Tag: Wastewater

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King County, Washington, promotes sewer heat recovery as renewable energy source

To promote sustainable energy sources, King County, Washington — home to the city of Seattle — is seeking to recover used waste heat in the county’s sewer system.

Modeling storm sewer networks and urban flooding

As heavy precipitation events increase in intensity and frequency, urban flooding wreaks havoc on energy and water services, transportation hubs, housing, education, and employment. Modeling flooding in urban watersheds is challenging because of the spatial variations and interactions between land cover, landscape characteristics, and precipitation that affect the hydrologic response. A new paper in the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, “Modeling Storm Sewer Networks and Urban...

Florida city hastens to repair its aging sewer network

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is revamping its force mains, pump stations, and gravity lines following major sewer breaks that occurred in late 2019 and early 2020.

California county to benefit from temperature-phased anaerobic digestion facility

Design work is underway on a $300 million temperature-phased anaerobic digestion facility for Orange County, California. The new facility will improve biosolids quality and increase system resiliency.

Free ASCE paper detects SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Authors of a new report in the Journal of Environmental Engineering, “SARS-CoV-2 in Detroit Wastewater,” share their first detection in regional wastewater in Detroit, and present methods used.

Louisville combined sewer tunnel achieves major milestone

Excavation ends on the 4 mi long tunnel that will hold up to 55 million gal. of overflows.

USDA awards nearly $900 million for rural water and wastewater projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $891 million in loans and grants for rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects in 43 states.

1986 ASCE President Bay dies at 94

Robert D. “Bob” Bay, former principal of Black and Veatch and ASCE president in 1986, has died. He was 94.

Change agents

ASCE PLOT POINTS SEASON 4 EPISODE 11 Wanting to help save the world is an admirable goal. Figuring out just how you can plug that mission into your career path is the first step. Marjorie Bedessem is a senior engineer for Tri Hydro and the vice-president of ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute. And she's excellent case study in navigating different career tracks to maximize her...

The ASCE Report Card advocates for infrastructure

ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and state assessments have had a lasting impact on the way politicians and policymakers address the nation’s critical infrastructure needs.