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Washington, D.C. to Reduce Sewer Overflows with Green Infrastructure Strategy

Wed, 2015-06-03 09:34
Source:  U.S. Department of Justice Deck: 

The green infrastructure plan is part of a modification of a 2005 federal consent decree

The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the District of Columbia and DC Water announced an agreement to modify a 2005 federal consent decree allowing DC Water to incorporate green infrastructure in its long-term strategy for curtailing combined sewer overflows (CSOs).

Image:  washingtondc.jpg Publication Date:  June 03, 2015

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Better Buildings Challenge Adds New Water Savings Goal

Tue, 2015-06-02 09:51
Source:  U.S. Department of Energy Deck: 

The challenge has saved $840 million in energy costs

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to advance energy efficiency and combat the harmful effects of climate change, Better Buildings Challenge partners have cut energy waste by 94 TBTUs since President Obama first launched the challenge in 2011. The energy savings have saved partners a total of $840 million dollars in energy costs and avoided 6 million tons of harmful carbon emissions, equivalent to cutting the emissions of 1 million cars.

Image:  building.jpg Publication Date:  June 02, 2015

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MWRD to Install Permeable Parking Lot at Egan WRP

Tue, 2015-06-02 09:35
Source:  MWRD Deck: 

The 44-year-old parking lot will be replaced with new permeable pavement

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) board of commissioners approved authorization to advertise a contract to replace the parking lot at Egan Water Reclamation Plant in Schaumburg, Ill., with green infrastructure.

Image:  unnamed (6).jpg Publication Date:  June 02, 2015

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New Jersey Developer to Pay Civil Penalty for Storm Water Violations

Mon, 2015-06-01 11:07
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Garden Homes will pay $225,000 penalty, has to preserve 108 acres of land

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice reached an agreement with Garden Homes and its affiliated companies to settle its alleged failure to control storm water discharges. These failures potentially resulted in pollutant discharges to the Passaic, Hackensack, Rahway, Raritan, Saddle and Delaware River watersheds.

Image:  stormwater wetlands Publication Date:  June 01, 2015

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EPA Awards $1.6 Billion to Upgrade Sacramento Wastewater Treatment Plant

Fri, 2015-05-29 09:25
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

EchoWater project aims to improve water quality in the San Francisco Bay Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld announced a record $1.6 billion in Clean Water Act State Revolving Funds—the largest single block of financing ever issued—to upgrade the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Blumenfeld announced the loan award at a groundbreaking event for the treatment plant in Elk Grove, Calif.

Image:  sacramento.jpg Publication Date:  May 29, 2015

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Puerto Rico Developer to Pay $500,000 Penalty to Address Clean Water Act Violations

Fri, 2015-05-29 09:06
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The company also will establish new staffing positions to oversee a storm water compliance program, adopt practices that require site meetings and inspections prior to construction and provide comprehensive storm water compliance training for employees and contractors

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with F&R Contractors Corp. and F&R Contractors LLC to settle the companies’ alleged violations of requirements to control pollution from storm water discharges. The agreement requires F&R to pay a $500,000 penalty, establish new staffing positions to oversee a storm water compliance program, adopt companywide practices that require site meetings and inspections prior to construction, and provide comprehensive storm water compliance training for employees and contractors.

Image:  puertorico.jpg Publication Date:  May 29, 2015

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PM Environmental to Present at AIPG Technical Workshop

Thu, 2015-05-28 10:46
Source:  PM Environmental Deck: 

The presenters will speak about incremental sampling methodology

PM Environmental will present at the fifth annual AIPG American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Technical Workshop held June 16 to 17 in Roscommon County, Mich. The presentation topic will be incremental sampling methodology (ISM), a method of soil sampling that improves accuracy and significantly reduces costs for site assessments.

The two-day event will focus on site characterization at facilities and properties where petroleum or hazardous materials have been released.

Image:  conference.jpg Publication Date:  May 28, 2015

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ADS Presented with National Guard Award

Thu, 2015-05-28 10:25
Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Deck: 

The award recognizes employers who provide their Guard and Reserve employees benefits beyond the minimum requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) has received the Above and Beyond award from the Ohio Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The award recognizes employers in each state who provide their Guard and Reserve employees additional benefits beyond the minimum requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). ADS was one of 35 Ohio employers chosen from more than 1,000 nominees.

Image:  Stephen M. Koper, chairman of the Ohio ESGR, presents the award to Paula Deter and Kevin Talley of ADS Company Reference:  Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Publication Date:  May 28, 2015

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EPA, U.S. Army Finalize Clean Water Rule

Wed, 2015-05-27 10:12
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

Does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous exemptions and exclusions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to protect from pollution and degredation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.

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USGS Publishes Water-Energy Nexus Report

Wed, 2015-05-27 09:01
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The report is designed to provide scientific insight on the ways water and energy are interconnected and to highlight the issues that affect availability and sustainability of water and energy resources

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has published a report titled, "The Water-Energy Nexus:  An Earth Science Perspective."

