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NACWA Board of Directors Selects New CEO

Thu, 2015-06-11 10:52
Source:  NACWA Deck: 

Adam Krantz will assume the CEO position on Aug. 1, 2015

The board of directors of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is pleased to announce that it has selected Adam Krantz to be the its next CEO. Krantz, who has been with NACWA since 2001 and currently serves as the NACWA's managing director of government and public affairs, was tapped to be NACWA's next chief staff executive after an extensive nationwide search. He will assume the CEO position Aug. 1, 2015.

Image:  1409595_99556189.jpg Publication Date:  June 11, 2015

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Pennsylvania DEP Solicits Comments on Draft Revised Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit

Tue, 2015-06-09 11:07
Source:  Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Deck: 

Comments are due by July 29

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites local governments, engineers, environmental groups and the general public to comment on the proposed changes to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).

Image:  87585_4249.jpg Publication Date:  June 10, 2015

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Study Shows Heat Accelerates Negative Effects of California Drought

Sat, 2015-06-06 12:49
Source:  U.S. Geological Survey Deck: 

Experiments with a hydrologic model for the period of October 2013 to September 2014 showed that if the air temperatures had been cooler the effects of the drought would have been lessened

Although record low precipitation has been the main driver of one of the worst droughts in California history, abnormally high temperatures have also played an important role in amplifying its adverse effects, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and university partners.

Image:  1445550_79105265.jpg Publication Date:  June 10, 2015

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Hobas Awarded Contract in Honolulu

Sat, 2015-06-06 12:30
Source:  Hobas Pipe USA Deck: 

The $200 million project is expected to be completed by June 2018

Hobas Pipe USA is supplying centrifugally cast fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar pipe to the city and county of Honolulu for the Kaneohe-Kailua Wastewater Conveyance Tunnel project. This gravity sewer tunnel will convey wastewater flows from Kaneohe to Kailua while providing wastewater storage to help prevent overflows, especially during heavy rainfall events.

Image:  Hobas Honolulu Loading pipe onto ship.jpg Company Reference:  HOBAS Pipe USA Publication Date:  June 09, 2015

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Team Xylem Named Top Five Finalist of Global Competition

Sat, 2015-06-06 12:08
Source:  Xylem Deck: 

To get this far in the competition, teams had to successfully put their sensors through a three-month test under controlled laboratory conditions, followed by a 30-day field-performance test simulating a coastal environment sensor deployment and finally a week-long ocean challenge

Team Xylem is one of five teams that have just completed the final testing phase of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a global competition to create pH sensor technology that will accurately measure ocean acidification.

Made up of employees from Xylem brands Aanderaa and YSI, and from Xylem Analytics headquarters, Team Xylem began the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE competition over a year ago with 18 other teams, all trying to develop affordable and accurate ocean pH sensor technology to monitor and measure ocean acidification—critical for determining ocean health.

Image:  image of Jostein w product.jpg Company Reference:  Xylem Publication Date:  June 09, 2015

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ISI Opens Sustaining Membership to Engineering, Planning, Construction, Design Firms

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:39
Source:  Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure Deck: 

The membership recognizes companies publicly for their competency and experience in the development of sustainable infrastructure projects

The Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) has opened its Sustaining Memberships to private sector firms in engineering, planning, design and construction organizations. The ISI Sustaining Membership is designed for companies to be recognized publicly for their competency and experience in the development of sustainable infrastructure projects.

Image:  1072216_52298388.jpg Publication Date:  June 08, 2015

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WaterTAP to Host 2015 World Water-Tech Summit in October

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:29
Source:  WaterTAP Deck: 

More than 30 international speakers confirmed

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) will host the third World Water-Tech North America Summit at Toronto’s Hyatt Regency Hotel Oct. 6 to 8, 2015.

The 2015 summit will focus on building smart, resilient cities through the development and adoption of advanced water technologies. The agenda will feature leading municipalities, technology providers, and active investors looking for game-changing solutions.

Already, more than 30 water experts have confirmed to speak at the summit, including:

Image:  toronto_0.jpg Publication Date:  June 08, 2015

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AWWA Publishes 2015 State of the Water Industry Report

Fri, 2015-06-05 10:20
Source:  American Water Works Assn. Deck: 

Infrastructure still tops list of concerns

Even as prolonged drought grips California, the state of water and wastewater infrastructure and how to finance capital improvements continue to top the list of concerns facing water professionals throughout North America, according to the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) 2015 State of the Water Industry Report.

Image:  report1.jpg Publication Date:  June 05, 2015

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EPA Releases Draft Assessment on Potential Impacts to Drinking Water Resources from Fracking

Fri, 2015-06-05 10:09
Source:  U.S. EPA Deck: 

Assessment shows hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources and identifies important vulnerabilities to drinking water resources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the U.S. The assessment, done at the request of Congress, shows that while hydraulic fracturing activities in the U.S. are carried out in a way that have not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources, there are potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact drinking water.

Image:  fracking.jpg Publication Date:  June 05, 2015

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ADS Releases Design Program for Underground Storm Water Systems

Thu, 2015-06-04 10:02
Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Deck: 

The free tool is available on the company's website

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) announced a new, online program for designing and estimating the cost of a storm water system constructed with its StormTech chambers. Available for free on the company’s website, the ADS StormTech Design Tool enables engineers, owners and contractors to design customizable underground storm water management systems. The flexible tool provides the ability for site-specific applications and can be accessed and used through multiple platforms, including smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Image:  ADS StormTech Chambers.jpg Company Reference:  Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Publication Date:  June 04, 2015

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Vac-Con to Begin Plant Expansion

Thu, 2015-06-04 09:49
Source:  Vac-Con Inc. Deck: 

A June 5 ground blasting ceremony will commemorate the event

Vac-Con Inc., a Green Cove Springs, Fla.-based manufacturer of truck-mounted vacuum equipment, will start construction on a multi-million dollar, 65,000-sq-ft plant expansion to increase productivity and meet worldwidedemand. A ground blasting ceremony will be held Friday June 5, 2015 to commemorate the project and its impact on the area economy.

Image:  construction.jpg Company Reference:  Vac-Con Publication Date:  June 04, 2015

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Vermont City to Implement Public Outreach Phase of Water Quality Improvement Plan

Wed, 2015-06-03 09:47
Source:  RealEstateRama Deck: 

Water resources team will seek public input through a webinar and meetings with the community

The city of Burlington, Vt., will implement the public outreach phase of a plan to improve water quality through a new, integrated planning approach for wastewater and storm water management in Burlington. The city’s Water Resource Div.

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

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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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