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Creative Uses of Clean Water Funding for Drinking Water Benefits.

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Time: 1:00 to 2:30pm (eastern), 10:00 to 11:30am (pacific) REGISTER HERE On August 29, ASDWA will host a Clean Water Act – Safe Drinking Water Act (CWA-SDWA) webinar entitled, “Creative Uses of Clean Water Funding for Drinking Water Benefits.” The purpose of the webinar is to build on the efforts […]

via Register Now for the ASDWA CWA-SDWA Webinar: Creative Uses of Clean Water Funding for Drinking Water Benefits — ASDWA’s Source Water News


Small Communities? BIG options ~ no water ‘wasted’ here!

Small Communities? BIG options ~ no water ‘wasted’ here!

Also available on our YouTube Channel – watch the recording here but the Download Resources can only be accessed at the actual event link above.


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November 1, 1836: Birth of Hiram Mills; 1952: Cuyahoga River Catches Fire…Again — This Day in Water History

November 1, 1836: Birth of Hiram Francis Mills. “Born in Bangor, Maine, in the year 1836 and receiving his early schooling there, the young Hiram Mills moved on to the newly-established Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute to be graduated before he was twenty. When he was in his middle thirties he was appointed Chief Engineer of the […]

via November 1, 1836: Birth of Hiram Mills; 1952: Cuyahoga River Catches Fire…Again — This Day in Water History


Small Communities? BIG options ~ no water ‘wasted’ here!

Small Communities? BIG options ~ no water ‘wasted’ here!

Jennifer Cisneros, Director Bio-Microbics. [Recently a recipient of the Manufacturing Institute’s 5th annual “STEP Ahead” Awards Recognize Women for Excellence in Manufacturing]

Never has it been more important to radically rethink how we view, use and reuse water.

WasteWaterEducation.org presents the Earth Month Tuesday@2 online series “Earthy Matters!”

When the first Earth Day took place in April 1970 it was a reaction to a time when air and water quality was a national disgrace. Has it really been 47 years? How far have we really come?

Throughout the US, North America and even across the ‘Pond’ in the UK, many small communities struggle to pay for decent sanitation systems and services using conventional designs. Come hear how these communities have found a real solution without dilution!

Engineered to fit most treatment capacities, communities showcased provide advanced wastewater treatment options over conventional sewer.

Tuesday@2 is a regularly hosted public education series provided at no charge by WasteWaterEducation.org

It’s purpose is to focus on environmentally sound wastewater, and water reuse, systems and processes and to provide working, real life case studies that can be replicated elsewhere. The only requirement to attend is an internet connection and sound via VOIP – this event will be recorded for future access. We provide access to resources and information at WasteWaterEducation.org

Bio-Microbics Company Profile:
Many people believe water supply will be one of the major environmental and infrastructure issues of the next 50 years.

With water supplies increasingly strained, communities are looking for new ways to develop and manage water resources locally. While cities have begun to deploy on-site water programs to treat and reuse water for irrigation, toilet flushing, and cooling, scaling of these systems has been stymied due to a number of institutional and regulatory barriers.

Bio-Microbics specializes in the design of alternative onsite treatment systems, wastewater collection, and dispersal systems to serve remote, rural or non urban areas and communities. Most of these locations can’t access or afford to connect to regional sewer lines. Bio-Microbics successful decentralized wastewater treatment system designs function under often atypical, challenging conditions. Projects that result in water reuse or the preservation of the natural environment are ideal for Bio-Microbics wastewater designs, which include gravity systems, pressure or STEP sewers, and multiple advanced treatment technologies. Bio-Microbics pre-engineered, prepackaged systems offer tremendous benefits to property owners and the environment. Through an analysis of project conditions, plus construction and life-cycle assessment, we recommend the technology and installation approach that will best serve water, greywater, wastewater, and/or stormwater treatment needs.

Economics:
Bio-Microbics experience in solving unique wastewater challenges for clients includes cultivating positive relationships with regulators and a thorough understanding of each site’s natural environmental attributes. While providing free design and system sizing at a project’s front end, Bio-Microbics, Inc. ensures their systems are fully customized to accommodate the particular supply and demand variability in place.

Sustainability:
Water reuse provides a holistic approach to reusing water that would normally disappear to the sewer. In fact, in some building types, over 90% of the water for flushing toilets, irrigation and cooling tower make-up, could come from a non-potable source. A guiding Bio-Microbics principal in the design of wastewater dispersal systems is to return the treated water onsite or close to the point of origin for aquifer recharge.

Small community? You have BIG options!


Like Phoenix from the ashes … Tuesday@2 April 11, 2017

Why should a wastewater education organization care about trees?

Register Here and Find Out …..

Because ….

  • A fully mature redwood, pine, maple, ash tree is a water engine: taking in greenhouse gasses and giving us back oxygen; moving vast quantities of water vapor throughout our planetary weather systems.
  • As a result of changing climate, invasive insect parasites have increased their range, decimating millions of trees.
  • Setting up the tinder dry conditions which have lead to devastating wild fires worldwide but notably here in the US (in Tennessee and California) and in Canada (Fort McMurray)
  • Though fire is an essential, natural, element of forest rebirth – fires on this scale take a terrible toll on wildlife, soils, air quality, water quality, the economy but most of all on human life.
  • Regardless of your belief in what caused this – it will take human intervention to try to address and mitigate the consequences. 
  • Testing the possibilities of reusing the remains of dead trees as a means to remediate soils and waters is what wastewater treatment is all about.

Tuesday, 2 PM ET, April 11, 2017: 

What is ‘biochar’? REGISTER HERE

What would 1 Gigaton annual carbon sequestration look like?

James Gaspard, CEO at Biochar Now, LLC, will be the guest to explain. Simply put, biochar is a highly adsorbent, specially-produced charcoal originally used as a soil amendment. Made under specific conditions, not only can it increase soil fertility but it can also sequester carbon and  bind phosphorus and toxic metals to remediate polluted waters. Like a Phoenix from the ashes, biochar reuses timber destroyed by insect infestations.