Wastewater Treatment



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A Week of Thankfulness

We have many reasons to be thankful, and the public works department is one of the main reasons. From the collection and treatment of wastewater to the collection and treatment and distribution of drinking water, whether groundwater or surface water, at American Water College we are thankful for our public works employees.   This is […]


Water: The Driving Force of Nature, Part 2

“We never know the worth of water til the well runs dry.” ~Thomas Fuller   From history to present times, water has always been the founding point of any society. Whether the nomads who traveled from oasis to oasis in the desert, or the Egyptians harnessing the power of the Nile, or the trade and […]

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Seasons and Water

  “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin   Seasons, whether the height of Summer or the dead of Winter, affect not only our water usage but the efficiency of our water […]


Membrane in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Recent developments in technology have resulted in breakthroughs in wastewater treatment and reclamation for water reuse. This progress includes membrane technology, which has emerged as a significant innovation for treatment and reclamation, as well as a leading process in the upgrade and expansion of wastewater treatment plants. On the water treatment side, University of South Carolina […]


Introduction to Wastewater Microbiology

 On October 21st and 28th, students looking for an introduction to wastewater microbiology will have the opportunity to participate in a 2-hour, online class hosted by WastewaterEducation.org. This in-depth 2-hour class is designed for beginning wastewater treatment operators, testing lab technicians in training, students, and those interested in microbiology in the environment.   Activated sludge […]


Wastewater Treatment-Secondary and Tertiary Treatment

In our last post on Wastewater Treatment, we covered Pretreatment and Primary Treatment. Today we’ll finish off the treatment process with Secondary and Tertiary Treatment.   Secondary treatment is designed to substantially degrade the biological content of the sewage which are derived from human waste, food waste, soaps and detergent. The majority of municipal plants treat […]


Career Prospects – How the Water Industry is the Next Big Thing!

In today’s economy, job opportunity and security are more important than ever. Many industries will experience a sudden increase in job availability between now and the year 2020, either due to the retiring workforce or urban growth. The water treatment and wastewater treatment industry is no exception.   The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the […]