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4 Tips to Keep Your Wastewater Pretreatment System in Tip-Top Shape

Posted by Craig Sasse on Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Properly operating and maintaining your industrial wastewater pretreatment system is key to efficient, successful, and compliant operations. Though many EH&S employees understand this, few have a concrete idea of what proper maintenance entails. Are there other steps you can take on a proactive basis to operate your system even more efficiently with less downtime and emergency calls? Absolutely. Here four tactics we use at Triumvirate Environmental.

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Tags: wastewater O&M, wastewater

5 Steps to Properly Managing Your Industrial Wastewater System

Posted by Craig Sasse on Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Wastewater system operation and maintenance (O&M) is a complex process; one that is pivotal to facility compliance and the successful treatment of wastewater before it is discharged into the environment. Industrial wastewater is a product or byproduct of industrial and commercial processes, and is separate from domestic sources of wastewater.

This type of wastewater includes runoff and leachate from areas that receive pollutants associated with industrial or commercial storage, handling, or processing facilities. If your company discharges industrial wastewater, you must ensure that you treat it as needed before it enters the sewer system or otherwise leaves the facility.

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Tags: wastewater compliance, wastewater O&M, wastewater, industrial

Four Common Wastewater Discharge Permit Violations & How to Avoid Them

Posted by Darrell Interess on Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Many people have heard the cliché, “The solution to pollution is dilution.” Unfortunately, many don’t realize operating under this principle is more likely to get you and your company into trouble than out of it. This article includes four common violations that demonstrate just this. Keep reading for best practices to avoid them.

For more information on essential components of a wastewater system register for our upcoming webinar here.

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Tags: Field Services, wastewater, industrial

Four Ways to Put Information Technology to Work on Your Wastewater System

Posted by Darrell Interess on Tue, Dec 29, 2015

With new smartphones, home security and automation and entertainment options at our fingertips, technology is constantly changing. While not always as flashy as the latest apps, wastewater treatment technology has become just as useful. With our time and resources being stretched thinner with each passing day, putting technology to work for your wastewater treatment system makes a world of good sense. Keep reading for four ways to bring your wastewater operations into the 21st century.

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Tags: wastewater

Four Common Wastewater Discharge Permit Violations and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Darrell Interess on Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Many people have heard the cliché, “The solution to pollution is dilution.” Unfortunately, many don’t realize operating under this principle is more likely to get you and your company into trouble than out of it. This article includes four common violations that demonstrate just this. Keep reading for best practices to avoid them.

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Tags: Field Services, wastewater, industrial

Changes to Wastewater Staffing Requirements in MA

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Last week Triumvirate Environmental hosted a webinar on wastewater compliance. Here's what you need to know about the changes in the MA staffing requirements. To view the entire slide presentation from the webinar, check out the deck embedded below. To learn more about our wastewater compliance services look here.

There have been questions and various interpretations around wastewater requirements for years. These regulations established a program whereby sewer system extensions and connections are regulated and permitted by the Department. Up until recently, organizations had to adhere to the regulation: M.G.L. c. 21, § 43. 314 CMR 7.00  to insure proper operation of wastewater treatment facilities and sewer systems within the Commonwealth.

314 CMR 7.00 has been decimated by changes in 2014. Most regulations within that code were moved to 314 CMR 12.00 FAIWPS & Grade 1I/2I. 

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Tags: wastewater, industrial, technical services

Storm Water Sampling: Why Mid-Year is the Best Time to Test

Posted by Steve Barone on Tue, Mar 18, 2014

All organizations that operate industrial storm water systems have sampling requirements that are dependent on their category within the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). The MSGP, which is regulated through the EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, requires that organizations have a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan or SWPPP. It is in the SWPPP that the parameters and requirements for storm water sampling are set.

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Tags: wastewater, wastewater compliance, wastewater discharge

Benefits of Automated Wastewater Pretreatment (FAIWPS)

Posted by Steve Barone on Thu, Oct 03, 2013

A Fully-Automated Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment System is equipped with controls to initiate, conduct, and complete treatment processes automatically based on predetermined parameters and settings. Fully-automated systems are designed to mitigate risks and liabilities by reducing the chance of emergencies and preventing non-compliant discharge. In addition to decreasing liability, FAIWPSs also provide operational efficiencies for organizations,regardless of size or industry.

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Tags: wastewater treatment, wastewater

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