doctor visits. They record our weight and height (and we’re confronted with the disappointment that only one of them seems to be increasing). Nevertheless, at lunch an hour before, maybe you opted for a salad rather than a greasy cheeseburger. In an ideal world, maybe you went for a run earlier that morning. While some genuinely enjoy running in the morning, or eating kale, I certainly don’t.

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Tags: CCTV, sewer inspections, Wastewater, Wastewater collections, Asset Management, Capital Improvements, Inspections

Knee Deep in Activated Sludge at IWEA

Posted by Tyler Hammerle on Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

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.

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, pollution, civil engineering, Wessler, Wastewater, Wastewater collections, Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)

(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

Employee Spotlight: Katie Jackson, E.I.

Posted by Seth Morin on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 @ 03:34 PM

Wessler is proud to announce Katie Jackson, E.I., as the subject of this month's Employee Spotlight! Katie joined Wessler in 2016, and currently serves as a project engineer in both our wastewater and wastewater collection systems groups.

We asked Katie some questions so that we all can get to know her a little better, including her love for the great outdoors and rescuing animals! Congratulations, Katie!

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Tags: civil engineering, Employee Spotlight,, Wessler, Wastewater, Wastewater collections, Collection Systems

(WITtec 2019) The Team Effort Behind Pretreatment Coordination and Municipal Operations

Posted by Kate Hughes on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

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.

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, WWTP, municipal, pollution, civil engineering, IWEA,, Wastewater, Rule 6, Pretreatment, IIOA

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

Employee Spotlight: Jay Dial

Posted by Seth Morin on Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Wessler is proud to announce Jay Dial as the subject of this month's Employee Spotlight! Jay joined Wessler in early 2018, and currently serves in our Fort Wayne, Indiana office as a resident project representative (RPR).

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Tags: Employee Spotlight,, Wessler, Wastewater

Employee Spotlight: Natalie Ercole

Posted by Seth Morin on Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Wessler is proud to announce that Natalie Ercole is the subject of this month's Employee Spotlight! Natalie joined Wessler earlier this year and is a key team member who serves in our accounting department.

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Tags: Employee Spotlight,, Wessler, Wastewater

Employee Spotlight: Kwabena Adu-Sarkodie, P.E.

Posted by Seth Morin on Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Wessler is proud to announce that Kwabena Adu-Sarkodie, P.E., is the subject of this month's Employee Spotlight! Kwabena is a key team member who serves as a Senior Project Manager in our wastewater group, with more than 15 years of experience in the industry.

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Tags: Employee Spotlight,, Wessler, Wastewater

City of Salem Leaders’ Quick Thinking Helps Expedite Recovery Efforts After Furious Flood

Posted by Allie Barcome on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This version of this article appeared in the 2018 Summer Issue of the Indiana Association of Regional Councils Indiana Association of Regional Councils 

May 19, 2017. The tight-knit City of Salem, Indiana was going about Friday as usual. Residents went to work. Children went to school. Businesses opened their doors. The community was preparing for Friday Night on the Square - a popular local event around the historic Washington County Courthouse where vendors and businesses set up and people gather to shop and enjoy each other’s company. Like most communities in the state during springtime, Salem was expecting some seasonal showers in the evening.

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Tags: stormwater, emergency planning, Wessler, Wastewater

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