Environmental Protection


W. Va., American Water to Use Stimulus for AMI Project

The company expects to have a $4.7 million advanced metering infrastructure system installed in Fayette County, West Virginia by year's end.

Coles Evergreen Marina Pays Fine, Corrects SPCC Violations

EPA fined the Stigler, Okla., marina for violating Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure rules at its bulk storage facility.

Binghamton Gas Stations to Pay Fine, Install Leak Detection

A Binghamton, N.Y. gas station owner has agreed to improve how its 12 stations detect leaks from underground petroleum storage tank systems at a cost of about $160,000.

EPA Fines Military for UST Violations at West Point

The U.S. Army and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service must pay a $167,116 penalty for failing to monitor, test, and keep records for underground petroleum storage tanks.

Regenesis Management Group Aligns with Colorado State

New research alliance will focus on water conservation research.

Country Club, PBC Water Complete $1.2 M Reclaimed Water Project

The new irrigation water will be used to maintain two 18-hole golf courses, 15 tennis courts and landscaping.

EPA Calls on Americans to Fix a Leak

Second annual WaterSense promotion encourages utility, community, manufacturer, retail and professional partners to save water.

USGS Groundwater Studies Help Explain Contamination in Water Wells

The U.S. Geological Survey tracked contaminant movement in groundwater and public supply wells in four aquifers in California, Connecticut, Nebraska and Florida.

Corps of Engineers to Refill Lake Washington

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, will begin its annual practice of raising the lake level for navigation, fish passage, and salinity control.

West Basin District Supports Water Supply Act

The West Basin Municipal Water board supports the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010 that will bring more than $11 billion in bond funding to improve California's water situation.

EPA Orders Dolberry Energy to Cease Brine Discharges

Dallas, Texas, company has 30 days to comply and remove brine from the flow path to the tributary of Little Salt Creek.

German Water Company Wins Major Pakistan Contract

Ultrafiltration technology from inge watertechnologies will be used for 1,600 drinking water plants in Pakistan.

Ozarka Partners with Ducks Unlimited to Restore East Texas Wetlands

Bottled water company gives $30,000 gift to be used to enhance wetlands for waterfowl and wildlife.

Major, Regional CBM Gas Producers Are Using ARID System

Coal-bed methane natural gas producers are cutting their water handling costs by using the Aquifer Recharged Injection System, according to Big Cat Energy.

Washington Lawmakers Want Water Conservation for Irrigators

Implementation of the conservation O&M program would let irrigators use seasonal water conservation measures to reduce real-time water withdrawals by about 17 percent.

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Closed Pipe System Replaces Open Ditch Irrigation

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. saved substantial amounts of water lost through evaporation and seepage by installing a closed poly pipe distribution system with more precise flow meters, solar power, and automation.

Texas' Columbia Lake Impact Statement Ready for Comment

Corps of Engineers seeks comments on its draft environmental impact statement on the Angelina & Neches River Authority project under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

NSF Celebrates World-class Research at Five U.S. Centers

Three of the five Science and Technology Centers have been working in sustainable energy alternatives, water development, and containing pesticides, among other research.

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