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Guest Commentary: Integrated Water Resources Management

It is often said that we live in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. It may be overlooked that our water systems have always been interconnected, integrated systems that are managed by numerous utilities, municipalities, and governing bodies. Water systems impact how the world’s communities develop, are key economic drivers, and offer public health and […]

Direct Potable Reuse Takes Hold in Texas

As the saying goes, “Everything is bigger in Texas”. Water reuse, including direct non-potable and indirect potable reuse (IPR), is no exception.  In 2010, Texas water reuse projects recycled over 260B gallons of water. That’s enough water to completely fill the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium 335,076 times over. This number is expected to double by […]

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24 Billion Dollar Proposal for California Delta Restoration, Twin Tunnel System

Gov. Jerry Brown, Interior Secty. Ken Salazar and NOAA Asst. Administrator Eric Schwaab announced plans to simultaneously provide for restoration of the fragile California Delta, while also providing water for agriculture and drinking water. Citing population growth, habitat loss, levee stability and water supply as issues, the proposed solution aims to provide parallel remedies. “A […]

Woburn MA to borrow $6M, install residential water meters

Rather than face a fine of up to $1000 per day for non-compliance, Woburn’s City Council voted to borrow $6M to implement a residential water metering program. They city was obligated to move forward with a residential water metering program based on an Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) Administrative Consent Order agreed to Mayor […]

Lafarge North America to pay $740,000 in Civil Penalties, $8M in Injunctive Relief

(Washington, DC – November 29, 2011) Lafarge North America Inc., one of the largest suppliers of construction materials in the United States and Canada, and four of its U.S. subsidiaries have agreed to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations. The violations include unpermitted discharges of stormwater, and failure to comply with stormwater permits at 21 […]