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Washington Environmental Training Center Helps Water Sector Students Get Certified

November 29, 2016

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Whether you are seeking your first job as a water supply or wastewater technician, or a sector veteran wishing to maintain and upgrade your certification, the Washington Environmental Training Center (WETRC) at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., has you covered. The center offers more than 50 courses on topics ranging from confined space […]

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WEF Bestows MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards on Leading Municipalities

November 14, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has recognized leading Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) for exceeding regulatory requirements. The National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards were presented to six high-performing utilities during the Stormwater Congress at WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans. Developed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between WEF and the […]

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U.S. EPA Seminar Makes Case for Stormwater Reuse in New Orleans

October 18, 2016

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Eleven years after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, which is considered to be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, the city of New Orleans now is poised to become a model of urban water management for the world. During a seminar held Sept. 8 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters, award-winning architect […]

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EPA Documents How Utilities Help Customers

July 31, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the Drinking Water and Wastewater Utility Customer Assistance Programs compendium. It documents how drinking water and wastewater utilities are implementing customer assistance programs to provide better access to drinking water delivery and wastewater management. The EPA Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center developed the compendium in collaboration […]

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WEF Comments on NPDES Permit for Stormwater from Construction

July 28, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provided comments on the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities. The proposed permit would renew the current 5-year permit that went into effect Feb. 16, 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the draft permit available for a 45-day […]

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Webcasts Explore Odor-Controlling Valves and Coliphage Criteria

July 26, 2016

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Sponsor eShowcase: Checkmate Inline Check Valve for CSO Red Valve Co. (Pittsburgh) sponsors this eShowcase to describe the company’s CheckMate Valves that are used for interceptor, manhole, and outfall pipelines. Designed to maximize storage capacity while preventing water from back-flowing into water resource recovery facilities, the valves prevent odors from escaping while allowing water to […]

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RainWorks Challenge Draws Students to Design for Stormwater Reduction

June 24, 2016

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Winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge showed the potential for stormwater management projects at universities. The designs showcased such benefits as mitigating 4540 Mg (5000 tons) of carbon dioxide in Texas, adding 803 m2 (8640 ft2) of pedestrian space in Maryland, implementing 29 green infrastructure techniques at a campus […]

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WEF Webcasts Cover Utilities of the Future, Recovering Commodities from Wastewater, and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

May 5, 2016

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EPA Webcast: Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Webinar Series Part 2 This second webcast in a Utilities of the Future series explores how utilities are building and nurturing a sustainable workforce. To optimize efficiency, recover resources, and contribute to the overall health of watersheds, utilities need a workforce that is resilient, innovative, […]

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