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Foterra Aquires Bio Clean, Modular Wetlands

Mon, 2016-08-08 11:36
Source:  Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc. Deck: 

Acquisition complements Forterra drainage pipes, products

Forterra announced that it has acquired affiliated companies Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc. and Modular Wetlands Systems Inc. The entities offer a range of storm water quality and biofiltration technologies that filter pollutants and remove sediment in accordance with local standards. 

The purchase includes the Modular Wetlands product line and all related intellectual property. This acquisition complements Forterra’s drainage pipe and products business. 

Image:  8.8 one-man-one-team-1236724.jpg Company Reference:  Bio Clean Environmental Services Inc. Modular Wetlands Systems Inc. Publication Date:  August 08, 2016

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Michael Baker to Develop UDOT Storm Water Management Plan

Mon, 2016-08-08 11:26
Source:  Michael Baker Intl. Deck: 

Plan to affect more than 100 Utah Department of Transportation facilities

Michael Baker Intl. announced it is working with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to develop a comprehensive storm water management plan and individual storm water pollution prevention plans for more than 100 maintenance and equipment facilities operated by UDOT.

Image:  8.8 canyonlands-np-1623028-1279x960.jpg Company Reference:  Michael Baker Intl. Publication Date:  August 08, 2016

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New ASTM Standard Will Promote Drinking Water Safety

Fri, 2016-08-05 10:50
Source:  ASTM Intl. Deck: 

D8001 to simultaneously analyze total nitrogen, phosphorus

A new ASTM standard will be used to help ensure the safety of drinking water.

Image:  8.5 glass-1323158-1280x960.jpg Publication Date:  August 05, 2016

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NGWA Announces 2016 Groundwater Industry Award Recipients

Thu, 2016-08-04 11:32
Source:  National Groundwater Assn. Deck: 

Honors include Awards of Excellence, Divisional Awards, new Fellow designations

The National Groundwater Assn. (NGWA) announced the recipients of its 2016 Awards of Excellence, Divisional Awards and new Fellow designations, which will be presented this December during Groundwater Week in Las Vegas.

Stewart Krause of Wyo-Ben Inc. in Billings, Mont., received NGWA’s top honor as recipient of the Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry.

Other 2016 NGWA award recipients include:

Awards of Excellence

Image:  8.4 water-body-macro-shot-1388772-1278x944.jpg Publication Date:  August 04, 2016

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SplashLink Improves Browsing Experience with Updated Website

Wed, 2016-08-03 08:48
Source:  SplashLink Deck: 

New features connect users to funding opportunities

SplashLink unveiled changes to its website, which now offers a more organized and convenient browsing experience. The redesigned homepage with new features helps connect users to more than $130 million daily in funding opportunities for water projects.

SplashLink simplified the research process for funding opportunities with the new My Desk feature to reduce the time users spend tracking, locating, and applying for opportunities and projects. Subscribers and free-trial users can easily access bookmarked projects, funding opportunities and companies from the directory.

Image:  8.3 keyboard-1198309.jpg Publication Date:  August 03, 2016

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Local Water- & Nature-Based Play Spaces Receive Funding

Wed, 2016-08-03 08:24
Source:  American Water Deck: 

American Water Charitable Foundation awards grants to Iowa, Virginia projects

The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created by American Water, announced it is awarding two grants to underwrite local water- and nature-based play spaces within American Water service areas. The grants are being administered as part of the foundation’s partnership with the National Recreation and Park Assn. (NRPA) for the Building Better Communities signature grant program. NRPA directly administers the program, with funding made possible by the American Water Charitable Foundation.

Image:  8. a-river-in-the-park-1366715-1280x960.jpg Company Reference:  American Water Publication Date:  August 03, 2016

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Study Finds Lack of Local Fracking Regulation

Tue, 2016-08-02 10:25
Source:  Routledge Deck: 

Researchers analyze Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania local governments

Researchers found that most local governments in Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota and Pennsylvania—states with very active fracking—have no regulations to address problems caused by local fracking activities.

