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