Water


Articles

  • Texas Water Foundation Announces New Strategic Plan

    It calls for boosting the foundation's role as a key influencer in securing Texas' water future through a robust legislative agenda and a strategy to promote statewide water awareness and leadership.

  • Compliance Order Issued After Pipeline Explosion

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reported that its inspections after the Sept. 10 explosion "discovered violations including unreported landslides, impacts to aquatic resources, construction activities occurring in unpermitted areas, and several sections of the pipeline that required the installation of additional measures to prevent accelerated erosion."

  • Pennsylvania DEP Funds 61 Projects from Sunoco Penalty

    Grants have been awarded for stormwater management, invasive species removal, forest restoration, farm runoff reduction, streambank restoration, and many other projects that ultimately improve water quality in Pennsylvania.

  • NOAA Revises Rainfall Qualifying as 100-Year or 1,000-Year Events in Texas

    In Austin, 100-year rainfall amounts for 24 hours increased as much as three inches, up to 13 inches. 100-year estimates around Houston increased from 13 inches to 18 inches and values previously classified as 100-year events are now much more frequent 25-year events.

  • New Executive Director Appointed for PA Citizens Advisory Council

    "Keith has provided outstanding legal counseling to DEP for the past four years," said Patrick McDonnell, Pennsylvania DEP secretary. "His broad experience within DEP and his extensive knowledge of environmental law will serve the council very well as they explore big-picture issue areas affecting the commonwealth."

  • Wisconsin Drinking Water Report: 99+ Percent of Public Systems Meeting Standards

    U.S. drinking water system operators have been preparing for the federal lead-free law to take effect in January 2014. Four states already have laws in place that comply with or exceed its requirements.

    During 2017, more than 99 percent of Wisconsin's public water systems provided water that met all health-based standards for regulated contaminants. "In addition to monitoring, measuring system compliance is part of the overall strategy for managing a sustainable supply of safe drinking water," said Adam DeWeese, DNR section chief of the Public Water Supply Section.


Whitepapers

  • Lean Water Operations

    How to control the cost and pricing of water while improving efficiency.

  • Thinking Differently About Water

    What is the value of water? It turns out that the answer to that question is not straightforward. While the element water - two hydrogen atoms attached to one oxygen atom - is simple, water as a resource is highly complex and filled with contradictions. Water is abundant yet scarce; priceless yet “free,” life-sustaining yet if contaminated, life-threatening.

  • Investing in Wastewater Treatment Upgrades: Boosting the Triple Bottom Line

    Johnson Controls explains how projects that improve wastewater treatment infrastructure can increase operating efficiency, help the local environment, provide economic benefits, improve the reliability of compliance, and enhance the community’s quality of life. Cities and water authorities can attain these benefits without investing their own capital up front and yet earn immediate long-term guaranteed cost savings.