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  • Great Lakes Fouled by Raw Sewage

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, (ENS) - Detroit, Michigan is at the bottom of the class, performing the worst of 20 cities graded by a Canadian environmental group in a Report Card on how well they manage their sewage. Sierra Legal released its first Great Lakes Sewage Report Card today, an investigative report that analyzes the performance of 20 cities in the Great Lakes ...

  • Health Risks from Raw Sewage in Illinois Residents’ Basements

    Several months ago, about a half dozen residents in Lindenhurst came home to discover raw sewage had backed up into their basements.  The sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) resulted when a city sewer line became blocked.    Residents are facing thousands of dollars in remediation costs and some residents have expressed concerns that their property insurance coverage may not completely ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Residents Claim Maryland Apartment Complex Plagued by Mold and Raw Sewage

    Last month, the Baltimore Sun published a story about residents’ complaints of living conditions at Perrywood Garden Apartments.  The apartments, located in Perryman, Maryland, provide low-income living accommodations at the 184 unit complex.   According to the article, residents have complained about flooding, leaking sewage, bats, mold, an unsanitary pool, and other ...

  • Europe may sue UK over raw sewage releases

    Untitled Document For at least three years, the UK has been in breach of EU law that forbids the discharge of raw sewage into the sea and rivers, prompting the Commission's ...

  • Seattle and King County, Wash. Agree to Upgrade Combined Stormwater Systems to Protect Local Waters from Raw Sewage Overflows

    King County and the city of Seattle have agreed to invest in major upgrades to local sewage and combined stormwater collection, piping and treatment under settlements with the Department of Justice and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The state of Washington was a co-plaintiff and partner in these settlements. The agreements are the result of extensive federal and state government ...

  • Fort Smith, Arkansas Agrees to Upgrade Sewer System to Reduce Discharges of Raw Sewage into Local Waterways

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas announced that the city of Fort Smith, Ark. will upgrade its sewer collection and treatment system over the next 12 years to reduce discharges of raw sewage and other pollutants into local waterways. This work is expected to cost $255 million plus the cost of routine operation and maintenance. ...

  • City of Great Falls and Malteurop North America agree to control toxic gases and raw sewage overflows to protect community

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Great Falls, Mont., and Malteurop North America, Inc. (Malteurop) have agreed to control wastewater discharges that generate high levels of toxic gas in the City’s sewer system. The City has also agreed to make improvements to its wastewater treatment system to reduce raw sewage overflows in the city and the ...

  • CAMBI at “The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management” - 5 – 9th May, 2014

    We would also like to alert you to the following presentations: Forum Halle B1 (Waste / Recycling): Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, from 17:30 – 18:00: “Cambi Codigestion and Food Waste Technology” Forum Halle A5 (Water/wastewater): Thursday May 8th, 2014, from  ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Surfers against Sewage star in Panorama sewage exposé

    Clean water campaigners from Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are urging all water users to watch Panorama this Monday the 7th of September, BBC1 at 8.30pm. SAS have helped the Panorama team expose the shocking truth that after heavy rain, raw sewage is consistently discharging into our rivers, seas and bathing waters without warning to the public and water users. SAS Campaign manager Andy Cummins ...


  • New Wireless Sewer Lift Station Monitoring System Limits Dangerous Raw Sanitary Sewage Spills Developed by Cloud 9 Services, Inc.

    We interviewed Rick Fender, the Florida State Certified Plumbing and Underground Utility Contractor for Cloud 9 Services, Inc., to learn more about the dangers of sewage spills and the benefits of this new system. Cloud 9 Services, Inc. was asked to explain how this lift station monitoring is accomplished, and how this affects everyone. ...


    By PRWeb

  • Midwest groundwater tainted with sewage and chemicals

    Raw sewage is flowing into rivers and streams across central and eastern Iowa as one after another wastewater facilities are inundated by the record floods that have swept the state during the past two weeks. Livestock manure is also part of the nasty mix, along with spilled fuel and chemicals, all heading to the flooding Mississippi River and down to the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Environmental ...

  • Landia aerators eliminate sewage odour problem

    Landia has revealed how its mixer-aerator systems have helped boost tourist numbers on the west coast of Denmark by eliminating odour problems emanating from a raw sewage lift station With many Danish resorts depending on the rental of summer houses to accommodate national and visiting tourists, a significant dip in trade had occurred due to odour problems from a raw sewage lift station Low ...


    By Landia

  • Sierra Club publishes annual `sewage report card`

    Sierra Legal released its third National Sewage Report Card that evaluates how cities across Canada treat and manage their sewage. The report findings allege that Canada's coastal cities continue to lag behind the rest of the country, and highlights Canada's ineffective treatment of sewage issues. The report evaluates twenty-two cities and assigns them a letter grade based on the quality of their ...

  • Canadian government stops Montreal sewage-dumping plan

    The Canadian government has ordered Montreal not to dump 2 billion gallons (7.57 billion liters) of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River as part of a plan to rebuild a riverside expressway. Federal infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel said Wednesday that an independent review would be carried out after many Montrealers called for the federal government to step in, just a week ahead of national ...


    By Associated Press

  • Don`t waste sewage - it`s a resource

    The way we treat sewage needs to undergo a revolution on the same scale as we have seen attitudes change to household rubbish and industrial waste. That was the core message of an event hosted by consultants Aqua Enviro this week. While the value of most other resources is widely recognised, we tend to have a devil-may-care attitude to water consumption in the UK, perhaps in part due to the ...

  • Cities need $20 billion for sewage treatment

    Canadian cities and communities need upwards of $20 billion over the next two decades to clean up waste water treatment facilities that are threatening the public health of Canadians, states a confidential Environment Canada document. "The environmental performance of many waste water systems is not adequate, putting human and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Massive stretch of reading sewage pipe likely to be replaced

    Almost one month ago, we reported that a large section of sewage piping in Reading, Pennsylvania, had sprung a leak for the second time in three years. Well now the City of Reading Public Works is deciding whether to solve the problem for good, by potentially replacing a massive 600-foot of pipe that runs alongside the Schuylkill River. The pipe in question is almost 60 years old and officials ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Sewage Contamination Dangers Exposed in New Educational Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  The video is about sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and the health hazards for building occupants exposed to the aftermath.   Sanitary sewer overflows happen every day across the nation.  When they occur they can spread raw sewage into basements and out of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Rio`s Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

    Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage. In the neon green waters around the site of the future Olympic Park, the average fecal pollution rate is 78 times that of the Brazilian government's "satisfactory" limit - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pennsylvania Water Utility to Reduce Sewage Discharges to Delaware River and Local Creeks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Delaware River and its tributaries. In a proposed consent decree, DELCORA has agreed to develop and implement a ...

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