In “Local Land Use Planning Responses to Hydraulic Fracturing,” which was published in the Journal of the American Planning Assn., Carolyn G. Loh, associate professor at Wayne State University, and Anna C. Osland, founder and principal of Anna C. Osland Consulting, surveyed 140 local governments in Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

Image:  8.2 cracked-dirt-1562400-1278x913.jpg Publication Date:  August 02, 2016

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Signs Commitment to Millennium Reserve

Tue, 2016-08-02 09:13
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

Public-private partnership transforms to independent, non-profit entity

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order to transform the Millennium Reserve from a public-private partnership to an independent, non-profit entity.

Image:  8.2 sunrise-over-the-fields-1357843-1279x829.jpg Publication Date:  August 02, 2016

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APWA Rebrands Annual Conference, Releases Details

Mon, 2016-08-01 11:18
Source:  American Public Works Assn. Deck: 

PWX 2016 will offer new learning experiences, networking opportunities

The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) announced the rebranding its annual conference to PWX, or Public Works Expo, which replaces the former conference name: the International Public Works Congress & Exposition. Held Aug. 28 to 31 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, PWX 2016 will provide new inclusive learning experiences, technologies and networking opportunities for more than 5,000 public works professionals. 

Image:  8.1 minneapolis-skyline-1228508-1279x852.jpg Company Reference:  American Public Works Association Publication Date:  August 01, 2016

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Nevada Department of Transportation Required to Protect Local Waters

Mon, 2016-08-01 10:22
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

DOJ, EPA, NDEP reach agreement regarding NDOT’s storm water permit

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) have reached an agreement with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to resolve alleged violations of NDOT’s storm water permit. The agreement requires NDOT to establish a storm water management program to control pollutants entering waters, spend $200,000 on an environmental project that will provide real-time water quality data to the public and pay $60,000 each to EPA and NDEP.

Image:  8.1 red-rock-canyon-4-1395032-1280x960.jpg Publication Date:  August 01, 2016

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DIPRA Announces New Life Cycle Cost Analysis Model

Fri, 2016-07-29 09:31
Source:  Ductile Iron Pipe Research Assn. Deck: 

Tool helps utility decision-makers determine cost-effective materials

The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Assn. (DIPRA) announced a new life cycle cost analysis model for utility officials and professional engineers. Developed by a research team at the University of Michigan, the tool can be used to evaluate multiple factors affecting pipes, thus allowing them to determine cost-effectiveness beyond initial expense, including costs associated with environmental impacts.

Image:  7.29 pvc-pipes-1252920-640x480.jpg Publication Date:  July 29, 2016

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MWRD, Cook County Sheriff Expand Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

Thu, 2016-07-28 10:56
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

Intergovernmental agreement leads to cleaner waters, safer streets

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the Cook County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) in Cook County, Ill., to expand CCSO's Prescription Drug Take-Back program.

Image:  Blue Medsafe boxes are located at several MWRD plant locations Publication Date:  July 28, 2016

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FINN Corp. Introduces First Tier 4F Large Tank HydroSeeder in California

Wed, 2016-07-27 08:43
Source:  FINN Corp. Deck: 

Machine’s diesel engine meets California emission standards

FINN Corp. has introduced the first large tank HydroSeeder with a CARB Compliant, Tier 4 Final Diesel Engine in California. The machine is powered by a Cummins QSB 4.5 liter diesel engine and meets the state of California’s emissions standards for diesel powered machinery. The FINN Titan 400 HydroSeeder unit was purchased by a California firm that provides a variety of erosion control services in the western U.S.

