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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

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • California clean water agencies champion clean energy initiative

    The California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) is spearheading a statewide initiative to better educate the public, regulators, and local, state and federal leaders on the role they need to play in achieving new state and national clean energy goals. In Governor Jerry Brown's 2012 State of the State address, he called for "…a goal of 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy by ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Is there a need for tougher regulations of heavy metals?

    For close to a century one of the world’s largest smokestacks released lead, arsenic and other heavy metals across Washington’s Puget Sound. The smokestack and copper smelter have since been demolished, but after the company that had owned the mine was bought by a foreign corporation there were concerns across the state that taxpayers would be left to pay the bill to clean up the environmental ...


  • 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

  • ZeroWater Urges Support for the Clean Water Act

    The conventional wisdom is that corporations dislike government regulation within their respective industries, but there are a few major exceptions to this rule, and one of them is the Clean Water Act. The environmental bill, which turns 40 years old this year, has recently become a topic of scrutiny and conversation, as many companies have voiced their support of the bill, as well as their ...


    By Marketwire

  • New regulations loom for land remediation

    Could the remediation industry be facing another steep learning curve as regulators tackle legislation overload by bringing about a variety of new directives? The subject of land remediation has long been cloaked in confusion with contradictory regulations, confusion over permits and most legislation remaining open to interpretation. Recently some issues – such as the definition of waste - ...

  • 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 ...

  • Canadian and US Groups Praise New Approach to Water Level Regulation

    WWF-Canada, Save The River and The Nature Conservancy today offered their organizations' support for the International Joint Commission's (IJC) new approach to water level regulation in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The three organizations are encouraged by the proposed Plan BV7 (the 7th version of Plan B) which, if appropriately implemented, will take steps to restore the lake and ...


    By WWF UK

  • 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 ...

  • “Clean air for all - all for clean air”

    Ladies and Gentlemen, “Clean air for all - all for clean air”. This sounds like the slogan of the three musketeers'. Perhaps this should be expected here, in the country of Alexandre Dumas. Bravo! The theme of this panel nicely summarises the ‘essentials’ to successfully addressing one of the most important health and environment challenges we face today: …. ...

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