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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…
U.S. EPA leaders and WateReuse association leaders pose for a photo after EPA released its National Water Reuse Action Plan during the WateReuse Symposium in San Diego Sept. 10.
Top Row: Paul Jones, President, WateReuse Association; Aubrey Bettencourt, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science; Timothy Petty, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior; Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior; Patricia Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse Association. Bottom Row: Ryan Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Army Corps of Engineers; Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Mary Neumayr, Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
Sep 12 2019
The U.S. EPA released a draft of its National Water Reuse Action Plan for public comment during the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Diego,…
Septic Check transported ATU system materials to the remote community of Farm Island, Minn., across a frozen lake.
Septic Check transported ATU system materials to the remote community of Farm Island, Minn., across a frozen lake.
Aug 26 2019
Aerobic treatment units (ATUs) offer a suitable environment for microorganisms to treat wastewater. These pre-engineered advanced wastewater…
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
The discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) decades ago ushered in an entirely new and diverse family of chemicals. The strong…
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…
Aug 5 2019
Aging infrastructure is not only a problem with roads and bridges; it also affects water and wastewater treatment plants. Many of these plants are at…
Jul 30 2019
A new $9 million manufacturing facility has been built on a former Brownfields site at the Three Spring Business Park in Weirton, W.V.  According to…
Jul 29 2019
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are on the minds of U.S. House of Representative lawmakers as they return to their districts during August…
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 12 2019
UPDATED 2:00 P.M. CENTRAL: The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of National Defense Authorization Act with language that addresses…
South Walton Utility Co. Inc. installed advanced metering infrastructure as a means to better understand its infrastructure and to monitor its backflow preventers to reduce replacement frequency.
South Walton Utility Co. Inc. installed advanced metering infrastructure as a means to better understand its infrastructure and to monitor its backflow preventers to reduce replacement frequency.
Jul 9 2019
Miramar Beach, Fla., is a community located on the Gulf of Mexico known as the Emerald Coast. Situated in the southern part of Walton County and east…
Jul 8 2019
New disinfectants come to market because of their potential to reduce health or ecological impacts compared to traditional methods, or they may…
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…
Jul 5 2019
Today’s manufacturers should be aware of the problems and penalties associated with discharging industrial wastewaters into sewage treatment systems…
Jun 27 2019
The Senate will vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). According to E&E News, the amendment includes a compromise…
Jun 26 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have found that wastewater treatment plants may accidentally be spreading hazardous chemicals.…
Jun 25 2019
New research from the University of Arizona claims groundwater pumping contributed 50% to stream flow declines in some U.S. rivers in the last…
Jun 17 2019
The 3M Plant in Decatur, Ala. admitted to illegal chemical release in Tennessee River. According to WHNT, the company admitted fault in an April…
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