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$3.5 Million Funds D.C. Water Projects

Mon, 2017-08-07 11:34
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EPA funds storm water runoff control & pollution prevention projects

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing more than $3.5 million in funding to the District Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) for projects to control storm water runoff and prevent pollution to district waterways.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  August 07, 2017

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ADS Acquires Duraslot

Mon, 2017-08-07 11:17
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Duraslot manufactures storm water collection surface drains

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Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), a global manufacturer of water management products for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricultural applications, announced that it acquired Duraslot Inc., a manufacturer of storm water collection surface drains used in a variety of construction applications.

Source:  Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Publication Date:  August 07, 2017

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WE&RF Awards Research Contract for BMP Database

Fri, 2017-08-04 09:10
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Contract to standardize tracking, reporting of International Stormwater BMP Database

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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) awarded a research contract to Wright Water Engineers Inc. in association with Geosyntec Consultants for Standardized BMP Maintenance Tracking and Report Protocols (SIWM22T17), in support of the “Data Analysis and Standardization” task of the CLASIC (Community-Enabled Lifecycle Analysis of Stormwater Infrastructure Costs) project.

Source:  Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Publication Date:  August 04, 2017

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NGWA Seeks Volunteers

Thu, 2017-08-03 10:54
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Volunteers will review, update the Water Well Construction Standard

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The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) announced it is seeking volunteers to assist in reviewing and updating the ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard, which was last approved in 2014. This process is being initiated according to the American National Standards Institute's requirement that all standards be routinely revised, reaffirmed or withdrawn to ensure content remains relevant.

Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Publication Date:  August 03, 2017

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Webinar Covers National Stormwater Calculator

Wed, 2017-08-02 09:53
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EPA hosts event on storm water runoff Aug. 23

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared details for a webinar Aug. 23, 2017. The EPA Tools and Resources Webinar on the National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) will be 3 to 4 p.m. and is suitable for state environmental and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities, stakeholders and others interested in learning about reducing storm water runoff.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  August 02, 2017

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Walter Burke Joins Mott MacDonald’s Environment Practice

Tue, 2017-08-01 09:09
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New vice president for geotechnical services brings 40 years of experience

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Walter Burke joined the Environment Practice of Mott MacDonald as a vice president for Geotechnical Services. Burke is based at Mott MacDonald’s headquarters in Iselin, N.J.

Walter Burke’s expertise encompasses geotechnical/foundation engineering studies, shallow and deep foundation systems, slope stability, ground improvement measures, solid waste disposal facilities, landfill closure and environmental engineering.

Source:  Mott MacDonald Publication Date:  August 01, 2017

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$2.5 Million Protects South Dakota Water Quality

Tue, 2017-08-01 08:44
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EPA partners with state to protect & restore watersheds, streams, groundwater

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2,544,000 to the South Dakota Department of the Environment and Natural Resources to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 grant. These grants are given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to meet and maintain water quality standards. 

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  August 01, 2017

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Coyote Creek Feasibility Study Receives Army Corps Assistance

Mon, 2017-07-31 11:25
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This project is one of the first in the nation to receive assistance under the new federal law

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In an action that will be among the first in the nation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed to partner with Santa Clara Valley Water District to develop a feasibility study for reducing flood risks on Coyote Creek in Santa Clara County. This partnership is an important step toward securing funding from the U.S. government and state of California for a flood protection project for this creek.

Source:  Santa Clara Valley Water District Publication Date:  July 31, 2017

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EPA Selects 12 Projects to Apply for WIFIA loans

Fri, 2017-07-28 11:24
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Loans to help improve water quality for 20 million Americans in rural, urban communities

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited 12 projects in nine states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. These potential applicants were selected from a group of projects that represent large and small communities from across the U.S. that submitted letters of interest to EPA in April 2017.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  July 28, 2017

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Wetlands Ecolodge Raises Awareness of Environmental Issues

Thu, 2017-07-27 10:08
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The RIG incorporates volunteer tourism to draw attention to saving wetlands

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Architecturally, The RIG is an industrial superstructure perched on the edge of the marsh, incorporating a fully appointed ecolodge designed to withstand the onslaught of a major hurricane. It is part research outpost and part sustainable boutique hotel—elevated 25 ft above the water with views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Source:  The Restoration Initiative in the Gulf Foundation Publication Date:  July 27, 2017

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Chicago Area Reacts to Flooding

Wed, 2017-07-26 08:57
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Severe thunderstorms cause rivers to flood, roads to close

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The Chicago area experienced heavy rainfall and major flooding over nearly two weeks in July 2017. Rivers, land and infrastructure were inundated with water, triggering flood warnings across Chicagoland.

