WE&T Magazine

July09Cover.jpgWater Environment & Technology (WE&T) is the premier magazine for the water quality field. WE&T provides information on what professionals demand: cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions, operations and maintenance, regulatory and legislative impacts, and professional development.


July 2009, Vol. 21, No.7

Featured Articles

Lucky No. 9


Find out how Holyoke, Mass., satisfied an administrative consent order to eliminate dry and wet weather combined-sewer overflows into the Connecticut River a year ahead of schedule. The project yielded $10 million in savings, improved water quality, and brought Holyoke into compliance.


Big Prevention in a Small Footprint


Read about the challenges the Racine (Wis.) Wastewater Utility overcame to build a 500,000 gal (2000 m3) sanitary sewer storage tank on a 120- × 80-ft (37- × 24-m) site.

Even though the crews had a working area of only 7 ft (2 m) from north to south; the use of innovative construction techniques enabled them to complete the job without damaging nearby structures.



GIS Mapping Reveals Targets for Reducing Gulf Dead Zone


Several environmental organizations, watershed alliances, and research groups are focusing attention on U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data ranking the top 150 watersheds contributing nutrients to the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river basins, which drain to the Gulf of Mexico and, according to USGS, contribute about 50% of its total nutrient load.

Various watchdog groups are advocating that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), based on the USGS data, refocus various funding efforts, such as the Farm Bill, to the top-ranking watersheds and also are urging states to establish nutrient criteria.

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Coming in the next issue:


Water Reuse: A Growing Need. Water reuse continues to expand worldwide, driven by ever-increasing global water demand and a mounting need to safeguard communities and industries from the threat of diminishing water supplies. Learn more about the technologies used for water reuse applications, then read how various municipalities — from California to Australia — are getting the most from them.

Also in the August issue:

  • Take a tour of Singapore’s award-winning wastewater tunnel
  • Learn how to remove siloxanes from digester gas
  • Hear one region’s tale of its ongoing efforts for biosolids acceptance.