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WEF Announced Recipients of 2014 Awards

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:43
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WEFTEC 2014 will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center from Sept. 27 to Oct.1

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the 2014 WEF Awards recipients. The awards will be presented during WEFTEC 2014, WEF’s 87th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference this fall in New Orleans.

Image:  WEF 2014 Awardsw.jpg Publication Date:  August 19, 2014

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Hunt Building to Resolve Storm Water Violations in Colorado

Mon, 2014-08-18 09:58
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The company will pay a civil penalty of $310,000 to resolve Clean Water Act violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Hunt Building has agreed to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at two military housing construction sites at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The company will pay a civil penalty of $310,000.

The agreement resolves alleged storm water permit violations discovered through EPA inspections of Hunt Building’s construction sites on the Air Force Academy campus. The majority of these alleged violations involved the company’s repeated failure to comply with requirements in an EPA permit.

Image:  EPA Settlement U.S. Air Force.jpg Publication Date:  August 18, 2014

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Finn Adds New Personnel

Mon, 2014-08-18 09:48
Source:  Finn Corp. Deck: 

New personnel and realignment of duties at erosion control company

Finn Corp. welcomed several new members to its organization.

Company Reference:  Finn Corp Publication Date:  August 18, 2014

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Tinkham Veale Student Center Completes Civil Engineering Services

Fri, 2014-08-15 10:16
Source:  KS Associates Deck: 

KS Associates designed infrastructure to support the new building

KS Associates Inc. completed site design services for the new Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland. The new two-story building is the focal point of campus and provides classrooms, dining areas and central meeting spaces for the more than 160 student organizations that were previously housed at various locations throughout the campus.

Image:  Photo courtesy of KS Associates Publication Date:  August 15, 2014

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EPA Settles Central Valley Wetlands Destruction Case

Fri, 2014-08-15 10:01
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Agreement will preserve unique California habitat

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with the owners of Anchordoguy ranch for violations of the Clean Water Act that destroyed more than 80 acres of rare vernal pool wetlands and streams in Tehama County, Calif.

Image:  EPA Central Valley Wetlands.jpg Publication Date:  August 15, 2014

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White House, EPA Present Environmental Education Awards

Thu, 2014-08-14 09:42
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Seventeen teachers and 60 students honored for environmental education and stewardship

The White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S.

Image:  EPA Environmental Education Awards.jpg Publication Date:  August 14, 2014

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ASTM Presents Paul Finn Memorial Award

Thu, 2014-08-14 09:29
Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Deck: 

ADS chief engineer receives highest award for technical excellence in plastic pipe

John Kurdziel, P.E., chief engineer for Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), was presented with the American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM) Paul Finn Memorial Award, the highest award for technical excellence in plastic pipe. He received the honor in recognition of his development of ASTM testing and manufacturing standards for corrugated polyethylene and polypropylene pipe. 

Image:  John Kurdziel, P.E. (right) of ADS receives the Paul Finn Memorial Award from Tom Walsh, Chairman of ASTM-F17. Company Reference:  Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Publication Date:  August 14, 2014

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Report Forecasts Global Plastic Pipes Market Growth

Wed, 2014-08-13 09:30
Source:  Global Industry Analysts Inc. Deck: 

Global market for plastic pipes is forecast to reach 9.6 billion meters by 2020

According to a new market report, plastic pipes have gained superiority over pipes made from materials such as steel, copper, iron, concrete and aluminium. Attributes such as lightweight, chemical and corrosion resistance, and easy handling have augmented their use in several application areas such as potable water, sewage, cable protection, and agriculture and gas distribution, among others.

Image:  Plastic Pipe Trends.jpg Publication Date:  August 13, 2014

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New Product Provides Subsurface Storm Water Management

Wed, 2014-08-13 09:12
Source:  Brentwood Industries Inc. Deck: 

Brentwood’s StormTank Pack is a light-duty solution for non-load-bearing, subsurface applications

Brentwood is extending its storm water product line with the introduction of the StormTank Pack to provide a light-duty solution for subsurface storm water management. The Pack is a cost-effective alternative for non-load-bearing applications and is commonly utilized under landscaped areas such as parks, plazas and backyards. It is designed for optimum infiltration and integration in bio-retention and rainwater harvesting applications.

Company Reference:  Brentwood Industries Publication Date:  August 13, 2014

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East Coast Erosion Control Announces New President

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:40
Source:  East Coast Erosion Control Deck: 

Diane M. Hitt will be responsible for strategic growth opportunities

East Coast Erosion Blankets LLC, dba East Coast Erosion Control, a privately held erosion control product manufacturing company, announced that Diane M. Hitt has been named president of East Coast Erosion Control, effective immediately. Hitt has served as the company’s general manager for more than 10 years. She has been with the company since its inception and has been a key contributor to the company’s growth and success in the erosion and sediment control industry.

