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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)

(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

(VIDEO) Monticello WWTP Lunch & Learn Tour

Posted by Seth Morin on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 10:00 AM


This past September, the City of Monticello Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was the site of a Lunch and Learn, as well as a comprehensive tour of the new and improved plant that was last upgraded 17 years ago. The event was hosted by the Indiana Water Environment Association Residuals and Resource Recovery Committee and the City's Wastewater Superintendent, Adam Downey. The Lunch and Learn included presentations on the various aspects and details of the improved plant. The included video highlights the day's activities and shows off some of the new improvements.

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, WWTP, CSO, combined sewer overflow, civil engineering, Wessler, Nitrates, Wastewater, Wastewater collections

[Hot Topics]- Energy, Sludge and Sewer Rehab

Posted by Bridget Philpott on Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Each year Operators, Engineers, Manufacturer Representatives and more to come together at the Indiana Water Environment Association’s annual conference in Indianapolis to discuss the latest in the world of water, wastewater and stormwater.

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, cogeneration, green wastewater treatment plant, IWEA,, Wastewater, Wastewater collections

[Field Trip]  Belmont Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted by Andrew Thompson on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

Several members of the Indianapolis office recently participated in an informative tour of Indianapolis’ largest wastewater treatment plant.

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, Wessler, Wastewater

Three Takeaways from IWEA 2016

Posted by Katie Jackson on Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

The 2016 IWEA Annual Conference had many great exhibits, speakers, and presentations, all providing new technology and services to the world of wastewater. How to save and reuse resources, and treat wastewater efficiently were reoccurring themes. We have recapped three hot topic presentations from last week's annual conference.

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, WWTP, IWEA,, Wessler

Aeration Costs Breaking the Bank?

Posted by Brian Sahm on Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Wastewater Plants around the world have varying loading characteristics and technologies, and many employ the biological nitrification process to convert ammonia to a less toxic form in wastewater. The nitrification process requires oxygen that is provided by large blowers or aeration mixers. The oxygen is transferred to the water and provides an electron acceptor for the biochemical reaction that converts ammonia to nitrate. In an ever changing world challenged with the rise of energy costs, there has been a push to develop technologies that offer energy efficiency and reduced operating costs. Aeration is typically the largest energy consumer, requiring 40-60% of the plant’s total electric demand charge. However, there are ways to reduce the growing demand:

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant

4 Key Benefits of In-House Wastewater Continuing Education

Posted by Adam Downey on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Wessler Engineering is pleased to announce that it now offers training and education services related to wastewater treatment in the form of workshops designed to educate and engage you and your treatment staff by applying “textbook” material directly to your specific facilities. 

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, education, waste disposal, CEUs

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

Wastewater Operators: Download the New IDEM Incident Report Form

Posted by Adam Downey on Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Attention Wastewater Operators! Did you know?

IDEM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management) has updated the Bypass/Overflow Incident Report (State Form 48373) that should be used for all SSOs and non-permitted CSO events. 

How do I know I have the correct form?

Look in the upper left corner of the form and make sure you are now using State Form 48373 (R6 / 6-15)

Where can I find this form? 

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant


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