Turning Wastewater Scum Into a Profitable Resource

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are developing a new process which converts wastewater scum, a treatment byproduct, into biodiesel. This promising new research could provide the wastewater industry with another valuable outlet for protecting the environment and helping to reduce overall costs. Preliminary research …

All That Glitters is Not Good

Microplastics make their way from oceans to our food. Last year, a group of 19 British pre-schools decided to stop using glitter in art projects in order to help save the oceans. The reasoning behind the decision is based on the fact that glitter is …

Sewer Systems Get Wiped Out by “Flushable” Wipes

The genius of toilet paper is that it deteriorates. Just because a product is labeled “flushable” does not mean it should be flushed or that it actually does deteriorate. Wipes and similar “flushable” products are clogging sewer systems and treatment plant equipment and costing taxpayers …

Missouri River Receives a Little Help From Omaha

The longest river in America, the powerful Missouri River, has captured the imaginations of many throughout history, from artists and writers to Lewis and Clark who traveled its currents during their discovery expedition in the early nineteenth century. Today the majestic river is contaminated with …

PeopleService Operators Involved in Elkader, IA Water Rescue

Quick Thinking From Jared and Kim May Have Saved a Life. Our operators typically ensure water safety through contaminant testing and careful maintenance. But a recent rescue incident found two PeopleService team members protecting the community in a very different way. Kim Werger, PeopleService lead …

Wastewater: Tapping a Potential Source for Drinking Water

It’s a brave new world as water and wastewater industry experts explore the feasibility of “direct potable reuse,” a future in which highly treated wastewater can be plumbed directly into homes as a new drinking water supply. Believe it or not, recycling wastewater for irrigation …