Biofilter provides a high performance low cost odor solution

Biofilter provides a high performance low cost odor solution

Lake Wildwood in western Nevada County, California is 60 miles northeast of Sacramento with 2,915 sewer connections. Following construction of a new, 95 foot diameter 835,000 gallon wastewater treatment tank, the municipality decided to provide covers and odor control to...

How is your water quality?

How is your water quality?

Although most of us have clear, odorless water running from our faucets, our municipalities continue to work hard to filter an ever-increasing array of both natural and manmade pollutants from our groundwater. Staying informed about water quality is a good...

Phase 3 of West Virginia wastewater project complete

Phase 3 of West Virginia wastewater project complete

Phase 3 Green SRF Wastewater Project built on the success of two earlier projects located in the Left Fork Watershed of the Mud River, a low income, rural area in Lincoln County, W.V. The original project was a cooperative agreement between the Lincoln County Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Achieve higher building performance with retrofits

Achieve higher building performance with retrofits

Retrofits, or upgrades to existing buildings, enhance environmental performance through cost-effective solutions. There are several means to updating a building's current state, in order to rejuvenate it into a more green-adapting promise for the future. Equipment that has sustained the...

Nature preserve park reuses wastewater

Nature preserve park reuses wastewater

Annie Louise Wilkerson was the first female ob/gyn in Raleigh, North Carolina and delivered more than 8,000 babies during her 53-year career in which she was known as a pioneer for her achievements in the medical community as well as...

How does a green home benefit a family?

How does a green home benefit a family?

A green home benefits a family in several real, deep ways. The first and most important way is that it benefits our health.

Rainwater harvesting in an aquatic garden (Slideshow)

Rainwater harvesting in an aquatic garden (Slideshow)

Take one body of water, add plants and, perhaps, a koi or two, and you've got the recipe for a beautiful addition to the garden. Aquatic gardens can be an art form and a source for rainwater harvesting.

Water Wars series details need for conservation (Video)

Water Wars series details need for conservation (Video)

Green building expert, author, water crisis guru and sustainability planning consultant, Jerry Yudelson has released a three-part video series on water conservation and usage.

The pros and cons of greywater recycling

The pros and cons of greywater recycling

The pros of greywater recycling are consistent with the pros of any water recycling (rainwater, yellow water, black water): A growing population — expected 420 million by mid-2050 A limited water supply By 2015, it is estimated 36 states will...

Puraflo peat biofilter works for 10 years with no maintenance

Puraflo peat biofilter works for 10 years with no maintenance

This is the report we just received from one of our distributors providing an invaluable testimonial for the quality and durability of the product; however, it's not what we recommend. We do recommend that every homeowner with an onsite wastewater...

A green solution to cleaner residential wastewater

A green solution to cleaner residential wastewater

If you have a: Residential or light commercial development requiring a wastewater treatment system. A site subject to intermittent use. An existing site needing repairs or upgrade.

6 Common causes of wastewater treatment failure

6 Common causes of wastewater treatment failure

System failure or malfunction, with the exception of the problems associated with age, can almost always be attributed to deviating from following best practices for installation, operation and maintenance. Some common causes of system failure are: 1. Hydraulic Overload More...

Fit for use

Fit for use

In Beyond the Yuck Factor, North Carolina State University soil scientists investigate ways to safely treat wastewater for reuse. They work to show that small-scale wastewater reuse can be a way to ensure a safe and plentiful water supply in the face of projected nationwide water shortages. Dr.

Decentralized water reuse systems growing in importance

Decentralized water reuse systems growing in importance

There is growing recognition of the benefits of decentralized water reuse solutions where water is captured, treated and reused locally. Historic concerns about the cost and operational effectiveness of residential and decentralized wastewater treatment systems have led to the development...

Green design in the garden state

Green design in the garden state

As an architect from the NY area — now designing green buildings in a very sustainable-progressive Southern California. Looking back to the east coast, there are three key components to green design in that climate: Reduce energy usage. Utilize an...

Value of water reuse technologies increases

Value of water reuse technologies increases

According to a study of water use in the U.S., the average water user saw rates rise 5.5% in 2011 versus 2010. However, in several cities, water and sewer rate increases were considerably higher: Indianapolis – up 12 percent Kansas...

15 Things to avoid to ensure safe operation of onsite wastewater treatment system

15 Things to avoid to ensure safe operation of onsite wastewater treatment system

A properly installed onsite wastewater treatment system will give you years of service; however, like anything else it must be properly maintained. The following is a list of things you need to avoid to not put undue stress on your...

12 things to do to maintain your onsite wastewater treatment system

12 things to do to maintain your onsite wastewater treatment system

Have your septic tank and other wastewater treatment system components inspected at least once a year. Conserve water to reduce the amount of wastewater that must be treated and dispersed. Repair any leaking faucets and toilets (this is very important...

3 green gift ideas

3 green gift ideas

Green holiday gifts: Sustainable insulation for your home — warm in the winter, cool in the summer, save on energy bills year round. Low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets to save on potable water use. Replacing older appliances with energy efficient...

High-quality wastewater treatment solution in a small space

High-quality wastewater treatment solution in a small space

A three-bedroom home on a small lot in Juneau, Alaska had a failed drainfield and limited space for a replacement solution. No room was available for a conventional drainfield.

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