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Water Supply Cost Savings Act Introduced in Congress

Wed, 2014-09-24 08:40
Source:  Water Systems Council Deck: 

The legislation will help address small communities' water infrastructure funding crisis

On Sept. 18, 2014, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) introduced the ''Water Supply Cost Savings Act,'' or ''Savings Act,'' legislation to provide small communities across the nation with critical information on the use of water wells and water well systems to deliver high quality, affordable drinking water. 

The Savings Act (HR 5659) was greeted with enthusiastic support from the water supply industry, including the Water Systems Council, the Water Quality Assn. and the National Groundwater Assn.

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Water Supply Cost Savings Act Introduced in Congress

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Press Conference Highlights Strategies to Protect Groundwater

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:35
Source:  GYPSOIL Deck: 

Experts discussed whole-system solutions to reduce algal blooms and improve water quality

From left: Ron Chamberlain, Gypsoil; Ohio agronomist Joe Nester; Terry Cosby, USDA/NRCS; Andrew Ward, OSU.

Image:  From left: Ron Chamberlain, Gypsoil; Ohio agronomist Joe Nester; Terry Cosby, USDA/NRCS; Andrew Ward, OSU Publication Date:  September 23, 2014

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Fifth Annual Campus Conservation Nationals Registration Open

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:27
Source:  U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, Alliance to Save Energy, National Wildlife Federation Deck: 

CCN encourages college campuses to reduce electricity and water consumption

Organizing partners The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, the Alliance to Save Energy and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the fifth annual Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) competition.

Image:  gI_146730_CCN 2015 logo large_for white background.png Publication Date:  September 23, 2014

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University of Wisconsin Professor Receives APWA Award

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:22
Source:  APWA Deck: 

Dr. David Soll recently received the Abel Wolman Award

Dr. David Soll, an assistant professor in the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, recently received the American Public Works Assn. (APWA) Abel Wolman Award at its 2014 International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Toronto, Canada. Established in 1987, the Abel Wolman Award is presented annually by APWA’s Public Works Historical Society to recognize the best new book published in the field of public works history.

Image:  APWA Award.jpg Company Reference:  American Public Works Association Publication Date:  September 23, 2014

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Priest Rapids Dam in Washington to Undergo Upgrades

Mon, 2014-09-22 08:56
Source:  Voith Deck: 

Voith will rehabilitate the turbines in the 10-unit powerhouse located on the Columbia River

Voith Hydro has been awarded the contract to rehabilitate and upgrade the turbines in the 10-unit powerhouse at Grant County (Washington) Public Utility District's (PUD) Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River. Installation of the upgraded vertical Kaplan turbines, with a majority of the rehab work being performed at Voith's York, Pennsylvania facility, will span 10 years starting in 2016, with one unit upgraded per year. Voith performed extensive model testing over the past several years, culminating in a successful customer witness test in Lausanne, Switzerland, in June 2013.

Image:  Image courtesy of Voith. Publication Date:  September 22, 2014

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CASQA Recognizes Excellence in Storm Water Quality Management

Mon, 2014-09-22 08:53
Source:  California Stormwater Quality Assn. Deck: 

Excellence in water management applauded at annual storm water conference

The California Stormwater Quality Assn. (CASQA) presented six awards at its 10th annual CASQA Stormwater Conference awards luncheon Sept. 16, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, Calif. CASQA’s annual conference is held each year for experts in the storm water field and includes an awards program recognizing creative approaches, outstanding projects, best practices and exemplary accomplishments in the field of storm water quality management.

Image:  CASQA Storm Water Quality Management Awards.jpg Publication Date:  September 22, 2014

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Encina Wastewater Authority Honored for Regulatory Compliance

Fri, 2014-09-19 08:57
Source:  Encina Wastewater Authority Deck: 

EWA wins fourth consecutive award for excellence and innovation in wastewater resource recovery

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) announced that the Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) has won the Gold Peak Performance Award for 2013. This award is given to wastewater treatment facilities that achieve 100% compliance with their NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit for an entire calendar year. EWA protects the Pacific Ocean, produces and uses renewable resources, and practices fiscal responsibility across its enterprise platform.

Image:  gI_65719_PureKnow_A_Paper.png Publication Date:  September 19, 2014

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EPA Adds to Superfund’s National Priorities List

Fri, 2014-09-19 08:53
Source:  EPA Deck: 

EPA also is proposing to add three additional sites to the list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding five hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. In addition, the agency is proposing to add three additional sites to the list.

Image:  EPA Superfund Sites.jpg Publication Date:  September 19, 2014

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EPA Awards 2014 Environmental Justice Funding

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:46
Source:  EPA Deck: 

Twelve community-based organizations receive funding to address environmental justice issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced competitive cooperative agreements with 12 community-based organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide.

Image:  EPA Environmental Justice Funding.jpg Publication Date:  September 18, 2014

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McAdams Offers New Service Line

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:37
Source:  John R. McAdams Co. Deck: 

Ken Williams Jr. will provide in-house subsurface utility engineering services

McAdams has brought on board one of the Triangle area’s top experts in subsurface utility engineering (SUE) service, Ken Williams Jr. With this type of service capability, McAdams clients can benefit with significant cost savings during construction, a reduction in delays and increased safety to contractors during construction caused by cutting, damaging or discovering unidentified utility lines, as well as assistance in the increasingly user-friendly GIS database systems. 

