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  • One Month Later, New Orleans Nearly Pumped Dry

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 3, 2005 (ENS) - Pumps set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working 24/7 for weeks to remove the flood waters from New Orleans' streets left in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Now the job is close to completion. Before Hurricane Rita passed, the pumps had cleared most of the flood water from Hurricane Katrina and only 10 percent of ...

  • California American Water Reminds Ventura County Customers to Continue Water Saving Practices Despite Improved Water Reserve Conditions

    California American Water is encouraging all of its Ventura County customers to continue their wise water practices given the recent declaration by Governor Brown that the state’s drought has ended and local water allocations have been lifted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Both actions were made possible by this season’s ...


    By American Water

  • The Key to Closing Water Damage Claims:

    Heat it Up! New thermal drying systems help to close water damage claims in a fraction of the previous time Claims adjusters and managers know the story well: The sooner a claim file is closed, the happier the customer and the greater the savings to the company. Water damage claims magnify this maxim and exemplify it. The longer it takes to get someone out to remove the water, ...


  • Introducing T-T’s PalPack, A Submersible Dewatering Pump Pack

    We have a new addition to our product range, the PalPack. The PalPack is an innovation to T-T’s product range combining the PuddlePal, PumpPal and LevelPal to provide a dewatering pump pack that offers peace of mind operation. ...


    By T-T Pumps Ltd.

  • Klargester launches new Attenuation Systems and 24hr Storage Pump Stations

    Leading manufacturer, Klargester, has launched a new range of Stormwater attenuation tanks and a range of high capacity pumping systems, both designed to complement its existing series of sustainable urban drainage solutions (SUDS) products. Stormwater run-off and an increased risk of flooding is becoming a huge challenge for developers. In addition to increased rainfall and rising sea levels ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Small Contractor Pumps Boost International Trade with South Africa

    T-T has been working hard to develop relationships with companies overseas as export becomes an increasingly important market for our company. We understand that one small order for a small contractor pump can really be the start of something great… Over the years T-T have focused our efforts at various trade shows and exhibitions, meeting contacts new and old, in order to maintain ...


    By T-T Pumps Ltd.

  • Tersus Environmental Secures Patent Rights for Vadose Zone Remediation by Barometric Pumping

    Tersus Environmental, LLC, a developer and marketer of advanced, innovative technologies for the remediation of soil and groundwater, and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) announced that they have signed an Exclusive Patent License Agreement. This royalty-based agreement grants Tersus Environmental an exclusive worldwide license to manufacture, use, and sell the technology known as ...


    By Tersus Environmental, LLC

  • Water intake protection using fluorescence monitors

    The protection of municipal drinking water producers and industrial plants water intakes from oil and hydrocarbon contamination has long been a problem for users of rivers, lakes and oceans.  Potential pollution sources include ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, local surface traffic accidents with fuel spills, upstream industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling ...

  • MIT digital water pavilion makes a splash in Spain

    An MIT-designed building with walls made entirely of water was unveiled last Thursday at the opening of the Zaragoza World Expo in Spain. The Digital Water Pavilion, selected as Time magazine's 'Best invention of the Year' in the field of architecture when its plans were unveiled in 2007, is the first of its kind and illustrates the potential of digital architecture to create spaces that ...

  • Groundwater overuse could cause severe water shortage

    The excessive use of groundwater for a variety of purposes has significantly depleted water tables and aquifers throughout Afghanistan and if the trend is not reversed soon the country will face a severe shortage of drinking water, the Ministry of Water and Energy said. Recurrent droughts, low precipitation and poor water management have exacerbated the country’s water crisis, ministry officials ...


    By IRIN

  • Flood waters completely drained, system to treat contaminated ground water back on line at American Cyanamid superfund site

    More than 200 million gallons of flood water has been drained from the American Cyanamid Superfund site in Bridgewater, NJ and the system used to capture contaminated ground water under the site is now functioning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Ground water under the site is highly contaminated with metals and VOCs, such as benzene and xylene from the former ...

  • Preventing Scaling Caused by Hard Water Improves Productivity

    Water cooled spot welders need very efficient cooling systems to ensure that they operate effectively.  The problem is that very often the water cooling of the welding tips is performed by hard water containing  calcium carbonate   ( limescale)   which can form a scale and that scale in turn acts as an insulator causing inefficient cooling of the tips. A major ...

  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • In drought, water war in California fought underground

    For decades, this city in California's agricultural heartland relied exclusively on cheap, plentiful groundwater and pumped increasingly larger amounts from an aquifer as its population grew. But eventually, the water table dropped by more than 100 feet, causing some of Fresno's wells to cave in and others to slow to a trickle. The cost of replacing those wells and extracting groundwater ...


    By Associated Press

  • China: Hong Kong: water resources equipment

    Hong Kong relies entirely on imported water and wastewater treatment products and technologies to meet its needs. In January 2008, the Hong Kong Government (HKG) allocated funds to build the US$8 million disinfection facilities under the Harbor Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) Stage 2A. This portion of Stage 2A has a completion date in 2009. Another US$1.02 billion will be spent before 2014 on the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Award-winning DC water selects InfoWorks ICM

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) has selected ...


    By Innovyze

  • Artificial water systems create unintended consequences

    Amidst the semi-arid stretches of Phoenix, a visitor might blink twice at the sight of a sailboat cutting across the horizon. Tempe Town Lake, on the northern edge of Arizona State University, is just one of a multitude of lakes, small ponds, canals and dams combining flood control, water delivery, recreational opportunities and aesthetics, and altering perception of water availability and ...


    By Arizona State University

  • EPA issues permit associated with aquifer pump test at weld county (Colo.) uranium site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an injection well permit to Powertech, (USA) Inc. that will enable the company to re-inject groundwater from an aquifer pump test at the proposed Centennial uranium site in Weld County, Colorado. This Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class V permit does not allow any uranium recovery activity at the site. The permitted activity is limited ...

  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Scientists collect water near site of blown well

    Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico. Joseph Montoya, a biology professor with Georgia Tech, was performing tests aboard a vessel near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill when the Hercules 265 well blew Tuesday and caught fire. All 44 people on the rig were evacuated and not ...


    By Associated Press

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