If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com


$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


Wastewater utilities use diesel engines for a number of important applications including emergencystandby power for wastewater pumping and treatment and sewer maintenance. Use of these engines is critical to utilities' mission of protecting public health and the environment. It has, however, been recognized that particulates emitted from diesel engines can cause significant health impacts.This paper will explore how wastewater agencies in California are embarking on a process of curbing diesel emissions to protect the public without compromising the reliability they need. It will also discuss national implications of California's progress on diesel emissions control.

In 2000, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a Diesel Risk Reduction Plan. This plancalled for development of regulations to reduce emissions from all categories of diesel engines including stationary engines, portable engines, heavy-duty diesel vehicles, and off-road vehicles. Wastewater utilities operate engines in all of these categories and have therefore had a large stake in the process as these regulations are developed. Many of the regulations call for retrofit or replacement of engines, and utilities must be strategic about which engines they retrofit or replace when in order to maintain compliance while considering asset management approaches.

Regulations adopted in California often spread quickly to other states. Therefore, wastewater utilities around the country can learn from the approaches used by California agencies, both for negotiating the regulations and for complying with them.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864706783791399

Publication date: January 1, 2006

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more