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The Des Plaines river flows gently on the left as a bike path curves out of frame to the right.
The repeal of the WOTUS Rule allows some users to discharge wastewater into rivers, streams and other waterways without a permit.
Sep 16 2019
On Sept. 12, the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Army announced the repeal of the 2015 Water of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The agencies announced Step 1…
Aug 21 2019
The Meskwaki Nation has become the first tribe in the Des Moines, Iowa, region to achieve U.S. EPA approval to develop water quality standards.…
Aug 20 2019
Dane County, Wis., residents are still feeling the effects of flooding in 2018.  According to WMTV, the impact on the county’s groundwater caused…
Aug 19 2019
In Richland, Wash., a new test project at the Hanford Nuclear site is contaminating groundwater with chromium in hopes to speed up an expected 50-…
Aug 15 2019
In Suffolk County, N.Y., a $4 billion plan will transition the county away from cesspools and septic systems so as to reduce nitrogen pollution in…
Aug 13 2019
The wine industry in Washington state must comply with new wastewater monitoring, discharge and management requirements.  The Department of Ecology…
Aug 5 2019
Nearly 50 years since the Clean Water ACT (CWA) passage in the early 1970s, many communities have not met CWA goals and continue to pollute. CWA…
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Mary Scott Nabers is president and CEO of Stratigic Partnerships.
Aug 5 2019
It seems that most people first began to realize there are serious water problems in the U.S. when news of Flint, Mich., broke. However, the country’…
Jul 25 2019
A pump company in Virginia Beach, Va., faces five years of probation and hefty fines after pleading guilty to Clean Water Act (CWA) violations.…
Jul 17 2019
A biodiesel firm in Stockton, Calif., violated the Clean Water Act discharging industrial wastewater into the city’s sewer system and must pay a fine…
Jul 10 2019
The U.S. EPA awarded $959,049 to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) to protect the environment and human health. According to an EPA…
The interior’s expenses reached nearly $10 million.
The interior’s expenses reached nearly $10 million.
Jul 9 2019
Location: Basel, Switzerland Size: 10,000 cu meters Infrastructure: pumps, ultrafiltration, membranes, oxidation reactors, ozone generators    In…
Jul 8 2019
Water is a natural carrier of disease-causing pathogens, including many that impact human health, such as E.coli and Giardia. Over the course of…
Jul 8 2019
The typical lift station bypass requires a primary and a backup sound-attenuated centrifugal or hydraulic pump. These units pump from the influent…
Reusing treated wastewater would aid in the battle against water scarcity.
Reusing treated wastewater would aid in the battle against water scarcity.
Jul 5 2019
Municipalities and industrial organizations alike face a number of challenges both old and new. Many challenges involve the use of water in varied…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Jul 3 2019
Like many months in the year, these past have been especially busy for the U.S. EPA. The issue of coal ash ponds have come up yet again, and EPA…
Jul 1 2019
In Iran, the Kermanshah Oil Refinery has started to lead environmentally by taking measures to reduce pollution. The oil refinery has become a…
Jun 27 2019
The Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago this week. The 1969 fire became a symbol of the U.S. environmental movement and led to the formation of…
Jun 26 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have found that wastewater treatment plants may accidentally be spreading hazardous chemicals.…
Jun 18 2019
In India, Mumbai State Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam announced construction of sewer lines on both sides of the Mithi river June 15.  According…
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