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U.S. House Approves Water Resources Development Act

Mon, 2016-10-10 09:20
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Legislation authorizes 31 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects

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The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), H.R. 5303. The legislation authorizes 31 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects.

Passed by a vote in the House of 399 to 25, the bill authorizes $9 billion for 31 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects to address flood protection, harbor dredging, environmental restoration and other projects. It also includes a provision of $170 million in direct federal money to assist Flint, Mich., and other communities with lead in their drinking water systems.

Source:  American Public Works Assn. Publication Date:  October 10, 2016

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WEF Launches #MyWaterLegacy Social Media Campaign

Mon, 2016-10-10 09:17
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WEF encourages members, water professionals to join movement

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Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Paul Bowen launched the new #MyWaterLegacy social media campaign. The campaign will bring attention to the value of mentorship and membership, the tradition of working in the water sector, and the important contributions that water professionals make every day to build a legacy of clean water for future generations.

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  October 10, 2016

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Register Now for the Fall 2016 SWS Virtual Expo

Fri, 2016-10-07 08:31
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Registration is now open for this free online event to be held Nov. 9, 2016

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Storm Water Solutions & Stormwater ONE will present the 2016 Virtual Expo Fall Edition Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Registration is free.

This is the largest event in the storm water and erosion control industry. This unique one-day experience will provide attendees with the opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders from the comfort of their homes or offices.

Publication Date:  October 07, 2016

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WQA Suggests Drinking Water Precautions for Hurricane Matthew

Fri, 2016-10-07 07:11
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Both municipal and private water systems should be monitored

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The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) offered additional drinking water precautions for residents in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Five things to know: 

Source:  Water Quality Assn. Publication Date:  October 07, 2016

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Contech Rainwater Harvesting Tank Certified to Uniform Plumbing Code

Fri, 2016-10-07 06:50
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International Assn. of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials promotes public health, safety

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Contech Engineered Solutions announced that its UrbanGreen Steel Reinforced Polyethylene Rainwater Harvesting Tank has been certified to be in compliance with the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) by the International Assn. of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Research and Testing. Contech is one of two companies that have received IAPMO/UPC certification for rainwater harvesting tanks.

Source:  Contech Engineered Solutions Publication Date:  October 07, 2016

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Hydrologist Analyzes New England Drought

Thu, 2016-10-06 07:06
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Isotope research can show source of moisture

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst, hydrologist David Boutt analyzed the current severe drought in parts of New England. According to Boutt, the drought is notable, but not extreme in historical terms, and it is nowhere near the depth of dry conditions observed in the acute five-year drought years experienced in 1962 to 1967, when the water level in the Quabbin Reservoir was 20 ft lower than it is today.

Source:  University of Massachusetts, Amherst Publication Date:  October 06, 2016

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NGWA Offers Advice on Protecting Water Wells From Hurricane Flooding

Thu, 2016-10-06 07:02
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NGWA Emphasizes Protecting Water Wells From Hurricane Flooding

Areas threatened by Hurricane Matthew should address possible threats

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The National Groundwater Assn. (NGWA) shared steps for homeowners to protect water wells during hurricane flooding. Those in areas threatened by Hurricane Matthew flooding should act to address possible threats to their drinking water quality.

If a well has been flooded:

Source:  National Groundwater Assn. Publication Date:  October 06, 2016

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San Francisco to Be First City to Require Green Roofs

Wed, 2016-10-05 08:32
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Legislation seeking final approving vote by end of year

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) announced that San Francisco will be the first city in the U.S. to require green roofs and/or solar panels on new construction projects. San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation that builds on the city’s existing solar roof mandate, and the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved it.

Source:  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Publication Date:  October 05, 2016

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Registration Opens for 2017 Environmental Connection

Wed, 2016-10-05 08:09
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The Intl. Erosion Control Assn. organizes the world’s largest soil & water event

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The Intl. Erosion Control Assn. announced the details of its annual conference, Environmental Connection, Feb. 21 to 24, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The conference features training courses, topic-focused technical sessions and a large expo. This year, the conference will gather approximately 2,000 industry professionals representing more than 25 different countries.

Source:  Intl. Erosion Control Assn. Publication Date:  October 05, 2016

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