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Western Excelsior Corp. Acquires North American Green

Fri, 2017-03-24 09:42
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Acquisition effective March 31, 2017

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Western Excelsior Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire North American Green, effective March 31, 2017. Western Excelsior and North American Green will continue to conduct business as independent entities. However, by combining certain resources, both companies will have the opportunity to make process and product improvements, as well as broaden their sales reach.

Source:  Western Excelsior Corp. Publication Date:  March 24, 2017

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Trump Administration Requests $11.6 Billion for DOI Budget

Thu, 2017-03-23 09:33
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Budget supports land management operations, eliminates duplicative programs

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced President Donald J. Trump’s $11.6 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint request for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). According to DOI, taxypayers will save $1.5 billion.

Source:  U.S. Department of the Interior Publication Date:  March 23, 2017

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World Water Day 2017 Emphasizes Wastewater Reuse

Wed, 2017-03-22 10:14
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Annual initiative supports sustainability, recognizes treatment professionals

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March 22, 2017, marked World Water Day 2017, a global initiative that encourages action in tackling the water crisis, reinforces sustainable water practices and recognizes water treatment professionals. This year’s theme is wastewater; specifically, it emphasizes the treatment and reuse of wastewater.

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  March 22, 2017

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Join the SWS Virtual Expo Today

Wed, 2017-03-22 09:41
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One-day online storm water and erosion control event open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

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The 2017 Storm Water Solutions (SWS) Virtual Expo Spring Edition opened March 22. Attendees can log in to the event anytime 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. 

The SWS Virtual Expo is a one-day online experience that allows industry professionals to network and learn from industry leaders from the comfort or their homes or offices. Attendees can attend two keynote webinars, earn PDH credits and chat directly with industry leaders in the virtual exposition halls.

Publication Date:  March 22, 2017

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University Alliance Launches Infrastructure Network for Water

Tue, 2017-03-21 11:59
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URC institutions establish pilot project to advance water system improvements across the U.S.

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Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC)—an alliance of Michigan State University (MSU), the University of Michigan (U-M) and Wayne State University (WSU)—announced the launch of a collaborative pilot program: the Infrastructure Network for Water (IN-Water).

Source:  University Research Corridor Publication Date:  March 21, 2017

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Water Sector Unites for Water Week 2017

Tue, 2017-03-21 11:29
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Water organizations gather in Washington to inform policymakers on U.S. water issues

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Water organizations representing water issues, water research fields, utilities and consumers from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C., for Water Week. The 2017 initiative is held March 19 to 25.

Hundreds of water, wastewater, and storm water professionals, thought leaders, stakeholders, and grassroots supporters will advocate with one voice for national policies that advance clean, safe, affordable and sustainable water for all Americans.

Source:  Water Environment Federation Publication Date:  March 21, 2017

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AWWA Presents Infrastructure Recommendations to Congress

Mon, 2017-03-20 08:44
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Former president John Donahue testifies before U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment

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American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) former president John Donahue of Machesney Park, Ill., encouraged members of U.S. Congress to make renewing water infrastructure a top priority in the U.S. Testifying before the U.S.

Source:  American Water Works Assn. Publication Date:  March 20, 2017

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NRDC, Partners Support Clean Water Rule

Fri, 2017-03-17 09:07
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Brief details opposition to Trump administration’s move

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the National Wildlife Federation asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a Trump administration effort to indefinitely delay the implementation of the Clean Water Rule while it moves to kill the rule. The groups were joined in this effort by the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and One Hundred Miles, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

Source:  Natural Resources Defense Council Publication Date:  March 17, 2017

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Association to Preserve Cape Cod Selects Permeable Pavement

Thu, 2017-03-16 11:05
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Porous Pave XL selected for storm water management, ADA accessibility

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The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) selected Porous Pave XL as the permeable paving material for the handicap parking pad and accessible walkway at their new facility in Dennis, Mass.

Source:  Porous Pave Inc. Publication Date:  March 16, 2017

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Program Uses Recycled Rainwater for Wine Production

Wed, 2017-03-15 09:20
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California seeks alternative water sources in light of drought, rain

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As California's agriculture industry continues to plan for months of extreme rain followed by months of drought, the University of California Davis (UC Davis) and 

Source:  GE Water & Process Technologies Publication Date:  March 15, 2017

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Pine Hall Brick Co. Rebrands

Wed, 2017-03-15 08:36
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New website, logo, tagline emphasize company philosophy

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Pine Hall Brick Co. introduced a new logo and website. The company rebranded with the tagline, “Build your dreams.”

