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Hurricane Lane triggers wastewater discharges in Hawaii
Hurricane Lane triggers wastewater discharges in Hawaii
Aug 27 2018
Heavy rainfall caused by Hurricane Lane led to three wastewater discharges in Hilo, Hawaii, according to the Hawaii Tribune Herald. Discharges…
Wastewater spill in New York river
Wastewater spill in New York river
Aug 20 2018
The Binghamton, N.Y., wastewater treatment plant, joint-owned by the village of Johnson City, N.Y., discharged approximately 34,976,300 gal of…
Power outages cause wastewater to discharge into Connecticut River
Power outages cause wastewater to discharge into Connecticut River
Aug 6 2018
On Aug. 3, a power failure caused the Northampton Wastewater Treatment Plant in Northampton, Mass., to release discharge into the Connecticut River.…
Jul 31 2018
From July 21 to 25, 2018, Baltimore’s sewer system was inundated with record rainfall levels, causing a flow of approximately 45 million gal of…
May 1 2018
Managing sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) is an ongoing concern for many sewer utilities, and while most have established plans to deal with them when…
Nov 13 2017
Boston’s sewer system, one of the oldest sewer systems in the U.S., struggled with private versus public ownership. When the Boston South End…
Oct 9 2017
Hurricane Nate made U.S. landfall Oct. 7 in southeast Louisiana then again Oct. 8 near Biloxi, Miss. The storm first hit the U.S. as a Category 1…
Sep 22 2017
Potts Law Firm filed a class-action lawsuit against the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), representing residents and businesses in Kingwood, Texas…
Sep 12 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released the following statement in regards…
Aug 23 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii, announced an $85.7 million sewer rehabilitation project in Nuuanu Valley.  According to a draft environmental assessment released…
Feb 24 2017
Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group (ESG), a provider of street sweepers, industrial vacuum trucks, high-performance waterblasting…
Nov 14 2016
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's (DC Water) Blue Plains Tunnel has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Best Project…
Aug 29 2016
MWH Global, which is now part of Stantec, announced its contract with the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) to become one of the Basin Planning…
Apr 2 2015
In conjunction with Robinson Eng. Ltd. of South Holland, Ill., Metropolitan Industries of Romeoville, Ill., assisted in the renovation of a critical…
Sep 4 2014
The state of New Jersey and its oldest and largest cities have an opportunity to transform urban communities while addressing combined sewer…
Sep 2 2014
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) chose North American engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) for a three-year contract to provide…
Aug 20 2014
Construction inspection services are currently being performed by RJN Group Inc. for the City of Hot Springs, Ark., as follow-up to a Sanitary Sewer…
Jul 16 2014
To assist with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s (MSD) Capital Improvement and Replacement Program and their consent decree, RJN Group Inc…
Nov 14 2013
The city of Shreveport, La., has agreed to make significant upgrades to reduce overflows from its sanitary sewer system and pay a $650,000 civil…
Sep 19 2013
INDA, the Assn. of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, the National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the…
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