Category Archives: Municipal

Peter Kolb to Manage ATI’s Illinois Office

Peter Kolb has joined Applied Technologies, Inc. (ATI) as Vice President and manager of the firm’s Lake Villa office. Kolb brings 35 years of progressive experience in engineering, project, water, wastewater, and infrastructure management in the public sector. Kolb possesses a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a registered […]

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A Community’s Thirst for Lake Michigan Water

In 2006, Lake Villa and several other northern Lake County, Illinois municipalities were at a crossroads. Over the last decade, the region had experienced substantial growth, and this trend was projected to continue. This population growth was taxing community infrastructures, including the ability to provide adequate, high quality water. The traditional water supply of the […]

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Conditioning Your Biogas for Success

Biogas conditioning is a critical process for biogas management. Biogas primarily consists of methane and carbon dioxide, but may contain constituents of sulfur species, silicon species, and moisture. Some of these elements can damage end use equipment, be dangerous to human health, and pollute the environment at high concentrations. Since biogas production is dependent on […]

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Rice Lake Completes Plant Upgrade

Rice Lake Utilities owns and operates a 2.2 mgd wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) that treats wastewater generated within its service area in the City of Rice Lake and discharges to the Red Cedar River. The original plant on the site was built in 1951. The liquid treatment facilities consisted of primary clarification and a high […]

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New Antioch Plant Addresses Phosphorus Concerns

The Village of Antioch is located in Illinois halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago. This quaint village attracts many tourists with its beautiful lakes, golf courses, and shopping areas. Given these attributes, it comes as no surprise that Antioch is a thriving community with significant growth anticipated in its future. In 2005, the Village’s population was […]

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Waupun Utilities Implements Reverse Osmosis Technology

Waupun Utilities has provided the City’s population of 10,000 with high quality potable water for more than 70 years. After careful examination of its 20 year future in 2005, the Utility decided it was time to upgrade its existing lime softening treatment plant. Although replacing an “old reliable” system can seem risky, the Utility decided […]

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