Water + Stormwater

Water and stormwater news including rainwater harvesting, wastewater, sewage plans, city planning, dams, and pipe systems.


CDM Smith to design-build water distribution system repairs for Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast selected CDM Smith for a $17.9 million design-build contract for a new water distribution system at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans in Belle Chase, La.

New tool can help determine most cost effective material for water pipelines

A tool developed by a team of researchers at the University of Michigan can be used by utility decision-makers to evaluate multiple factors affecting pipes, allowing them to determine cost-effectiveness beyond initial expense, including costs associated with environmental impacts.

Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility wins national environmental award

The Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility, located in Parker, Colo., has been honored with a national award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

AEC TECH NEWS: Sherwin-Williams launches LinkedIn group for water and wastewater professionals

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched a new social media presence designed to advance thought leadership in the water and wastewater industry.

StormTrap and Lafarge announce license agreement for stormwater products

StormTrap, a provider of stormwater management systems, and Lafarge Canada, Inc. announced that they entered into a licensing and manufacturing agreement. StormTrap granted an exclusive license to Lafarge to develop and commercialize StormTraps detention and retention products in Western Canada.

Grand Prairie selects engineering team to update stormwater master plan

The City of Grand Prairie, Texas, has tasked McKim & Creed, Inc. with providing program oversight as well as professional engineering services for an update to its stormwater master plan. The project team headed by McKim & Creed and including Burton Johnson Engineering, Inc., RLG Consulting Engineers, Halff Associates and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. will update Grand Prairies stormwater master plan, assess problem drainage areas, and identify methods for alleviating localized neighborhood flooding.

WEF submits comments on EPAs draft 2017 Construction Stormwater General Permit

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently provided comments on the Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities.

Woolpert contracts with Gwinnett County on sewer, stormwater inspection project

Woolpert was awarded a sewer and stormwater assessment project by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners for the Department of Water Resources. The annual contract is valued at $2.9 million for Section B (sewer) and $1.6 million per year for Section A (stormwater), respectively.

New ASTM standard test method will aid in stormwater treatment

A new ASTM International test method will help determine the hydraulic capacity of treatment devices that filter stormwater runoff.

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