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Three industrial plants fail wastewater pretreatment standards
Three industrial plants fail wastewater pretreatment standards
Feb 19 2019
The city of Cartersville, Ga., announced that three of its industrial manufacturers were in “significant non-compliance” of wastewater pretreatment…
Mueller Water Products has committed to covering funeral expenses for the five employees who were killed Friday at Henry Pratt Co.
Mueller Water Products has committed to covering funeral expenses for the five employees who were killed Friday at Henry Pratt Co.
Feb 18 2019
Mueller Water Products Spokesperson Yolada Kokayi said the company will be covering funeral and medical expenses of the victims and families involved…
Community members left flowers outside the front door of the Henry Pratt Col building as a memorial for the employees killed Feb. 15.
Community members left flowers outside the front door of the Henry Pratt Col building as a memorial for the employees killed Feb. 15.
Feb 18 2019
Scott Hall, Mueller Water Products CEO and president, spoke to the press Saturday regarding the shooting at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Ill. on Feb.…
A new conservation practice known as saturated buffers could reduce nitrogen from agricultural drainage by 5 to 10%
A new conservation practice known as saturated buffers could reduce nitrogen from agricultural drainage by 5 to 10%.
Feb 18 2019
In the Gulf of Mexico, a “dead zone” forms every summer. According to Farm and Dairy, plumes of oxygen-robbing algae, fed by excess nitrogen coming…
Gary Martin, 45, shot and killed five Henry Pratt Co. employees Friday, Feb. 15 in Aurora, Ill.
Gary Martin, 45, shot and killed five Henry Pratt Co. employees Friday, Feb. 15 in Aurora, Ill.
Feb 16 2019
During a press conference Feb. 16, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman identified the victims of the shooting at Henry Pratt Co.—a Mueller Water…
Police identified the shooter at Henry Pratt as an employee of the company who was due to be terminated from his job.
Police identified the shooter at Henry Pratt as an employee of the company who was due to be terminated from his job.
Feb 15 2019
In a press briefing at 9 p.m., Aurora, Ill., Chief of Police Kristen Ziman said five employees were killed, one employee is wounded and five police…
Police in Aurora, Ill., are responding to the Henry Pratt Company after a report of an active shooter situation
Police in Aurora, Ill., are responding to the Henry Pratt Company after a report of an active shooter situation.
Feb 15 2019
UPDATE 2 (6:00 p.m. CST): Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said during a press conference Feb. 15 that five officers were struck by gunfire and that…
CEOs from 32 of the country’s leading energy and utilities employers have launched a sector Inclusion Commitment
CEOs from 32 of the country’s leading energy and utilities employers have launched a sector Inclusion Commitment
Feb 15 2019
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…
Feb 15 2019
The text of the omnibus appropriations bill was released on Feb. 13. This gave Members of Congress a short window to review the legislative language…
 EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan.
Feb 14 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS…
A new eco-friendly material for wastewater purification has been developed by chemists from a Russian university
A new eco-friendly material for wastewater purification has been developed by chemists from a Russian university.
Feb 14 2019
Chemists from a university in Russia have developed a hybrid nanocatalyst for removal of stable organic dyes from wastewater. The Peoples' Friendship…
In California, a non-profit has stopped disposal at two sites of groundwater contamination
In California, a non-profit has stopped disposal at two sites of groundwater contamination.
Feb 13 2019
A non-profit company in California has halted discharges at two facilities where environmentalists say wastewater contaminated groundwater resources…
In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites
In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels were found elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites.
Feb 13 2019
In Flint, Mich., recent testing at the former Buick City site shows elevated levels of PFOA or PFOS are not only in the storm sewer but also in the…
A large sinkhole was reported in downtown Portland, Ore., stopping traffic
A large sinkhole was reported in downtown Portland, Ore., stopping traffic.
Feb 12 2019
In downtown Portland, Ore., a six-ft-deep chasm was reported Feb. 8 on Salmon Street. According to the Portland Tribune, it is a literal sinkhole.…
Groundwater is drying up in five communities in Ottawa County, Mich.
Groundwater is drying up in five communities in Ottawa County, Mich.
Feb 12 2019
In Ottawa County, Mich., groundwater is drying up in five communities and state agencies are getting the word out while preparing for the worst.…
In 2015, rules proposed by the EPA would have required ISR uranium mining companies to monitor groundwater for up to 30 years. The U.S. Nuclear Commission is now asking for suggestions on regulating a type of uranium mining
In 2015, rules proposed by the EPA would have required ISR uranium mining companies to monitor groundwater for up to 30 years. The U.S. Nuclear Commission is now asking for suggestions on regulating a type of uranium mining.
Feb 11 2019
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is asking for suggestions about regulating a type of uranium mining after EPA Acting Administrator Andrew…
A survey reveals how the deteriorating state of America’s aging infrastructure affects Americans’ drinking water attribute and habits
A survey reveals how the deteriorating state of America’s aging infrastructure affects Americans’ drinking water attribute and habits.
Feb 11 2019
A national survey shows almost a third of Americans (28%) have experienced water contamination issues in the past two years, a slight increase from a…
Feb 8 2019
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 EPA is moving President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure agenda forward by working to get the financing, tools and resources needed to help modernize outdated water infrastructure
The EPA is moving President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure agenda forward by working to get the financing, tools and resources needed to help modernize outdated water infrastructure.
Feb 8 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accelerated investment in the nation’s aging water infrastructure. “EPA is delivering on President…
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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