November 2017 Digest

November 30, 2017

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Found in Philadelphia: 200-Year-Old Wooden Water Mains

Highlights17Nov1In a city as old as Philadelphia, construction crews are bound to occasionally stumble on something of historical interest when they begin digging. Such was the case in early May when workers replacing a water line along the 900 block of Spruce Street encountered what appeared to be buried tree trunks.

Idaho Wastewater Operator Doubles as Celebrity Lookalike

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

When Ed Sheeran burst onto the music scene several years ago, William “Rusty” Goss took little notice of the popular English singer–songwriter and guitarist. Although familiar with some of Sheeran’s songs, the industrial wastewater operator living in Idaho knew little about the musician, including his appearance. After viewing photos of Sheeran and noting their striking resemblance, Goss realized that he had a unique opportunity.

NJWEA’s Jack Lagrosa Remains ‘Young at Heart’

Highlights17Nov3John “Jack” Lagrosa stands among those who have made the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) what it is today. The longtime leader and tireless champion for the association has worked to promote the roles of younger members. As a measure of thanks for his efforts, the organization’s Young Professionals Committee awarded him their Young at Heart Award.

WEF Members Address the World’s Toughest Water Problems at UNLEASH

Highlights17Nov4In August, the world-class talent of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members was showcased at the global level.

As invited guests to the 2017 UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab, 11 WEF members from all areas of the water sector did their part to improve the planet while gaining valuable insights from international peers.

WEF Announced MS4 Award Winners


Newly Released MOP 8: Comprehensive WRRF Design Resource


Presenting the Winners of the 2017 StormTV Competition


WEF and Others Release Collaborative Approach for Reducing Nutrient Pollution in Waterways 


2018 Water Leadership Institute Applicants Eligible for Scholarship


WEF Announces Winners of Stormwater Snapshots Photo Contest


Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members


Urging the U.S. Government To Fund Rebuilding Water Infrastructure After Hurricanes


WEF Joins in Asking Congress To Support the 2018 Farm Bill


Getting a Large, Early View of WEFCOM Posts


White House Briefing Lays Out Administration Funding Priorities

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