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Commentary: The Clean Water Act at 50

Commentary: The Clean Water Act at 50

December 12, 2022 at 8:28 am 0 comments

By Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells October marked five decades since leaders came together to make a monumental change, impacting our daily lives ever since. And no, I’m not talking about the 50 years that my agency, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, has been protecting public healthRead More

WEF, EPA recognize communities for stormwater excellence

WEF, EPA recognize communities for stormwater excellence

October 31, 2022 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently honored 13 communities for what it called excellence in stormwater management, including exceeding permit requirements and sharing knowledge with the water sector. The municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) programs were selected as part of the National Municipal StormwaterRead More

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BWSC selects Stantec for next phase of East Boston Sewer Separation project

June 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Design and engineering firm Stantec has been selected to lead design services on Phase IV of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s (BWSC) East Boston Sewer Separation project. The project is part of a comprehensive 30-year, $150 million initiative to reduce pollutants discharged to BostonRead More

Unprecedented Federal and State Infrastructure Investment Bodes Well for Nation’s Water, Sewer Assets

Unprecedented Federal and State Infrastructure Investment Bodes Well for Nation’s Water, Sewer Assets

April 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

By Wayne Hofmann This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which has generated a legacy of improved water quality in our rivers and lakes and healthier drinking water sources while creating significant fiscal challenges for many communities in removing hazardous materialsRead More

Brown and Caldwell appoints new head of Mid-South business

Brown and Caldwell appoints new head of Mid-South business

February 16, 2022 at 8:19 am 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell announced Erin Williams has joined the firm as vice president and leader of its growing Mid-South business. The firm says the hire emphasizes its focus on better serving clients in the region’s water, wastewater and stormwater sector. Williams brings more than 17Read More

San Jose selects multidisciplinary team for green stormwater projects

San Jose selects multidisciplinary team for green stormwater projects

September 15, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The City of San Jose has engaged a team of engineers, modelers and scientists to provide professional consultancy services on projects to implement its 2019 Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Plan. Envisioning a watershed with thriving creeks, rivers, and a healthy San Francisco Bay, the CityRead More

Innovations in Stormwater Funding: Trip-Generation Rates

Innovations in Stormwater Funding: Trip-Generation Rates

July 19, 2021 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Kyle Stevens Climate change is a pressing issue for local governments. The unpredictable nature of storm events and sea level rise has put a strain on already aging stormwater infrastructure, requiring huge investments to address the problem. Paying for these investments should not relyRead More

EPA announces $67 million stormwater grant program

EPA announces $67 million stormwater grant program

April 5, 2021 at 8:32 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $67 million in grant funding through the new Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program. This funding will support public health and environmental protections by helping states and cities improve stormwater management toRead More

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

March 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, giving overall infrastructure in the United States a cumulative grade of C-. Although the report card finds the country is spending just over half of what is needed, it’s theRead More

WEF survey estimates stormwater sector’s annual funding gap

WEF survey estimates stormwater sector’s annual funding gap

February 26, 2021 at 10:33 am 0 comments

The U.S. stormwater sector faces an estimated $8.5 billion annual funding gap, according to a survey by the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The funding shortfall exists as municipalities nationwide work to maintain water infrastructure, control pollution in waterways, and protect communities from flooding. The fundingRead More