We extend our warmest thoughts of joy and peace for the holiday season! This year Donohue is grateful to be able to continue our support as a donor to Water for People, Global Water Stewardship, and Wisconsin Water for the World. These nonprofit organizations provide locally sustainable drinking water, sanitation, and health education programs to individuals in developing countries.
Donohue is deeply focused on and committed to providing responsive services to our clients. As our business operations have continued to develop in Michigan, we have recently opened an office in Grand Rapids as part of our dedication to local clients. The office is located at 3949 Sparks Drive SE, Suite 105, in Grand Rapids. With a total of 10 offices throughout the Upper Midwest (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin), this office complements Donohue’s ability to respond to our clients’ most challenging water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation projects.
Sheboygan is very fortunate to be one of only four communities in the United States selected to participate in the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP). This federally-funded program was created to demonstrate how walking and bicycling infrastructure can link community resources and increase rates of walking and bicycling. Sheboygan County received $25 million and has used those funds for 25 projects across the county since 2005. One of the County’s largest projects undertaken through this program is the Taylor Drive Multi-Use Path, which was completed in November 2016. Donohue designed a 2.6-mile path along the City of Sheboygan’s west side.
Donohue’s Bill Marten, PE, BCEE is a presenter at the 112th Annual Midwest Food Processors Association Convention on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. His presentation is titled " Phosphorus Removal Considerations and Technologies " and provides a general overview of phosphorus removal wastewater treatment technologies – both chemical and biological. It covers the special challenges and considerations that can arise when considering and applying these technologies with food processing wastewater. Key issues include wastewater characteristics, technology capabilities and constraints, and interactions of various phosphorus removal approaches with the rest of the wastewater treatment system. Several case history examples of various phosphorus removal approaches will be discussed.
Donohue’s Nathan Cassity, PE, BCEE is a presenter at the Central States Water Environment Association’s (CSWEA) Resource Recovery Seminar on Thursday, November 10, 2016. His presentation is titled "NEW Water Optimization Case Study" and covers the full scale final clarifier testing that was performed at the NEW Water Green Bay, WI facility which evaluated field performance of TSS removal and ultimately phosphorus removal tied to clarifier optimization. Donohue’s study is assisting NEW Water in optimization efforts to reduce phosphorus in the Lower Fox River basin.
The 31st Annual Conference on the Environment is taking place on November 9 in Minneapolis and features presentations from Donohue professionals. Learn more here.
Donohue’s Terry Boyer, PE is a presenter at the 78th Annual Regional Conferences of the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO) on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. His presentation is titled "Computer Modeling for Nutrient Removal" and covers the use of computer modeling with BioWin or GPS-X activated sludge models to address current permit changes requiring nutrient removal. Several real-world case studies will be presented demonstrating how modeling is used to predict performance of nutrient removal systems. The importance of wastewater characterization will be discussed as well as the use of modeling to predict effluent performance during construction of nutrient removal facilities.
Donohue’s Nathan Cassity is a presenter at the Michigan WEA Sustainable Energy Seminar on Thursday, October 13, 2016. His presentation is titled "Wyoming Clean Water Plant – Energy Efficiency Implementation" and is part of a panel discussion highlighting three energy efficiency projects in Michigan. There will also be a sponsor area that includes a Donohue booth. This annual seminar is for anyone who works in the water environment and is interested in developing an ongoing energy program, current energy developments, career enhancement/networking, and earning continuing education credits.
Receiving the Clean Energy Community Award is the product of progressive and thoughtful leadership fueled by a City-wide culture committed to protecting the environment and the financial wellbeing of the families and business that pay for City services. More specifically, it is a direct result of the City’s Renewable Energy and Efficiency Initiative. This initiative includes four distinct projects, one of which is the Energy Efficiency and Biogas (E2B) Project at the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). In 2014, the City established energy-reductions goals for the WRRF: a 25% reduction in energy purchased by Year 2019, a 50% reduction by Year 2024, and a 75% reduction by Year 2034. The City expects to exceed its Year 2034 goal in early 2017 after the E2B Project and other renewable-energy and energy-saving improvements are commissioned.
The 50th Annual Wisconsin Wastewater Operators' Association (WWOA) Conference is taking place October 11-14 in La Crosse and features presentations from Donohue professionals. Learn more at wwoa.org.