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Harvey Runoff Threatens Gulf of Mexico

Wed, 2017-10-25 10:18
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The hurricane’s heavy rainfall may affect coral reefs

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According to a press release from Rice University, the more than 13 trillion gal of floodwater from Hurricane Harvey have created a massive plume of freshwater in the Gulf of Mexico that is threatening the coral reefs of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary approximately 100 miles offshore of Galveston.

Source:  Rice University Publication Date:  October 25, 2017

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Study Shows Strength of HDPE Pipe With Recycled Resin

Tue, 2017-10-24 10:40
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Pipe tested under commuter rail lines in Pennsylvania

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Researchers at Villanova University completed a study of the performance of corrugated, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe containing recycled HDPE resin in commuter rail installations, finding its performance to be indistinguishable from pipe made from virgin material.

Source:  Plastics Pipe Institute Publication Date:  October 24, 2017

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Typhoon Lan Causes Flooding in Japan

Mon, 2017-10-23 11:19
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Japan experiences powerful storm Oct. 23

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Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan Oct. 23, causing flooding and landslides. At least two people were reported killed, and many were injured.

Publication Date:  October 23, 2017

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Environmental Group Addresses Industrial Pollution

Fri, 2017-10-20 10:58
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Mighty Earth starts campaign against Tyson Foods

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Mighty Earth, an environmental campaign organization, has started a campaign targeting Tyson Foods Inc. The organization wants Tyson to purchase sustainably sourced animal feed to reduce agricultural runoff.

Source:  THV 11 Publication Date:  October 20, 2017

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Funding Protects, Restores San Francisco Bay

Thu, 2017-10-19 10:11
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EPA awards $5.2 million to protect against polluted storm water, flooding

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded approximately $5.2 million for water protection and restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“A healthy San Francisco Bay is vital to the environmental and economic health of the region,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. "EPA is succeeding in our mission to protect and restore habitats and water quality by supporting local partners and projects."

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

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Council Approves Resolution to Declare Lake Erie Impaired

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:38
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Drinking water source plagued by algal blooms

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The Toledo City Council approved a resolution to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare Lake Erie—a major drinking water source—impaired.

Publication Date:  October 18, 2017

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Modesto, Calif., Fined for Wastewater Release

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:22
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Sewer main break caused city to release 755 million gal of wastewater into local river

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The city of Modesto, Calif., agreed to pay a $165,000 fine for releasing wastewater into the San Joaquin River.

Publication Date:  October 17, 2017

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Chicago Area Floods Due to Heavy Rainfall

Mon, 2017-10-16 09:40
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Oct. 14 named wettest October day in Chicago history

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The Chicago area experienced heavy rainfall Oct. 14, causing the city and surrounding suburbs to experience flash floods. A flash flood warning affected Chicago as well as Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Boone, DeKalb, La Salle, Ogle and Winnebago counties.

Publication Date:  October 16, 2017

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Oklahoma Receives Flood Prevention Funding

Fri, 2017-10-13 12:50
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Natural Resources Conservation Service funds 48 projects in 20 states

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced $150 million in funding for 48 new projects through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program. Oklahoma is among the 20 states that will receive funding. NRCS works with local groups to help prevent floods, protect watersheds, improve agricultural water management and enhance wildlife habitat through this program.

Source:  High Plains/Midwest AG Journal Publication Date:  October 13, 2017

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AWWA Calls for Farm Bureau Reauthorization

Thu, 2017-10-12 18:08
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Legislation can protect drinking water sources, encourage partnerships

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With excess nutrients impacting water quality nationwide, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) urged U.S. Congress to use the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization to help farmers and water utilities work together to protect the nation’s drinking water.

Large algal blooms resulting from nutrients have threatened water quality throughout the country, including shutting down the drinking water supply for the entire city of Toledo, Ohio, in 2014.

Source:  American Water Works Assn. Publication Date:  October 12, 2017

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California Kicks Off Storm Water Awareness Week

Tue, 2017-10-10 09:59
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Statewide event begins Oct. 9, features workshops

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The sixth annual Storm Water Awareness Week kicked off Oct. 9 in California. This year’s theme is “on the road with storm water.”

