Acquisition will strengthen company's position in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana markets
Oldcastle Precast Inc., a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, composite and plastic building products, announced that it has acquired the assets of Colorado Precast Inc. with a manufacturing location in Loveland, Colo.
This acquisition will strengthen the Oldcastle Precast position in the Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana markets while adding to its position in the growing Denver metropolitan area.Image: piggy-bank-1428097.jpg Publication Date: March 17, 2016
Annual event is scheduled for April 10 to 16
A diverse group of U.S. water sector organizations will join forces next month in Washington, DC for Water Week 2016. Scheduled for April 10 to 16, this annual event provides an opportunity for water professionals to advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters in support of a healthy sustainable environment. The goal is to inform and inspire state and national policymakers about important water-related issues while communicating the value of water to environmental protection, economic development and job creation.Image: index.png Publication Date: March 16, 2016
Applicants must be able to match the federal award with private or local funds
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and applicants must be able to match the federal award with private or local funds.Image: texas-cattle-at-sunset-1203087.jpg Publication Date: March 16, 2016
Nitrogen could be leaching into waterways more than 30 years after it is no longer being applied to fields, new study finds
Dangerous nitrate levels in drinking water could persist for decades, increasing the risk for blue baby syndrome and other serious health concerns, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Waterloo.Image: soy-beans-plant-7-1296412.jpg Publication Date: March 15, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Fertilizer Applied to Fields Today Will Pollute Water for Decades
Eighty-eight percent of residents say state should continue to invest in recycled water, even after drought ends
The severity and impact of the drought remains top-of-mind among Californians. They are eager for long-term solutions that can help the state to achieve a water-secure future. California residents are overwhelmingly supportive of using treated wastewater, or recycled water, in their everyday lives, according to a statewide survey released today by Xylem, Inc. The survey found that 76% of respondents believe recycled water should be used as a long-term solution for managing water resources, regardless of whether or not a water shortage continues.Image: drought-1315793.jpg Publication Date: March 14, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
New Survey Reveals Californians' Support for Recycled Water
Winners will be recognized at WEFTEC 2016
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now accepting applications for its second annual National Municipal Storm Water and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Phase I and Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit holders are invited to submit an application by April 15, 2016.Image: Golden_Award_with_a_Blue_Ribbon.svg_.png Publication Date: March 11, 2016
Grayson will report to the APWA board and 29,000 members across North America
The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) and Canadian Public Works Assn. (CPWA) named Scott D. Grayson executive director. Selected by the Board of Directors, Grayson will lead the organization and reports to the APWA Board, as well as over 29,000 members across North America. Grayson will take the helm on April 14, 2016, from Interim Executive Director Larry W. Frevert, P.E., PWLF, of Kansas City, Mo.Image: Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 9.33.59 AM.png Publication Date: March 11, 2016
The spring 2016 Virtual Expo will be held April 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Storm Water Solutions & Stormwater ONE will present the 2016 Virtual Expo Spring Edition on April 13 from 10 a.m.Image: sws_computer.jpg Publication Date: March 10, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Earn Professional Development Hours at the Spring 2016 SWS Virtual Expo
Restructured board will expand organization
The U.S. Water Alliance, a national organization advancing a sustainable water future, has announced that several individuals will join its restructured Board of Directors.Image: board-room-1223326.jpg Publication Date: March 10, 2016
New guidelines recommend locating, estimating size of pipe defects using electric current
Electro Scan Inc., announced that it will unveil new certification standards for sewer and water pipe rehabilitation at the 2016 NASTT Conference.
Founded in 1990, the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) promotes responsible ways to manage underground infrastructure.
The conference will be held March 20 to 24, 2016, at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas.Image: lightning-1190096.jpg Publication Date: March 10, 2016
Prudential to invest $1.7 million toward collaboration between The Nature Conservancy, Encourage Capital
In an effort to reduce the polluting effects of storm water on regional waterways, Prudential Financial is investing $1.7 million towards a new pilot collaboration between The Nature Conservancy and Encourage Capital called District Stormwater LLC (DS). The announcement was made at a White House event hosted by the Council on Environmental Quality.Image: capitol-building-washington-dc-1206412.jpg Publication Date: March 09, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Collaboration to Reduce Storm Water Runoff in Washington, D.C.
