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Hurricane Harvey Hits Houston

Mon, 2017-08-28 09:31
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Flood stage levels expected to exceed record highs


Updated Aug. 30, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey made second landfall early Wednesday morning in Louisiana, marking six days of rainfall that has inundated parts of Houston by 50 in. 

Publication Date:  August 28, 2017

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Untreated Wastewater Spills Into Tributary

Fri, 2017-08-25 09:41
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Crews perform testing on tributary into Whiskey Creek in North Carolina

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Crews with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) responded to a sanitary sewer spill that sent 1,800 gal of untreated wastewater into a tributary to Whiskey Creek in North Carolina. The Whiskey Creek force main failed.

Source:  WWAY3 Publication Date:  August 25, 2017

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Redmond, Wash., Reduces Flooding

Thu, 2017-08-24 11:09
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Flood Reduction Grant funding helps manage storm water, flooding


The King County Flood Control District (FCD) Board of Supervisors gave its unanimous approval for funding to reduce flooding on property in Redmond, Wash.

“I am pleased the Flood Control District will support Redmond’s project at Overlake Station Village,” said Flood Control District Supervisor Claudia Balducci. “In this rapidly developing area, the grant will help the city better manage storm water and control urban flooding, which are part of the Flood District’s mission.”

Source:  Redmond Reporter Publication Date:  August 24, 2017

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Kansas City Residents Blame QuikTrip for Flooding

Wed, 2017-08-23 07:33
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Changes to QuikTrip property allegedly impact flow of floodwaters


Kansas City, Mo., residents blamed the local QuikTrip establishment for a rise in flooding in the area, particularly near Indian Creek. Though the area has experienced heavy rainfall, residents allege that because the QuikTrip raised its property, it increased flooding in the area. Many residents have lost their homes, cars and belongings.

Source:  FOX4KC Publication Date:  August 23, 2017

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Sterling Prioritizes Storm Water Projects

Tue, 2017-08-22 13:50
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Increase on sales tax for infrastructure projects makes improvements possible

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The city of Sterling, Wis., announced it is prioritizing storm water sewer projects. It plans to accomplish eight of 10 storm water sewer projects on its high-priority list in 2018 to alleviate flooding problems in several areas of the city.

Source: Publication Date:  August 22, 2017

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Ohio Stormwater Conference Issues Call for Abstracts

Mon, 2017-08-21 12:22
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2018 event features various storm water and watershed management topics


The 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference issued a call for abstracts. The 11th annual event will be held May 9 to 11, 2018, at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Source:  Ohio Stormwater Conference Publication Date:  August 21, 2017

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Utah Receives Nonpoint Source Grant Funding

Fri, 2017-08-18 12:05
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EPA funding tackles nutrient pollution


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $1,004,260 to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) 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 improve and protect water quality.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  August 18, 2017

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State, Local Officials Undergo Lidar Data Training

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:09
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Woolpert provides training session in Tennessee


Woolpert conducted its third lidar data training session in the state of Tennessee, hosted by the GIS lab at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge, Tenn., campus. The two-day, hands-on software training is part of a series performed in coordination with the Tennessee Geographic Information Council (TNGIC) and GeoCue Group. These training sessions are designed to help government agencies and state and local officials most effectively leverage high-resolution lidar elevation data to benefit their constituents.

Source:  Woolpert Publication Date:  August 17, 2017

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Grants Available from Safe, Clean Water Program

Wed, 2017-08-16 12:11
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More than $950,000 is available for fiscal year 2017-2018


As part of the voter-approved Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program, the Santa Clara Valley Water District has opene

Source:  Santa Clara Valley Water District Publication Date:  August 16, 2017

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Norfolk, Va., Enhances Flood Protection

Tue, 2017-08-15 11:04
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Arcadis signs $11.6 million contract with city to design storm water infrastructure

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Image courtesy of Arcadis. 

Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has been awarded an approximate $11.6 million contract by the City of Norfolk, Va., to design storm water infrastructure enhancements to protect Ohio Creek communities against future flooding and continued sea level rise.

Source:  Arcadis Publication Date:  August 15, 2017

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Virginia City Signs Storm Water, Wastewater Contract

Tue, 2017-08-15 10:33
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Woolpert to provide stormwater, wastewater engineering services for three years


Source:  Woolpert Publication Date:  August 15, 2017

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Sustainable Water Partnership Launches Web Resource

Mon, 2017-08-14 09:40
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Online resource fosters global collaboration on water security


The USAID Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), led by Winrock Intl., launched to enable greater access to information and resources about global water security. Through the aggregation of water security news and innovations, and the publication of original resources and toolkits, will foster public-private collaboration across the globe and within the U.S.

Source:  Winrock Intl. Publication Date:  August 14, 2017

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$2.9 Million Aids Kansas in Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention

Fri, 2017-08-11 08:51
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EPA funding supports activities to eliminate, prevent Kansas water quality issues

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 awarded approximately $2.9 million to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to address nonpoint source pollution.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  August 11, 2017

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PPI Announces Transitions for Board

Thu, 2017-08-10 11:17
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New board members elected to board of directors

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David Fink and Tony Radoszewski

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), a North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, installed members in new roles on its board of directors. These individuals took office immediately following the group’s annual meeting at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Garden, Fla., at which the changes to the executive committee were confirmed.

Source:  Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. Publication Date:  August 10, 2017

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Envirosight Acquires MyTana Mfg.

Wed, 2017-08-09 11:55
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MyTana manufactures, distributes cleaning, maintenance & inspection tools

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Envirosight, a provider of sewer inspection and rehab technology, completed the acquisition of MyTana Mfg. in an all-cash deal July 31. MyTana, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., is a manufacturer and distributor of cleaning, maintenance, and inspection tools for the plumber and drain cleaning markets.

Source:  Envirosight Publication Date:  August 09, 2017

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Testing Removes Herbicide From Drinking Water

Tue, 2017-08-08 09:58
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Glyphosate is found in up to 70% of U.S. drinking water


OriginClear Inc., a provider of water treatment solutions, announced that recent testing in the La Kretz Advanced Prototyping Center demonstrated the ability to virtually eliminate the herbicide glyphosate from drinking water by up to 99.3%. A summary report of the test is available.

Source:  PRNewswire Publication Date:  August 08, 2017

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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


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


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


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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