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Storm Water



In association with numerous other academic programs and MU Facilities Management, the WRRC operates the MU Stormwater and Erosion Control Education Center.

In the past, stormwater was merely considered a nuisance that needed to be removed as quickly as possible. That is no longer the case.  Stormwater is now recognized as a resource that can help reduce costs. Taking this approach, the costs of construction and facility maintenance associated with stormwater can be reduced.

Stormwater MS4 Permits and green construction codes that require attention to stormwater management are driving the need for better understanding of design, construction, operations and management of stormwater control and reuse systems. And where there is stormwater, there is the potential fro erosion that must be controlled.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) has been shown to yield positive results in process control, manpower savings, and travel cost reduction. This technology has advanced so energy cost reduction and security can be included in SCADA systems. Data transmission is now available without the use of radios, fiber optic, or satellite technology. The WRRC is involved in the development of these applications.

Wastewater Biotechnology, Process and System Control

Wastewater treatment and residuals processing microbiology are well understood to be the driving forces behind effective wastewater management.  Researchers in microbiology at MU are conducting advanced microbial population and treatment process studies to advance the state of the art in this critical field.

Process and system control in wastewater utilities, frequently termed Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) has been shown to yield positive results in process control, manpower savings, and travel cost reduction.  This technology has advanced so energy cost reduction and security can be included in SCADA systems.  Data transmission is now available without the use of radios, fiber optic, or satellite technology.  The WRRC is involved in the development of these applications.

Energy

Cost reduction through energy efficiency is a very popular topic.  MU has a variety of student internships and service programs in a number of our Colleges that support advancements in energy efficiency throughout Missouri.  The WRRC is involved in advancing energy efficiency in water supply and wastewater systems, and supports other MU programs in a variety of areas of application of this technology.