Environmental Protection


PUC Grants United Water Pennsylvania Rate Increase

The company says the increase covers the costs for water quality and supply source improvements.

Associations Tout Increase in Water Monitoring Participation

More than 120,000 people on six continents monitored the condition of their local waterbodies in 2009, an increase of 67 percent over the previous year.

New Law Would Authorize, Fund Great Lakes' Cleanup

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, led by EPA, would target the most significant chemical, biological, and physical problems in the system.

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.

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.

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.

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