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Wastewater Treatment: Don’t Forget the Paperwork

The process of developing, designing, and constructing an on-site wastewater system involves a considerable amount of paperwork. Fortunately, your wastewater design firm will help you with that aspect throughout the process and may even be willing to assist with unrelated official documentation. Here are a few of the related services your on-site wastewater management design firm may offer:
1. Wastewater Permit Acquisition
Whether state, local, municipal, or national, your Austin, Texas water management engineering firm can help you ascertain and attain the appropriate permits you may need from the various permit authorities such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and that you are in compliance with Texas Health and Safety codes. Because permit requirements differ …

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Saving a million acre-feet of water through conservation and efficiency in California

Pacific Institute study identifies key next steps for California water
 
A new analysis released today by the Pacific Institute recommends specific actions that can annually save a million acre-feet of water quickly and at a lower economic and ecological cost than developing new supplies. The assessment notes that new actions are immediately needed to reduce the growing tensions over the state’s water resources and to address California’s persistent water supply challenges.
This is a key time for California water: the California Water Bond has been tabled for at least two years and may be scrapped altogether. New reviews from around the state are calling for prompt efforts to use technology, economics, and institutional reform to address the …

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Siemens strengthens water services offering in European market

Siemens Water Technologies is expanding its water treatment services and product offering in Europe. The company will increase its aftermarket services and parts primarily for the oil and gas, hydrocarbon processing, chemical processing, power, food and beverage, and life science industries, and will establish two new distribution centers. Siemens is also launching its membrane cleaning program to all of Europe. Disinfection services continue to be an important offering for municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment plants as well as for aquatic applications.
 
With service branches currently located in Belgium, France, Germany, and the UK, Siemens Water Technologies addresses industrial and municipal customers’ concerns. The company will establish distribution centers in the UK and Belgium in 2011 …

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Waste water treatment plant mud used as ‘green’ fuel

Catalan scientists have shown that using mud from waste water treatment plants as a partial alternative fuel can enable cement factories to reduce their CO2 emissions and comply with the Kyoto Protocol, as well as posing no risk to human health and being profitable. These are the results of an environmental impact assessment.
Dependency on oil and coal could be coming to an end. Researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) have analysed the environmental and human health impacts of an alternative fuel that solves various problems simultaneously. This is the solid waste from the water treatment plants of large cities.
The scientists have carried out the first study into this method at a cement plant …

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