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February 2009, Vol. 21, No.2

Featured Articles

It All Starts With IT


In January 2007, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) commissioned an information technology (IT) strategic plan to align information systems with operations, facilitate best business practices, address business and operational drivers, and support MWRD’s strategic plan. Through a formal planning process, MWRD developed an integrated, organizationwide IT strategy and consensus among managers on IT priorities.


How To Overcome the Six Factors Holding Back Your Automation


Wastewater treatment facilities nationwide have a tremendous opportunity to improve their processes and bolster operational efficiency. For some, the solution already exists within their plants, residing within the untapped capability of their existing automation. For others about to implement new automation, it is all about getting the most out of your investment.






Stormwater Report: Bold, Complex, Controversial, and Important


In its review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national stormwater program, the U.S. National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC) proposes dramatic change. Chiefly, it says that oversight of stormwater discharges would be better placed at the municipal level in a watershed-based permitting structure.

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Good Things From Small Packages. Decentralized reclamation systems can help conserve potable water supplies.

Don’t Hide. Communication is the key to gaining public support for capital improvement programs.

Focus on SRT, Not Solids Inventory. Rethinking the goal helps two municipal agencies improve activated sludge performance.

Technology Focus: Stormwater. Leading-edge stormwater management tools for utilities.

Under Pressure to Perform. How a Michigan utility developed its operation and maintenance program for wastewater air release valves.

Alarming Trends. Using remote monitors at multiple locations to help avert sanitary sewer overflows.

Small, Green, and Useful. In the Southeast, well-managed decentralized wastewater treatment systems protect the environment and enable green development.