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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Philadelphia’s approach offers commercial parcel owners an opportunity to sharply reduce their stormwater fees in exchange for onsite management of rainfall. Report estimates prospective $375M market for third-party investment in stormwater retrofits.
New York State Supreme Court finds New York state’s general permit for stormwater discharges falls short in three key areas
(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 […]
City seeks approval to use Lake Michigan water to comply with federal mandates on radium levels
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission approves Nashua’s purchase of Pennichuck Corp.
Bill hopes to raise $15M annually for stormwater projects.