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Waste water program slated for August

By Staff | Jul 29, 2011

RIPLEY, W.Va. – A wastewater nutrient workshop, sponsored by the West Virginia Environmental Training Center and the West Virginia Green-Up Program, will be held on Aug. 10 and 11 at the Comfort Inn in Martinsburg.

Ron Schuyler and Sean Scuras from Tetra-Tech in Denver, Colo., will teach one track of the program while Paul Krauth from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality in Salt Lake City will teach another track.

State and federal environmental regulations have become more stringent, making it challenging for public sewer treatment systems to maintain compliance, especially for communities in the Eastern Panhandle where surface waters drain into the Chesapeake Bay.

A special evening session on Aug. 10 will demonstrate new laboratory equipment to be placed in Martinsburg so local utilities can obtain free sample analyses for nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous.

The registration fee for the workshop is $125 per person and space is limited. To register, contact the West Virginia Environmental Training Center by telephone at 304-372-7878 or by email at rweigand@wvetc.org or by fax at 304-372-7875.