Municipal wastewater treatment systems across the U.S. are facing pressure to improve their performance without increasing costs. However, the average...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established effluent guidelines for wastewater discharged to surface waters. The effluent limits ar...
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Federal, state and local tax incentives and credits support brownfield redevelopment by providing site developers with financial assistance. The U.S. ...
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Operation and Maintenance (O&M) at a Publicly Owned Treatment Work (POTW) is a constant battle against the forces of time and nature. The contamin...
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 Most people are aware that lead and asbestos exposure can have health-threatening consequences. When there is cause for concern, being aware of ...
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Environmental remediation costs include preliminary assessments, site investigations, feasibility studies, remedial actions and more. While some of th...
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Greyfields are commercial or retail sites, such as shopping centers, strip malls and big-box stores, that have been abandoned after a period of disinv...
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared information on the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, which comprises th...
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As a municipality or developer, you are committed to redeveloping unusable, contaminated properties in your community and transforming them into asset...
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In the 1970s and 1980s, federal grants paid a majority of the costs to build or expand wastewater treatment plants. Many Publicly Owned Treatment Work...
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Industrial activities such as manufacturing, mining, oil and fuel dumping, fertilizer application and improper waste disposal may contaminate the natu...
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Energy represents a significant expense across all stages of the wastewater treatment process — from raw sewage collection to effluent discharge. Wast...
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Iowa wastewater facilities design standards were adopted in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Today, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) supp...
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Many communities suffer blight because of abandoned properties that do not generate value and pose a potential risk to public safety. Developers often...
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A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) represents the foundation of any responsible brownfield redevelopment project and provides legal pr...
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Contaminant type and quantity, coupled with local effluent regulations, constitute key factors that influence a municipality's approach to wastewater ...
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 More than $12 million available; funding proposals accepted until Sept. 30 As teachers and students head back to their classrooms, I'm happy to ...
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If you live in a community and use or drink city water, most likely you've heard of boil orders, advisories, notices or something similar. Even though...
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An abandoned and underused brownfield is often an eyesore to the surrounding community. Additionally, brownfield sites present potential health and sa...
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More than 450,000 brownfields across the U.S. are contaminated with lead, petroleum, asbestos, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other pollutants....
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