Water 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.
Since passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, great progress has been made in the United States toward achieving higher levels of wastewater treatment, and all stakeholders should be proud of the accomplishments to improve and protect the nation’s waterways.
Although green infrastructure is not currently used as a major combined sewer overflow (CSO) control method in most urban areas, it is being used to complement engineered solutions and has the potential to gradually improve storage capacity and system performance with increased
implementation. Green infrastructure approaches are urban strategies for source control of stormwater and CSO pollution that include green roofs, tree planting, rain gardens, vegetated swales, pocket wetlands, infiltration planters, vegetated median strips, and similar techniques.
LID Gains Ground
Although the approach to stormwater management known as low-impact development (LID) has been around since the early 1990s, the practice has attracted significant attention in recent years as governments seek innovative methods for
protecting water quality. Recent legislative and regulatory developments involving LID are bound to increase awareness of the practice even more.
Coming in the next issue:
An Ounce of Prevention. Cincinnati’s Water in Basement Prevention Program boosts customer service, worker morale with simple solutions to backups.
Denitrification Takes a BAF. Starting up the first separate-stage biological anoxic filter in Connecticut requires some problem-solving and know-how.
Saving the Planet With Bars of Soap and Trucks That Smell Like French Fries. An Alabama utility enlists its customers’ help to remove FOG from sewers.
The Rock Box. A home-grown headworks solution that removes 50 tons of debris and gravel each month.
SCADA Therapy. Do-it-yourself tips for maintaining and troubleshooting your SCADA system.
A Strong Arm. Operators designed and built an automated articulating discharge chute to load biosolids while controlling odors.