Free app assists attendees in planning, navigating conference
IECA Great Connections launched the free official app of the conference—Whova. It is available for download in preparation for IECA Great Connections July 26 to 28, 2016, in La Crosse, Wis.
The app allows attendees to:Image: clipboard-1143789-639x451.jpg Publication Date: July 20, 2016
Ribbon-cutting ceremony July 21 marks completion of project
An estimated 169 million gal of polluted storm water runoff will be captured and cleaned each year by a new underground treatment and research facility near St. Anthony Village, Minn. Recently completed, the St. Anthony Regional Storm Water Treatment and Research System—a $1.6 million project—is projected to cut pollution levels by more than half for storm water runoff flowing from the southern half of the city into the Mississippi River. The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) funded the project via a grant to the city of St. Anthony Village, which will own the system.Image: The system near the end of its completion Publication Date: July 20, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
St. Anthony Regional Storm Water Treatment & Research System Officially Opens
Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership will support 10 projects
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 states. Recipients for each project are providing more than $4.3 million in matching funds, bringing the total investment to approximately $49 million. In total, the projects will help to protect, restore or enhance 15,000 wetland acres in critical watersheds across the U.S.Image: 7.19 ames-iowa-train-1217656-640x480.jpg Publication Date: July 19, 2016
City council working group creates three residential programs
In October, the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, council passed a resolution to form a working group to consider a program for residential properties. As a result of the working group’s decision, the city will offer three storm water programs for residential properties:Image: 7.18 algonquin-sunset-1502972-640x480.jpg Publication Date: July 18, 2016
AWWA/U.S. Global Pavilion was primary destination for buyers
Against a dynamic backdrop of heightened environmental pressures, infrastructure safety and security concerns, and global demand for clean water, the U.S. sought to strengthen business relationships and open new opportunities for growth at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2016.Image: 7.15 singapore-1556150-640x480.jpg Company Reference: American Water Works Association Publication Date: July 15, 2016
Clear Choices Clean Water initiative culminates in capstone event
The annual White River Festival announced it will return Sept. 9 to 27, 2016 with history themed events at venues and locations throughout Central Indiana. The White River Festival is a celebration of the area’s land, wildlife, plants, streams and people.Image: 7.14 grassy-river-bank-1399799-640x480.jpg Publication Date: July 14, 2016
Agreement compiles full range of storm water solutions
StormTrap and Lafarge Canada Inc. announced that they have entered into a licensing and manufacturing agreement. StormTrap has granted an exclusive license to Lafarge to develop and commercialize StormTrap’s detention and retention products in western Canada. StormTrap's systems join Lafarge’s existing oil/grit separator and storm water filtration products, providing a full range of storm water solutions.Image: 7.13 autumn-in-park-2-1548991-640x480.jpg Company Reference: StormTrap Publication Date: July 13, 2016
Steve Moyer, vice president of government relations at TU, applauds approval
The U.S. House of Representatives approved HR 3844—the Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act. Sponsored by Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia and Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California, the bill would facilitate cleanup of abandoned mine lands (AML) and orphaned oil and gas well sites on federally managed lands. Trout Unlimited (TU) issued the following statement from Steve Moyer, vice president of government relations at TU:Image: 7.13 stream-1506069-640x480.jpg Publication Date: July 13, 2016
Stormceptor MAX recognized in the storm water technology category
Imbrium Systems received a 2016 Waters Next Award in the storm water technology category for the Stormceptor MAX storm water treatment system.
