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Study Finds that Pennsylvania Water Pollution Not Tied to Fracking

October 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

In the largest study of its kind, a Yale-led investigation found no evidence that trace contamination of organic compounds in drinking water wells near the Marcellus Shale in northeastern Pennsylvania came from deep hydraulic fracturing shale horizons, underground…

Limiting Wildlife Access to Water in Dryland Regions Can Impact Water Quality

October 13, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 14, 2015 – Water-dependent w​ildlife populations in sensitive African dryland regions need continued access to limited ​surface…

NDOT’s Kingsbury Grade Project receives TRPA ‘Best in Basin’ Award

A Nevada Department of Transportation project to repave and enhance Kingsbury Grade last year has received a Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Best in the…

Storms After Wildfire Lead to Impaired Water Quality

September 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control, Maintenance

Water quality can be substantially diminished for several years after wildfire in response to relatively common local thunderstorms, according to a recent USGS study. USGS scientists led by research hydrologist Sheila Murphy collected extensive streamflow…

Citizen Scientists to Monitor Treasure Valley Water Quality

September 24, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

BOISE, Idaho — On Saturday morning, October 10, citizen scientists will gather at 14 sites throughout southern Idaho’s Treasure Valley to monitor water quality in the Boise River watershed. Watershed Watch is an annual community outreach effort of theBoise…

OneWater to Showcase Award-winning Algaewheel at WEFTEC

September 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – September 17, 2015 – OneWater® Inc., pioneer of the Algaewheel®wastewater treatment process, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at WEFTEC® 2015, the world’s largest annual water quality conference and exhibition.  WEFTEC…

Celebrating the International Year of Soil

August 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Erosion control

August 27, 2015 — In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout the year to educate the public about the importance of soil.  September’s theme…

EPA Guidance Provides New Options for Meeting TMDL Goals

August 17, 2015 - in Column, Maintenance, Stormwater, Water

The goal of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program is arguably simple - to develop watershed level conservation plans designed to restore impaired waters and attain applicable water quality standards – but its development and implementation has not…

Pennsylvania DEP Offers Funding for Projects to Improve Local Water Quality by Reducing Stormwater Runoff

August 13, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Stormwater

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10, 2015—The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has opened a grant program to control urban stormwater and improve local water quality. Municipalities, including cities, boroughs, or incorporated towns within the Chesapeake…

Interior Department Unveils Proposed Stream Protection Rule to Safeguard Communities from Coal Mining Operations

July 16, 2015 - in Maintenance, Water

WASHINGTON, July 16 2015—Following a robust public process, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Janice Schneider, and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) Director Joseph Pizarchik…