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The Threats to Our Drinking Water

August 7, 2014 - in Drinking water, Maintenance, Water

Those of us who live in the United States are fortunate; generally we don’t have to give a lot of thought to the safety of our tap water. This makes our collective experience with water very different from that of hundreds of millions of people across the…

Manmade Wetlands Turns Wastewater Into Tap Water

August 5, 2014 - in Drinking water, Wastewater, Water

As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates…

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department Develops Ground Breaking Easement Clearing App Using Esri ArcGIS Online

Seeking a cost-effective way to maintain water and sewer line easements, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department (CMUD) has come up with an innovative…

Algae Toxins in Toledo Leave 500,000 Without Drinking Water

August 4, 2014 - in Drinking water, Maintenance, Water

City tests conducted Friday night and early Saturday indicated Toledo’s treated water is contaminated with microcystin toxin, a product of burgeoning algae blooms on Lake Erie. The result was a water crisis that has affected 500,000 water users in and around…

ONE DROP and Rotary Launch the “2020 Water Partnership” to Provide Sustainable Water and Sanitation to Communities in Need

July 22, 2014 - in Corporate, Drinking water, Water

ONE DROP is pleased to announce the launch of the "2020 Water Partnership", a joint sustainable water and sanitation program with Rotary, one of the world's largest investors in this area, to deliver unique and sustainable benefits in Africa, Latin America…

Trimble Enhances its Cloud-based Software for Smart Water Infrastructure Mapping and Work Management

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced the latest version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management software--Trimble Connect version 1.8. The latest release of the cloud-based, Geographic Information System (GIS)-centric software includes a…

Water Community Encourages Investment in our Future by Protecting Water Infrastructure

May 12, 2014 - in Drinking water, Financial, Projects, Water

As Drinking Water Week concludes, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are urging consumers to evaluate how they currently value, use and access water, and how to protect it into the future. North America’s water…

Illinois Requires Operator to Continue Monitoring Water Quality After Spill

March 23, 2014 - in Drinking water, Water

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a legal injunction requiring Buckeye Partners LLC to continue monitoring residential drinking waters wells and the Kankakee River for contamination after last week's 1,500-gallon gasoline pipeline spill.…

$84 Million to be Invested in Pennsylvania Water Infrastructure

Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $84 million in 11 drinking water and wastewater projects in 9 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "Today the PENNVEST Board of Directors approved projects…

EPA Survey Shows $384 Billion Needed for Drinking Water Infrastructure by 2030

June 5, 2013 - in Drinking water, Projects, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released results of a survey showing that $384 billion in improvements are needed for the nation’s drinking water infrastructure through 2030 for systems to continue providing safe drinking water to 297…