The Silent Highwayman” (1858). Death rows on the Thames, claiming the lives of victims who have not paid to have the river cleaned up. Public Domain. I met Peter Maier on Twitter where we got into a back and forth discussion about how the Clean Water Act is compromised by faulty water testing. Mr Maier should know. He’s a retired water […]
How To Test Sewage Treatment Plants Properly.
How To Test A Sewage Treatment Plant Properly. By: Peter Maier, PhD,PE Date: February 2017 Introduction. When EPA in 1973 established secondary sewage treatment standards to implement the Clean Water Act (CWA) or 85% treatment, it used mainly two testing methods for its NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permits. 1. The BOD5 (Biochemical Oxygen […]
How Environmental Regulations Are Diminishing Public Health Concerns.
How Environmental Regulations Are Diminishing Public Health Concerns. By : Peter Maier, PhD, PE and edited by John M. Ackerman, MD. March 2015 To understand present environmental regulations, one should first know some of the historical background. Prior to the nineteenth century, drinking water was obtained primarily from wells, it looked clear and hence was […]