Image:  McAdams Subsurface Utility Engineering Services.jpg Publication Date:  September 18, 2014

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WERF, WRF Study Shows Economic Impact of Water Utility Sector

Wed, 2014-09-17 08:40
Source:  WEF, WERF Deck: 

Thirty water utilities support $524 billion in economic activity; provide 289,000 jobs

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) released the executive report to a new study exploring the significant impact the water utility sector has on the U.S. economy.

Image:  WEF WERF Water Utility Sector Report.jpg Publication Date:  September 17, 2014

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APWA Introduces New Intl. Public Works Congress Exhibitor Awards

Wed, 2014-09-17 08:31
Source:  APWA Deck: 

The two new awards include the “Best Booth Award” and the “Best New Product”

The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) recently introduced two new APWA Exhibitor awards during the APWA 2014 Intl. Public Works Congress & Exposition in Toronto, Canada. “This year, the APWA Congress Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall included over 350 vendors, which traditionally form an integral feature of the annual Congress. APWA wanted to kick off a meaningful program to recognize and honor them,” said APWA Meetings Director Dana Priddy.

Image:  APWA Booth Awards.jpg Publication Date:  September 17, 2014

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AWWA Receives Commerce Award to Spur Exports

Tue, 2014-09-16 08:20
Source:  AWWA Deck: 

AWWA will receive $299,955 to help facilitate U.S. water sector exports

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that it will receive a $299,955 award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program to help facilitate U.S. water sector exports.

Image:  AWWA Commerce Award.jpg Company Reference:  American Water Works Association Publication Date:  September 16, 2014

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NPCA Sponsors Storm Water, Environmental Seminar

Tue, 2014-09-16 08:12
Source:  National Precast Concrete Assn. Deck: 

The seminar will provide attendees with cost-effective solutions for local storm water issues

The National Precast Concrete Assn. is sponsoring the “Taking Raleigh by Storm(water) Stormwater and Environmental Seminar,” Nov. 14 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Publication Date:  September 16, 2014

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Cincinnati Sewer District Stays on Top of Wet Weather Overflows

Mon, 2014-09-15 10:15
Source:  GE Deck: 

Proficy Software platform will provide system-wide view of what is happening across watersheds

The city of Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) has standardized its Proficy Software platform for optimizing its wet weather facilities, equipment and operations. Proficy solutions will assist the city’s management in bringing together disparate pieces of information about their wastewater system from remote locations to provide a system-wide view of what is really happening across their watersheds.

Publication Date:  September 15, 2014

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Hydro Intl. Establishes Singapore Office

Mon, 2014-09-15 09:10
Source:  Hydro Intl. Deck: 

Andy Tang will serve as regional business manager for the Asia-Pacific region

Hydro Intl. has opened an office in Singapore as a center for its business across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

As part of a program to establish a direct presence in international locations, Hydro has appointed Andy Tang as APAC regional business manager to run the Singapore office and develop sales distributorships across the region.

Image:  Hydro Intl. Singapore Office.jpg Publication Date:  September 15, 2014

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FAA Approves Polypropylene Pipe for Airport Water Collection, Disposal

Mon, 2014-09-15 09:07
Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Deck: 

Approval expands available solutions for important airport infrastructure upgrades

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved polypropylene pipe for subsurface water collection and disposal at civilian airports. The decision to recognize polypropylene pipe as an equal alternative to other materials enables design engineers and contractors to leverage the benefits of the lightweight, cost-effective and durable solution for water collection and removal under airfield pavements.

Image:  FAA Pipe Approval Commerical Airports.jpg Company Reference:  Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Publication Date:  September 15, 2014

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IECA Announces 2015 Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award Winner

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:44
Source:  IECA Region One Deck: 

James E. Sprague, CPESC honored for excellence within the content of his technical presentation

The Intl. Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) announced that “Evaluating Floating Surface Skimmers” has been named the winner of the Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for Environmental Connection 2015. This award honors the presenters who have demonstrated excellence within the content of their Environmental Connection technical presentation. The paper was submitted by James E. (Jay) Sprague, CPESC.

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IECA Announces 2015 Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award Winner

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Water Sector Leaders Join WaterTAP’s Board of Directors

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:20
Source:  WaterTAP Ontario Deck: 

Ontario’s water sector to benefit from guidance of seasoned entrepreneurs, private and public-sector leaders

The WaterTAP Board has added Rhonda E. Harris, P.E., MBA, Erin Mahoney, M.E., Kenneth A. Morrison, P.E., FCSCE, and Rick VanSant, four new directors who will guide the organization in its mandate to promote and strengthen Ontario’s water sector. Under WaterTAP’s corporate charter that provides for a private-sector framework, the board selects its members autonomously, following a call for directors and careful screening.

Image:  WaterTap New Board Members.jpg Publication Date:  September 12, 2014

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EPA Funding to Create New Water Innovation Centers

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:11
Source:  EPA Deck: 

The University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues its commitment to improving America’s drinking water by providing more than $8 million to create two national centers for research and innovation in small to medium sized drinking water systems.

Image:  EPA Water Innovation Centers Grants .jpg Publication Date:  September 12, 2014

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