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Maryland Planning Maps Focus on Septic or Sewer

March 23, 2014 - in Water

The Maryland Department of Planning wants the Charles County commissioners to reconsider some of the 9,000 acres of county land they designated for future sewer service as part of their state-mandated septic tier map. A 2012 state law requires counties to…

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…

Tracking Urban Change and Flood Risk with Landsat

March 21, 2014 - in Water

When it comes to helping communities across the United States stay up-to-date on their flood risk, the Landsat satellite can take a bow. Landsat images…

New Licking County Flood Maps are a Click Away

March 21, 2014 - in Modeling, Projects, Water

A new flood warning system is available to help Licking County, Ohio, better prepare and plan for floods. The U.S. Geological Survey and National Weather Service partnered to create digital flood inundation maps for portions of the North and South Fork Licking…

Desalitech Partners With Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies to Bring Advanced Water Solutions to Mexico

March 20, 2014 - in Corporate, Water

Boston-based Desalitech, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, the global leader in Industrial and Municipal Water Treatment technologies. Both companies agree to negotiate a partnership agreement…

King County, Washington to Try New Envision Rating System for Infrastructure

March 19, 2014 - in Transportation, Wastewater

King County invests hundreds of millions each year on major infrastructure for transportation and waste disposal. Incorporating sustainable development principles into these projects has long been a priority for county leadership. But until recently, sustainable…

Temporary Waters & Intermittent Streams at Risk: International Team of Scientists Urge Science-Based Policy

March 17, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Water

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Such is the case with temporary waters—defined as waterways that do not have visible connections to downstream or nearby surface waters throughout the year. A new article published today in…

EPA Asks Americans to Join the Race to Stop Water Leaks

March 17, 2014 - in Projects, Water

Easy-to-fix household leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year across the United States, equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. In the race against water waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection…

San Francisco’s Emergency Water System Puts out Five-alarm Fire

March 14, 2014 - in Emergency, Water

The five-alarm fire that destroyed a San Francisco apartment building this week put the city's municipal water supply to the test: When water pressure began to dwindle, firefighters tapped an emergency system that was built below the city—all the way back…

Water for People Partners with Toms to Bring Safe Drinking Water to More Communities

March 13, 2014 - in Corporate, Water

Today, Water For People and TOMS announced a strategic partnership to provide safe drinking water in developing countries. With an estimated 1.8 billion people living without access to safe drinking water, this partnership will help to support sustainable…