The completion of Hawaii’s largest ever wastewater system upgrade has formally been announced by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Following a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Consent Decree to improve Windward Oahu’s sewage collection and treatment system by June 2018, Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, worked with the City and County of Read more

With a population of 677, the small town of Harleyville, S.C., located 60 miles northwest of Charleston, was looking to upgrade its aging lift stations to increase efficiencies, lower utility costs and reduce overall pump maintenance for its municipal wastewater facility. The town employed six lift stations—five of which utilized grinder pump systems from 1985—to Read more

Washington, D.C. — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and 17 partner organizations to work collaboratively to improve the overall performance and management of decentralized wastewater treatment systems. The MOU reaffirms commitments made under previous MoUs Read more

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), in collaboration with many water and public health organizations, has been seeking credible Ebola information to address concerns and questions within the water sector. Although there is limited data on the fate and transport of Ebola in wastewater collection systems, the development of protective precautions is essential. As Read more

Alexandria, Va. — The open access article for the June 2014 issue of Water Environment Research (WER)—the popular journal published by the Water Environment Federation (WEF)—offers a critical review by Denny Parker, et al., of nuisance foam that forms during the wastewater treatment process and the proposed biological methods for its management or elimination. “While Read more