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USDA to Expand Investment in Water Quality Within Western Lake Erie Basin

Mon, 2015-08-17 09:30
Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

Targeted funding builds on substantial efforts on working lands Ohio, Michigan and Indiana

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest an additional $5 million to help Ohio, Michigan and Indiana improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin. These investments will enable the region's farmers to reduce the amount of nutrients entering the watershed, one of the sources of disruptive algae blooms.

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USDA to Expand Investment in Water Quality Within Western Lake Erie Basin

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National Concrete Pipe Week to Begin August 16

Thu, 2015-08-13 14:10
Source:  American Concrete Pipe Assn. Deck: 

Several states join call to celebrate industry’s contributions to society

Governors across the U.S. are dedicating a week this summer to some of the most overlooked, taken-for-granted, yet irreplaceable products on Earth.

For the first time, National Concrete Pipe Week will be observed from Aug. 16 to 22, 2015 as the nation formally 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 likewise be acknowledged during this week-long celebration.

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Water Environment Federation Announces 2015 Fellows

Thu, 2015-08-13 11:51
Source:  Water Environment Federation Deck: 

Designation recognizes achievement, stature and contributions in water quality

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced 12 members as the 2015 WEF Fellows recipients. This designation recognizes career achievements, stature and contributions to the water profession.

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Pennsylvania DEP Offers Funding for Projects to Reduce Storm Water Runoff

Thu, 2015-08-13 11:12
Source:  Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Deck: 

Grants will fund urban storm water best management practices in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has opened a grant program to control urban storm water and improve local water quality. Municipalities, including cities, boroughs or incorporated towns within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed are eligible to apply.

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University of Minnesota Researcher to Lead Smart City Research Network

Thu, 2015-08-13 11:00
Source:  University of Minnesota Deck: 

The $12 million network will focus on ways to reimagine infrastructure to create highly functional cities

The University of Minnesota has received a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring together a network of scientists, industry leaders and policy partners committed to building better cities of the future.

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Illinois Governor, General Assembly Improve Public Access to Locally Produced Soil Enhancer

Tue, 2015-08-11 15:09
Source:  MWRD

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation recognizing "Exceptional Quality Biosolids" and their importance as a beneficial recycled material, moving the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) one step closer to making this nutrient rich soil enhancer available to the public.

Public Act 99-0067 amends the Illinois Environmental Protection Act (IEPA) to create the new definition of "E.Q. biosolids." The MWRD worked with the IEPA, Illinois Department of Agriculture and several environmental groups to develop the legislation.

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ADS Opens Distribution Center in British Columbia

Tue, 2015-08-11 14:53
Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Deck: 

Abbotsford location to enhance service and supply for the province

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), a global manufacturer of water management products and solutions for non-residential, residential, infrastructure and agricultural applications, has opened a new distribution center in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. 

The Abbotsford location, the company’s first in British Columbia and ninth in Canada, will increase the local supply of the company’s products and improve customer service.    

Image:  IMG_0721 Hi (2).jpg Company Reference:  Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Publication Date:  August 12, 2015

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Companies Partner on Storm Water Chamber Design

Tue, 2015-08-11 13:52
Source:  Lane Enterprises Deck: 

The chambers result from a co-development process

Prinsco Inc. and Lane Enterprises announced the launch of two new storm water chamber lines built from the same, engineered design. The companies have leveraged a combined 120 years of engineering and manufacturing experience in the water management industry to co-develop a new high performance, injection molded chamber design for the civil commercial construction market. The partnership has resulted in new chamber options for civil engineers looking for storm water storage and retention products engineered to meet or exceed ASTM F2418.

Image:  901702_32076356.jpg Company Reference:  Lane Enterprises, Inc. Prinsco Inc. Publication Date:  August 11, 2015

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Public Works Professionals to Meet in Phoenix for APWA Conference

Tue, 2015-08-11 09:27
Source:  American Public Works Assn. Deck: 

The conference will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2015

Nearly 6,000 public works professionals from around the world are expected to gather in Phoenix from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2015 for the American Public Works Assn. (APWA) 2015 International Public Works Congress & Exposition.

