Environmental Protection

Wastewater


Seattle Wastewater Plant Flood Report Calls for Emergency Training

Flooding inside the West Point sewage treatment plant in February caused $57 million in damage and 235 million gallons of untreated wastewater to be dumped from an emergency outfall near Seattle's Discovery Park.

Air Emissions Fine Included in TCEQ Penalties Totaling $875,769

The commission issued agreed orders for the following enforcement categories: seven air quality, one industrial hazardous waste, three industrial wastewater discharge, two municipal solid waste, seven municipal wastewater discharge, nine petroleum storage tank, 16 public water system, three water quality, and one waste disposal well.

Most at risk are outdoor workers, including agricultural workers, commercial fishermen, construction workers, transportation workers, and first responders, but workers in hot indoor environments such as warehouses and factories are also at risk of heat illnesses.

House Water Subcommittee Looking at Integrated Planning in U.S. Water Infrastructure

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.

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Canadian Site Wins 2017 Industrial Water Project of the Year Award

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.

Report Calls for Oil & Gas, Utilities Industries to Boost Wastewater Reuse

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.

Sewage foam collected at the ramp of the Upper Thames Sailing Club. (INS photo)

Record $24.5 Million Fine Issued to Thames Water for Sewage Discharges

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."

New USGS Maps Show Human-Induced Earthquakes

The total number of Americans at high risk from both natural and human-induced earthquakes this year is about 4 million.

Fixes to Seattle Treatment Plant May Cost $25 Million

King County's West Point Treatment Plant was flooded and had two pumps knocked out on Feb. 9.



Canadian Fund Aids 16 Projects in Quebec

"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.

Canada Funds New Brunswick Wastewater Treatment Plant

The project includes provincial and local funding and will replace aging infrastructure in the community of Chipman.

Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems Receive Funding from EPA

Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems Receive Funding from EPA

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.

Orlando Uses Mobile Water Solution for Wastewater Treatment During Planned Outage

A mobile water solution from GE helps treat wastewater during routine maintenance that required a shutdown.

Wastewater Treatment Gets Upgrade in Ohio

Wintersville, Ohio has received $420,000 in funds from Ohio EPA to make improvements to wastewater systems that will lead to improved water quality.

City of Alba Installs New System to Treat Wastewater

Project harnesses cutting-edge technology to reduce costs in environmentally sustainable manner.

Upcoming Water Quality Improvements for Iowa

The USDA has provided funding to Iowa in order to improve its wastewater facilities.

Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District Receives Wastewater Upgrades

Schneider Electric has been selected for conducting major systems upgrades to help improve water, wastewater and flood control services.

Guam Receives Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The EPA has awarded $7.8 million to Guam for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvements.

The Northside Sewer Relief Tunnel reached depths of 50 to 60 feet below grade.

Large Diameter Rehabilitation in Houston

Wastewater system in Houston gets major upgrade.

Canadian Oil Refinery to Reuse 100 Percent of Water with New Wastewater Treatment Technology

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.

GE to Provide Water Recycling Technology for Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plant

Jingneng Zhuozhou coal-fired power plant to reuse 99 percent of wastewater.

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