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Presto Launches New Website

Fri, 2017-01-20 09:26
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New design is more efficient, customer-friendly

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Presto Geosystems announced the launch of its new website, www.prestogeo.com. The new site was built with the customers’ needs in mind.

“The way our customers expect to find products and solutions has changed over the past few years,” said Director Bill Handlos, P.E. “The customer moves at a much faster pace and with expectations to make decisions with a quick look and less reading.

Source:  Presto Geosystems Publication Date:  January 20, 2017

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Final Construction General Permit Reduces Storm Water Pollution

Thu, 2017-01-19 11:18
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Updated CGP to take effect in February 2017

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the final 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP), a permit that will continue to reduce pollution to the nation’s waterways by requiring controls for storm water discharges from construction sites.

Storm water discharges during construction activities can contain sediment and other pollutants that harm aquatic ecosystems, increase drinking water treatment costs, and pollute waters that people use for fishing, swimming and other recreational activities.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  January 19, 2017

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WE&RF Welcomes New Board Members

Wed, 2017-01-18 09:04
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Chris Hill, Ken Lykens bring a combined 40 years of industry experience

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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board, which is composed of volunteer members from municipal utilities, industry, government agencies, corporations and academia, are Chris Hill of ARCADIS and Ken Lykens of HDR Eng. The board has sole authority for all of the foundations' research activities, including awarding research contracts and providing policy and funding direction.

Source:  Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Publication Date:  January 18, 2017

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Strong Co. Announces New Appointments

Tue, 2017-01-17 09:54
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Mike Kappler promoted; Emily Lanier, Laurel Maranto, Jenny Beck join company

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The Strong Co. Inc. of Pine Bluff, Ark., announced new appointments. Mike Kappler has been named national sales manager for the Strong-Seal System for infrastructure rehabilitation; Emily Lanier has been named marketing coordinator and sales representative; Laurel Maranto has been named national sales representative; and Jenny Beck has been named national sales representative.

Kappler joined Strong in 2001 and has served as a territory salesman and regional sales manager.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  January 17, 2017

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$1 Billion Available for Water Infrastructure Projects

Tue, 2017-01-17 09:32
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EPA announces funding availability under WIFIA program

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.

EPA’s WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guarantees to creditworthy water projects. WIFIA provides another option for financing large infrastructure projects—generally at least $20 million—in addition to the State Revolving Funds and bond market.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  January 17, 2017

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CH2M Named a Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Design Firm

Mon, 2017-01-16 09:49
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CH2M completed more than $164 million in trenchless projects last year

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For the second consecutive year, CH2M earned the top spot on Trenchless Technology's Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Design Firms list. The firm has topped the list in six of the last seven years.

Source:  CH2M Publication Date:  January 16, 2017

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EPA Environmental Science Center Earns LEED Certification

Fri, 2017-01-13 10:33
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Building rated exceptional in storm water management

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Green Building Council announced that EPA’s Environmental Science Center at Fort Meade, Md., has been certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) O + M (operation and maintenance), making it the first EPA laboratory nationwide to achieve this certification.  

The Environmental Science Center also was rated as exceptional in onsite storm water management and natural habitat, as well as excellent in green cleaning, indoor air quality and water conservation.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  January 13, 2017

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Hanes Geo Components Acquires Terrafix

Thu, 2017-01-12 10:32
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David Fuerth accepts role as president of Terrafix

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Hanes Geo Components of Winston Salem, N.C., announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Terrafix of Toronto, Canada. David Fuerth has accepted the position of president of Terrafix. The Terrafix team will continue to operate as Terrafix.

Source:  Hanes Geo Components Publication Date:  January 12, 2017

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Press-Seal Corp. Acquires J-K Polysource

Wed, 2017-01-11 08:48
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J-K Polysource teammates retained in transition

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Press-Seal Corp. announced that effective Dec. 31, 2016, it has acquired J-K Polysource Inc. of Sparks, Nev. J-K Polysource has been Press-Seal’s long-term partner, servicing customers in Western North America.

Former J-K President, Keith Womack, has accepted the position of Western Division Manager with Press-Seal. All the teammates that ended the year with J-K have been retained going forward.

Source:  Press-Seal Corp. Publication Date:  January 11, 2017

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Waynesboro, Va., Initiates Storm Water Cleanup

Tue, 2017-01-10 12:20
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Man-made wetland area to act as natural filter

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The city of Waynesboro, Va., has opened a man-made wetland area that’s designed to filter polluted storm water before it reaches the South River.

Three hundred acres drain into the wetland, which is designed so that water flows through slowly and circuitously. That allows for pollutants such as phosphorous and nitrogen to settle or get absorbed by vegetation. The City-owned site, originally home to a detention pond, includes native plants and cascading ponds.

Source:  The Washington Times Publication Date:  January 10, 2017

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Clearlake, Calif., Warns of Water Contamination

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:07
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Rain, flooding cause sewage leak

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The Clearlake, Calif., Police Department has issued a road closure due to rain and flooding and has reported on a separate sewage leak in another part of the city. The mayor is asking residents to use particular caution as the storms continue.

Due to a sewage leak, police said people should assume water in the area is contaminated. Anyone or anything that comes in contact with the water should be cleaned thoroughly and immediately. Clearlake Public Works staff and first responders are out helping as needed and directed in response to the storm and flooding.

Source:  Lake County News Publication Date:  January 09, 2017

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Funding Helps Farmers Install Conservation Practices

Mon, 2017-01-09 11:49
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Program benefits water quality of Lake Erie basin

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The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation announced that the next round of funding is now available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Source:  Sidney Daily News Publication Date:  January 09, 2017

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