The Water's Next Award program is the only national awards program that honors leadership across the entire water sector—public servants, non-governmental groups, researchers, municipalities and technology providers that successfully work to change water across Canada. Since 2010, Water Canada has hosted the awards to help strengthen and celebrate the thriving national community by showcasing Canada's water innovators.Image: 7.12 water-ripple-1187709-640x480.jpg Company Reference: Imbrium Systems Corp. Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Smart water focus features technologies, forum, pavilion
Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) focused on the growing smart water technologies market at SIWW 2016. PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, exhibited an array of technologies at the new Smart Water Solutions Pavilion.Image: 7.12 singapore-3-1230496-640x480.jpg Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Publication covers green technologies for sustainable water management
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) published a new book—"Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management." The publication provides in-depth information on current green technologies associated with sustainable water and storm water management.Image: 7.8 books-1419613-639x426.jpg Publication Date: July 11, 2016
Five projects & four individuals won "Projects & Members of the Year" awards
The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) announced this year’s “Projects and Members of the Year” winners, which were acknowledged for exceptional service and significant industry contributions involving the use of various types of plastics in pipe infrastructure. Five projects and four individuals were honored. PPI is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry. The association established its peer-recognition program in 2010.Image: PPI Project of the Year winners with PPI President Tony Radoszewski Company Reference: Plastics Pipe Institute Publication Date: July 08, 2016
Growing customer demand in region calls for expansion
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS)—a global manufacturer of water management products and solutions for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricultural applications—announced that it is scheduled to build a new pipe manufacturing plant in Harrisonville, Mo., approximately 40 miles south of Kansas City, Mo., to better serve growing customer demand in the region.Image: 7.7 N-12_coming_off_line.jpg Company Reference: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Publication Date: July 07, 2016
CH2M earns flood defense projects in the United Kingdom
The Environment Agency in England recently awarded CH2M two flood defense projects, the Bridgwater Tidal Barrier Appraisal and the Avonmouth-Severnside Enterprise Area Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defense study.
CH2M will lead the River Peffery Flood Protection and Natural Management study, which involves designing flood risk solutions and providing technical support services for Dingwall and Blairninich, two areas vulnerable to fluvial flooding.Image: CH2M Project.jpg Company Reference: CH2M Hill Publication Date: June 06, 2016
American Public Works Assn. comments on caucus formation
U.S. Reps. Ryan Costello, R-Penn., and Dina Titus, D-Nev., formed the U.S. House Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus, which received support from industry organizations like the American Public Works Assn. (APWA).Image: APWA on Caucus.jpg Company Reference: American Public Works Association Publication Date: June 06, 2016
Article is available a no-charge to public through open-access program
The open access article for the June 2016 edition of Water Environment Research (WER) examines the use of two recycled or green wastes—water treatment residuals and scrap tire rubber—to assess the adsorption rate and release of used sorbents from urban storm water runoff.Image: WEF Article.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: June 03, 2016
Company to pay nearly $29,000 for alleged storm water permit violations
EPA Region 7 reached an administrative settlement with Acme Foundry Inc. of Coffeyville, Kan., to resolve industrial storm water violations under the Clean Water Act.
Under the settlement, Acme Foundry must comply with its industrial storm water permit, pay a penalty of $28,975 and implement a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP).
EPA investigations in March 2015 found Acme Foundry Inc. failed to comply with its industrial storm water permit due to unauthorized discharges containing pollutants. The company failed to:Image: Acme Settlement.jpg Publication Date: June 03, 2016
Uretek Holdings becomes Ground Works Solutions Inc.
Uretek Holdings, a full-service provider of geotechnical construction and infrastructure rehabilitation services, announced it has officially changed its name to Ground Works Solutions, Inc.
The new name illustrates the company’s commitment to building upon its current products and services as well as expanding its offerings to meet the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace.Image: Uretek Changes Name.jpg Publication Date: June 02, 2016
Amended plan requires annual public progress reporting
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U. S. Department of Justice, and the Maryland Department of the Environment announced a proposed modification to a 2002 federal consent decree with the city of Baltimore to eliminate overflows from the sanitary sewer system known as SSOs. The proposed modification establishes additional control measures, and provides more transparency to the public, as well as a new timeline to address the SSOs.Image: Baltimore Agreement.jpg Publication Date: June 02, 2016
University of Texas at Austin professor and Disco Learning Media develop education app
Itron Inc., a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced the launch of an interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum called “Resourcefulness: An Introduction to the Energy-Water Nexus.”Image: STEM App.jpg Publication Date: June 01, 2016