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  • Fouling Cleaning at Woodhouse Mill`s Water Regulator

    The presence of feral pigeons called for an effective bird deterrent system including bird netting, bird mesh, fouling cleaning and rope access. We were contacted by our client to resolve an issue with feral pigeons perching on the water regulator in South Yorkshire, which was causing ...

  • Hydro Water Mandates and Regulations

    Marcie Mangold answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming Hydro Licensing & Compliance Forum, June 6-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. What are some common issues that the Department of Ecology is facing today in regards to hydro licensing? MM: As a hydro 401 ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • This Season, Let’s Celebrate Clean Water

    There’s more to celebrate this month than just the holidays – this month also marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. We all rely – and have come to expect – that plenty of clean water will flow from our faucets whenever we need it. Whether for drinking, cooking, or bathing, water plays an obvious role in our daily lives. It’s hard to ...

  • Nanotechnology for clean water: Facts and figures

    Nanotechnology could help give millions clean drinking water. David J. Grimshaw outlines the potential, the progress and some of the risks. Technology has long been important in providing clean drinking water and irrigation for food crops. Indeed, people have had water technology for thousands of years — the Romans were using aqueducts as conduits for drinking wateraround 300BC. But making ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New Canadian regulations have oil-sands companies cleaning up

    Alberta oil-sands companies are forced to clean up their tailings ponds with the recent announcement from The Energy Resources Conservation Board now placing stringent regulations on all tailings ponds in Alberta. The new regulations have placed time lines on the reclaiming process which have these companies seeking immediate solutions. Some of the tailings ponds go back as far as four decades ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • United Water Completed Sale of Regulated Operations in Arkansas

    United Water, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, announced today that it had completed the sale of its regulated water operations in Arkansas for $27.6 million to Liberty Utilities Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., a publicly traded Canadian company. Liberty Utilities has water and wastewater interests in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Texas. ...

  • Drinking water regulations prompt deployment of decentralized water and wastewater treatment plants

    Decentralized water and wastewater treatment are precisely engineered onsite treatment systems used for treating small amounts of water and wastewater at affordable prices. As these systems serve individual houses, clustered dwellings, and closely located commercial outlets, the issue of piping costs is moot. Decentralized systems are produced using locally available materials, are easy to set up ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Rainbow Production Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Rainbow Production of Hot Springs, Arkansas, $1,700 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations outlined under the federal Clean Water Act. A June 14, 2012, EPA inspection of Debo #4 and #3 oil production facilities located on Robinson Acres Road, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, revealed no inspection ...

  • Edinger incorporated fined for violating the clean water act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Edinger Incorporated of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, $2,950 for violating the Clean Water Act's Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations. During a recent inspection of the company's oil production facility in Caddo County, Oklahoma, EPA uncovered a variety of SPCC violations. These included improper or inadequate measures ...

  • The bonds company fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined The Bonds Company of Magnolia, Arkansas, $6,000 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations at three of its oil production facilities. Federal inspections at the facilities found numerous violations including: Personnel working at two of the facilities had no training on discharge procedure protocols, no ...

  • Maine Oil Company fined for clean water violations

    A Maine heating oil company has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle EPA claims that it violated the Clean Water Act and federal regulations designed to prevent oil spills from reaching waterways. Fabian Oil, Inc. sells heating oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products from several facilities in Maine. According to EPA, Fabian failed to maintain and fully implement Spill Prevention Control ...

  • A New Step Towards Clean Drinking Water in the USA

    A new rule to protect drinking water was issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 27. The Clean Water Rule clarifies which waters are protected under the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act, created in 1972, has been effective for decades in protecting drinking water in the United ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • Pennsylvania clean water fund reaches US$170m

    A $170 million fund has been created to help wastewater ratepayers and farmers finance improvements needed to address Chesapeake Bay and statewide water quality improvement mandates. The Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Plan announced today is the result of collaboration by municipal authorities, farmers, builders, conservation districts and the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation. 'For ...

  • EPA to develop regulation for perchlorate and toxic chemicals in drinking water (DC)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson today announced the agency’s decision to move forward with the development of a regulation for perchlorate to protect Americans from any potential health impacts, while also continuing to take steps to ensure the quality of the water they drink. The decision to undertake a first-ever national standard for perchlorate ...

  • Petco Petroleum Corporation fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Petco Petroleum Corporation of Hinsdale, Illinois, $3,650 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A March 31, 2012, EPA inspection of its Jemima Richard oil production facility located on Highway 33 in Drumright, Creek County, Oklahoma, revealed personnel working at ...

  • Stone Energy Corporation Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Stone Energy Corporation of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, $7,055 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the federal Clean Water Act. A January 25, 2012, EPA inspection of its Main Pass 21 oil production facility located in Venice, Louisiana, revealed the facility had failed to conduct ...

  • Four Oklahoma companies fined for violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined four Oklahoma companies $4,150 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. Federal inspections in December 2008 and January 2009 of oil production facilities found numerous violations. For example, inspections and tests required by SPCC regulations were not in ...

  • EPA Announces Perchlorate Regulations

    On Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their decision to develop drinking water regulations for perchlorate.  “As improved standards are developed and put in place, clean water technology innovators have an opportunity to create cutting edge solutions that will strengthen health protections and spark economic growth,” EPA Administrator ...


    By Solutions-IES

  • Cox Operating, LLC, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Cox Operating, LLC, of New Orleans, Louisiana, $29,400 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations at two of its oil production facilities in Louisiana. A January 24, 2012, inspection at the facilities found numerous violations including failure to conduct adequate self-inspections as required by SPCC ...

  • Trivestco energy company fined for violating the clean water act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the Trivestco Energy Company of Ponca City, Oklahoma, $4,850 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of two oil production facilities located near Braman, Kay County, Oklahoma, revealed that the facilities SPCC plans did not implement ...

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