Wastewater Rules & Regulations

  • Flow-based surrogates in TMDLs

    Is EPA backing down on using surrogates or buying time to continue examining the issue?

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    Eight predictions for 2015

    Editor's predictions include the weather, transportation funding, Clean Water Act, and more.

  • CH2M HILL selected as program manager on the Miami-Dade Ocean Outfall Legislation Program

    Program will eliminate wastewater from being discharged to ocean and boost the local economy by creating new jobs.

  • No environmental permitting necessary!

    The most recent highway bill directed U.S. DOT to list projects that don’t require full National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. These new categorical exclusions (CEs)  offer excellent partnering opportunities for highway and rail projects.

  • Five million feet of Fusible PVC has been installed in North America, signaling tremendous market acceptance.

    The merits of Fusible PVC

    Fusible PVC is highly compatible with ductile iron, which facilitates connections and extensions. Here are two cases where it was used.

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    Energy-performance contracting for asset upgrades

    A 1970s federal mandate to give homeowners options for conserving electricity is now being used to stretch water and wastewater utility budgets.

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    Bacteria in the Bayous

    In urban waterways, bacteria can come from many sources: storm-water runoff, illicit discharges, wildlife, leaking septic systems, sanitary sewer overflows, stream sediments, wastewater effluent, topsoil, and leaking sanitary sewer systems. Some contribute pollutants during dry weather and some...


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