The hearing will focus on ways EPA can work with states and cities to develop integrated stormwater and wastewater requirements with more flexibility so communities can meet their Clean Water Act compliance obligations.
The annual Global Water Awards honored companies and projects from around the world, including in Kuwait, Spain, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Antarctica, Kenya, Fiji, Australia, Oman, and the United States. The Water Deal of the Year Award went to Vista Ridge Pipeline Financing for a pipeline project serving San Antonio, Texas.
It says the oil and gas industry can substantially increase water reuse by mirroring the success of countries such as Canada, where regulations mandate water reuse and limit fresh water acquisition for oil sands operations.
The company's CEO, Steve Robertson, said it asked for the six 2012-2014 incidents to be considered and sentenced together "because it was clear that our performance in this part of our region, at that time, was not up to the very high standards that we and our customers expect."
The total number of Americans at high risk from both natural and human-induced earthquakes this year is about 4 million.
King County's West Point Treatment Plant was flooded and had two pumps knocked out on Feb. 9.
"Thanks to the federal-provincial agreement for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, 12 municipalities in the Mauricie region will be able to complete important projects to meet their needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure," said Julie Boulet, minister of Tourism and minister responsible for the Mauricie region.
The project includes provincial and local funding and will replace aging infrastructure in the community of Chipman.
The EPA will be awarding $12.7 million in funds to help small drinking and wastewater systems, as well as private well owners, improve operations and to better protect the public and the environment.
A mobile water solution from GE helps treat wastewater during routine maintenance that required a shutdown.
Wintersville, Ohio has received $420,000 in funds from Ohio EPA to make improvements to wastewater systems that will lead to improved water quality.
Project harnesses cutting-edge technology to reduce costs in environmentally sustainable manner.
The USDA has provided funding to Iowa in order to improve its wastewater facilities.
Schneider Electric has been selected for conducting major systems upgrades to help improve water, wastewater and flood control services.
The EPA has awarded $7.8 million to Guam for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvements.
Wastewater system in Houston gets major upgrade.
Once fully operational this will be the only refinery in North America to recycle all wastewater for steam production, with the GE ZeeWeed Membrane Bioreactor and Reverse Osmosis Technology.
Jingneng Zhuozhou coal-fired power plant to reuse 99 percent of wastewater.
The Selkirk project will replace its existing treatment plant and improve the quality of the effluent discharged into a Manitoba freshwater resource, Lake Winnipeg, and the Red River.
The measures Consol Energy and related companies have agreed to will continue to reduce total dissolved solids in mining waters discharged to streams; EPA estimates implementation of the consent decree by Consol will eliminate more than 2.5 million pounds of pollutants in the form of TDS.