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EPA’s Emerging Technologies Report on Wastewater Treatment (PDF)
This technology guide will help municipal wastewater treatment system owners and operators find information on emerging wastewater treatment and in plant wet weather management technologies to help them meet their current and future treatment requirements. Featured technologies can be used to reduce the capital and operation costs of wastewater treatment, provide more advanced levels nutrient removal, and better management of wet weather flows at the treatment plant. The document identifies cost effective innovative and embryonic technologies, or established technologies with innovative applications, as well as an extensive list of fully established technologies. Technical and cost data for more than sixty innovative technologies and more than twenty five embryonic technologies are provided. February 2008

Proposed Peak Wet Weather Policy Fact Sheet (PDF)
December 2005 EPA fact sheet regarding the Proposed Policy on Permit Requirements for Peak Wet Weather Discharges from Wastewater Treatment Plants

Proposed Peak Wet Weather Policy (PDF)
EPA draft memorandum proposing the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Requirements for Peak Wet Weather Discharges from Publicly Owned Treatment Works Treatment Plants


Wet Weather Resources from the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)

Using Flow Prediction Technologies to Control Sanitary Sewer Overflows
Link to purchase Water Environment Research Federation (WERF) report which provides tools to appropriate rainfall-derived inflow and infiltration flow projection methodologies to control sanitary sewer overflows and wet weather in general

Best Practices for the Treatment of Wet Weather Wastewater Flows
Available by electronic download. Published by Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF). 2002.