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ARCSA Reaches GuideStar Gold Status

Tue, 2015-06-30 10:37
Source:  American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. Deck: 

The designation is a symbol of transparency and accountability

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA Inc., a source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates the organization’s commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

Image:  leaf.jpg Publication Date:  June 30, 2015

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Global Green Releases RFP to Cities for Sustainable Neighborhood Planning

Mon, 2015-06-29 10:33
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Local governments, tribal entities eligible for assistance for green infrastructure upgrades related to CSO mitigation, other updates

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grantee Global Green is seeking applications from local governments and tribal entities for the 2015 Sustainable Neighborhood Assessments.

The assistance is based on the LEED for Neighborhood Development standard, which provides a nationally recognized method for creating neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable, resource-efficient, and equitable. This free assistance is being provided under a grant to Global Green from EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.

Image:  green neighborhood, funding Publication Date:  June 29, 2015

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Platte River Equity Acquires Profile Products

Fri, 2015-06-26 09:29
Source:  Profile Products LLC Deck: 

The new owners plan to continue building the business

Profile Products LLC, an environmental solutions company providing soil, water and vegetation management solutions, announced its acquisition by Platte River Equity, a private equity firm. The new owners plan to continue building Profile Products’ business, in collaboration with the current company leadership, through both organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions.

Image:  handshake.jpg Publication Date:  June 26, 2015

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Bipartisan Water Supply Cost Savings Act Introduced in Senate

Fri, 2015-06-26 09:10
Source:  Water Systems Council Deck: 

The act is designed to help address water infrastructure funding needs in rural communities

On June 22, 2015, Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the bipartisan Water Supply Cost Savings Act, (Savings Act) legislation to provide small communities with critical information on the use of water wells and water well systems to deliver high quality, affordable drinking water. 

Image:  capitol2.jpg Publication Date:  June 26, 2015

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USDA Launches Tool to Monitor Dams

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:50
Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Deck: 

The tool provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of DamWatch, a new Web-based application that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety.

Image:  water25.jpg Publication Date:  June 25, 2015

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Additional Resilient Lands & Waters Initiative Sites Announced

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:19
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

Sites in northern and central California and Montana selected to showcase climate resilience approach

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recognized three new collaborative landscape partnerships across the country. Federal agencies will focus there on efforts with partners to conserve and restore important lands and waters and make them more resilient to a changing climate. These include the California Headwaters, California’s North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed and Crown of the Continent.

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Additional Resilient Lands & Waters Initiative Sites Announced

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EPA Strengthens Underground Storage Tank Requirements

Wed, 2015-06-24 11:07
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The measures were taken to improve prevention and detection of leaks

The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) is strengthening the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs, which are one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. EPA’s action will strengthen existing requirements and help ensure all USTs in the U.S. meet the same release protection standards.

Image:  check.jpg Publication Date:  June 24, 2015

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CH2M Wins 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award

Wed, 2015-06-24 11:01
Source:  CH2M Deck: 

The firm has worked since the 1960s to advance technology and build public acceptance of recycled water

CH2M, a Colorado-based global service and engineering company, announced at the American Water Works Assn. Annual Conference & Exposition that the firm has been named the winner of the 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award (SIWA) for developing and advancing methods to clean water and increasing public acceptance of recycled water.

Image:  recycle2.jpg Publication Date:  June 24, 2015

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Water Council Receives Second-Year Funding From JPMorgan Chase

Tue, 2015-06-23 21:43
Source:  The Water Council Deck: 

The organization received a $230,000 grant

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has awarded The Water Council a $230,000 grant. The Water Council is now in its second year of funding under JPMorgan Chase’s Small Business Forward initiative—a national, five-year, $30 million grant program meant to boost small business support networks that help growing enterprises in specific industries. The organizations forged their partnership in the fall of 2014 to bring together North America's investment community and water technology entrepreneurs to match capital with water innovation.

Image:  983478_51654394.jpg Publication Date:  June 23, 2015

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City of San Diego Selects Kleinfelder for $5 Million Infrastructure Contract

Tue, 2015-06-23 21:34
Source:  Kleinfelder Deck: 

Company to provide integrated engineering solutions for the city’s water, wastewater and recycled water systems

Kleinfelder has been selected for a $5 million contract by the city of San Diego’s Public Utilities Department to provide as-needed engineering consulting services to support existing and future water, wastewater and recycled water facilities.

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WaterSense Reaches One Trillion Gallons in Water Savings

Mon, 2015-06-22 11:12
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The WaterSense program launched in 2006

From WaterSense's launch in 2006 through 2014, the U.S. Environmental Proctection Agency (EPA) and its partners have helped consumers save 1.1 trillion gal of water and $21.7 billion in energy and water bills from using WaterSense-labeled products.

