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Hanes Geo Components Acquires Terrafix

Thu, 2017-01-12 09:32
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David Fuerth accepts role as president of Terrafix

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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

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Press-Seal Corp. Acquires J-K Polysource

Wed, 2017-01-11 07:48
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J-K Polysource teammates retained in transition

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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

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Waynesboro, Va., Initiates Storm Water Cleanup

Tue, 2017-01-10 11:20
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Man-made wetland area to act as natural filter

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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

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Clearlake, Calif., Warns of Water Contamination

Mon, 2017-01-09 11:07
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Rain, flooding cause sewage leak

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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

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Funding Helps Farmers Install Conservation Practices

Mon, 2017-01-09 10:49
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Program benefits water quality of Lake Erie basin

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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

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Santa Fe Receives EPA Storm Water Pollution Tool

Fri, 2017-01-06 08:22
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Management package includes a guide, toolkit, technical assistance

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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

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Winter Salt Use Impacts Soil Structure

Thu, 2017-01-05 09:21
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Soil Science Society of America warns against salt use

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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

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Indian Creek Watershed Project Improves Water Quality

Wed, 2017-01-04 08:14
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Project shares water quality findings

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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

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XP Solutions Releases XPDRAINAGE 2017

Tue, 2017-01-03 09:52
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Software package integrates with CAD packages

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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

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Initiative Tackles Detroit’s Storm Water Management

Tue, 2017-01-03 08:40
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Project to re-imagine workforce development in area

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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

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Lake Delhi Dam Reconstruction Wins Iowa’s Top Engineering Award

Mon, 2017-01-02 08:22
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Dam features Iowa’s first labyrinth spillway

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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

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EPA Releases Draft on Developing Aquatic-Life Criteria for Conductivity

Fri, 2016-12-30 08:29
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Final document can be used by states, authorized tribes

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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

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EPA Proposes Public Notification Rule for Great Lakes CSOs

Thu, 2016-12-29 08:40
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Rule would affect 182 communities

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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

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WEF, NMSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Wed, 2016-12-28 08:20
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WEF increases service to MS4 permittees

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the storm water sector and help advance effective storm water programs for the protection of public health and the environment.

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  December 28, 2016

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Give Back Program to Secure Water Source for Kenyan Orphanage

Wed, 2016-12-28 08:07
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IAGI names KEGO Orphanage keystone project

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The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) Board announced a new Give Back program to sponsor a multi-phased plan for the support and development of KEGO Orphanage in Kenya. Immediate actions include securing more abundant and sustainable food and water sources, enhancements to the building and land, and providing basic supplies for the children. The longer-term goal is to build a well and establish an aquaponic system at the orphanage.

Source:  International Association of Geosynthetic Installers Publication Date:  December 28, 2016

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EPA Directs Efforts to Clean Up Yosemite Slough

Tue, 2016-12-27 08:14
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Site contains high levels of contaminants

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached two settlements with several parties to begin cleanup of Yosemite Slough, an inter-tidal water channel in the Bayview District of San Francisco. The site contains high levels of contaminants, especially PCBs and lead, which are hazardous for the plants and animals that live in the slough. People can also be at risk if they eat contaminated fish and shellfish.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  December 27, 2016

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NewTechBio Technology Corrects Algae-Infested Site

Mon, 2016-12-26 07:05
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Solution needs to meet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements

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Savannah River Remediation LLC group evaluated 26 aquatic augmentation remediation technologies and selected NewTechBio's NT-MAX Lake and Pond Sludge Digester, a microbial-based beneficial bacteria, in conjunction with Hexa Armor/Rhombo cover manufactured by AWTT Inc., to correct deficiencies with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements.

Source:  NewTechBio Publication Date:  December 26, 2016

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West Haven, Conn., to Improve Storm Water System

Fri, 2016-12-23 08:34
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Amended Settlement with EPA calls for upgrades

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The City of West Haven, Conn., announced it will make changes to its storm water system to ensure that local waterways are adequately protected and that the City is complying with its state permit for storm water discharges. The storm water system upgrades are included in a proposed agreement to amend a 2014 Clean Water Act Consent Decree between the City, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Connecticut.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  December 23, 2016

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LIUNA Training Partners with ARCSA

Thu, 2016-12-22 07:53
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MOU builds on strengths of both organizations

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The LIUNA Training and Education Fund announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA). 

The MOU creates a partnership that will build on the strengths of both organizations and unite them in the effort to reduce storm water and provide viable, long-term solutions to freshwater shortages in the U.S. and Canada. 

Source:  American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. Publication Date:  December 22, 2016

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Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Updates Comprehensive Plan

Wed, 2016-12-21 07:44
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Update includes developments in gulf restoration, Funded Priorities List

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council chair, announced the approval of the Comprehensive Plan Update at the council meeting. This plan was unanimously adopted by the council, which includes the five gulf states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) and six federal agencies (U.S. Departments of the Interior, Commerce, Agriculture and Homeland Security, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army).

Source:  Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Publication Date:  December 21, 2016

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