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Conversations That Matter: Waste water to the rescue

Imagine, if you will, a world in which waste water — the stuff you drain out of your sink ... to join us for a Conversation That Matters about how wastewater helps reduce our carbon footprint, reduces ... read more

From waste to energy: Danish plant flexes the power of wastewater

which - combined with the surplus electricity - equals 99 percent of total energy needed for wastewater treatment and water supply. "Taking that into consideration has made it possible to reduce our o... read more

Superbugs evolve in wastewater, and could end up in our food

After we take an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections, the resistant bacteria in our bodies are excreted, and eventually reach a wastewater treatment plant. Sewers and treatment plants are the pri... read more

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State should stop the use of oil wastewater for farm irrigation

By forcing more and more farmers to use oil wastewater, the state puts us in the middle of an impossible decision in a time of limited water supply: Use this waste for critical irrigation or watch our ... read more


Purple bacteria may help harvest green fuel from wastewater

A purple bacteria which stores energy from light can help harvest hydrogen fuel from sewage, and recover carbon from any type of organic waste ... Spain. "Our light-based bio refinery process could pr... read more

From Wastewater to Drinking Water

What a waste ... our needs? In the U.S., we spend billions of dollars treating water to drinking water quality when we use only 10% of it for drinking and cooking, then flush most of the rest down the ... read more

V.I. government owes millions to wastewater contractor

The V.I. government owes more than $5 million to the operator of two public wastewater treatment plants in the territory ... decree if Veolia ceases operations at the plants. “In our opinion, the situ... read more

Encina Wastewater Launches Program to Turn Food Waste into Energy

Waste Management will transport organic slurry from Orange to the Encina Wastewater Authority plant in Carlsbad. There, the organic slurry will be added into an isolated digester to compare methane pr... read more

Extracting energy from wastewater

Today’s industrial infrastructure manages basic resources linearly, raising the cost of waste disposal and causing ... a water footprint,” Silver says. “As our economy grows, water tables are dropping ... read more

Councilor shoots back on wastewater costs

In their opinion ... by our city manager at a recent work session. It wrongly equates the number of customers served to the relative cost of a treatment plant. It does not matter if there are 1,000 cu... read more

We need to fight the water crisis you haven’t heard of

ADVERTISEMENT In our state’s rural Black Belt, I have toured rural communities where a home’s only sewage system is a straight pipe that carries untreated waste 30 feet into ... Alabama is not the onl... read more

Using the Food We Waste in New York City

Knowing that people in our own city are hungry and that children go ... Some of the collected food waste is sent to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn. At this treatment plant, t... read more



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