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In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites
In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels were found elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites.
Feb 13 2019
In Flint, Mich., recent testing at the former Buick City site shows elevated levels of PFOA or PFOS are not only in the storm sewer but also in the…
A sewer in Sonoma Valley, Calif., has been periodically leaking wastewater during heavy winter storms
A sewer in Sonoma Valley, Calif., has been periodically leaking wastewater during heavy winter storms.
Feb 7 2019
In Sonoma Valley, Calif., work on the next phase of replacing an old and failing sewer main is set to begin this summer. The sewer had been…
Jan 30 2019
During the each winter, Austin Water does wastewater averaging. Wastewater averaging provides a measure that is reflective of the amount of water…
Non-stop rains have overcome the sanitation system in Atlanta, Ga., exposing sewer system
Non-stop rains have overcome the sanitation system in Atlanta, Ga., exposing sewer system.
Jan 17 2019
Last month in Atlanta, Ga., non-stop rains had overcome the sanitation system along Mount Olive Drive and the backup began to seep into homes in the…
The Arizona Clean Water State Revolving Fund has given the the Town of Marana $1.5 million to design and construct a new lift station.
The Arizona Clean Water State Revolving Fund has given the the Town of Marana $1.5 million to design and construct a new lift station.
Jan 10 2019
The Town of Marana, Ariz., received about $1.5 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to design and construct a new lift station and force…
Jan 9 2019
The Humber River has long played a starring role in the rousing story of Ontario’s capital, Toronto. Bordering one of the world’s great cosmopolitan…
A proposed diversion point would allow a Sanitation District in Colorado to capture and reuse water
A proposed diversion point would allow a Sanitation District in Colorado to capture and reuse water.
Jan 3 2019
In Colorado, the Snowmass Water and Sanitation District is seeking a new water right to divert as much as 500 acre-ft of water a year from the…
In Milford, Mass., sewage started spewing into downtown businesses from a grease blockage
In Milford, Mass., sewage started spewing into downtown businesses from a grease blockage.
Dec 26 2018
For a week in November of 2018, sewage oozed into the basement spa at Bellagente Salon in Milford, Mass. “It was a nightmare,” said owner Sasha Meyer…
The California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act’s intent is to ensure all beneficial uses supported by the groundwater basin be protected from over pumping
The California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act’s intent is to ensure all beneficial uses supported by the groundwater basin be protected from over pumping.
Nov 26 2018
About four years ago, the Santa Barbara Channelkeepers filed suit against the city of Ventura, Calif. According to the Ventura County Star, the suit…
 A sewer overflow in Alabama is a result of a grease blockage caused by a third party
A sewer overflow in Alabama is a result of a grease blockage caused by a third party.
Nov 22 2018
In Mobile, Ala., the Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a sanitary sewer overflow on Nov. 20 near 720 Schillinger Road South,…
A California pipeline currently provides water for agricultural use and is used for water treated from the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts’ wastewater treatment plant
A California pipeline currently provides water for agricultural use and is used for water treated from the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts’ wastewater treatment plant.
Nov 19 2018
In California, there is a proposal to extend a pipeline for carrying recycled water for two miles. According to The Antelope Valley Press, the…
LAN to design utility improvement
LAN to design utility improvement
Nov 9 2018
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
Warren, Ohio, has filed a lawsuit alleging Trumbull County owes up to $3 million in unpaid sewer bills
Warren, Ohio, has filed a lawsuit alleging Trumbull County owes up to $3 million in unpaid sewer bills
Nov 5 2018
The city of Warren, Ohio, has filed a lawsuit in Trumbull County Common Pleas court alleging the county owes up to $3 million in unpaid sewer bills,…
Nov 2 2018
In the early morning of April 15, 2018, a strong line of storms dropped 2 to 3 in. of rain on the the Washington, D.C., area. Just a few hours later…
Nov 2 2018
Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) provides high-quality water and sewer service to more than 170,000 residents in Cherokee County…
Connecticut roads and wastewater are in poor condition
Connecticut roads and wastewater are in poor condition.
Nov 1 2018
The 2018 Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure was released by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) Section of the American…
The ISO 3500 is an international standard developed by 32 economies
The ISO 3500 is an international standard developed by 32 economies.
Oct 31 2018
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has been selected to serve as the ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer (ASD…
The Navajo Water Project was one of the 2018 recipients of the U.S. Water Prize
The Navajo Water Project was one of the 2018 recipients of the U.S. Water Prize.
Oct 23 2018
In Thoreau, N.M., the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWSH) Foundation’s 2018 Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) began on Oct. 22.…
Jul 13 2018
The water utility company American Water has announced that it, along with its employees, has raised more than $2 million over the last ten years for…
Nov 21 2017
World Toilet Day, observed Nov. 19, called much needed attention to global sanitation problems. Pioneered by the United Nations (UN), the day invited…
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