Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Nov. 14, 2016
This November 2016 EPA guidance generally describes measures ("best practices") NPDES permit writers and pretreatment coordinators should consider adopting to address hazardous and toxic chemical discharges to POTWs.
May. 9, 2017
This manual presents standard procedures for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System inspections of wastewater treatment plants, pretreatment facilities, and other sites.
Oct. 20, 2004
This document provides basic information about why pathogen control and vector attraction reduction in biosolids are essential for the protection of public health and the environment.
Sep. 20, 2007
This website is designed to help municipalities and wastewater system operators prevent water quality violations due to discharges of untreated sewage from sewer overflows. The website includes a variety of tools such as guidance materials, checklists, software programs, case studies and management systems.
Sep. 18, 2006
A fact sheet on how energy conservation methodologies can be implemented at wastewater treatment facilities.
May. 2, 2005
This comprehensive CSO Web site contains information on policies, publications, news, and more.
Mar. 28, 2018
This EPA website provides a review of the CWA provisions and its applicability and enforceability at federal facilities.
Jun. 22, 2016
Properly designed, constructed, and maintained green infrastructure practices provide the greatest benefit to water resources and the community. Access guidance on this page about construction, operation and maintenance, and common design challenges.
Jan. 31, 2006
The CMOM Guide identifies for the regulated community, some of the criteria used by EPA to evaluate a collection system's management, operations and maintenance program. The Guide also encourages the use of the CMOM approach and provides a checklist to help with the assessment of the system's performance.
Oct. 20, 2004
The Environmental Protection Agency's 40 CFR Part 503, Standards for the Use and Disposal of Sewage Sludge (the Part 503 Rule), requires that wastewater solids be processed before they are land applied.
Oct. 20, 2004
This document explains the requirements applicable to LAND APPLIERS of sewage sludge.
Oct. 20, 2004
Fact sheet that describes wastewater lift stations, designed to move wastewater from lower to higher elevations. The document discusses the key elements of lift stations, as well as advantages and disadvantages, applicability, performance, design criteria, operation and maintenance, and costs (EPA 832-F-00-073).
Oct. 20, 2004
This Fact Sheet provides information on the controlof odors from biosolids production facilities, and the prevention of odors from the storage, distribution, and application of the biosolids product. The level of detail is intended to provide an overview for decision-makers including wastewater treatment plant managers and authority managers. The information provided is not intended to be design guidance.
Mar. 5, 2008
This EPA report presents the opportunities for combined heat and power (CHP) applications in the municipal wastewater treatment sector, and it documents the experiences of the wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) operators who have employed CHP.
Apr. 5, 2017
This EPA tool for wastewater and drinking water utilities uses brief videos to guide users through the process of building their own unique Roadmap to Resilience. The RtoR presents five stops along the "Route" (Assess, Plan, Train, Respond, and Recover) where utility personnel learn what it means for their utility to be resilient, and what tools and resources are available for their utility to become resilient.
Aug. 25, 2005
This website features projects receiving grant funds from the section 319 program that have achieved documented water quality improvements.
Oct. 20, 2004
the purpose of this handbook is to present a full range of practical alternatives and provide technical advice to aid in the evaluation of these alternatives. This includes general design criterion and cost information, as well as advice concerning the operation and management of septage facilities.
Sep. 25, 2007
EPA has launched a new Website to help small communities achieve and maintain sustainable wastewater services. This new site provides information about grants, funding resources, technical assistance and training. A variety of tools is also available on this website to help small communities plan, design, build, and maintain their wastewater infrastructure.
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