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Mariendahl Quarry Complex to Address Storm Water, Wastewater Discharge

Tue, 2016-11-15 12:11
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EPA requires Heavy Metals LLC to comply with Clean Water Act

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered the owner of the Mariendahl Quarry Complex and related industrial areas in Estate Meriendahl, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to address its discharges of storm water and wastewater. The storm water and wastewater flows into the Turpentine Run Ghut, which flows into Benner Bay and Mangrove Lagoon.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  November 15, 2016

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Long Island Sound Futures Fund Awards $1.3M in Grants

Mon, 2016-11-14 15:41
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Fifteen grants in New York total $815,000

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Top federal and state environmental officials from New York and Connecticut announced 25 grants totaling $1.3 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound. Fifteen projects, totaling $815,000, are in New York.

Publication Date:  November 14, 2016

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Case Study Details Wetland Monitoring

Fri, 2016-11-11 09:28
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Kjolhaug Environmental Services utilized HOBO MX2001 water-level data loggers

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Onset has published a case study on how Kjolhaug Environmental Services is monitoring wetlands using Bluetooth-enabled HOBO MX2001 water-level data loggers. The data provided by the HOBO loggers is enabling Kjolhaug to more effectively assess the impacts of residential development on a series of wetlands.

Source:  Onset Publication Date:  November 11, 2016

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IECA Announces New Chapter in Canada

Thu, 2016-11-10 07:34
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Chapter to be led by President Glenn MacMillan, Vice President Harry Reinders

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The International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) Region One announced the establishment of a new chapter in Canada. The Canadian Chapter of the IECA is an educational and networking resource for storm water management, erosion and sediment control, and stream protection and restoration.

“We are very excited to have the Canadian Chapter of IECA become a valuable part of our organization,” said IECA Executive Director Sharan Wilson. “We believe that the large and diverse community in Canada will find value and benefits in the IECA programs and initiatives.”

Source:  International Erosion Control Assn. Publication Date:  November 10, 2016

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Las Vegas Valley Master Plan to Update for 2018

Wed, 2016-11-09 08:25
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Atkins selected to prepare update

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Atkins has been selected by the Clark County Regional Flood Control District to prepare the 2018 Las Vegas Valley Master Plan Update (MPU) and help safeguard communities and future developments against flooding.

The district is required by state statute to update the Las Vegas Valley Master Plan at least every five years. Atkins delivered consecutive Las Vegas Valley MPUs in 1997, 2002 and 2008, a series of selections only interrupted in 2013 when the district completed the updates internally. 

Source:  Atkins Publication Date:  November 09, 2016

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EPA Helps Santa Fe, N.M., Improve Storm Water Infrastructure

Wed, 2016-11-09 07:51
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New package of tools promotes long-term strategies

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a package of tools to help Santa Fe, N.M., plan long-term strategies for managing storm water pollution. The tools will promote the use of flexible solutions that spur economic growth, stimulate infrastructure investments and help compliance with environmental requirements

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  November 09, 2016

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Argonne, MWRD Complete First Phase of Chicago River Study

Tue, 2016-11-08 08:41
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Early data shows healthy, diverse microbial community

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Scientists with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are halfway through a seven-year study that shows early indications of healthy and diverse microbial communities in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS).

Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Publication Date:  November 08, 2016

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WEF Announces 2016 to 2017 Board of Trustees

Mon, 2016-11-07 09:13
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Rick Warner to be WEF President

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The members of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 2016 to 2017 Board of Trustees were confirmed by WEF’s House of Delegates during WEFTEC 2016—WEF’s 89th annual technical exhibition and conference—last month in New Orleans.

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  November 07, 2016

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Roger Renner Receives NGWA Fellow Designation

Fri, 2016-11-04 06:44
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Association recognizes Renner’s contributions to groundwater industry

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Former National Ground Water Assn. President Roger E. Renner, MGWC, is among the first five to receive the association’s new Fellow designation in recognition of outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology. Renner is president and CEO of E.H. Renner & Sons Inc. in Elk River, Minn.

His many groundwater industry achievements include:

Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Publication Date:  November 04, 2016

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EPA Launches Guide for Long-Term Storm Water Planning

Thu, 2016-11-03 07:24
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Agency names five pilot communities

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a package of tools to help communities plan long-term strategies for managing storm water pollution. EPA’s tools promote the use of flexible solutions that spur economic growth, stimulate infrastructure investments and help compliance with environmental requirements.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  November 03, 2016

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First Prototype of ‘French Dam’ Successfully Assembled

Wed, 2016-11-02 06:59
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FDE, Oldcastle Precast, GEI partner for modular precast impoudment

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French Development Enterprises LLC (FDE) of North Billerica, Mass.; Oldcastle Precast of Littleton, Colo.; and GEI Consultants of Woburn, Mass., announced the successful construction and assembly of the first prototype “French Dam,” a modular precast impoundment for the construction and retrofit of hydroelectric dams, water control systems and power houses. 

