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.
Each year, operators, engineers, manufacturer representatives and more, come together at the Indiana Water Environment Association's (IWEA) Annual Conference to discuss the latest in the world of water, wastewater and stormwater. It provides an opportunity not only to learn, but also to share experiences with others in the water field. Since, it is impossible to catch all of the presentations, we have summarized some of the topics that Wessler’s engineers presented on for you.
Below is an article written by Drew Thompson, P.E., a senior project manager at Wessler, that was published in The Digester ( Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 2018) - the official publication of the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA).
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.
Wessler is pleased to announce Don Thompson as our Employee of the Month! We asked Don a few questions about himself so you could get to know him better.
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.
Are you planning to utilize SRF funding for your next wastewater project? If so, you need to read this!!
As part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, State Revolving Loan (SRF) recipients are now required to develop and implement a Fiscal Sustainability Plan (FSP) for the major components of the project(s) that will utilize these funds. This is required for all SRF clean water (wastewater) loans for which a loan recipient has submitted an application on or after October 1, 2014. So if you applied within the last year, this pertains to you too!
So what is a Fiscal Sustainability Plan?
The FSP can also be thought of as
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.
As cities grow and expand, the flow to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), also known as publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), increases. Many times, if preventative measures aren’t taken, the WWTPs can reach and exceed their capacity. What happens then?
When a treatment plant reaches or approaches 90% of it’s hydraulic or organic design capacity, Rule 327 IAC 4-1-3 states that IDEM will notify the operator that a Sewer Connection Ban may be necessary. The Town of Greentown, Indiana experienced these issues during the past decade. Town officials engaged with Wessler to make major improvements to their collection and waste treatment systems.