Image:  faucet3.jpg Publication Date:  June 22, 2015

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Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans Renews Environmental Partnership with Veolia

Mon, 2015-06-22 10:49
Source:  Veolia Deck: 

The board increased its target level for supporting economically disadvantaged businesses to 30%

The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) has renewed its partnership with Veolia to continue operating, maintaining and managing the city's two wastewater treatment plants.

Image:  unnamed (21).jpg Publication Date:  June 22, 2015

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EPA Issues Algal Toxin Documents

Fri, 2015-06-19 09:14
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The documents address health effects for cyanobacterial toxins

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published drinking water health advisories for the cyanobacterial toxins microcystin and cylindrospermopsin. The advisories identify concentrations of the two algal toxins in drinking water at or below which adverse human health effects are not anticipated to occur over a 10-day exposure period. The advisory documents also provide information about testing methods and treatment techniques.

Image:  report3.jpg Publication Date:  June 19, 2015

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EPA Finds Railroad Facility Violated Permit Discharge Limits

Fri, 2015-06-19 09:09
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

Under the settlement, the company will implement a plan to ensure compliance with its industrial storm water permit and pay a civil penalty of $58,800

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has reached a proposed administrative settlement with Union Pacific Railroad Co. to resolve industrial storm water violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its railcar maintenance and refurbishing facility in DeSoto, Mo. Under the settlement, Union Pacific will implement a plan to ensure compliance with its industrial storm water permit, and pay a civil penalty of $58,800.

Image:  railroad.jpg Publication Date:  June 19, 2015

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Basin Studies Provide Options for Western Communities to Meet Future Water Needs

Thu, 2015-06-18 10:04
Source:  Bureau of Reclamation Deck: 

The study identifies alternatives to improve water supplies and management in Idaho's Upper Snake River Basin

The Bureau of Reclamation announced the latest in a series of river basin studies that examine the growing imbalance between available supply, increasing needs and projected demand due to climate change in the western U.S.

Studies have been completed in the Colorado River Basin, Lower Rio Grande, Milk-St. Mary Rivers, Santa Ana Watershed, Yakima River and the most recently completed Henrys Fork Basin in southeastern Idaho.

Image:  water8.jpg Publication Date:  June 18, 2015

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EPA Funds 15 Green Projects in Local Communities

Thu, 2015-06-18 09:40
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The collaborative efforts advance watershed protection and economic improvement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR, announced $727,500 in grants to be awarded to 15 organizations through the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Initiative (G3). This program was created in 2011 to encourage local jurisdictions to use “green” techniques when pursuing necessary “grey” infrastructure projects, accomplishing two goals within one project.

Image:  leaf.jpg Publication Date:  June 18, 2015

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Tampa Bay Seagrasses Exceed Recovery Goal

Wed, 2015-06-17 09:45
Source:  Tampa Bay Estuary Program Deck: 

More than 5,000 new acres of bay’s benchmark habitat observed

Survey results released this week show the growth of more than 5,000 acres of new seagrasses from 2012-2104 in Florida’s Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay now harbors 40,295 acres of seagrass, outstripping the goal of 38,000 acres baywide, set in 1995 by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP).

Image:  tampabay.jpg Publication Date:  June 17, 2015

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Los Angeles Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant Selects Reuse Solution

Wed, 2015-06-17 09:37
Source:  Xylem Inc. Deck: 

The recycled water will be used as a barrier against seawater intrusion to protect the groundwater against increased salinity, as well as a supply to local industries

As California faces one of the most severe droughts on record, water reuse is an solution that will help secure the state’s water needs. Xylem has been commissioned to deliver a water reuse solution to help increase the supply of purified, recycled water in Los Angeles. Xylem’s Wedeco MiPRO photo advanced oxidation process (AOP) will ensure that the city of Los Angeles Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant complies with California’s groundwater recharge regulations for indirect potable reuse in the safest and most cost-effective way possible.

Image:  losangeles2.jpg Company Reference:  Xylem Publication Date:  June 17, 2015

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New WRT Media Production Facility Under Way

Tue, 2015-06-16 11:51
Source:  Water Remediation Technology LLC Deck: 

The facility provides expanded media production, processing and storage capabilities

The construction of Water Remediation Technology LLC’s  (WRT) new media production and processing facility is under way. Located along the foothills in Golden, Colo., the facility provides expanded media production, processing and storage capabilities for WRT's proprietary treatment media products and OEM customers and business partners.

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EPA Updates General Permit for Industrial Storm Water Discharges

Tue, 2015-06-16 11:41
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

The permit will help protect the nation's waterways from industrial sector pollutants

On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its updated Multi-Sector General Permit to regulate storm water discharges from industrial facilities.

Image:  200703_6643.jpg Publication Date:  June 16, 2015

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