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Brookville, Pa., Upgrades Water Treatment Plant

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:35
Source:  The Penetron Group Deck: 

Brookville, Pa., water treatment plant inaugurates advanced membrane filtration system

The original Brookville, Pa., water treatment plant used an outdated filtration process that purified drinking water by running it through layers of sand and gravel. In recent years, discharges from abandoned underground coal mines were major threats to water quality and the plant also experienced difficulty in meeting newer, more stringent water quality requirements for pathogen reduction, particle removal, disinfection by-products and algae control. A more efficient water treatment system was needed.

Image:  Construction of the concrete foundation included Penetron Admix, which is certified by NSF Intl. for use with potable water. Publication Date:  August 26, 2014

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Two Florida Projects Honored by Professional Organizations

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:22
Source:  Stanley Consultants Deck: 

Florida Stormwater Assn., Florida Transportation Builders Assn. honor Stanley Consultants' projects

Two of Stanley Consultants’ projects in Florida have been recognized for excellence by professional associations. The Florida Stormwater Assn. (FSA) has awarded the Sarasota County Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility Expansion with an Outstanding Achievement Award. And the Florida Transportation Builders Assn. (FTBA) has awarded a project on the University of Tampa campus with the Best in Construction Award in the Utility Coordination—Damage Prevention Category.

Image:  Celery Fields. Photo courtesy of Stanley Consultants Publication Date:  August 26, 2014

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USGS Helps Assess Water Resources in Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:15
Source:  USGS Deck: 

Fact sheet details efforts that have helped Afghanistan quantify and monitor water resources

For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan’s water resources. A new fact sheet details how these efforts help the country quantify and monitor its water resources.

Image:  USGS Afghanistan Water.jpg Publication Date:  August 26, 2014

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WaterSMART Funding to Assist Watershed Management in the West

Mon, 2014-08-25 09:53
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

Six organizations to establish or expand watershed activities using funding assistance

Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that $496,337 in WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program funding will be made available for six groups to establish or expand a watershed group. Those groups are located in California, Colorado, Montana and New Mexico.

Image:  WaterSMART Funding in the West.jpg Publication Date:  August 25, 2014

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Redi-Rock Intl. Announces Rocky Awards Winners

Mon, 2014-08-25 09:43
Source:  Redi-Rock Intl. Deck: 

Rocky Awards are an annual honoring of the best Redi-Rock walls built

Redi-Rock Intl. is announced the winners of the Rocky Awards for projects completed within the past year. The Rocky Awards are an annual honoring of the best Redi-Rock walls built in the categories of commercial, residential, freestanding, water application and the People’s Choice Award, which are chosen by the general public in an online vote.

Image:  Red-Rock Intl Rock Awards.jpg Company Reference:  Redi-Rock Intl. Publication Date:  August 25, 2014

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FGI to Hold Water Containment, Conveyance Course

Mon, 2014-08-25 09:28
Source:  The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute Deck: 

The course will cover proper design, specification and construction of water related applications

A course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance” is planned for Sept. 19, 2014 in Greeley, Colo. This day-long course will be taught by industry professionals from academia, contractors, engineers, installers and third party testing personnel. This course will cover information pertinent the proper design, specification and construction of water related applications. Dr.

Image:  FGI Couse.jpg Publication Date:  August 25, 2014

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Central Basin, DOE Partner to Reduce Water, Energy Consumption

Fri, 2014-08-22 10:13
Source:  Central Basin Municipal Water District Deck: 

DOE grant will fund the first project aimed at reducing water and energy consumption simultaneously

The Central Basin Municipal Water District has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to retrofit public facilities, implement a notification awareness program and install software to manage water and energy use in its recycled water delivery system. The grant makes history as the first project aimed at reducing water and energy consumption simultaneously.

Image:  Local Elementary school receives retrofit that will reduce water consumption. Publication Date:  August 22, 2014

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Mississippi River Nutrient Dialogues Report Released

Fri, 2014-08-22 09:57
Source:  U.S. Water Alliance Deck: 

Water and agriculture leaders plant seeds for environmental progress in rare collaboration

The U.S. Water Alliance issued a report highlighting common ground and innovative strategies between agriculture and water and wastewater utilities to reduce nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin.

Image:  US Water Alliance Report.jpg Publication Date:  August 22, 2014 Home Page Slider Slider Image:  Slider Text: 

Mississippi River Nutrient Dialogues Report Released

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NRDC Issues Water Conservation, Climate Resiliency Papers

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:40
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The two papers are available on the NRDC website

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has issued two papers—"Waste Less, Pollute Less: Using Urban Water Conservation to Advance Clean Water Act Compliance," and "Using State Revolving Funds to Build Climate-Resilient Communities." The former paper explains how urban water conservation can help address water quality and water su

Image:  NRDC White Papers.jpg Publication Date:  August 21, 2014

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EPA Updates Construction Storm Water Calculator

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:32
Source:  Mapistry Deck: 

Calculator determines if a construction site is eligible for an NPDES storm water permit waiver

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its updated Soil Erosivity Calculator for determining the soil erosivity (R) on construction sites. The EPA took the calculator down in 2012 to update its database and fix some problems.

Image:  Construction Storm Water Calculator.jpg Publication Date:  August 21, 2014

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2015 Lake Powell Water Release to Lake Mead Will Increase

Wed, 2014-08-20 09:43
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

The Bureau of Reclamation will release 8.23 million acre-feet from Lake Powell to Lake Mead

Based on the August 24-Month Study, which is the Bureau of Reclamation’s monthly operational study, the water release from Lake Powell to Lake Mead for water year 2015 will be 8.23 million acre ft (maf). This is an increase from the 2014 release of 7.48 maf, which was the lowest release since Lake Powell filled in the 1960s.

Image:  Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation Publication Date:  August 20, 2014

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California Places Bi-partisan Water Bond on Ballot

Wed, 2014-08-20 09:30
Source:  California Water Alliance Deck: 

Measure provides comprehensive first step in solving Golden State’s long-term water issues

The California legislature reached a bipartisan agreement with Gov. Brown to place a $7.5 billion comprehensive water bond on the November ballot.

The agreement comes after 13 days of intense negotiations between California lawmakers, water districts and representatives of the agricultural, environmental and business communities, including the California Water Alliance (CalWA).

Image:  California Water Bong.jpg Publication Date:  August 20, 2014

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EPA Awards Funds for Brownfields Sites Cleanup

Tue, 2014-08-19 09:02
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Revolving Loan Funds will help 31 grantees carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $11 million in supplemental funding to help clean up contaminated Brownfields properties. The Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) will help 31 grantees carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects. These projects are expected to create more than 700 jobs and leverage over $57 million in cleanup and redevelopment, while utilizing unique financing mechanisms and partnerships to protect people’s health and the environment.

Image:  EPA Funding Borwnsfield.jpg Publication Date:  August 19, 2014

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WEF Announced Recipients of 2014 Awards

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:43
Source:  WEF Deck: 

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
Source:  EPA Deck: 

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
Source:  EPA Deck: 

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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