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West Lafayette Highlighted in EPA Report: Food Waste to Energy

Posted by Mary Atkins on Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency released a January 2015 report that presents cogeneration best practices, performance, and experiences of six Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs) in the United States.


The report is titled “Food Waste to Energy: How Six Water Resource Recovery Facilities are Boosting Biogas Production and the Bottom Line.”

One of those six WRRF's is right here in Indiana and happens to be a Wessler client–the City of West Lafayette.

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, cogeneration

7 Things to Know About Adding Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) to Your WRRF

Posted by Adam Downey on Thursday, April 02, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Many Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRF) -- formerly known as Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) --in Indiana already have effluent phosphorus limitations or are receiving them for the first time.

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, WWTP

7 Words That Have a Different Meaning to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Posted by Tyler Graves on Thursday, January 08, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

We surveyed Wessler employees to find everyday words that have a totally different meaning in the world of wastewater treatment plant operators (and the engineers who work with them). 

Here are their top picks:

1. Slug

WWTP Meaning: Usually used in terms of a “slug discharge” into a municipal wastewater system. It is defined by the federal code of regulations. A slug discharge is any discharge including an accidental spill which has a potential to cause interference or pass through of a publicly owned treatment works. A wastewater treatment operator may talk about how a “slug” caused an upset at their wastewater plant.

Not this...

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant

EPCRA, Wastewater, and Air…Oh my!

Posted by Amy Harvell on Thursday, December 04, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Feeling like you just want to close your eyes and click your heels during the reporting season?  You are not the only one. The more regulations implemented means the more paper work for your community or facility.

For some of you, this will be your first Annual Notification for your air permit and for others, completing your Annual Report for your Pretreatment Program is commonplace. But make them all due around the same time and you may feel like a house dropped on you. This blog serves as a friendly reminder of annual reporting requirements.

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Tags: EPA, Air Permitting, Air Quality, wastewater treatment plant

Employee Spotlight: Engineer, Adam Sitka

Posted by Marty Wessler on Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

Adam Sitka has been an Engineer at Wessler Engineering for approximately two and a half years and was October's Employee of the Month. He does a little bit of everything in the office and in the field, see what he had to say about why he loves to crawl under homes to identify illicit sump pump connections. 
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Tags: sewer inspections, wastewater treatment plant, stormwater, consulting engineer, Field Services,, Employee Spotlight,

What is Cogeneration and How Can It Save Your City's Wastewater Budget?

Posted by Marty Wessler on Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

It takes a lot of energy and money to treat wastewater.

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Tags: EPA, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, cogeneration

How to Build Industrial and Municipal Partnerships for Clean Water through Pretreatment

Posted by Amy Harvell on Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

As Indiana marches forward with job creation, solid relationships between municipalities and private industry are vital for the state. In the last three weeks, three companies chose to invest in Indiana - GE Aviation investing $100 million in Lafayette; Becks Hybrids investing $60 million in Atlanta; and Casey's General Store investing $30 million in Terre Haute. Economic development in Indiana is strong and getting stronger!

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Tags: wastewater treatment plant, clean water program, industrial waste pretreatment program, municipal pretreatment program

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


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