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  • U-Drain vs. grated drainage: who is the winner?

    U-drain Floor Drainage vs Grated Drains When it comes to surface drainage, the most common type of drain seen in public applications is a grated drain. In contrast, U-drain is a trench drain with a single narrow “slot” intake that features no grates. The question is, which is the better option? In this article we examine three key factors that play into choosing a drainage system; ...


    By Norstar Industries

  • 3 Ways to ease your HVAC Technician’s spring cleaning budget and burden

    Spring cleaning isn’t your facility’s favorite time of year, but it needs to be done or those dirty coils and air ducts will lower efficiency and increase costs this summer. What’s more, uncleaned systems will diminish a facility’s indoor air quality. Why do HVAC technician’s delay this seasonal activity? Is it because cleaning your HVAC systems costs time and money, ...

  • 9 of the Best Industrial Wastewater Treatment Equipment Supply and Technology Companies

    Here at SAMCO Technologies, we understand that proper, economical industrial wastewater treatment is essential to the efficiency and overall success of your everyday process. Improper treatment can lead to valuable process water going down the drain in addition to costly violations of local POTW (publicly owned treatment works) and environmental regulations. While our custom-engineered industrial ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • PTO Vac Truck on display WJTA Show in New Orleans Nov 2-3

    We will be featuring one of our HTV PTO vac trucks at Booth # 1030 Come see us at the WJTA show in New Orleans on Nov 2nd and 3rd, 2016. We will have one of our HTV PTO vac trucks there. Booth # 1030 ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • Municipalities empowered by Vacuum Excavators

    Cities are digging safer and more efficiently by arming departments with vacuum excavators. In the rarest of cases, fire departments are using vacuum excavators for trench collapse rescues. The more common use though is the need for potholing, sewer ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • High and dry through the Gotthard tunnel

    After 20 years of planning and construction, Switzerland celebrates the completion of the Gotthard Base Tunnel. At 57 kilometers, it’s the world’s longest railroad tunnel. 2,300 meters of solid rock rises above the new line at its deepest point. The construction must not only withstand extreme mountain pressure but also substantial volumes of mountain water must be prevented from ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Freshen up smelly carts!

    Trash, recycling, and green waste bins see their share of gunk and grime. It’s no wonder that they might start to greet you with an unpleasant smell each time you open the lid. If the smelly culprit is inside your curbside carts, here’s how to make them fresh again: Place your cart in an area that can get wet. This should be an absorbent surface, such as your yard, so that any rinse ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Winterize Your Property Now to Prevent Costly Damages

    A week into the winter season and many parts of the country have already experienced frigid temperatures.  Other areas have had an exceptionally mild winter so far, but these conditions can quickly change. Strong winds, rain, snow and ice can all takes a toll on a home or business and freezing temperatures can easily burst pipes.  During the winter season, damage from any one ...

  • CCTV investments drive growth at Ashtead Technology

    Ashtead Technology, the instrumentation specialist, has experienced rapid growth in its rental business for remote inspection equipment such as CCTV remote control crawlers and push-rod camera inspection systems. “We have invested heavily in the range of technologies that we stock in our rental fleet,” says Jay Neermul, Regional Sales Manager, “and this means that not only are ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Agreement with City of Waterloo, Iowa, to Settle Clean Water Act Violations Will Address Sewer Overflows

    EPA, the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Iowa have reached a proposed settlement of alleged Clean Water Act violations by the City of Waterloo, Iowa, that will require the city to assess its sanitary sewer system and develop a master plan to eliminate unlawful sewer overflows and bypasses. A proposed consent decree, lodged yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of ...

  • EPA and Fort Lincoln Retail Reach Settlement for Clean Water Act Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Fort Lincoln Retail, LLC have reached a settlement over alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations designed to protect America’s waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. Under an administrative consent agreement, the company will pay a $99,000 penalty to resolve violations involving stormwater runoff that flowed into the District of ...

  • White House Honors Florida Faith Leader for Climate “Champions of Change”

    On Monday, July 20th, the White House will recognize Steven Beumer of Maitland, Fla., as a “Champion of Change” for his efforts in protecting our environment and communities from the effects of climate change. The Champion of Change event will feature remarks by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Senior Advisor to the President Brian Deese, as they honor ...

  • Safe Drain™ Installed by American Airlines at DFW Airport

    Safe Drain™ Inc. announces that American Airlines, in its continuing efforts to be environmentally proactive, has installed seven of the company’s inserts into key storm drains at its largest hub, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Safe Drain™ stainless steel inserts were installed at American’s cabin service facility on the airports East side to prevent ...

  • Tips for Preventing Ice Dams and Property Damage Offered by Nation’s Leading Public Adjusters

    Many parts of the country have experienced record snowfall amounts and extreme cold temperatures this winter.  It is during this time of year that freezing temperatures can allow a ridge of ice to form on the edge of a roof.  This is known as an ice dam and when they occur they can allow water to back up behind it and leak into a home or building.  The end result is water damage ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Green Light given for `super sewer` to clean up London`s river

    The Government has given the go-ahead to start building London’s ‘super sewer’ which will tackle the sewage pollution in to the tidal River Thames. The 25km tunnel will run underground from Acton storm tanks in West London, and travel roughly the line underneath the river to Abbey Mills Pumping Station in East London, where it will connect to the Lee ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • EZ Access Falling Stream Flow Cell from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc.

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, the industry leader in oil in water monitors just released a new Flow Cell to their product line of fluorescence technology based continuous on-line monitors.  The EZ Access Falling Stream Flow Cell - Compatible with TD-4100 and TD-4100XD is now available and shipping.  The EZ Access Falling Stream Flow Cell = Easy access for easy cleaning and ...

  • Gastonia, North Carolina Students Receive Presidential Environmental Youth Award

    Today the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Katie Danis, Mary Hunter Russell, and Grace Wynkoop with the President’s Environmental Youth Award. The trio of students from Gastonia, North Carolina is known as The Pollution Solution team (TPSt).. The ceremony at the White house included 17 teachers and 60 students ...

  • Stainelss Steel Honeyomb Grease Filter

    The honeycomb grease filters are a 50mm thick panel air filter, which are made from high quality acid resistant aluminum throughout. Mostly, the filter media is usually made by aluminum foil corrugated into a special channel, forming a curved honeycomb channel with the foil placed one on top of the other. Here, we have made the honeycomb grease air filters in another material, the stainless ...

  • High-Intensity Continuous Blender

    Munson Machinery's new HIM-306-SS High-Intensity Continuous Blender imparts low to high shear required for blending, homogenizing, de-dusting and/or de-agglomerating of dry ingredients, slurries, pastes and difficult-to-blend materials at high rates. Fitted with coated, hardened stainless steel paddles for abrasion ...

  • Idaho sugar company failed to prevent industrial stormwater discharges, violated federal clean water rules

    The Amalgamated Sugar Company, of Paul, Idaho, violated the Clean Water Act when it discharged stormwater without authorization under a federal industrial stormwater permit – the Multi Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity – according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “To help protect Idaho’s water quality, ...

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