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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…
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…
California groups receive water projects funding
California groups receive water projects funding
Aug 13 2018
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S. EPA announced grants to three California organizations, including Tejon Ranch…
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…
Jun 20 2018
Following heavy rains this past week, residents of Southeast Texas, specifically the Houston area, now face the potential for further flash flooding…
World Oceans Day addresses plastic pollution
World Oceans Day addresses plastic pollution
Jun 8 2018
On June 8, World Oceans Day 2018 evoked a global response to the single-use plastic waste problem contaminating ocean waters. The annual day,…
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…
Jan 12 2018
First came wildfires, then torrential downpours, now rescue workers are scrambling to save those stranded amidst massive mudslides that have come as…
Jan 8 2018
Landfill leachate is a notoriously complex and highly contaminated effluent stream with a reputation for being one of the most challenging…
Jan 8 2018
Located in Tacoma, Wash., the Urban Accessories foundry was a small family-operated facility sitting on 1.7 acres. Despite its best efforts to reduce…
Nov 6 2017
The National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990, was released Nov. 3. According to the assessment, the main cause…
Oct 23 2017
Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan Oct. 23, causing flooding and landslides. At least two people were reported killed, and many were injured. Early…
Oct 18 2017
As Hurricane Harvey set its sights on Houston, municipal water and wastewater plants boarded up windows and prepared for heavy rainfall and strong…
Oct 18 2017
Floodwaters quickly submerged the Crosby plant, including many higher elevations.  Hurricane Harvey made an impact on industrial facilities across…
Oct 18 2017
A week before Labor Day,  the people of Houston were not thinking about cookouts, beach parties or a day of relaxation. Hurricane Harvey, a Category…
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 28 2017
After Hurricane Harvey flooded southeastern Texas in late August and Hurricane Irma hit Florida in mid-September, MPW Industrial Services raised $16,…
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…
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