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Jun 3 2019
Superior Smoke Generators offer a cost-effective method to find sources of surface inflow causing wet weather sanitary sewer overflows. These…
May 1 2019
When the West Side sewage pump station in Onondaga County, N.Y., prepared to undergo its first major expansion and upgrade in more than 30 years, the…
The Regional Water Resource Agency in Kentucky is on track to meet U.S. EPA guidelines
The Regional Water Resource Agency in Kentucky is on track to meet U.S. EPA guidelines.
Apr 17 2019
In Kentucky, the Regional Water Resource Agency (RWRA) is ahead of schedule in its 10 year combined sewer overflow long term control plan, according…
Apr 2 2019
Engineers have used deep tunnel storage facilities and associated dewatering pump stations for addressing combined sewer (CSO) and sanitary sewer…
A sewer line backup in Glen Falls, N.Y. has left a house with 2 to 3 in. of raw sewage in the basement
A sewer line backup in Glen Falls, N.Y. has left a house with 2 to 3 in. of raw sewage in the basement.
Mar 19 2019
A sewer line has caused about $25,000 in damage to a house on Main Street in Glens Falls, N.Y. According to The Post Star, the line backed up into…
Mar 6 2019
On a frigid December afternoon, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD) Thornton Composite Reservoir in Thornton, Ill…
Mar 6 2019
When “Doonesbury” satirized U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s views on climate change with the factoid of a “million-plus septic tanks at risk of failing,” few…
Mar 6 2019
Hurricanes are scary occurrences, but not surprising ones in the Carolinas. Statistically, it is expected that one hurricane will hit the Carolina…
A new bill could help promote aware of sewage pollution in public waters
A new bill could help promote aware of sewage pollution in public waters.
Mar 6 2019
In Massachusetts, about 200 active outfall pipes located in 18 cities discharge billions of gallons of sewage annually. According to WBUR, scientists…
In Waterloo, Iowa, the city is trying to find a leak in its sanitary sewer lines that is causing fish to show up at the wastewater treatment plant
In Waterloo, Iowa, the city is trying to find a leak in its sanitary sewer lines that is causing fish to show up at the wastewater treatment plant.
Mar 4 2019
In Waterloo, Iowa, the city has hired consultants to help find a leak in its sanitary sewer lines. Waste Management Services Director Steve…
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…
With the recent cold weather expected to start warming up, snowmelt and rain can lead to flooding in the Chicago area
With the recent cold weather expected to start warming up, snowmelt and rain may lead to flooding in the Chicago area.
Feb 1 2019
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is preparing for flow by lowering water levels in the Chicago Area Waterway…
 New York City releases untreated water sewage and stormwater runoff every year into its waterways
New York City releases untreated water sewage and stormwater runoff every year into its waterways.
Jan 29 2019
Every year, New York City release 100 billion liters of untreated water sewage and stormwater runoff into its waterways. According to City Limits,…
Pipeline Completed By Scottish Water Horizons
Pipeline completed by Scottish Water Horizons.
Jan 18 2019
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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…
At least 67 coal ash dumps in 22 states are leaking harmful chemicals into groundwater
At least 67 coal ash dumps in 22 states are leaking harmful chemicals into groundwater.
Dec 25 2018
On Dec. 22, 2008, the earthen wall of a coal ash impoundment in Kingston, Tenn., ruptured. The disaster sent 1.1 billion gal of coal ash slurry…
A sewer pipe in Louisville, Ky., is now repaired after corrosive sewer gases were found eating away the pipe’s concrete lining
A sewer pipe in Louisville, Ky., is now repaired after corrosive sewer gases were found eating away the pipe’s concrete lining.
Dec 19 2018
Repairs on a sewer pipe in Louisville, Ky., are now complete eight months after corrosive sewer gases were found eating away the pipe’s concrete…
 A natural gas well on the Canyons of Ancient National Monument in colorado overflowed a tank after a valve was stuck open
A natural gas well on the Canyons of Ancient National Monument in Colorado overflowed a tank after a valve was stuck open.
Dec 10 2018
In Montezuma County, Colo., a gas well spilled about 3,150 gal of wastewater onto the ground at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Oct…
In El Paso, Texas, there are plans to treat the city’s sewage water and send it back into its taps
In El Paso, Texas, there are plans to treat the city’s sewage water and sent it back into its taps.
Dec 4 2018
The Rio Grande is one of El Paso, Texas’, primary water sources. The river supplies as much as half of the city’s water needs. However, climate…
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