The strategy sets course to manage 400 million gal of storm water runoff annually by 2020
Polluted storm water runoff is the leading water quality threat to Puget Sound, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray released a draft citywide Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy, outlining plans to accelerate green approaches for preventing this type of water pollution.
“Green storm water infrastructure is a valuable tool for us, because it helps us prevent storm water pollution and greens our neighborhoods at the same time,” Murray said. “This win-win combination is critically important.”Image: seattle.jpg Publication Date: August 03, 2015
The reports can be accessed on EPA's website
In April 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator issued "Promoting Technology Innovation for Clean and Safe Water: Water Technology Innovation Blueprint - Version 2" to demonstrate the extent of risks to water sustainability, the "market opportunities" for innovation, examples of innovation pioneers, and actions to promote technology innovation.Image: report3.jpg Publication Date: July 31, 2015
New distributors are located in northern California, western Canada and Ontario
Porous Pave Inc. has added three new distributors in the U.S. and Canada for Porous Pave, the company’s porous, flexible and durable pour-in-place pavement material. The new distributors are Napa Valley Materials (California), Brico Services (British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan), and J&J Porous Pave (Ontario).
“Our distributors are committed to training and certifying installation contractors,” said Dave Ouwinga, president and CEO of Porous Pave Inc. “To help ensure excellent results, they also provide expert technical support during project planning and installation.”Image: 901702_32076356.jpg Publication Date: July 31, 2015
Reclamation’s funding will support almost $13.5 million in research
The Bureau of Reclamation selected nine projects to receive $1.49 million under its Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. Reclamation’s funding will support almost $13.5 million in research.Image: money4.jpg Publication Date: July 30, 2015
In its first five years, the initiative implemented more than 2,500 projects to improve water quality, clean up contaminated shoreline, protect and restore native habitat and species and prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes
During its first five years, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) implemented more than 2,500 projects to improve water quality, clean up contaminated shoreline, protect and restore native habitat and species and prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes. That work, which began in 2010, is summarized in a new Report to Congress and the President.Image: lake3.jpg Publication Date: July 29, 2015 Home Page Slider Slider Image: Slider Text:
EPA Report Shows Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Accelerating Cleanup, Protection
The awards will be presented this December during the Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) announced the recipients of its 2015 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas.Image: award2.jpg Publication Date: July 29, 2015
The groups earned a 2015 Power of A Gold Award
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA), the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) received a 2015 Power of A Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for their work on the passage of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA).
ASAE’s Power of A Awards reward outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals for their efforts to enrich lives, create a competitive workforce, prepare society for the future, drive innovation and make a better world.Image: capitol.jpg Publication Date: July 28, 2015
The campaign is designed to amplify drought messaging in Western states and create awareness that summer is the most critical time to save water
WaterSense, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency partnership program that promotes water conservation through the use of water-efficient products, new homes and services, recently launched its When In Drought campaign.
