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WEF WaterBlog

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) WaterBlog is hosted by water quality experts and features discussions about the latest ideas, trends, and news in the profession.

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Energy Roadmap – Directions to the “Utility of the Future”

Now is an exciting time to be a wastewater utility leader. The water sector is rapidly moving from the treatment of wastewater alone to the “manufacturing” of products that are useful to society in our “Green Factories,” including recycled water, renewable energy, fertilizer, nutrients, biodiesel, and clean natural gas.

 

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Ed McCormick, WEF Vice President
                                                                             
Join the Cycle

Clean water is everyone’s right and everyone’s responsibility. Every day Clean Water Services encourages residents to recognize that we all have a lasting impact on our water quality through the small steps we take at home. Clean Water’s "Join the Cycle" campaign reminds residents that water moves in one big cycle and we can all help keep it clean.

 

Mark Jockers is the government and public affairs manager for Clean Water Services in Hillsboro, Ore. He is responsible for managing Clean Water Services’ government relations, legislative affairs, communications, marketing, media relations and public-involvement strategies. Mark joined Clean Water Services in 1991

Changing Times in Residuals & Biosolids Management
As the 503 regulations turn 20 years old, we face many new challenges with the same question asked in our industry for years: "What method do we use to reuse or manage our community’s residuals or biosolids?" According to a recent WEF position statement, biosolids "are a renewable resource that is too valuable to waste in the context of growing needs for renewable energy and sustainability." Times have changed, and so have the opportunities.

George Martin is a member of the 2012-2013 Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va. George currently serves as the General Manager of the Greenwood Metropolitan District (GMD) in Greenwood,