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WET_cover1_Nov15_90Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) is the premier magazine for the water quality field. WE&T provides information on what professionals demand: cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions, operations and maintenance, regulatory and legislative impacts, and professional development.


November 2015, Vol. 27, No.11

Featured Articles

P3 or not P3?

feature 1 art Public–private 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

feature 2 art Following 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


Los Angeles takes a chance on “shade balls” to save money and meet water quality standards

When 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.  

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Flowing with the waters of industry

As 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.

One 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. 

Sending 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 municipal tactics. 


Texas team reclaims Division 1  

Congrats 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. 

Look for full Operations Challenge coverage in the December issue.  


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