The campaign is designed to amplify drought messaging in Western states and create awareness that summer is the most critical time to save water.Image: drought.jpg Publication Date: July 28, 2015
These professionals assist in administering drainage, flood control and water quality programs
The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) announced today that seven public works professionals from North America have recently earned their Certified Stormwater Managers (CSM) credential. The APWA CSM certification is intended for water experts in both the public and private sectors who coordinate and implement storm water management programs for city, county, state, provincial, and federal agencies. These professionals assist in administering drainage, flood control and water quality programs.Image: 1159240_98398552.jpg Publication Date: July 27, 2015
The replicable design can be used as a model to address CSOs throughout the district
Nitsch Eng. has been selected to design green infrastructure improvements on Kennedy Street in Washington, D.C., as the winning streetscape entry in the DC Water Green Infrastructure Challenge design competition.Image: Kennedy Street.jpg Publication Date: July 24, 2015
The utility had to complete a comprehensive assessment that was reviewed by industry experts
Fort Collins Utilities recently was recognized as the first utility in Colorado, and among the first in the nation, to receive the Directors Award in the Partnership for Safe Water’s Distribution System Optimization Program.Image: award.jpg Publication Date: July 24, 2015
Company interest increases to 65% and will begin consolidating financial results of the joint venture
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), a global manufacturer of water management products and solutions for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricultural applications, has acquired operational control of its BaySaver LLC joint venture from its partner, BaySaver Technologies Inc. (BTI). Under its BaySeparator and BayFilter brands, BaySaver manufactures storm water treatment units used in construction applications to remove sediments and other pollutants from storm water runoff.Image: money3.jpg Publication Date: July 23, 2015
The poll shows Republican voters are more likely than Democrats to back conservation projects
A new poll conducted by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and The Nature Conservancy shows that Gulf Coast voters remain concerned about the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and support using the fines resulting from the oil spill on Gulf restoration and conservation projects.Image: gulfofmexico.jpg Publication Date: July 23, 2015
This is the second Hobas project in Montreal to date
Hobas Pipe USA is currently supplying pipe for the rebuilding of the 40-year-old Turcot Interchange, southwest of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This project will continue for several years and is estimated to cost CA$3 billion.
Hobas plans to provide more than 2,000 ft of 110-in. diameter pressure pipe for this project. This is the second Hobas project in Montreal to date.Image: Hobas Loading for Montreal.jpg Company Reference: HOBAS Pipe USA Publication Date: July 22, 2015
Radhika Fox has more than 20 years of experience in developing policies, programs and issue-based advocacy campaigns
The U.S. Water Alliance announced that Radhika Fox will be its next president. Fox is currently the director of the Value of Water Coalition and previously directed policy and government affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.Image: rain2.jpg Publication Date: July 23, 2015
Dozens of residents registered for free rain barrels at the event
With record-setting rainfall pummeling the Chicago area this June, many residents of the city’s West Side attended a workshop highlighting the use of rain barrels for a new program sponsored by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).
Neighbors gathered for the workshop at Amundsen Park to learn about installing rain barrels and how using them can lead to water conservation and flood prevention by reducing the amount of runoff into the local sewer systems.Image: MWRD Senior Civil Engineer Cedric Robertson (center) instructs 29th ward residents on how to properly install a rain barrel. Publication Date: July 22, 2015
Legislation would allow states with drought declarations to increase their wastewater recycling programs
Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) introduced H.R. 2993, The Water Recycling Acceleration Act of 2015, which would greatly accelerate the authorization of wastewater recycling projects in California. Recycling would help alleviated water shortages during drought years and create flexibility in California’s water resources system.Image: law1.jpg Publication Date: July 21, 2015
The business park is under construction adjacent to the Global Water Center
The city of Milwaukee has been awarded a $1 million state grant for the development of Reed Street Yards, a water technology business park now under construction adjacent to the Global Water Center.
In addition, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) has agreed to provide up to $2 million in state tax credits to Rexnord Corp. to support the company’s relocation of its Zurn Industries subsidiary to Reed Street Yards. The relocation is expected to create 120 new jobs.Image: milwaukee.jpg Publication Date: July 21, 2015
The two groups are working to address the potential impacts of climate change on the city
A recent New York Times Assignment America Series article featuring Sandpoint, Idaho, highlighted the toll that drought and climate change are taking on rural western towns. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working with the city of Sandpoint Public Works Department, along with several other water utilities, to help better understand potential climate change impacts and evaluate adaptation options to address these impacts.Image: computer5.jpg Publication Date: July 20, 2015
Measurements collected during 2013-2014 showed that concentrations of total suspended solids, metals, nutrients and bacteria decreased in runoff to Rapid Creek when storm water was routed through wetland channels
Wetland channels constructed in downtown Rapid City, S.D., effectively reduced many pollutants in storm water runoff, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report.Image: Credit: U.S. Geological Survey Publication Date: July 20, 2015