Image:  7.27 farm-land-1558948-640x480.jpg Company Reference:  Finn Corp. Publication Date:  July 27, 2016

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U.S. EPA, Goodrum Farm CR314 LLC Reach Settlement on CWA Violations

Wed, 2016-07-27 08:16
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

Company to pay $15,000 civil penalty

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 reached a proposed administrative settlement with Goodrum Farm CR314 LLC in Butler County, Mo., to resolve alleged violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). As part of the settlement, the company has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $15,000.

Image:  7.27 wetlands-at-sunset-1409535-639x442.jpg Publication Date:  July 27, 2016

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Bioreactors in Mississippi River Basin Help Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

Tue, 2016-07-26 15:25
Source:  American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Deck: 

Water quality scientist Laura Christianson researches how to reduce Nitrogen in the Gulf

Water quality scientist Laura Christianson began working on a solution to the “dead zone”—an area with dangerously low levels of oxygen—in the Gulf of Mexico. Christianson lives more than 1,000 miles north of the Gulf in Illinois, but human activity in the Mississippi River basin, which connects to the Gulf, can lead to major water quality issues downstream.

Image:  dead zone.jpg Publication Date:  July 27, 2016

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New Website for National Green Infrastructure Certification Program Launches

Tue, 2016-07-26 09:13
Source:  District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, Water Environment Federation Deck: 

DC Water, Water Environment Federation provide industry resource

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) launched a website for the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP), an in-development national certification for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection and maintenance workers. The website,, is a resource for program news and updates, industry and certification resources, and regional training opportunities.

Image:  7.22 server-concept-5-1236244-639x426.jpg Publication Date:  July 26, 2016

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U.S. EPA Issues Partial Decision on Missouri’s 2016 Impaired Waters List

Tue, 2016-07-26 07:53
Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deck: 

EPA welcomes public comments on proposal for 60 days

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its partial decision on Missouri’s 2016 list of impaired waters. EPA is approving Missouri’s list of 307 waters that are impaired by one or more pollutants and the removal of 16 water bodies from the list. The agency also proposes to add four water bodies and corresponding pollutants to the list. 

Image:  7.21 lake-at-sunset-1480886-639x481.jpg Publication Date:  July 26, 2016

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National Concrete Pipe Week Begins August 14

Mon, 2016-07-25 10:05
Source:  American Concrete Pipe Assn. Deck: 

The event recognizes reinforced concrete pipe, precast concrete products

National Concrete Pipe Week announced its theme: “Concrete Pipe and Precast: Maintaining Resiliency.” Held Aug. 14 to 20, the event recognizes the importance of reinforced concrete pipe and precast concrete products. The contributions of thousands of workers, hundreds of manufacturing plants and other industries that support concrete pipe producers will be acknowledged during the week-long celebration.

Image:  CPWPoster2016 OFFICIAL.jpg Company Reference:  American Concrete Pipe Assn. Publication Date:  July 25, 2016

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MWRD Works to Restore Cook County Canopy, Eliminate Flooding

Mon, 2016-07-25 08:40
Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Deck: 

More than 10,000 oak tree saplings distributed under “Restore a Canopy, Plant a Tree” initiative

In only two months, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has distributed more than 10,000 oak tree saplings across Cook County, Ill., as part of the agency's new "Restore the Canopy, Plant a Tree" initiative.

Image:  7.25 oak-tree-1533427-638x425.jpg Publication Date:  July 25, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image:  Slider Text: 

MWRD Works to Restore Cook County Canopy, Eliminate Flooding

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IECA Great Connections Shares Conference Technical Program

Fri, 2016-07-22 10:38

2016 conference to be held July 26 to 28 in La Crosse, Wis.

IECA Great Connections announced the technical program for the Great Connections 2016 conference. The conference will be held at the La Cross Center in La Crosse, Wis., July 26 to 28. Registration is still open for the event and the three full-day and two half-day courses.

The course titles include:

Image:  7.22 sunset-over-river-valley-1333059-639x413.jpg Company Reference:  IECA Publication Date:  July 22, 2016

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