May 20

Central Texas Spring Seminar

Strategies to Reduce the Impact of Fats, Oils and Grease on Publicly Owned Treatment Works

David James
Presenter / Wastewater Training & Compliance

Approved by the TCEQ for two hours of Wastewater Operator CEU Credit.

Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) has historically been one of the biggest challenges that wastewater collection system and treatment plant operators face. Excessive FOG discharges from commercial and residential sources can result in unauthorized discharges (sanitary sewer overflows). Excessive FOG can also clog wastewater collection system piping, affect operation of lift stations, reduce life expectancy of concrete manholes and wet wells, and require costly maintenance. Wastewater treatment plants and equipment can also be adversely impacted by FOG and affect the ability to maintain compliance with TPDES discharge permits. This presentation will discuss sources of FOG and impacts on POTWs, how to prevent and control FOG, unauthorized discharge reporting requirements in Texas, what to consider when cleaning sewer lines in order to reduce slug discharges and maintain compliance with TPDES discharge permits.

Presented by:

David James

Owner, Wastewater Training and Consulting
(512) 497-7826 dwjames23@gmail.comDavid James has over 45 years of experience providing professional environmental assistance and training to consulting engineering companies, publicly and privately-owned utilities, the EPA, and various state agencies. Mr. James has been responsible for federal and state regulatory program implementation, and providing technical and compliance assistance in the areas of wastewater permitting; wastewater treatment plant process control and troubleshooting; source control practices; fats, oils, and grease and pretreatment program development and implementation; and sanitary sewer system evaluation and planning to reduce sanitary sewer overflows.

Date & Time:
May 20, 2020
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
Register Here

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