All successful bottled water and water filtration business owners know that the integration of all operational phases of their business is crucial.
These are times of constant change and technology advancement. Improvements in computers, data communications and science and engineering affect every aspect of the way we live, work and survive. They have also influenced and changed the way many routine and specialty tasks are performed. However, until recently there has been one area in wastewater management that has seen very little change. This area is the way sewer systems are monitored and managed.
This article details the new automation systems that are being designed for sewer system monitoring and managing.
A deteriorating infrastructure is one of the biggest concerns for municipal wastewater systems. According to the EPA's 1992 Needs Survey Report to Congress, $46.8 billion is needed over the next two decades to rehabilitate and upgrade aging equipment at treatment plants, many of which were built or expanded in the late '70s and early '80s with the aid of federal grants. Particularly hard hit are smaller wastewater authorities.
Proper maintenance programs and advanced coatings have helped a New York resort town battle corrosion at their wastewater plant.
In a 25-year test case, Cranston leases its public wastewater assets, allowing the private sector to make necessary capital improvements.
Compliance with effluent standards in California is accomplished through the review of reports submitted by dischargers. A critical look at this process is undertaken.
A growing family business passes a significant milestone when it begins to fill key leadership positions with outside executives. In many established firms, non-family managers (NFMs) are indispensable to the business effort and enjoy equal standing with family managers.
An intergenerational business transfer will ultimately test the chemistry between family and non-family systems. If managed properly, however, the business will emerge stronger and more valuable.
How they can advance or hinder your succession plans
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is a state agency commissioned to provide water, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and solids processing for 61 communities located in the metropolitan Boston area. The MWRA's new $3.4 billion Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Facility is one of the largest in the United States and is the cornerstone of the Boston Harbor environmental cleanup effort.
Any facility that treats, stores or disposes of wastes faces environmental exposures. While these seem apparent at landfills or hazardous waste treatment facilities, environmental exposures are less obvious at facilities such as wastewater treatment plants. Nevertheless, wastewater treatment plants do face environmental exposures from their operations, with potential resulting liabilities.
While wastewater treatment plants have the potential to contaminate the surrounding environment, their exposures can be addressed to reduce potential liabilities
Best Professional Judgment: A Synthesis of Environmental Law, Waste Discharge, Effluent Limitations and Engineering Ethics
Regardless of your title, it is your duty to hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, the environment and fellow workers when making Best Professional Judgments.
Without question, the issue of compensation is one of the most volatile that families in business must consider.