Archive | December, 2015

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

December 22, 2015

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R. Rex Ausburn, member since 1974, Water Environment Association of Utah. James J. Bisogni, member since 1970, New York Water Environment Association. Allen R. Overman, member since 1975, Florida Water Environment Association. James R. Rabine, member since 1978, Michigan Water Environment Association. Jimmy Spangler, member since 1974, Michigan Water Environment Association. John P. Wilson, member […]

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WEF Joins Others in Pushing Water Infrastructure Funding in Omnibus Bill

December 21, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has joined other organizations in sending a letter on Nov. 10, to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate requesting funding for water infrastructure in the final fiscal year (FY) 2016 Omnibus bill. President Barack Obama and Congress struck a deal to increase the federal debt ceiling […]

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Federal Trade Commission Approves Flushables Consent Order

December 18, 2015

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a final consent order with Nice-Pak Products Inc. that requires the company to stop advertising moist toilet tissue and cloth as flushable or safe for sewer or septic systems unless it can substantiate those claims. In May 2015, FTC filed a complaint that Nice-Pak violated the FTC Act […]

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New Guidance for Direct Potable Reuse Now Available

December 17, 2015

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In response to the many U.S. communities seeking new strategies to develop sustainable water supplies, water sector organizations developed the document, Framework for Direct Potable Reuse. The framework, which is available for free to download, will help state regulatory agencies and utilities develop guidelines for safely converting wastewater into municipal drinking water through the emerging […]

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GIWiz, U.S. EPA Tool, Promotes Green Infrastructure

December 16, 2015

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Green infrastructure includes a wide range of approaches, including rain gardens, which catch rain water for plants instead of letting it run off into storm drains. Learn about green infrastructure approaches that can help transform communities EPA’s report, “Enhancing Sustainable Communities With Green Infrastructure.” Photo courtesy of Alisha Goldstein, EPA.

The Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz) helps public officials and communities clean waterways by providing access to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) green infrastructure resources. EPA’s Web portal provides information about the basics of green infrastructure, options for financing green infrastructure, and examples of how communities are using green infrastructure to revitalize neighborhoods and enhance land […]

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WEFCOM Discussions Feature New Capabilities

December 15, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) online community for members, WEFCOM, features some new enhancements. Members can use WEFCOM to participate in discussions, to ask questions, exchange information, and share resources. And now posting in discussions has new functionality. A default signature now appears below each users’ post in discussions. You can edit your […]

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Apply for the WEF Fellows Program

December 14, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now is accepting applications for the WEF Fellows Program. The program recognizes the professional achievement, stature, and contributions of WEF members to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment in practice areas served by WEF. The deadline for submission is Feb. 1. Learn more and contact […]

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Announcing the Winners of WEF’s First Annual MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards

December 12, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced the first winners of a new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards program. Developed through a cooperative agreement between WEF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program recognizes high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). “Housed within the new WEF Stormwater Institute, the awards […]

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