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New design is more efficient, customer-friendly1.19 my-notebook-1243617-1280x836.jpg Company Reference: Presto Geosystems
Presto Geosystems announced the launch of its new website, www.prestogeo.com. The new site was built with the customers’ needs in mind.
“The way our customers expect to find products and solutions has changed over the past few years,” said Director Bill Handlos, P.E. “The customer moves at a much faster pace and with expectations to make decisions with a quick look and less reading.Source: Presto Geosystems Publication Date: January 20, 2017
EPA’s updated CGP to take effect in February 20171.19 construction-9-1230280.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the final 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP), a permit that will continue to reduce pollution to the nation’s waterways by requiring controls for storm water discharges from construction sites.
Storm water discharges during construction activities can contain sediment and other pollutants that harm aquatic ecosystems, increase drinking water treatment costs, and pollute waters that people use for fishing, swimming and other recreational activities.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: January 19, 2017
Chris Hill, Ken Lykens bring a combined 40 years of industry experience1.18 blue-ripples-1172279-1279x852.jpg Company Reference: Arcadis
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board, which is composed of volunteer members from municipal utilities, industry, government agencies, corporations and academia, are Chris Hill of ARCADIS and Ken Lykens of HDR Eng. The board has sole authority for all of the foundations' research activities, including awarding research contracts and providing policy and funding direction.Source: Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Publication Date: January 18, 2017
Mike Kappler promoted; Emily Lanier, Laurel Maranto, Jenny Beck join company1.17cold-water-1160333-1278x903.jpg
The Strong Co. Inc. of Pine Bluff, Ark., announced new appointments. Mike Kappler has been named national sales manager for the Strong-Seal System for infrastructure rehabilitation; Emily Lanier has been named marketing coordinator and sales representative; Laurel Maranto has been named national sales representative; and Jenny Beck has been named national sales representative.
Kappler joined Strong in 2001 and has served as a territory salesman and regional sales manager.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: January 17, 2017
EPA announces funding availability under WIFIA program1.12 water-5-1056008-1280x960.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.
EPA’s WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guarantees to creditworthy water projects. WIFIA provides another option for financing large infrastructure projects—generally at least $20 million—in addition to the State Revolving Funds and bond market.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: January 17, 2017
CH2M completed more than $164 million in trenchless projects last year1.16 water-source-1-1447060-1280x960.jpg
For the second consecutive year, CH2M earned the top spot on Trenchless Technology's Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Design Firms list. The firm has topped the list in six of the last seven years.Source: CH2M Publication Date: January 16, 2017
Building rated exceptional in storm water management1.13green-water-1179298.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Green Building Council announced that EPA’s Environmental Science Center at Fort Meade, Md., has been certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) O + M (operation and maintenance), making it the first EPA laboratory nationwide to achieve this certification.
The Environmental Science Center also was rated as exceptional in onsite storm water management and natural habitat, as well as excellent in green cleaning, indoor air quality and water conservation.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: January 13, 2017
David Fuerth accepts role as president of Terrafix1.12 corporate-blur-1255659-1280x960.jpg Company Reference: Hanes Geo Components
Hanes Geo Components of Winston Salem, N.C., announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Terrafix of Toronto, Canada. David Fuerth has accepted the position of president of Terrafix. The Terrafix team will continue to operate as Terrafix.Source: Hanes Geo Components Publication Date: January 12, 2017
J-K Polysource teammates retained in transition1.11 dark-ripples-1161904-1279x885.jpg
Press-Seal Corp. announced that effective Dec. 31, 2016, it has acquired J-K Polysource Inc. of Sparks, Nev. J-K Polysource has been Press-Seal’s long-term partner, servicing customers in Western North America.
Former J-K President, Keith Womack, has accepted the position of Western Division Manager with Press-Seal. All the teammates that ended the year with J-K have been retained going forward.Source: Press-Seal Corp. Publication Date: January 11, 2017
Man-made wetland area to act as natural filter1.10 distant-sun-1487081-1280x960.jpg
The city of Waynesboro, Va., has opened a man-made wetland area that’s designed to filter polluted storm water before it reaches the South River.