Source:  Oldcastle Precast Publication Date:  November 02, 2016

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EPA Awards $14.6 Million to Protect Louisiana’s Waters

Tue, 2016-11-01 09:26
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Grant provided to state’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality a grant of more than $14.6 million to fund clean-water projects in the state. The grant goes to the state’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF), which provides low-interest, flexible loans to communities to help them improve water quality and infrastructure.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  November 01, 2016

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Project to Restore Oyster Habitat in East Bay Enters Design Phase

Mon, 2016-10-31 07:28
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The Nature Conservancy selects CH2M for design

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The Nature Conservancy selected CH2M to manage the monitoring, permitting and design of a 6.5-mile restoration project, which will help restore a healthy, functioning oyster habitat in East Bay near Pensacola, Fla. The Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration Project is the first phase in a multi-year effort to restore this critical estuarine habitat system that has been significantly reduced from its former range across the Gulf's bays and estuaries.

Source:  CH2M Publication Date:  October 31, 2016

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EPA Approves Pala Band of Mission Indians’ Right to Develop Water Quality Standards

Mon, 2016-10-31 07:22
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The Pala Tribe is the seventh tribe in California to gain the authority

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of the Pala Band of Mission Indians’ application for “treatment in a similar manner as a state” under the federal Clean Water Act. Tomás Torres, EPA water division director for the Pacific Southwest, presented the signed Certificate of Achievement to Tribal Water Resources Specialist Heidi Brow in a ceremony at the Regional Tribal Operations Committee meeting in San Francisco.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 31, 2016

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Nominations Open for Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Fri, 2016-10-28 09:19
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Submissions due to EPA by Dec. 31, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its call for nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product helping to protect public health and the environment.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 28, 2016

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New Scholarship Program Offers Opportunities for Utility Personnel

Thu, 2016-10-27 08:16
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WE&RF, WEF & NACWA sponsor program

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The Water Environment & Research Foundation (WE&RF), Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) have partnered to form a new scholarship opportunity for utilities.

Source:  Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Publication Date:  October 27, 2016

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Arthur Becker Wins 2016 Standard Bearer Award, Fellow Designation

Wed, 2016-10-26 07:21
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Becker served as NGWA president & on many boards, committees & task groups

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Arthur E. Becker, MGWC, CPG, owner of Drilling and Safety Consultants LLC in Manahawkin, N.J., has received the National Ground Water Assn.’s (NGWA) 2016 Standard Bearer Award for outstanding volunteer involvement in the legislative processm, as well as its new Fellow designation given as recognition for outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology. Becker is among the first of five chosen to receive the new NGWA Fellow designation.

Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Publication Date:  October 26, 2016

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QUIKRETE Acquires Contech

Wed, 2016-10-26 06:49
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QUIKRETE Acquires Contech

Transaction expected to close in mid to late November 2016

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Contech Engineered Solutions LLC announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement in which QUIKRETE Holdings Inc. will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Contech common stock.

The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in mid to late November 2016.

Source:  Contech Engineered Solutions LLC Publication Date:  October 26, 2016

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Study Determines Common Insecticide Is Harmful to Ecosystems

Tue, 2016-10-25 08:14
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Bifenthrin detected at harmful levels in Midwestern streams

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a new survey determining that a common insecticide used in urban and agricultural areas, bifenthrin, is harmful to aquatic ecosystems at levels that were previously considered safe. The insecticide was measured in several streams in the Midwest at levels that caused harm to artificial aquatic ecosystems.

Source:  U.S. Geological Survey Publication Date:  October 25, 2016

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First Aquatech Mexico Sells Out

Tue, 2016-10-25 06:39
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Event to be held Oct. 26 to 28, 2016, in Mexico City

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Aquatech Mexico announced that its show floor is completely filled. Organized by RAI Amsterdam, the first edition of Aquatech Mexico will be held Oct. 26 to 28, 2016, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Aquatech Mexico offers a platform for water technology companies from around the world to explore business opportunities in Mexico. The show enables the establishment of partnerships, creation of alliances, and sharing of best practices between local and international businesses.

Source:  Aquatech Mexico Publication Date:  October 25, 2016

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