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Oct 21 2019
Approximately 11 million gal of sewage and storm water poured into the Grand and Red Cedar rivers, according to Lansing State Journal. 10 million gal…
Oct 14 2019
The vast networks of buried water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure are the veins and arteries feeding our people, our cities and protecting…
Oct 14 2019
Today, many municipalities are in the process of re-negotiating their National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit with the U.S.…
Aug 22 2019
Flash flooding Aug. 17 overflowed Flint, Mich. primary settling tanks resulting in 2 million gal of raw sewage entering the Flint River.  According…
Aug 8 2019
Lake Hopatcong has remained closed due to a record-setting algae bloom that also has affected other New Jersey lakes this summer, according to NJ…
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…
Jul 22 2019
In St. Petersburg, Fla., robots could help fix the wastewater system.  According to the Tampa Bay Times, the robots may soon be crawling in sewage…
Jul 9 2019
Although named for the idyllic garden of the Old Testament, the city of Eden, N.C., has battled infrastructure challenges that have been anything but…
Tonya Chandler is vice president of sales and marketing for Anue Water Technologies
Tonya Chandler, vice president of sales and marketing for Anue Water Technologies.
Jul 8 2019
Bacon! Who does not love bacon? Collection system operators, that’s who. With or without wipes, fats, oils and grease (FOG) are the bane of…
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…
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