The workgroup and tour was led by Jacob Groby, Superintendent of Environmental Department. and Adam Faschan of Ardurra Group Engineers.
Representatives from 3 different nations and 12 states came together to take part in the workgroup and tour the plant because the Munster Wastewater Treatment plant is the only one in the nation which incorporated a 34ft. high headworks station and that has been used as a test-bed for Peracetic Acid. In addition to the Peracetic testing, St. Bernard currently uses both Hypo-chlorination and Ultra Violet light at its facilities because it is safer for the surrounding neighborhoods.
As society changes, the technical aspects of water and wastewater treatment must change as well and St. Bernard continues to lead by example.
Guest from the following States and Countries attended the Workshop and tour.
Metro Vancouver Utilities – Burnaby, Canada
Water & Sewer Corporation - Nassau, Bahamas
Cerveceria Water & Wastewater – Caracas, Venezuela
Exxon Mobile - Baton Rouge, LA.
Harris County Utilities, Rosenblum, TX.
Carollo Engineers – Midvale, UT.
Austin Texas Government – Austin, TX.
Rural Assistance Partnership – Casper, WY.
Salem Public Works – Salem, OR.
King County Government – Seattle, WA.
Johnson County Wastewater - Olathe, KS
Lifewater Engineering – Fairbanks. AK
Keller Associates Engineering – Pocatello, IA
Hensel Phelps Construction – Waianae, HI.
Kemira Corporation – Atlanta, GA.
West Virginia Environmental Training – Ripley, WV.
Athens-Clarke Utilities – Athens, GA
R M Towill Corporation – Honolulu, HI.
All this week New Orleans plays host city for the Water Environment Federation Technical Conference (WEFTEC) it is the world's largest gathering of technical experts dealing the treatment of water and wastewater and the related fields.