Image:  Photo courtesy of East Coast Erosion Control Publication Date:  August 12, 2014

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North Carolina Utilities Department Receives Performance Award

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:26
Source:  American Water Works Association Deck: 

City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department will honored at the annual conference of the AWWA

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department has received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and associated Partner organizations, to guide water suppliers towards improving water quality by optimizing system operations.

Image:  MWRD Management Award.jpg Company Reference:  American Water Works Association Publication Date:  August 12, 2014

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Collaboration Pilots New Storm Water Management Solution

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:12
Source:  Vegetal i.D. Deck: 

Pilot project on the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District headquarter

Vegetal i.D. announced a collaboration between the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Fund For Lake Michigan, The Water Council, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater to closely monitor the performance of a new storm water management solution. The technology being tested is an advanced system combining a blue roof with a green roof that is poised to bring green roof based storm water management performance to a whole new level.

Image:  Pilot project on the MMSD headquarter in Milwaukee. Photo courtesy of Vegetal i.D. Publication Date:  August 12, 2014

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Chicago Nonprofit Launches ‘Rain Ready’ Initiative

Mon, 2014-08-11 10:34
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Initiative offers policies and practices to help plan for weather events associated with climate change

The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a Chicago-based nonprofit with expertise in water management and urban flooding, launched a new resource to help individuals, businesses and communities find solutions to the problem of too much or too little water.

Image:  Rain Ready Intiative.jpg Publication Date:  August 11, 2014

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Prince George County, Md., Offers Storm Water Programs

Mon, 2014-08-11 10:24
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The two new programs aim restore and protect local rivers and streams

Chesapeake Bay Trust and Prince George’s County, Md., are offering two new programs that provide an exciting opportunity to implement storm water management practices and engage citizens. Both programs aim to restore and protect local rivers and streams in Prince George’s County.

The programs are:

Image:  Prince George County Storm Water Programs.jpg Publication Date:  August 11, 2014

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Tideflex Technologies Hires Product Manager

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:30
Source:  Tideflex Technologies, Red Valve Company Deck: 

Paul Handke will focus on Tideflex Mixing Systemsales

Tideflex Technologies, a division Red Valve Co. Inc., welcomes Paul Handke as the Tideflex Mixing System (TMS) product manager. Handke was employed for more than 20 years at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He has Pennsylvania Drinking Water and Wastewater Operator’s licenses and has extensive knowledge of water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems.

Publication Date:  August 08, 2014

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NGWA Announces 2014 Award Winners

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:21
Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Deck: 

Awards will be presented during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in December

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) congratulated the recipients of its 2014 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Image:  2014 NGWA Awards.jpg Publication Date:  August 08, 2014

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Ontario Minister of Environment to Address Grey to Green Conference

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:28
Source:  Green Roofs for Health Cities Deck: 

Glen Murray is the first Minister in Ontario tasked with specifically addressing climate change

The Honorable Glen Murray, the new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change for Ontario, will be speaking at Grey To Green: A Conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure – Focusing on Health in Toronto on August 25th. Glen Murray is the first Minister in Ontario tasked with specifically addressing climate change.

Image:  Ontario Minister Green Grey Conference.jpg Publication Date:  August 07, 2014

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Water Pollution Threats Increase in Toledo, Ohio, Gulf of Mexico

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:17
Source:  The Mississippi River Collaborative Deck: 

Marine Consortium releases annual measurement of the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone

Just days after hundreds of thousands of Toledo, Ohio, residents were advised not to bathe in or drink their own tap water, scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium released their annual measurement of the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone, and the results are grim.

Image:  Toledo Gulf of Mexico Pollution.jpg Publication Date:  August 07, 2014

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Water Environment Federation Announces 2014 WEF Fellows

Wed, 2014-08-06 08:38
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

Designation recognizes achievement, stature and contributions in water quality

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced 12 distinguished members as the 2014 WEF Fellows recipients. This designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature and contributions in the water profession.

Publication Date:  August 06, 2014

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Gov. Pat Quinn Signs legislation Expanding Clean Water Initiative

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:42
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

Legislation to help combat flooding across the state and protect Illinois’ drinking water

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) President Kathleen Meany, Vice Pres. Barbara McGowan and Commissioners Debra Shore and Patrick D. Thompson joined Gov. Pat Quinn and other officials as the governor signed legislation to help combat flooding across the state and protect Illinois’ drinking water on July 23 in Oak Lawn, Ill.

Image:  Gov. Quinn Signs Legislation.jpg Publication Date:  August 05, 2014

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