wastewater collection News

  • Urban wastewater trends moving in the right direction

    The latest figures for wastewater treatment in Europe show improvements in collection and treatment, even if big differences remain between Member States. Frontrunners such as Austria, Germany and the Netherlands largely meet EU minimum standards for wastewater treatment with several others being very close. Newer Member States, starting from a lower baseline, have also improved overall ...

  • EC sends wastewater warning to five Member States

    The European Commission is taking France to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for not complying with EU legislation on urban waste water treatment. Some 60 large towns and cities have been listed as not having waste water treatment up to EU standards. The list includes Arles, Avignon, Bordeaux, and Lyon. The Commission is also sending a first written warning to five Member States for inadequate ...

  • Operations challenge competition brings wastewater treatment to the surface

    Do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a wastewater treatment plant or how professionals deal with sewer collapses or overflows? Well, wonder no more. More than 200 of the world’s best and brightest wastewater treatment professionals will compete in Operations Challenge 2010, a unique, fast-paced skills competition for wastewater operations and maintenance professionals. Now ...


    By Landia

  • Outlook stable for US water & wastewater in 2011

    Despite concerns related to current economic, capital, and political pressures, Fitch Ratings' outlook for the municipal water and wastewater sector is stable, according to a report issued last week. Fitch says the sector remains strong overall and should sustain its stability through the year even though negative rating actions have increased in the past couple of years. 'Most systems ...


  • Spain risking fines over failure to treat wastewater

    The European Commission is sending Spain a final written warning for failing to implement a court ruling on the treatment of waste water in the area of Playa de la Motilla in the Valencia region. Should Spain fail to take the necessary steps to remedy the situation the Commission may again bring it before the European Court of Justice and request that fines be imposed on Spain. EU Environment ...

  • Operations challenge competition brings wastewater treatment to the surface

    Do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a wastewater treatment plant or how professionals deal with emergencies like a sewer collapse or overflow? Well, wonder no more. More than 200 of the world’s best and brightest wastewater treatment professionals will compete in Operations Challenge 2008, a unique, fast-paced skills competition for wastewater operations and maintenance ...

  • Kentucky’s largest wastewater utility chooses InfoWorks ICM

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that Kentucky’s largest municipal wastewater utility, the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), has selected InfoWorks ICM to fulfill its sewerage and drainage modeling ...


    By Innovyze

  • Honolulu faces $1.2 billion wastewater treatment upgrade

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to not renew Honolulu's permit variance to exempt the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment plant from full secondary treatment requirements. If the variance is denied, Honolulu may have to spend as much as $1.2 billion to upgrade the plant, which handles wastewater from the city of Honolulu and the resort area of Waikiki. The Sand Island ...

  • Underground wastewater disposal in the US linked to increase in earthquakes

    The number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in the central and eastern US has increased significantly in recent years, from about 21 a year between 1967 and 2000, to over 300 between 2010 and 2012. Most of this increase seems to be linked to the deep injection of wastewater in underground wells, according to a recent review of seismic activity. In addition to natural causes, earthquakes ...


    By European Commission

  • Pöyry continues to develop wastewater treatment in St. Petersburg

    PÖYRY PLC          Press release 15 March 2012 Pöyry has concluded an agreement with a Russian Contractor, ZAO Vodokanalstroy, to prepare detail designs for reconstruction of Northern wastewater treatment plant in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition, Pöyry will assist the client in commissioning and in training of ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • Iowa cities face costly wastewater system upgrades

    The City of Burlington discharged an estimated two million gallons of untreated wastewater mixed with storm runoff water to the Mississippi River after a pipe became plugged last week. City officials are unsure of when the discharge began, but they discovered the plugged pipe on Tuesday in the Brooks Street section of the Hawkeye Sewer System. The line was unplugged the same afternoon, but the ...

  • US$250m for water and wastewater services in Brazil

    The Inter-American Development Bank has approved US$250 million in financing for Sabesp, the water and wastewater company of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to support its capital investment program. The IDB will provide Sabesp an A loan of up to US$100 million from its ordinary capital and a syndicated B loan of up to US$150 million from commercial banks to help finance part of the ...

  • Global Membrane Wastewater Treatment Market 2013 - 2019

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Membrane Wastewater Treatment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its huge collection of research reports. Wastewater is generated from various sources and processes such as industrial production on a daily basis and untreated wastewater could adversely affect the environment. Wastewater ...


  • Riobra to optimise key flemish wastewater networks

    Belgian wastewater utility Riobra has successfully implemented MWH Soft"s InfoNet solution to plan, construct, renovate and maintain a number of key Flemish wastewater networks. Central to Riobra"s approach are its GIS system and its enterprise administrative database, iSeries. The company"s goal is to keep these systems up to date so that it can provide accurate information to its customers - ...


  • Global Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Global Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market 2012-2016" to its huge collection of research reports. Global Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 10.53 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the ...


  • Wastewater Processing Using Cone Bottom Tanks

    With water being an extremely valuable commodity, no wonder that companies in a broad array of sectors are looking at ways to reduce and reuse their water and, besides rainwater harvesting tanks, wastewater management often looks to processing and recycling of grey water using separation tanks, or cone bottom tanks. As well as being used as a storage tank, Cone Bottom ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Industry Flocks to Water/Wastewater Monitoring Event

    WWEM 2006 took place in early November and was almost unrecognisable in comparison to the inaugural 2005 event. WWEM was initially created to provide a vehicle for discussing and dispersing information on the Environment Agency’s monitoring certification scheme, MCERTS. However, on the evidence of WWEM 2006, it has become a red letter diary entry for anyone involved with testing or monitoring ...


  • Hydrophobicity and Flocculation - EBS –Wastewater Training and Consulting

    Hydrophobicity has been reported as one of the factors that may affect the flocculation potential and settleability of dispersed bacterial species, bench-scale activated sludge (with synthetic influent) and biomass samples from a number of wastewater systems. The understanding of the roles between hydrophobicity and settling/flocculation has been studied previously. However, a thorough ...

  • EUR 400m for wastewater treatment and water protection in Wallonia

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU’s financing institution, and Société Publique de Gestion de l’Eau (SPGE) met for the third time to sign a loan contract, as the EIB is providing a long-term loan of EUR 400m to SPGE for wastewater treatment, the protection of water catchment areas and priority sewerage and drainage works. Recognising the need to preserve one of its natural resources, in ...

  • Rebuilding pretreatment unit wastewater treatment plant

    A group led by Degrémont (France) has signed a EUR230million contract to rebuild the pretreatment unit of Seine Aval, the wastewater treatment plant located in the Yvelines, with Syndicat Interdépartemental pour l'Assainissement de l'Agglomération Parisienne (SIAAP). The Seine Aval site has been the historical wastewater treatment centre for the Paris region for fifty years. ...


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