Wastewater http://nhpr.org en The Not So Dirty Job Of Toilet Testing http://nhpr.org/post/not-so-dirty-job-toilet-testing <p>More than a third of the world’s population don’t have access to clean, safe toilets. It’s a humanitarian and global health hazard, that the world bank drains $260 billion off the global economy each year. The Gates Foundation challenged engineers to develop commodes that are clean, cheap, and don’t require electricity, a sewage system, or even water. But as with and new product, you have to test it. That’s where <strong>John Koeller</strong> comes in. He’s principal engineer at <a href="http://www.map-testing.com/consumers/">Maximum Performance, a company who tests toilet efficiency, using its own – ahem—patented material. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:40:43 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39797 at http://nhpr.org The Not So Dirty Job Of Toilet Testing Durham's Third Way: One Great Bay Community Blazing A New Trail To Clean Water? http://nhpr.org/post/durhams-third-way-one-great-bay-community-blazing-new-trail-clean-water <p></p><p>Several&nbsp; &nbsp;seacoast communities have been ordered to upgrade their waste-water treatment plants by the EPA.But towns are pushing back on the question of how much the plants need to improve.</p><p>Durham is in that boat. The town is trying a new approach to pollution control called adaptive management. And depending on how things go for Durham, this could be the way the way towns and the EPA will resolve difficult and expensive water problems going forward.</p><p></p><p><strong>The Nitrogen Numbers</strong></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:43:32 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 32593 at http://nhpr.org Durham's Third Way: One Great Bay Community Blazing A New Trail To Clean Water? E.P.A. Proposes Lower Nitrogen Limit For Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/epa-proposes-lower-nitrogen-limit-portsmouth <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a higher limit for Nitrogen discharge from Portsmouth&rsquo;s wastewater treatment plant.&nbsp; But city officials are still unsure whether it will actually save the city money. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:43:35 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 10075 at http://nhpr.org Great Bay Communities and EPA Square Off In Exeter http://nhpr.org/post/great-bay-communities-and-epa-square-exeter <p>&nbsp;</p><div style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; "><p>Representatives of five New Hampshire towns say the Environmental Protection Agency is imposing wastewater limits on the Great Bay that are a financial burden.&nbsp;They made their case to two members of the Congressional Committee on Oversight at a field hearing held in Exeter Monday. While towns and regulators haggle over the cost of improving waste water treatment, time may be running out for the Great Bay estuary.</p><p><strong>A Contentious Issue</strong></p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 6183 at http://nhpr.org Great Bay Communities and EPA Square Off In Exeter