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Sep 21 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…
Two workers file lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Two workers file lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Sep 21 2018
Two workers have filed a lawsuit claiming the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) was negligent, according to The…
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.…
Grants given to multiple communities in Massachusetts.
Grants given to multiple communities in Massachusetts.
Sep 20 2018
Amherst, Mass., is one of four communities in the state starting a pilot program to improve the quality of it wastewater, reduce the cost of treating…
Hydration stations installed in school districts all over the country to combat elevated levels of lead and copper.
Hydration stations installed in school districts all over the country to combat elevated levels of lead and copper.
Sep 20 2018
The Detroit Public Schools Community District shut off water across more than 100 school buildings in the area after elevated levels of lead and…
$2 million worth of repairs needed to repair Texas city wastewater system.
$2 million worth of repairs needed to repair Texas city wastewater system.
Sep 19 2018
In Smithville, Texas, city leaders are considering issuing $2 million in certificates of obligation to fund repairs to the city’s wastewater system,…
In Middletown, Del., there is a need to dispose treated wastewater.
In Middletown, Del., there is a need to dispose treated wastewater.
Sep 19 2018
In the town of Middletown, Del., there is a need to dispose treated wastewater generated by the population increase. According to Delaware Online,…
There are plans to spend $10 million to build injection wells.
There are plans to spend $10 million to build injection wells.
Sep 18 2018
There are plans to spend $10 million to build injection wells to dispose of Lake Okeechobee overflow, according to My Palm Beach Post. The wells…
The residents of Rincón resorted to the natural water sources like springs, wells and streams.
The residents of Rincón resorted to the natural water sources like springs, wells and streams.
Sep 18 2018
After Hurricane Maria, the town of Rincón, Puerto Rico did not have reliable drinking water for months. According to WJCT Public Media, waterborne…
Around 180 dump trucks worth of coal ash displaced along power station.
Around 180 dump trucks worth of coal ash displaced along power station.
Sep 17 2018
As the rain from Hurricane Florence continues to flood North Carolina, the local ash dumps and hog farms are among the affected. According to the…
Agreement reached on water infrastructure bill
Agreement reached on water infrastructure bill
Sep 13 2018
On Sept. 10, U.S. Senate and House lawmakers reached an agreement on America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Next, the bipartisan legislation…
Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Sep 13 2018
New photos have revealed millions of water bottles intended for survivors of Hurricane Maria sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, more than a…
Hog farmers hurry to drain wastewater ponds
Hog farmers hurry to drain wastewater ponds
Sep 12 2018
Hog farmers near the North Carolina coast have been hurrying to lower waste pools as Hurricane Florence nears the East Coast. The open-air waste…
WEF announces education awards
WEF announces education awards
Sep 11 2018
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the 2018 WEF Awards recipients for  education. The WEF Education Awards recognize WEF members for…
New study finds soil as a potentially cost-effective wastewater solution
New study finds soil as a potentially cost-effective wastewater solution
Sep 11 2018
A new study from researchers at Penn State, published in the journal Environmental Quality, found that soil may be a natural filter that can act as a…
Naval base leaks wastewater following connection with storm water system
Naval base leaks wastewater following connection with storm water system
Sep 10 2018
Naval Base Kitsap discovered a long-term sewage spill that leaked an estimated 450,000 gal of wastewater into the Puget Sound during the past two…
Sep 7 2018
Officials are still investigating the cause of the explosion at the sludge concentration building at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant on the Far…
California Water Board files suit over wastewater violations
California Water Board files suit over wastewater violations
Sep 7 2018
The San Diego Water Board has filed suit against the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) over Clean Water Act…
Wastewater plant upgrades approved in West Virginia
Wastewater plant upgrades approved in West Virginia
Sep 6 2018
The U.S. EPA announced it has approved a more than $50 million plan by West Virginia to implement key water infrastructure projects, including new…
Water & Wastes Digest and Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. open application submissions for annual scholarship.
Water & Wastes Digest and Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. open application submissions for annual scholarship.
Sep 6 2018
Applications are now available and may be submitted for the 2018 WWD/WWEMA Scholarship. The deadline to apply is Oct. 19. Every year, Water &…
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