What problems do you have that are associated with your wastewater streams and what is this costing you?

Wastewater challenges background

  • New NPDES parameters and or lower permit limits – higher costs
  • The amount of capital required to upgrade the plant, keep up with increased production, or complete a plant expansion is considerable
  • This can lead to increased operational cost, surcharges, energy consumption and even potential fines and bad publicity.
  • The amount of dissolved oxygen required to run traditional wastewater treatments plants is costly
  • When pretreating, does the city monitor for concentration of contaminants such as Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Oil &; Grease (O&;G), Ammonia and pH
  • They often levy excessive surcharges based upon the concentrations of these levels
  • In extreme cases fines can be levied for not hitting permit levels
  • Many times the surcharges exceed $100K
  • Pretreatment at many facilities is inadequate to effectively remove soluble BOD and frequently consists of only flow equalization and pH neutralization
  • Often times plants lack the retention time necessary to reduce contaminants biologically