Archive | June, 2011

WEF Stormwater Utility Seminar Coming Aug. 2

On Aug. 2, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) will host a 1-day seminar in Chicago entitled “Weathering the Storm:  Is This the Right Time for You to Form a Stormwater Utility?” The event will cover the financing, planning, and management of stormwater utilities along with related regulations and public relations case studies. Presenters will […]

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WEF Invited To Present at AWWA Sustainability Conference

The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) has been invited to host a session on green infrastructure at the American Water Works Association’s (Denver) 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference. Abstracts for this session are due June 17. Check here for submission details and conference information.

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A Look At Wet Weather Issues

For wastewater operators, heavy rainfall makes for a busy day on the job. It starts when stormwater infiltrates defects in sanitary sewer pipelines or rushes into combined sewers. Excess inflow can overflow collection sewers and lead to the unintentional release of untreated wastewater. Even if stormwater inflow does not cause overflows, operators may face basement […]

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