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Interactive Webpage Makes Chicago Waterway Data Accessible

Mon, 2017-06-26 10:43
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MWRD introduces mapping tool to educate the public on Cook County waterways

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) introduced a new mapping tool to help the public understand the health of the Chicago area waterways through data that MWRD collects to monitor the waterways' ecosystems and the rising fish populations. The application covers water quality, fish monitoring, and continuous dissolved oxygen data, and pinpoints these data to a map of sampling stations in Chicago area waterways.

Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Publication Date:  June 26, 2017

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NGWA Announces Keynote Presenters for Groundwater Solutions Conference

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:29
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Maureen Sullivan, James E. Woolford to present Aug. 8 & 9

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The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) announced that Maureen Sullivan of the U.S.

Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Publication Date:  June 23, 2017

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Water District Extends Flood Protection Project for Coyote Creek

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:12
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Board directs staff to advance, expedite project with local funding

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The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors took action to speed up a flood protection project along Coyote Creek that would reduce flood risks for vulnerable areas along Coyote Creek, including the Rock Springs Neighborhood. Modifications will allow the water district to use local funding to work actively on reducing flood risks along one of Santa Clara County’s largest creeks.

Source:  Santa Clara Valley Water District Publication Date:  June 22, 2017

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DHG Inc. Promotes From Within

Wed, 2017-06-21 08:25
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Greg Lee, Matt Hoffman accept new responsibilities within company

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DHG Inc., the owner of the FINN, Express Blower, and FiNN All Seasons brands, announced personnel changes. DHG is bringing more internal focus to the marketing and promotion activities, as well as to brand and product management.

Source:  DHG Inc. Publication Date:  June 21, 2017

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EPA Proposes Cleanup of Hazardous Waste Site in Kearny, N.J.

Tue, 2017-06-20 12:27
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Public invited to meeting June 29 on proposed cleanup plan

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a cleanup plan to address contaminated soil and sediment at the Diamond Head Oil Refinery Superfund site located in Kearny, N.J. The EPA plan also amends a 2009 cleanup plan to make the cleanup of the site more effective. Soil and sediment at the site are contaminated with PCBs, dioxin and volatile organic compounds resulting from decades of operation by a defunct oil recycling facility at the site.

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

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MWRD Seeks Government Partners for Green Infrastructure Projects

Mon, 2017-06-19 11:52
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Project will help manage storm water in Cook County, Ill.

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) announced it is seeking government partners to help construct green infrastructure projects throughout Cook County. The project will help fund local projects that utilize green infrastructure (GI) to better manage storm water. Applications will be accepted until July 14.

Source:  The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Publication Date:  June 19, 2017

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Florida City Mitigates Flooding With IoT

Fri, 2017-06-16 10:47
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City of Lakeland monitors lake water levels with Sensus technology

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The city of Lakeland, Fla., adopted Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology from Sensus, a Xylem brand, to monitor lake water levels and prevent flooding.

“Maintaining balanced water levels is critical to avoid flooding in residential areas and conserve enough water for the dry season,” said Laurie Smith, manager of the City of Lakeland’s Lakes and Stormwater Division. “Our technician has to drive back and forth between 11 lakes and make sure the levels don’t get too high.”

Source:  Sensus, a Xylem brand Publication Date:  June 16, 2017

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Vortex Infrastructure, Stag Technologies Partner

Thu, 2017-06-15 11:26
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Partnership expands water, wastewater infrastructure renewal services

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Vortex Infrastructure, a provider of civil infrastructure trenchless solutions, announced a strategic alliance with Stag Technologies, a manufacturer of epoxies, urethanes, and other 100% solid specialty coatings for the municipal and industrial marketplace. This agreement brings together two companies involved in improving the quality of service, delivery, and products to the water and wastewater industry.