Image:  report1.jpg Publication Date:  May 27, 2015

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Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force Releases Report

Wed, 2015-05-27 08:58
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

This report highlights progress made in 2014 implementing the National Action Plan and describes specific tasks that federal agencies are planning to undertake in 2015

In October 2011, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force published the report titled, "National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate." It was developed by the Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation Workgroup, which is made up of federal agencies with responsibilities for water management.

Image:  report3.jpg Publication Date:  May 27, 2015

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Green Infrastructure Conference Set for June

Tue, 2015-05-26 11:49
Source:  GreenStream Deck: 

Attendees can access the event in-person or via a live webcast

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is hosting its annual green infrastructure conference, Grey to Green, on June 1st and 2nd in Toronto. Presentations, tours and training sessions will explore new developments in urban agriculture and green infrastructure that are enabling designers and practitioners to integrate food production into the built environment.

Image:  leaf.jpg Publication Date:  May 26, 2015

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Smart H2O Summit Releases Conference Program

Tue, 2015-05-26 10:42
Source:  Smart H2O Summit Deck: 

The program is designed to address new technology solutions for municipalities

Smart H2O Summit has announced the preliminary line-up of sessions and speakers for its conference program taking place Aug. 17 to 19, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.

Image:  report2.jpg Publication Date:  May 26, 2015

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IECA Calls for Presentations for Environmental Connection 2016

Fri, 2015-05-22 09:21
Source:  International Erosion Control Assn. Deck: 

Abstracts are due by May 29, 2015

The International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) is accepting submissions for presentations for Environmental Connection 2016 held Feb. 16 to 19, 2016 in San Antonio. Professionals involved with erosion and sediment control and related issues are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Abstracts are due by May 29, 2015. 

Image:  901702_32076356.jpg Publication Date:  May 22, 2015

Veolia Municipal Partners Recognized at Massachusetts Public Water Systems Awards

Fri, 2015-05-22 09:15
Source:  Veolia Deck: 

The communities were recognized for achievements and performance in 2014

The city of Gloucester, city of Lynn and the town of Sturbridge public water systems received awards from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for recent achievements and superior performance in 2014. Veolia North America serves as the operations, maintenance and management partner to these communities, helping achieve high drinking water quality, compliance and safety.

Image:  award.jpg Publication Date:  May 22, 2015

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APWA Kicks Off National Public Works Week

Thu, 2015-05-21 10:03
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The week's events will attempt to draw attention to the critical condition of the country’s infrastructure

The American Public Works Association (APWA) kicked off National Public Works Week with the “Low and Slow Across America’s Infrastructure Tour” launch at the Washington, D.C., Public Works Fleet Campus, on Tuesday, May 19.

The tour features author Dan McNichol, Ph.D, who will be driving a 1949 Hudson Commodore 8, as a metaphor of the aged condition of infrastructure, from Washington, D.C, to Los Angeles, to assess the condition of infrastructure projects, visit with public works departments, and find some solutions along the way.

Image:  public works Publication Date:  May 21, 2015

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$50 Million in Funding Awarded to Improve Water Efficiency, Conservation in the West

Thu, 2015-05-21 09:32
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The funding will provide for water and energy efficiency programs in 12 Western states, as well as other water reclamation and reuse projects in California and Texas

As part of the Obama Administration's continued effort to bring relief to western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other Western states.

Image:  funding for california water projects Publication Date:  May 21, 2015

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Report Shows Drought Driving Greater Reliance on Wastewater Reuse in California

Wed, 2015-05-20 09:38
Source:  Bluefield Research Deck: 

Todau, one-third of the state's treatment plants provide reused wastewater for industrial, agricultural or municipal use

After four years of drought and mixed results from efforts to roll back water use, the scale of California’s water crisis has brought the state to the brink of massive investments in water supply, including desalination, water diversion and water treatment. One solution certain to receive significant new funding in the years ahead, according to a new study from Bluefield Research, is wastewater reuse.

Image:  california.jpg Publication Date:  May 20, 2015

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USGS Streamgages Measure Major Flooding in South Dakota

Wed, 2015-05-20 09:28
Source:  USGS Deck: 

Recent snow and rain have led to higher than normal streamflows

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow gages are recording major flooding on the White River and Cheyenne River as the result of recent snow and rain. Field crews are measuring streamflow on the White River and the Cheyenne River and minor flooding at various sites throughout western South Dakota.

Image:  Road overflow at White River near Oglala Publication Date:  May 20, 2015

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USDA to Expand Investment in Drought-Stricken States

Tue, 2015-05-19 10:17
Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

Targeted funding builds on substantial drought relief efforts

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest approximately $21 million in additional Farm Bill dollars to help farmers and ranchers apply science-based solutions to mitigate the short and long term effects of drought.

Image:  farm.jpg Publication Date:  May 19, 2015

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