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Combined sewer system in Washington D.C. mixes stormwater and sewage in the same pipes
Combined sewer system in Washington D.C. mixes stormwater and sewage in the same pipes.
Nov 7 2018
In Washington D.C., DC Water has recently completed a new sewer tunnel. According to Wamu, the Anacostia River was supposed to get a lot cleaner…
Allen Harim will pay the state of Delaware at least $150,000 in fines to resolve violations
Allen Harim will pay the state of Delaware at least $150,000 in fines to resolve violations.
Nov 6 2018
On Nov. 15, 2016, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced it found dozens of wastewater-related…
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…
Julian Lowe, International Sales Director, Modern Water (left) and Peter Nicoll, Technical Director, Modern Water (right) with Dr. Gunter Rencken, Technical Director from WEC Projects of South Africa.
Julian Lowe, International Sales Director, Modern Water (left) and Peter Nicoll, Technical Director, Modern Water (right) with Dr. Gunter Rencken, Technical Director from WEC Projects of South Africa.
Nov 2 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…
 In Bridgeport, Conn., sewage is being flushing into the city’s rivers and harbors
In Bridgeport, Conn., sewage is being flushing into the city’s rivers and harbors
Oct 30 2018
In Bridgeport, Conn., untreated or partially treated waste is released from bypass sites to avoid backups when heavy rain and stormwater goes into…
Aqua America announces agreement; Aquarian Group creates new products
Aqua America announces agreement; Aquarian Group creates new products.
Oct 26 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…
The Tap app highlights 32,000 refill stations across 7,100 cities in 30 countries
The Tap app highlights 32,000 refill stations across 7,100 cities in 30 countries.
Oct 26 2018
A new app was launched on Oct. 23, that displays nearby clean drinking water locations so you can refill your water bottle. According to Fox 2 Now,…
The Eye of Hurricane Michael by Nasa
Photo courtesy by NASA.
Oct 15 2018
Death toll continues to rise as search-and-rescue teams find bodies in Mexico Beach, the hardest town hit by Hurricane Michael. According to Time…
Hurricane Michael made landfall as Category 4 storm
Hurricane Michael made landfall as Category 4 storm.
Oct 11 2018
Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach, Fla.. Michael hit the Florida pan handle Wednesday, Oct. 10., at about 12:30…
Hurricane Michael classified as an “extremely dangerous” hurricane
Hurricane Michael classified as an “extremely dangerous” hurricane.
Oct 10 2018
Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm and is expected to strengthen before landfall. According to The Atlanta Journal-…
Hurricane Ivan in part to blame for Pennsylvania residents sinking property
Hurricane Ivan in part to blame for Pennsylvania residents sinking property.
Oct 8 2018
Carnegie residents who live along a tributary of Chartiers Creek in Pittsburgh, Pa., said the stream’s tendency to swell with rainwater is taking a…
Oct 4 2018
As we continue to see the full impact of Hurricane Florence unfold, it is clear that the biggest threat to public safety associated with this storm…
Oct 4 2018
As more news comes out about the damage and turmoil caused by Hurricane Florence along the eastern U.S. coast, I am reminded of the devastation…
Decades of data have led officials to rainfall totals that define 100-year weather events.
Decades of data have led officials to rainfall totals that define 100-year weather events.
Oct 3 2018
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a study finding that in the Houston area, 100-year estimates increased from 13…
Contaminated runoff draining into coastal estuaries and the Atlantic Ocean.
Contaminated runoff draining into coastal estuaries and the Atlantic Ocean.
Sep 27 2018
A wastewater treatment plant is not working due to flooding from Hurricane Florence and untreated wastewater is now being discharged into a tributary…
Hurricane Florence causes more wastewater infrastructure.
Hurricane Florence causes more wastewater infrastructure.
Sep 21 2018
Across North Carolina, Hurricane Florence disposed approximately 8 trillion gal of rain, enough to fill more than 12 million Olympic swimming pools.…
Sep 10 2018
Greg Hall Jr. is used to riding out storms. He has done it many times in his 15 years as superintendent of the city of Conroe, Texas’ wastewater…
Sep 7 2018
Earlier this summer, I discovered and joined a handful of water and wastewater treatment operator groups on Facebook. I initially was skeptical that…
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…
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