Environmental Protection


Study: Maurepas Swamp, Marshes Dying for Lack of Fresh Water

A Southeastern Louisiana University study says that fresh water, either from the Mississippi River or other sources, is needed to sustain the second largest coastal forest in the state.

Agency Seeks Comments on Vessel Water Discharges Report

EPA has completed a draft of the report Congress requested in 2008 and would like to hear your feedback.

Manual Guides Consecutive Water Systems on Stage 2 DBPR

EPA's guidance manual explains specific requirements as well as flexibilities of the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule.

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.

Showerhead Makers Fail to Certify Product; DOE Seeks $3 M

The federal government has issued notices of proposed civil penalty to Zoe Industries, Altmans Products, EZ-FLO International, and Watermark Designs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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