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Bioremediation: Putting Good “Bugs” to Work for You

Nature has a handle on waste. Bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms act as nature’s decomposers, breaking down organic matter into nutrients that are recycled through the earth’s living systems: soil, water, and air. Microbes also breakdown natural and synthetic...

PEP Lunch and Learn: Water Reclamation in Alabama

During a recent Lunch and Learn, PEP Members learned that The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has expanded permitting options for the discharge of treated wastewater, opening the door for PEP members to implement innovative ways of reusing this...

Industrial Automation and the Internet of Things

Industrial Automation and the Internet of Things

“Smart” technology has penetrated our daily lives, from household lighting and thermostats to fitness monitors and connected appliances. We have seen the capacity of home automation to save money, conserve energy, and provide unprecedented conveniences through remote...

Tackling Trash with Small Stream Litter Devices

Tackling Trash with Small Stream Litter Devices

Year after year, volunteer crews join forces to cleanup coastal waterways. But those efforts can feel meaningless as stormwater carries fresh litter into previously cleared channels. PEP Member Don Bates, Vice President of Operations at Thompson Engineering, had an...

Thompson Engineering establishes Baton Rouge Office

Thompson Engineering establishes Baton Rouge Office Brant Richard, PE to lead operations Thompson Engineering, a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices in six southeastern states, has announced an expansion of company services with the establishment of an...

Litter Getter

Litter Getter Not merely a visual problem, litter poses risks to wildlife and contributes to chemical pollution as degrading plastics and other waste products leach harmful chemicals into the water. Communities, neighborhood organizations and school groups can follow...

Partners in a Clean Water Future

Partners in a Clean Water Future

Water pollution has numerous sources and requires a diversity of solutions. That is why the campaign to Create a Clean Water Future puts the job into the hands of many.