Publication Date:  July 26, 2017

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Registration Opens for SWS Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 2017-07-25 10:09
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Live event to take place Nov. 7 to 9 in Tinley Park, Ill.

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Registration opened for the new, live 2017 Storm Water Solutions (SWS) Conference & Exhibition. The event will take place Nov. 7 to 9, 2017, at the Tinley Park Convention Center outside Chicago.

The two-and-a-half-day live national networking and educaton event will feature more than 70 exhibits of storm water and erosion control products and services, as well as solutions-focused educational sessions. Attendees can participate in workshops, prize drawings and networking receptions.

Publication Date:  July 25, 2017

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EPA Funding Protects North Dakota Water Quality

Mon, 2017-07-24 12:21
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Nonpoint source pollution in the state includes urban, agricultural runoff

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $3,884,000 to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 cooperative agreement. This grant is given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to meet and maintain water quality standards. 

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  July 24, 2017

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Small Wetlands Linked to Algal Blooms in Great Lakes

Fri, 2017-07-21 11:16
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Small wetlands play larger role than large wetlands

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In a recent study, engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo found that small wetlands have a more significant role to play than larger ones in preventing excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizer from reaching waterbodies such as the Great Lakes

Source:  University of Waterloo Publication Date:  July 21, 2017

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Algal Blooms Threaten Drinking Water

Fri, 2017-07-21 10:39
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Lake Erie forecasted to experience bad algal blooms caused by runoff

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Early estimates by the National Centre for Research Quality showed algal blooms are expected to worsen in Lake Erie. Blooms are forecasted to be just below 2015, when the level was the highest in five years.

Source:  St. Thomas Times-Journal Publication Date:  July 21, 2017

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EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

Thu, 2017-07-20 12:24
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Rules include new protections for Native American cultural use, subsistence fishing

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules, developed by the State Water Resources Control Board, set mercury limits in fish tissue to protect human health and aquatic-dependent wildlife. New protections also have been added for tribal cultural use and subsistence fishing.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  July 20, 2017

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PPI Announces Industry Award Winners

Wed, 2017-07-19 09:56
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Winner recognized for service contributions & achievements

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The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) announced this year’s winners for its Members and Projects of the Year Awards Program. All entries submitted were reviewed, evaluated and voted upon by PPI members who hold leadership roles within PPI’s Divisions.

Winners were selected based on outstanding service contributions to the industry and exceptional achievements showcasing beneficial uses of plastics in pipe applications. In total, four projects and five individuals were honored.

Source:  Plastics Pipe Institute Publication Date:  July 19, 2017

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Housing Development Installs Permeable Paving

Tue, 2017-07-18 10:28
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Federation Housing Inc. uses Porous Pave XL for garden walkways, patio

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Federation Housing Inc. completed the Gil Rosenthal Garden of Peace at the Samuel A. Green House by installing 1,650 sq ft of Porous Pave XL permeable pavement for the garden’s walkways and circular patio. Located in Elkins Park, Penn., and managed by Federation Housing, the Samuel A. Green House is a low-income housing tax credit building for the elderly.

Source:  Federation Housing Inc. Publication Date:  July 18, 2017

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Housing Development Installs Permeable Paving

Tue, 2017-07-18 10:28
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Federation Housing Inc. uses Porous Pave XL for garden walkways, patio

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Federation Housing Inc. completed the Gil Rosenthal Garden of Peace at the Samuel A. Green House by installing 1,650 sq ft of Porous Pave XL permeable pavement for the garden’s walkways and circular patio. Located in Elkins Park, Penn., and managed by Federation Housing, the Samuel A. Green House is a low-income housing tax credit building for the elderly.

Source:  Federation Housing Inc. Publication Date:  July 18, 2017

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FS Solutions Celebrates 21-Year Anniversary

Tue, 2017-07-18 10:22
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Company now has 12 centers across the U.S.

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FS Solutions, a source for industrial cleaning contractors across the U.S., celebrated 21 years in business.

In 1996, Federal Signal Corp. opened its first retail outlet in Pasadena, Texas, to service the large concentration of Guzzler vacuum truck customers in the greater Houston area. Known as “the Guzzler Store,” the small location, staffed by a manager and a mechanic, featured two service bays, a parts room and an office.

Source:  FS Solutions Publication Date:  July 18, 2017

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