Archive | October, 2013

October 2013 at a Glance

October 31, 2013

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Featured Other News Louisville District Diversifies Efforts To Garner Public Support Obtaining community support to fund wastewater treatment remains an elusive goal for many water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). When new projects are needed and resulting costs must be passed on to the community, the concept of public buy-in haunts facility managers. Tackling the Wipes […]

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New Tool Helps Manage Stormwater

October 30, 2013

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The tool allows users to learn how different green infrastructure practices can mitigate runoff and determine each practice’s cost-effectiveness. Photo courtesy of EPA.

U.S. EPA desktop application calculates site-specific runoff   An online stormwater calculator offers another tool to help protect waterways from runoff. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its National Stormwater Calculator to help property owners, developers, landscapers, and urban planners make informed land-use decisions to help prevent stormwater runoff, according to an EPA news […]

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Miss WEFTEC? Don’t Miss the Daily

October 29, 2013

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Read news and see photos from WEFTEC® 2013 in the WEFTEC Daily online. The Water Environment Federation’s (Alexandria, Va.) annual technical exhibition and conference took place Oct. 5–9 in Chicago; see www.weftec.org/daily for highlights of what happened during the world’s largest annual water quality event.

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WEF Book Helps Utilities Develop User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Programs

October 25, 2013

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Interested in developing charge systems for fee-based stormwater programs? The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recently released the book, User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Programs, to serve as a resource for agencies and public works departments to establish these programs. With competition for general fund revenue, increasing compliance and asset management needs, and decreasing revenue from reduced […]

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WEF Members Help Define Water Management

October 23, 2013

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have contributed to a new report that was developed to increase awareness of the critical nature of water management careers. Defining Water Management, released by the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC; Davenport, Iowa), provides a snapshot of the wide-reaching area of water technology, said Ellen Kabat […]

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WEF Presents Stormwater Video Competition Awards at WEFTEC 2013

October 21, 2013

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Winners of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 2013 Stormwater Video Competition highlight a stormwater renovation project, an overall strategy to reduce stormwater, online resources educating about stormwater, a filtration process to treat runoff, and a best management practice device that removes zinc from runoff. WEF presented the StormTV Project awards and screened winning […]

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WEF Quizzes Prepare You for Certification Exams

October 18, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now offers online interactive practice quizzes to help individuals prepare for certification exams. With sample question referencing specific technical resources recommended by the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC; Ankeny, Iowa), WEF offers separate activities for Class I and Class II levels. Quiz activities are based of the […]

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Tackling the Wipes in the Pipes WEF-wide

October 16, 2013

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In late July, Thames Water (London) reported that it had removed a 15-ton

The packages of wet wipes that have continued to populate store shelves nationwide during the past few years also are accumulating elsewhere — both in collection systems and outreach efforts by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). Through its outreach efforts, conferences, and magazines, WEF is helping raise awareness on how wet wipes can […]

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