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Storm water runoff at Foxconn construction site raises concerns
Storm water runoff at Foxconn construction site raises concerns
Sep 7 2018
Storm water runoff was reported flowing from the Foxconn Technology Group construction site in Mount Pleasant, Wis., into the Pike River, following…
Plastic Pipe Institute issues substandard pipe advisory
Plastic Pipe Institute issues substandard pipe advisory
Sep 6 2018
The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) issued a warning about substandard plastic pipe. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe that does not comply…
New study finds agricultural runoff led to increase in coral reef pollution in recent years
New study finds agricultural runoff led to increase in coral reef pollution in recent years
Sep 6 2018
A new study by researchers from Southern Cross University found that groundwater pollution containing excess nitrogen has contaminated South Pacific…
Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, bringing floods
Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, bringing floods
Sep 5 2018
On Sept. 4, Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. The storm brought heavy rains and flooding, reaching…
Chicago experiences flash floods and road closures over Labor Day weekend
Chicago experiences flash floods and road closures over Labor Day weekend
Sep 5 2018
On Sept. 3, heavy rainfall resulted in flash floods and road closures in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The National Weather Service declared…
Concrete companies face fines for storm water pollution
Concrete companies face fines for storm water pollution
Aug 31 2018
The U.S. EPA announced settlements with four Oakland companies—Sierra Pacific Ready Mix, Argent Materials, National Recycling Corp., and Nor-Cal Rock…
Hurricane Maria death toll rises, following a new study
Hurricane Maria death toll rises, following a new study
Aug 30 2018
A new assessment conducted by researchers from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has prompted the U.S.…
Louisiana petitions for flood control funds
Louisiana petitions for flood control funds
Aug 29 2018
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board voted unanimously to petition Congress to grant the Houma area levee project, part…
Harris County approves $2.5 billion flood control bond
Harris County approves $2.5 billion flood control bond
Aug 27 2018
On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on the Texas coast, voters in Harris County, Texas, approved a $2.5 billion bond…
Hurricane Lane downgrades, yet flooding remains a risk
Hurricane Lane downgrades, yet flooding remains a risk
Aug 24 2018
Updated 9/29/18: Hurricane Lane was downgraded to a tropical storm and did not make landfall on the Hawaiian islands. The islands experienced…
Business news week 8/19/18 for the storm water industry
Business news week 8/19/18 for the storm water industry
Aug 24 2018
Rainwater Harvesting Training & Certification The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) announced a partnership with ASSE Intl.,…
Podcast hosts discuss takeaways from their recent trips, as well as one water-related news
Podcast hosts discuss takeaways from their recent trips, as well as one water-related news
Aug 24 2018
In this episode of Talking Under Water: One Water, One Podcast, hosts Water Quality Products Managing Editor Amy McIntosh, Storm Water Solutions…
Hurricane Lane nears Hawaiian islands, bringing flood risk
Hurricane Lane nears Hawaiian islands, bringing flood risk
Aug 23 2018
Hurricane Lane has moved closer to the Hawaiian islands with sustained winds of 145 mph. The storm is expected to pass near or potentially make…
Rainwater harvesting policy adopted for Tucson, Ariz., construction
Rainwater harvesting policy adopted for Tucson, Ariz., construction
Aug 21 2018
The city of Tucson, Ariz., has adopted a new policy, called the Green Streets Active Practice Guideline, that requires Tucson Department of…
Florida declares state of emergency for red tide related to storm water runoff
Florida declares state of emergency for red tide related to storm water runoff
Aug 21 2018
On Aug. 13, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for seven Florida counties impacted by red tide. This red tide was caused by a high…
Flooding in Southern India displaced 800,000 people
Flooding in Southern India displaced 800,000 people
Aug 20 2018
Approximately 800,000 people have been displaced and more than 350 have died in flooding in the southern India state of Kerala. Officials have called…
Storm water runoff threatens Northern California water quality
Storm water runoff threatens Northern California water quality
Aug 20 2018
As the Carr Fire nears containment, water quality has become a concern in Northern California along the Sacramento River and its tributaries.…
EPA receives WIFIA LOIs for storm water projects
EPA receives WIFIA LOIs for storm water projects
Aug 16 2018
The U.S. EPA received 62 letters of interest (LOIs) collectively requesting $9.1 billion in loans from a wide range of prospective borrowers in…
Erosion control project involves dredging Newton Lake
Erosion control project involves dredging Newton Lake
Aug 16 2018
Camden County, Pa., announced plans to dredge Newton Lake, as well as address toxic algae and erosion issues at the site. The lake, created in the…
Brooklyn playground receives green infrastructure storm water upgrades
Brooklyn playground receives green infrastructure storm water upgrades
Aug 15 2018
Construction began on a new playground at Park Slope Elementary School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The new playground will incorporate green infrastructure and…
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