Author Archives: Diane Garvey

About Diane Garvey

Diane Garvey has over 20 years experience as an environmental engineer in the areas of wastewater engineering services and biosolids management. She is proficient in environmental planning, processing, quality control, permitting, marketing, public relations, and recycling. In addition to helping Water Quality Managers comply with State and Federal regulations, Garvey Resources, Inc. offers an array of services including biosolids management planning, permitting assistance, and public outreach and environmental education programs. We are also certified in nutrient and odor management planning.

WATER PURIFICATION ECO-CENTER

Where wastewater and rainwater are used to nourish wetlands and irrigate a perennial landscape garden at Rodale Institute.  Garvey Resources is proud to have been a partner on the team that developed the concept and design of Rodale Institute’s innovative … Continue reading

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European E. coli Outbreak and the Implications for the Biosolids Sector

An outbreak of illnesses in Northern Germany caused by a new strain of E. coli has made 1800 people sick with 18 deaths.   The New York Times stated that “the outbreak has been particularly virulent because it has led to … Continue reading

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Innovative Land Application Project Using Hybrid Poplars

In response to an RFP to the Philadelphia Water Department, Garvey Resources assisted in the development and preparation of a proposal and test plots using Class B biosolids in establishing a tree farm on mined land in need of reclamation. … Continue reading

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Building Public Support for Biosolids Management Activities

The following is a summary of a paper presented by Diane Garvey at the NJWEA Annual Conference on May 11, 2011 at Bally’s Atlantic City: Biosolids technology has advanced to the point that there are many ways to process biosolids … Continue reading

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Farmers Say, “Hoorah for Class A!”

Recently, several wastewater treatment plants have asked Garvey Resources to find suitable farmers who could benefit by utilizing Exceptional Quality, Class A biosolids as a fertilizer.  Our outreach campaign to the farmers has resulted in a great deal of enthusiasm from them about using … Continue reading

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Annual Biosolids Report Time

We’ve been busy collecting data from our wastewater treatment plant clients and preparing their annual reports for USEPA and PADEP.  The annual reports that we provide for our clients are clearly presented in binders that contain all forms, biosolids analyses, … Continue reading

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