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Winning High School Science Fair Project Creates Interest in Energy/Water Nexus

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We all create wastewater. Every time we brush our teeth, wash dishes, do laundry, bathe, and flush the toilet, used water flows from our homes through a vast network of pipes to a treatment plant where the water is cleaned and released back into the environment. Wastewater is generated from churches, schools, hospitals, businesses, and […]

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Milwaukee’s Energy Independence Program Exemplifies the Utility of the Future Initiative

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The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has been working toward energy independence since 2009.  The primary driver to this effort is the desire to stabilize and reduce the energy portion of our charges to our ratepayers.  Along with this, MMSD also wants to minimize our influence on climate change.
MMSD has established a goal of having […]

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Round Two: Court Says SSI Rule Needs More Work

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The Aug. 20 decision by a Federal Appeals Court on U.S. EPA’s March 2011 Clean Air Act (CAA) Sewage Sludge Incinerator (SSI) Rule marked a partial legal victory and milestone in a multiyear regulatory and legal advocacy effort by NACWA to ensure environmentally appropriate regulation of SSIs on behalf of approximately one-third of the clean […]

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EBMUD’s Waste-to-Power Program—a Blueprint for NACWA’s “Utility of The Future” Initiative

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With the Clean Water Act poised to turn 40 in October, many are asking if the Act can still meet the changing needs of the 21st century. This discussion will continue in the years to come. But, as President of NACWA, I have sought to ensure that the Association is leading the way on this issue. I have had the unique opportunity to help NACWA shape its “2020 Vision: The Water Quality Utility of the Future” initiative. This initiative is aimed at highlighting the innovative and transformational efforts occurring at the Nation’s utilities that are changing the landscape of our industry—from water conservation and reclamation, green infrastructure, resource recovery, and energy conservation and production, among others. [ … ]

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