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Media Filtration System Receives Verifications

Wed, 2017-07-12 07:44
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PerkFilter certified to remove 80% TSS, treating 18 gpm

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The PerkFilter media filtration system for storm water treatment has been verified by the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT), a comprehensive, rigorous and recognized verification program. Additionally, the PerkFilter system has been certified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as an approved storm water treatment device based on the NJCAT verification.

Source:  Oldcastle Precast Publication Date:  July 12, 2017

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Construction Industry Sees Shortage of Skilled Workers

Tue, 2017-07-11 08:27
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Worker shortages cause construction spending to plateau rather than increase

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Construction spending in May was unchanged from April but increased from a year ago amid growing reports that contractors are struggling to find enough skilled workers to keep projects on schedule, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Source:  Associate General Contractors of America Publication Date:  July 11, 2017

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EPA Limits Storm Water Runoff in Puerto Rico

Mon, 2017-07-10 10:35
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Marina company settles Clean Water Act violations

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it reached an agreement with Marina PDR Operations LLC resolving its alleged failure to apply for and obtain coverage under the 2008 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit for its discharges of storm water runoff from the Marina Puerto Del Rey (Marina PDR) into the Caribbean Sea. The company agreed to pay a civil penalty of $77,500.

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

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Texas Hosts Water Quality Training July 11

Mon, 2017-07-10 10:24
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Event to focus on local watersheds but is applicable to regional waters

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board in cooperation with the Houston-Galveston Area Council announced that a Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to Bastrop Bayou and the San Bernard River watersheds will be held 1 to 5 p.m. July 11. The event will take place at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds EEA Building, 901 S. Downing Road, Angleton, Texas.

Source:  AgriLife Today Publication Date:  July 10, 2017

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Nominations Open for SWS Top Projects

Fri, 2017-07-07 08:12
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Project nominations must be submitted by Sept. 1

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Storm Water Solutions (SWS) opened nominations for the SWS 2017 Top Storm Water and Erosion Control Projects award program. The submissions deadline is Sept. 1, 2017.

Publication Date:  July 07, 2017

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EPA, U.S. Army Move to Rescind 2015 Waters of the U.S.

Thu, 2017-07-06 09:51
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The agencies would re-evaluate the definition of “waters of the United States”

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Army, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule and re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior to 2015 defining "waters of the United States" or WOTUS.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  July 06, 2017

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