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Jan 9 2018
In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues efforts to address drinking water and wastewater…
Jan 5 2018
Late on Jan. 3, 2018, the Blue River Wastewater Treatment plant in Kansas City, Mo., suffered a gas explosion, causing significant damage. The source…
Oct 23 2017
Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan Oct. 23, causing flooding and landslides. At least two people were reported killed, and many were injured. Early…
Oct 17 2017
The city of Modesto, Calif., agreed to pay a $165,000 fine for releasing wastewater into the San Joaquin River. In March 2017, the city released…
Sep 21 2017
Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean Sept. 20 and 21, devastating Puerto Rico and hitting the Dominican Republic shortly after. A Category 3 hurricane…
Sep 11 2017
Hurricane Irma hit Florida Sept. 10. A Category 4 storm, it left its mark on the Florida Keys, then downgraded to a Category 3 and hit Marco Island,…
Sep 8 2017
Houston and south Texas have started to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Notably, residents are cleaning up—or out—their homes, property…
Sep 7 2017
Houston and south Texas have started to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Notably, residents are cleaning up—or out—their homes, property…
Sep 6 2017
Areas in Texas and Louisiana hit by Hurricane Harvey have began to recover from the storm, receiving aid in many forms.    The U.S. House of…
Sep 6 2017
Hurricane Irma was named the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. With 185-mph winds…
Sep 1 2017
As floodwaters begin to recede in Houston, the extent of damage is becoming more clear. The death toll from the storm is up to 39 people, and more…
Texas Army National Guard members wade through rising Houston floodwaters.
More than 12,000 members of the Texas National Guard have been called out to support local authorities in response to Hurricane Harvey and the resulting tropical storm.
Aug 30 2017
Rescue efforts continued as Tropical Storm Harvey battered southeast Texas and southwest Lousiana. Health officials are warning residents of the…
Texas National Guard soldiers aid Houston residents after Hurricane Harvey.
A Texas National Guard soldier carries a woman through a flooded residential area in Texas.
Aug 28 2017
Spring Creek, located north of Houston, is projected to exceed its highest recorded flood level this week after a relentless onslaught of rain from…
Aug 15 2017
The USAID Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), led by Winrock Intl., launched www.swpwater.org to enable greater access to information and resources…
Apr 27 2017
Envirosight announced it is offering free confined space safety posters for sewer inspection crews. The poster provides information on safety…
Apr 4 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Route to Resilience (RtoR) tool that will help small- and medium-sized drinking water and…
Dec 5 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a plan that serves as a national call to action, urging all levels of government, utilities,…
Aug 3 2016
American Water announced that its Contract Services Group is celebrating 20 years without a recordable, lost-time accident at its Litchfield, Ill.,…
Oct 4 2015
CyberLock Inc. provides a comprehensive access control solution for electric and water utilities, helping them meet industry standards for security.…
Apr 29 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) has awarded Tintometer Inc., a…
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