Source:  Lodi-News Sentinel Publication Date:  October 10, 2017

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Hurricane Nate Makes Landfall

Mon, 2017-10-09 15:07
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Storm hits Louisiana, Mississippi

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Hurricane Nate made U.S. landfall Oct. 7 in southeast Louisiana then again Oct. 8 near Biloxi, Miss. The storm first hit the U.S. as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 85 mph, but it downgraded to a tropical depression Oct. 8 as it moved inland.

Publication Date:  October 09, 2017

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Registration Opens for 2018 IECA Conference & Expo

Fri, 2017-10-06 14:21
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Event formerly called Environmental Connections Conference

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Registration opened for the 2018 International Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) Annual Conference and Expo. The conference, which brings thousands of erosion and sediment control and storm water management professional together each year, will be held Feb. 11 to 14 in Long Beach, Calif., at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

Source:  IECA Publication Date:  October 06, 2017

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EPA Awards Guam More Than $8.7 Million

Thu, 2017-10-05 16:18
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Funding to improve water infrastructure, including wells & sewers

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $8.7 million to Guam for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvement.

“This funding will help Guam provide cleaner water for local communities, while protecting the island’s coastal waters,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “We continue to support Guam Waterworks Authority’s commitment to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation for the residents of Guam.”

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  October 05, 2017

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Baltimore Blames Fatberg for Sewer Overflow

Wed, 2017-10-04 09:49
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More than 1 million gal of sewage was released into a Maryland stream

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The Baltimore Public Works Department blamed a “fatberg" made up of grease, fat, wet wipes and other garbage that slowly grew in a Baltimore sewer main for the release of more than 1 million gal of sewage into a Maryland stream. The Baltimore public works department says the massive plug near Baltimore Penn Station caused the overflow into Jones Falls Sept. 21 despite dry weather. 

Source:  USA Today Publication Date:  October 04, 2017

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Suez Acquires GE Water & Process Technologies

Tue, 2017-10-03 16:28
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SUEZ sets up Water Technologies & Solutions unit

fireworks-227383_640.jpg SUEZ announced that, together with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), it has completed the acquisition of former GE Water & Process Technologies (GE Water) in an all‐cash transaction, effective as of Sept. 30, 2017.   In connection with completion, SUEZ sets up a Business Unit, “Water Technologies & Solutions,” placed under the leadership of Heiner Markhoff, former President and CEO of GE Water. Source:  SUEZ Publication Date:  October 03, 2017

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SWS Webinar Fest Keynote Speakers Announced

Fri, 2017-09-29 09:12
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Earn Professional Development Hours at the online event held Oct. 17 to 19, 2017

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Keynote speakers have been announced for the first SWS Webinar Fest to be held Oct. 17 to 19, 2017. Each day of this free, three-day online event will feature two live keynote webinars and several on-demand webinars covering a comprehensive range of storm water management and erosion control topics. Attendees can earn Professional Development Hours and interact with industry experts while broadening their knowledge and learning about innovative solutions from the comfort of their home or office.

Publication Date:  September 29, 2017

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New York City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency Project to Begin Design

Thu, 2017-09-28 12:02
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Arcadis selected as FEMA Engineer of Record for the project

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Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, announced its selection as Engineer of Record for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood protection multiphase design of New York City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project in the borough of Manhattan.

Source:  Arcadis Publication Date:  September 28, 2017

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SWS Announces Conference Keynote Speaker

Wed, 2017-09-27 10:12
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Jennifer Zielinski Missett discusses the mid-Atlantic region

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Storm Water Solutions (SWS) announced its keynote speaker for the inaugural live SWS Conference & Exhibition. The event will take place Nov. 7 to 9 at the Tinley Park Convention Center outside Chicago.

Publication Date:  September 27, 2017

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Baltimore to Address SSOs

Tue, 2017-09-26 13:06
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EPA agreement will reduce volume of current wet weather SSOs by 83%

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment announced that a revised amended consent decree to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in the City of Baltimore was filed in federal court in Baltimore, Md.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  September 26, 2017

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