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It’s Wastewater Treatment and Collection Certification Renewal Time!

Attention all certified Wastewater Treatment and Collection operators! It is certification renewal time. You must renew your certifications between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year. If you renew after June 30 but before Dec. 31, you will have … Continue reading

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Strontium Regulations Changed for Drinking Water

Strontium is an alkaline earth metal that naturally occurs in air, dust, soil, foods and drinking water. It can occur at high levels in bedrock aquifers as an adverse contamination result of milling, coal burning and phosphate fertilizers. An on-going … Continue reading

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Sequencing Batch Reactor Process Gaining Popularity

Sequencing Batch Reactors Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) is a Fill-and-Draw-principled activated sludge (AS) wastewater treatment process. It has been used since the 1920s and has recently begun growing in popularity around the world. This system can be used to treat … Continue reading

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Process Control Testing

Wastewater operators know they must sample for the parameters (CBOD5, TSS, pH, DP, etc) listed on the KPDES permit at the frequency indicated on the permit. The operators know the limits these analyses must meet. The big question is how … Continue reading

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A History of the Safe Drinking Water Act

Forty years ago last month, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Safe Drinking Water Act, a program to ensure safe drinking water was available to all Americans. Below is a brief history of how this legislation has changed over … Continue reading

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