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Steele Bayou Flood Control Structure Opens

Mon, 2015-08-10 10:20
Source:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deck: 

The Steele Bayou Flood Control Structure gates were closed in June 2015 because of unusually high water levels

The Steele Bayou Flood Control Structure will be opened Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The Steele Bayou structure is located north of Vicksburg, Miss., and was built in 1969 to provide backwater flood protection from the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers.

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Geotextiles Market to Reach $8.24 Billion By 2020

Mon, 2015-08-10 10:13
Source:  Grand View Research Inc. Deck: 

Road construction and erosion control were the largest applications of geotextiles in 2013

The global geotextiles market is expected to reach $8.24 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Increased focus on geotextiles and its applications in roadways and erosion prevention is expected to be a key driver for the growth of the market.

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Kruger to Supply Filter for Florida Project

Fri, 2015-08-07 09:52
Source:  Veolia Deck: 

The system is expected to be operational during the spring of 2016

Kruger Inc., a Veolia business unit specialized in water treatment solutions, was awarded a contract to furnish a Hydrotech Discfilter system for the Port Orange Reclaimed Water Reservoir and Filtration Project located in Port Orange, Fla.

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Arch Coal Subsidiaries to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations

Fri, 2015-08-07 09:33
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The settlement resolves violations related to illegal discharges of pollutants at the companies’ coal mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Arch Coal Inc., one of the nation’s largest coal companies, and 14 of its subsidiaries under the International Coal Group Inc. (ICG) have agreed to conduct comprehensive upgrades to their operations to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act.

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EPA Develops Climate Change Adaptation Tools Handout

Thu, 2015-08-06 10:37
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The handout can be accessed online

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a handout summarizing the tools developed by the agency for state, tribal and local governments and others to adapt their clean water and drinking water programs to a changing climate.

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ACPA to Host Concrete Pipe Industry Trade Show

Thu, 2015-08-06 09:30
Source:  American Concrete Pipe Assn. Deck: 

The industry will gather Jan. 4 to 7 at University of Texas – Arlington

More than 400 engineers, executives, owners and other professionals representing the North America concrete pipe industry will gather in Arlington, Texas, next January for the 2016 ACPA Pipe Show—a trade show exclusively for the concrete pipe industry.

Image:  concretepipe.jpg Publication Date:  August 06, 2015

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Companies Partner to Supply Storm Water Media to Chesapeake Bay Region

Wed, 2015-08-05 09:27
Source:  ABS Materials Deck: 

Engineered soils capture pollution at its source

Luck Ecosystems, one of Luck Stone’s businesses that transforms raw materials into performance media, and ABS Materials have partnered to bring storm water cleaning BioMax media to customers in the Chesapeake Bay Region.

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Value of Water Coalition Releases New Education Campaign, Toolkit

Wed, 2015-08-05 09:05
Source:  Value of Water Coalition Deck: 

Materials are free for water agencies and other groups to use in their education efforts

The Value of Water Coalition unveiled its new education campaign and toolkit: "What's the Value of Water?" These educational materials are available for free to any organization that is working to raise awareness about the importance of investment in water infrastructure and water resources.

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Brentwood Introduces Storm Water Management Arch

Tue, 2015-08-04 10:26
Source:  Brentwood Deck: 

The company now provides both arch and box structures

Brentwood is extending its storm water product line with the introduction of the StormTank Arch to provide a solution for large-footprint, subsurface stormwater management projects. The Arch offers a cost-effective means of promoting infiltration for commercial and recreational applications, in addition to maximizing developmental space. Commonly installed under parking lots, parks and athletic fields, the Arch system is capable of storing a large volume of water while maintaining a low profile.

Image:  StormTank Arch.jpg Company Reference:  Brentwood Industries Publication Date:  August 04, 2015

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Holcim Receives Gulf Guardian Award

Tue, 2015-08-04 09:38
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The company was recognized for eliminating storm water discharges from its Theodore, Ala., plant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program recognized Holcim Inc., which operates a cement plant in Theodore, Ala., with the First Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Business and Industry Category. The awards ceremony was held at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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NOAA Report Cites 2014 as Earth’s Warmest Year on Record

Mon, 2015-08-03 10:46
Source:  NOAA Deck: 

The report shows rising greenhouse gas concentrations and record temperature observed near the Earth's surface

In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several markers such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases setting new records.

Image:  thermomenter.jpg Publication Date:  August 03, 2015

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