Conservation Innovation Grants program aims to spark development, adoption of conservation technologies and approaches for farmers, ranchers and other landowners
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of up to $20 million in competitive grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. The program aims to spark the development and adoption of cutting-edge conservation technologies and approaches for farmers, ranchers and other landowners.Image: had-to-be-there-1548753.jpg Publication Date: March 09, 2016
Law means that brownfield liability protection can apply to entire property, including underwater sediment
Wisconsin is the first state to explicitly extend brownfield liability protections for cleanups of riverfronts, lakebeds and other waterways due to legislation that was signed into law on March 1, 2016.
The new law extends the Wisconsin Voluntary Party Liability Exemption program to sediment underlying water bodies throughout the state. This law means that brownfield liability protection can apply to an entire property, including the underwater sediment.Image: old-factory-1232996.jpg Publication Date: March 08, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Wisconsin Becomes First State to Extend Rules for Brownfield Cleanup to Waterways
Assets focus on green biopolymers to remove contaminants from water
Dober, a specialty chemical and software company, has agreed to purchase the assets of the HaloKlear product line from HaloSource Inc., Bothell, Wash.
These assets primarily focus on green biopolymers utilized to remove contaminants from water generated within several markets including construction, mining, environmental remediation, industrial and oil and gas.Image: contract-1426885.jpg Publication Date: March 08, 2016
Rajkowski has been serving as a strategic adviser to WestRock Company
Xylem Inc., a water technology company, announced that Mark Rajkowski has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 28, 2016. Reporting to Xylem President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Decker, Rajkowski will lead the company’s global finance organization. He most recently served as a strategic advisor to WestRock Company, a packaging and specialty chemicals company that was formed last year following the merger of MeadWestvaco and RockTenn. Rajkowski will be based at Xylem’s headquarters in Rye Brook, N.Y.Image: business-tie-1240108.jpg Company Reference: Xylem Publication Date: March 08, 2016
"Protect Every Drop" will educate Californians about sources and pathways of storm water pollution
Caltrans has unveiled its new storm water public education and outreach campaign, "Protect Every Drop," to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of storm water pollution, and encourage motorists to reduce the pollutants that affect water quality in California's streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters, keeping them drinkable, swimmable and fishable.Image: big-sur-california-1509457.jpg Publication Date: March 07, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Caltrans Launches New Storm Water Public Education Campaign
EPA investigations at landfill found solid waste in storm drains, potential for contaminated storm water runoff
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 reached a settlement with Franklin County, Kan., that requires the county to resolve its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations under the Clean Water Act. As part of the settlement, the county is required to pay a cash penalty of $20,000.Image: washingtons-1196219.jpg Publication Date: March 07, 2016
Conference will take place June 1 to 4 in Toronto
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Green Infrastructure Foundation released the detailed agenda for the 4th Annual Grey To Green Conference: Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure, June 1 to 4, 2016 at Ryerson University, Toronto.
“This year, Grey to Green is focused on the multiple ways that living green infrastructure technologies such as green roofs, walls, urban forests and other low-impact development methods can help us mitigate and adapt to climate change”, said Sara Loveland, chair, Green Infrastructure Foundation.Image: city-map-1192986.jpg Publication Date: March 04, 2016 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
Detailed Agenda for Grey to Green Conference Released
Seventy-three percent of Americans think climate change is occurring, per University of Texas poll
A new University of Texas (UT) national energy poll echoes findings from America's Wetland Foundation (AWF) polling over a 10-year period; 73% of Americans, including 54% of Republican voters, think climate change is occurring. An earlier AWF poll revealed 68% of voters in Texas and 72% in Louisiana saw climate change as a real problem with only 26% and 28%, respectively, refusing to believe in the problem. The poll also supports earlier findings in assembled forums by AWF that reveal southern states are concerned about climate change despite preferred political stances in the south.Image: yellow-street-signs-1444793.jpg Publication Date: March 04, 2016
Renewals include clients in Washington and Montana, as well as the National Parks Service
Veolia, an environmental solutions and optimized resource management company, recently completed contract renewals with four clients in the Pacific Northwest. Cascade Water Alliance in Bellevue, Wash., the City of Cle Elum, Wash., the National Parks Service and the City of Great Falls, Mont., all extended existing agreements with Veolia North America. The renewals span from a period of one year up to 10 years. In addition to renewing an existing agreement, Cle Elum added a drinking water contract.Image: montana-landscape-3-1514503.jpg Publication Date: March 03, 2016