The new website is mobile-friendly and content-driven. Visitors can learn about brick construction, review products and find retail locations. The website also shows completed residential and commercial projects, as well as galleries that emphasize design, including color, texture and style.  

Source:  Pine Hall Brick Co. Publication Date:  March 15, 2017

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Polston Applied Technologies Rebrands as U.S. Submergent Technologies

Tue, 2017-03-14 10:09
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Company offers submergent cleaning for waste removal from wet infrastructure

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Polston Applied Technologies renamed the company to U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST). The name change comes as part of an ongoing initiative by USST to redefine how the capacity of wet infrastructure is restored and to better communicate the company’s capability to provide waste removal from wet infrastructure (tanks and large-diameter pipes) without the need for bypass pumping.

Source:  U.S. Submergent Technologies Publication Date:  March 14, 2017

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ASCE 2017 Report Rates U.S. Water, Wastewater Infrastructure Low

Mon, 2017-03-13 11:30
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D, D+ grades suggest urgent calls for repair or replacement

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The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gave the country’s water and wastewater systems grades of D and D+, respectively. The findings released by ASCE affirm the need to repair or replace aging water infrastructure to ensure resiliency for health, safety and robust local economies.

Source:  Michael Deane, National Association of Water Companies Publication Date:  March 13, 2017

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EPA Awards $3.3 Million in Wetlands Grants

Fri, 2017-03-10 11:57
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Grants to accelerate restoration and protection of wetlands across New England

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $3.3 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, tribes, and nonprofit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, tribal and local wetlands programs. While monies for these projects came from 2015 and 2016 allotments, EPA will soon release a request for projects to be funded with 2017 and 2018 funding.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  March 10, 2017

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Gutter Guards Receive UL Certification

Thu, 2017-03-09 11:23
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Covers can be used for potable rainwater harvesting systems

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Gutterglove Inc. announced that its manufactured gutter guards received certification through Underwriting Laboratories (UL) for National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) P151 and NSF 372. This approval will allow its gutter covers to be the first to be used in potable rainwater harvesting systems.

Source:  Gutterglove Inc. Publication Date:  March 09, 2017

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AWWA Releases Second Book in ‘Communicating Water’s Value’ Series

Wed, 2017-03-08 08:39
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Book focuses on importance of engaging public in water infrastructure

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The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the release of the second book in the “Communicating Water’s Value” series by Melanie K. Goetz. The new book focuses on the importance of engaging the public when communicating about the value of storm water, wastewater and watersheds.

Read more: AWWA releases second book in popular Communicating Water’s Value series Source:  American Water Works Assn. Publication Date:  March 08, 2017

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Santa Clara Valley Water District Responds to Flooding

Tue, 2017-03-07 09:16
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Board of Directors repurposes $45,000 in current contract with San Jose Conservation Corps

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The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors approved reallocating funds in an existing contract with the San Jose Conservation Corps and redirecting the contract services to support the City of San José in response to public health and safety efforts in the areas impacted by the Coyote Creek flooding. 

Read more: Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors approves repurposing up to $450,000 in current contract with San Jose Conservation Corp for flood response efforts Source:  Santa Clara Valley Water District Publication Date:  March 07, 2017

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National Rural Water Assn. Selected as an Environmental Finance Center

Tue, 2017-03-07 09:09
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National Rural Water Assn. to support technical assistance and training for EPA Region 8

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the National Rural Water Assn. as the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) to support technical assistance and training for municipalities within the jurisdiction of EPA Region 8, which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

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

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SWS Conference & Exhibition Issues Call for Abstracts

Mon, 2017-03-06 10:03
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Event to be held Nov. 7 to 9, 2017, near Chicago

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Storm Water Solutions (SWS) has announced the call for abstracts for the first annual live SWS Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held Nov. 7 to 9, 2017, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, Ill. Abstract submissions are due May 10, 2017.

Source:  Storm Water Solutions Publication Date:  March 06, 2017

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East Chicago, Ind., Seeks Emergency Response to Lead Contamination

Fri, 2017-03-03 10:12
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Groups petition EPA for federal resources

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In response to the drinking water crisis in East Chicago, Ind., a coalition of local citizens, environmental law clinics, and state and national groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action to secure safe, clean water for the city’s residents.

Source:  Natural Resources Defense Council Publication Date:  March 03, 2017

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