Source:  Vortex Infrastructure Publication Date:  June 15, 2017

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Green Infrastructure Guide Maximizes Park Space

Wed, 2017-06-14 08:06
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EPA releases guide with recommendations, case studies

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) produced a guide to encourage partnerships between park agencies and storm water agencies to promote the use of green infrastructure on park lands. Green infrastructure can help maximize the environmental, economic and social benefits of parks.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  June 14, 2017

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SoCo Group Inc. Resolves Tanker Truck Oil Spill

Tue, 2017-06-13 08:39
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Truck spilled approximately 3,715 gal of diesel fuel

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with the SoCo Group Inc. to resolve federal claims stemming from its 2016 oil spill in San Diego. SoCo, a petroleum marketing and distribution company based in Carlsbad, Calif., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of nearly $59,400.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  June 13, 2017

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NGWA Selects New CEO

Mon, 2017-06-12 08:07
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Terry Morse was selected from a field of 53 applicants

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Terry Morse was selected as the incoming CEO of the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA). He is the successor to Kevin McCray, CAE, who, after 22 years as CEO and 35 years in the groundwater industry, is retiring Dec. 31, 2017.

“Terry brings experience and skills necessary as NGWA moves forward in dealing with the ever-changing business climates of our membership, as well as the Association itself,” said David Henrich, CWD/PI, CVCLD, the incoming board president and a member of the search task group.

Source:  National Ground Water Assn. Publication Date:  June 12, 2017

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Organizations Across U.S. Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure

Fri, 2017-06-09 09:32
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WIFIA receives ‘letters of interest’ from 19 states for funding

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received “letters of interest” from prospective borrowers in communities across 19 states. Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with EPA to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. 

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  June 09, 2017

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EPA Issues $56.8 Million for U.S. Brownfield Site Revitalization

Thu, 2017-06-08 10:45
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Funding benefits 172 communities across the nation

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected 172 communities across the country to receive funding for brownfield site revitalization efforts. A total of approximately $56.8 million will fund selected recipients for brownfield site assessments and clean up. These initial steps towards redeveloping vacant and unused properties help transform the sites to productive reuse, benefiting the community and the local economy.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  June 08, 2017

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Apple Introduces Augmented Reality Tool

Wed, 2017-06-07 14:37
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SWS uses similar augmented reality tool to bring print magazine to life

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With iOS 11, Apple announced a new augmented-reality tool: ARKit. Available for iPhone and iPad users, the tool blends digital objects with the natural environment, causing them to interact in unique ways. In other words, apps can now interact with the "real world.”

Publication Date:  June 07, 2017

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Report Calls for Water Data Network

Wed, 2017-06-07 08:49
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Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data draws expertise of water industry

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The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, and Redstone Strategy Group LLC announced the release of “Internet of Water: Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability,” a report from the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data.

Source:  Aspen Institute Publication Date:  June 07, 2017

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Smart Urban Infrastructure Program Recognized for Entrepreneurship

Tue, 2017-06-06 08:41
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UI LABS accepts award for City Digital

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UI LABS announced that its smart urban infrastructure program, City Digital, has been named a winner of the Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge, which aims to advance diverse entrepreneurship and accelerate startups.

Source:  UI LABS Publication Date:  June 06, 2017

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EPA Protects Arkansas Water Quality

Mon, 2017-06-05 10:42
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Funding prevents, reduces water pollution

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a water quality grant to assist the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) in administering the state's water quality and groundwater programs.

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

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South Carolina Regulates Groundwater Use

Fri, 2017-06-02 13:20
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Groundwater levels in the state have declined over time

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South Carolina state environmental officials proposed to regulate large withdrawals of groundwater from mega-farms, industries and others for the first time in a seven-county area, including Aiken and Lexington.

In a notice to media outlets, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released a report saying it plans to require permits for anyone wanting to withdraw more than 3 million gal of groundwater per month.

Source:  The State Publication Date:  June 02, 2017

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Funding Reduces Water Pollution in South Carolina

Thu, 2017-06-01 11:09
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More than $1.15 million will protect water sources

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $1,156,250 to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to help protect human health and the environment. The amount is part of a performance partnership grant, which is given to states and other local governments that have authority to implement environmental programs.

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

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Senators Introduce Water Infrastructure Bill

Wed, 2017-05-31 07:58
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Legislation expands availability of resources for water infrastructure projects, authorizes WaterSense program

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Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the “Clean, Safe, Reliable Water Infrastructure Act” (S. 1137) to bring affordable assistance to America’s water infrastructure systems.

Source:  Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Publication Date:  May 31, 2017

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