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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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WEF Comments on EPA’s Proposed MS4 Permit Remand Rule

April 18, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provided public comments on the proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit remand rule which was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 6. WEF’s comments respond to questions posed by EPA and focus on providing maximum flexibility to the […]

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WEF Joins in Sending Letter to Congress Requesting FY 2017 Funding for SRFs

April 16, 2016

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On March 8, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined nine other water and municipal associations in sending a joint letter to the U.S. Congress. The letter requests support for $2 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017 for both the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs. This request is similar […]

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Save Your Pipes: Don’t Flush Baby Wipes

March 30, 2016

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Maine’s “Save Your Pipes: Don’t Flush Baby Wipes” campaign raises awareness about the environmental and economic effects of flushing baby wipes. Photo courtesy of Aubrey L. Strause, owner of Verdant Water PLLC (Scarborough, Maine) and 2014 president of the the Maine Water Environment Association.

Last year, the Maine Water Environment Association (Augusta), in a joint effort with the Portland (Maine) Water District and the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (Cary, N.C.), created two humorous videos depicting a wacky, mock game show called “What the Flush?!?” to call attention to what should and shouldn’t be flushed down toilets. The […]

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