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P3 or not P3?
partnerships (P3s) have gained traction over the past 18 years as public
entities pursued private funding, construction, or operation of infrastructure
or other publicly oriented projects. Indeed, several states have enacted P3
legislation to establish parameters and facilitate such delivery approaches.
Slimming down for holistic odor control
odor complaints and actions, the Englewood (Fla.) Water District conducted a
study to identify, quantify, and rank all odor sources at its water resource
recovery facility to create an odor control master plan that would lead to the
design of the most reliable, efficient, and cost-effective odor control. Read full article (login required)
Getting the ball rolling
Angeles takes a chance on “shade balls” to save money and meet water quality
visitors walk past the Los Angeles Reservoir, they are in for an interesting
sight. Instead of water, they will see millions upon millions of 100-mm
(4-in.), black, plastic balls floating on the reservoir’s surface. The balls
aren’t the result of a massive bouncy castle mishap but a plan to prevent
sunlight-triggered chemical reactions and algae.
Coming in the next issue:
Flowing with the waters of industry
the gap between industrial and municipal wastewater shrinks, water becomes a
more precious commodity. Each sector can learn from the other. The December
issue presents two such cases.
December case study shares the industrial experience of facing high and highly
variable total dissolved solids concentrations. While the characteristics of
the wastewaters might differ, municipal water resource recovery facilities
(WRRFs) can learn practices and tips from these industrial facilities for
handling the occasional total dissolved solids spike.
the information flowing in the other direction, municipal WRRFs, in general,
are leading the charge for water reuse and energy efficiency. Another December
issue article tells how a brewery installed a new membrane technology to save
energy on aeration, create options for energy generation through methane
production, and avoid expensive wastewater surcharge fees — all well-used
Texas team reclaims
to the TRA CReWSers from the Water Environment Association of Texas. The team —
David Brown, Dale Burrow, Jake Burwell, Raudel Juarez, and coach Steve Price —
earned their fifth Division 1 win. Motley Poo from the Chesapeake Water
Environment Association took first place in Division 2.
for full Operations Challenge coverage in the December issue.
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