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Durango faces possible $55 million in wastewater plant upgrades

From The Durango Herald (Mary Shinn):

In addition to the staggering estimate, the construction must be completed by December 2017 to meet state regulations for higher water quality.

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Colorado Water

City could have worked harder to prevent Sand Island sewage spill

The city continues to clean up after Sunday’s massive wastewater spill at Sand Island.

The spill, which occurred at around 11 a.m. at the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, was triggered by a short circuit caused by a surge of wastewater during heavy rains. 401 more words


DEP Hosts Domestic Wastewater Training Workshops

Oct. 14, 2014

~DEP informs plant operators on department wastewater regulations~

Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northwest District, in partnership with the Florida Rural Water Association, hosted the third in a series of wastewater training workshops designed to educate plant operators on the department’s wastewater rules. 191 more words


Earth Applications of Space Program Water-purification Technology Described in Summer 2014 Newsletter from Arizona Water Resources Research Center

NASA Water Recycling Technologies Have Earthbound Uses,” in the Summer 2014 issue of Arizona Water Resource (p. 1), from the Arizona Water Resources Research Center in Tucson, is a two-page article describing several commercial “spinoffs” from water-treatment systems developed for the U.S. 83 more words


California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

The DESmogBlog.com site recently published this article regarding fracking waste water.

After California state regulators shut down 11 fracking wastewater injection wells last July over concerns that the wastewater might have contaminated aquifers used for drinking water and farm irrigation, the EPA ordered a report within 60 days.

Read the full article here.

Current State of Sewage Treatment in China

Lingyun Jin, Guangming Zhang, Huifang Tian. Current state of sewage treatment in China. Water Research, Volume 66, 1 December 2014, Pages 85–98.

The study reported and analyzed the current state of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in urban China from the aspects of scale, treatment processes, sludge handling, geographical distribution, and discharge standards. 213 more words


NYC Has More Food Waste-To-Energy Tricks Up Its Sleeve

The city is piggybacking the food waste to energy operation on to its existing Newtown Creek sewage (okay, so wastewater) treatment plant, so let’s take a closer look at that and see how the magic happens.