Wait, Don't Flush That!
Are you about to flush that thing down the toilet? Hold on!
Think before you flush it! We spend millions of dollars cleaning sewer systems that get clogged, gunked up, and trashed. Here’s a handy guide to the common items that should NOT get flushed, tossed, or poured down the drain.
Help spread the word with an educational poster from Wessler Engineering. Hang it in your office restroom or your public facilities.
Cogeneration Implementation Guide for Wastewater Treatment Plants
Featured in Indiana Water Environment Association's Winter 2015 issue of The Digester. This article explores the fundamentals of cogeneration and steps municipalities might take to explore cogen in their city or town, with diagrams and best practices.
Plant Profile: Frankfort Wastewater Treatment Plant- 1929 to Present
Featured in Indiana Water Environment Association's Spring 2012 issue of The Digester. The City of Frankfort, Indiana was founded in 1830. The WWTP serves a population of approximately 17,000 including the unincorporated community of Jefferson and a heavy industrial base. Read more about the history of the city’s WWTP and the improvement efforts in recent decades.
Planning, Preparation Pays Off in Indianapolis
Featured project in the September/October 2010 issue of Engineering Inc. At 1.2 million square feet, there is nothing small about the Indianapolis International Airport’s Midfield Terminal. The massive construction project was so complex that planning for the original design began more than 30 years ago. It wasn’t until 1999 that Wessler Engineering was given the green light to move forward on an ambitious effort to cost-effectively manage water-quality treatment and aircraft deicing for the facility.
Uh Oh, I Received a Letter from IDEM
Most municipal wastewater and drinking water treatment plants received letters from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), Office of Air Quality (OAQ) in March or April. Now, you might be thinking that you only deal with water, so things dealing with the air do not apply to you. But they do. Read the full article in this issue of The Digester.
Innovative Solutions: Bryan's Lift Station and CSO Storage System - City of Monticello, Indiana
The City of Monticello, Indiana owns and operates a combined sewer collection system and a Class II wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) with a design average flow of 1.1 MGD and a peak capacity of 2.4 MGD. The collection system has six combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls which discharge to the Tippecanoe River and Lake Freeman, a popular recreational water body. Read about the City’s long-term control plan and completion of Phase I of the Bryan’s Lift Station Improvement Project.
Eleven Steps to a Healthier Sanitary Sewer System
Featured article in The Digester. As Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The health of your sanitary sewer system is similar to our personal health. Maintain your sewers and you can minimize costly repairs. Read our Eleven Steps to a Healthier Sanitary Sewer System.