Three hundred acres drain into the wetland, which is designed so that water flows through slowly and circuitously. That allows for pollutants such as phosphorous and nitrogen to settle or get absorbed by vegetation. The City-owned site, originally home to a detention pond, includes native plants and cascading ponds.Source: The Washington Times Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Rain, flooding cause sewage leak1.9 it-s-a-rainy-day-1562466-1279x852.jpg
The Clearlake, Calif., Police Department has issued a road closure due to rain and flooding and has reported on a separate sewage leak in another part of the city. The mayor is asking residents to use particular caution as the storms continue.
Due to a sewage leak, police said people should assume water in the area is contaminated. Anyone or anything that comes in contact with the water should be cleaned thoroughly and immediately. Clearlake Public Works staff and first responders are out helping as needed and directed in response to the storm and flooding.Source: Lake County News Publication Date: January 09, 2017
Program benefits water quality of Lake Erie basin1.9 rondeau-at-6am-1393108.jpg
The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation announced that the next round of funding is now available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).Source: Sidney Daily News Publication Date: January 09, 2017
Management package includes a guide, toolkit, technical assistance1.6 cactus-1392156-1280x960.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the New Mexico Environment Department and the City of Santa Fe, N.M., announced the city’s receipt of a $150,000 toolkit for managing storm water pollution. Specifically, the package will include a step-by-step guide to help the community develop long-term storm water plans, a web-based toolkit for planning, and technical assistance for the city to develop a model for other neighboring communities.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: January 06, 2017
Soil Science Society of America warns against salt use1.5mill-e-o-8-1483108-1279x852.jpg
The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) advised against the frequent use of salt on roads and sidewalks. According to SSSA, too much salt reduces soils’ ability to retain plant nutrients and water, and damages soil structure when it blows off pavement or flows away with melted ice.
“Soils that contain too much sodium are unable to effectively retain important plant nutrients,” said Mary Tiedeman. “Sodium in soils can also reduce plant-available water and is even toxic to many plant species.Source: Soil Science Society of America Publication Date: January 05, 2017
Project shares water quality findings1.3 lonely-memphis-1391064-1279x852.jpg
The results of the Indian Creek Watershed Project in Lake County, Ill., were tallied, and water quality improved as acreage participation increased in the nutrient management program that partnered local farmers with local, state, and national agencies, crop specialists and agribusinesses.
The watershed plan was to increase the area that had best management practices from an initial starting point of around 10% in 2010 to greater than 50% of the 51,243-acre area in 2015.Source: AgriNews Publication Date: January 04, 2017
Software package integrates with CAD packages1.3 leaf-1197355-1280x960.jpg Company Reference: XP Solutions
XP Solutions announced the release of XPDRAINAGE 2017. The Automated Stormwater Design software package helps users to create fully optimized storm water designs faster and now integrates with CAD packages.Source: XP Solutions Publication Date: January 03, 2017
Project to re-imagine workforce development in area1.3 downtown-detroit-1446939-1279x958.jpg
A team of Detroit nonprofits and businesses began work to launch an initiative focused on tackling Detroit’s storm water management. The project is designed to build upon revitalization efforts across the 300-block area surrounding Detroit’s Central High School while creating jobs for local residents.Source: Parajana Distribution Publication Date: January 03, 2017
Dam features Iowa’s first labyrinth spillwaysunset-dam-1518149-1280x960.jpg
Lake Delhi Dam received the top award, the Grand Conceptor, in the annual engineering excellence competition held by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa. The annual competition recognizes engineering projects that demonstrate innovation, complexity, achievement and value.Source: Stanley Consultants Publication Date: January 02, 2017
Final document can be used by states, authorized tribes12.30pond-lily-1467105-1279x849.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a draft document, Field-Based Methods for Developing Aquatic Life Criteria for Specific Conductivity, which provides flexible approaches for developing science-based conductivity criteria for flowing waters that reflect ecoregional- or state-specific factors.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: December 30, 2016
Rule would affect 182 communities12.29 great-lake-1401320.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule to establish public notification requirements for 182 communities with combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Great Lakes Basin.
The proposed requirements address signage, notification of local public health departments and the public, and annual notice provisions. EPA is proposing to require the 182 communities to develop public notification plans and to seek and consider input from local public health departments.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: December 29, 2016