Urban Water Management Newsletter

From the editors of WaterWorld, Industrial WaterWorld, and Water & Wastewater International
Featured Articles
Treating urban runoff with constructed wetlands
(Urban Water Management) Irvine Ranch Water District's innovative water treatment project, located in the city of Orange's El Modena Park, cleans urban runoff by filtering it through water plants and exposing it to the sun...
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Erosion control solution lands at O'Hare airport
(Urban Water Management) Last year, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport moved 76 million people through its doors and was host to more than 925,000 flights, so it's no wonder that the airport has long seen a need for expansion and revitalization...
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Featured News
Facilities throughout Southeast ordered to comply with Clean Water Act, pay penalties
ATLANTA, GA, June 11, 2009 -- The U.S. EPA issued Consent Agreements and Final Orders against 10 entities throughout the Southeast since the beginning of the fiscal year, Oct. 1, 2008, for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA)...
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HDPE pipe-maker ADS announces several growth initiatives
HILLIARD, OH, June 8, 2009 -- Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., producer of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, has announced several new growth initiatives...
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Critical next stage of green building industry will focus on water efficiency, says report
NEW YORK, NY, June 1, 2009 -- Over the next five years, water efficiency and conservation will become critical factors in green design, construction and product selection, according to McGraw-Hill Construction's latest SmartMarket Report...
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XP Software to update WSPG hydraulic design engine for LADPW
PORTLAND, OR, May 27, 2009 -- The LA County Department of Public Works has contracted with XP Software to update the Water Surface Pressure Gradient (WSPG) hydraulic engine and embed it in the xpswmm graphical user interface...
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Industry News
Obama Administration to reduce environmental impacts of mountaintop coal mining
WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2009 -- Obama Administration officials announced that they are taking unprecedented steps to reduce the environmental impacts of mountaintop coal mining in six Appalachian states...
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Pennsylvania receives $1.3M in Recovery Act funding for floodplain easements
HARRISBURG, PA, June 11, 2009 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will provide $1.3 million for floodplain easements in Pennsylvania under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...
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Conservation leaders gather to restore iconic U.S. waters
NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 10, 2009 -- Conservation leaders from across the country gathered in New Orleans to push for the restoration of iconic U.S. waters such as Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Louisiana, Florida Everglades, Great Lakes, Gulf of Maine, Long Island Sound, Puget Sound and others...
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HI seeks reviewers for updated ANSI/HI 9.6.3 pumps standard
PARSIPPANY, NJ, June 9, 2009 -- The Hydraulic Institute (HI), under the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in the review process for the draft of updated Standard ANSI/HI 9.6.3, Rotodynamic Pumps for Allowable Operating Region...
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More Headlines
Connecticut utility to adopt MWH Soft's wastewater/stormwater modeling software
Green infrastructure projects promise environmental results in Ipswich River Watershed
Developer ordered to control runoff, restore wetlands and pay $25,000 penalty
EPA issues notice of availability on industrial NPDES permits
Hydro International introduces stormwater storage, infiltration system in North America
Big push to protect precious water from toxic waste
World Bank approves project to clean Matanza-Riachuelo River Basin in Argentina
Sutron to provide monitoring, datalogging equipment for U.S. Geological Survey
Secretary Salazar announces boating grants to 28 states to help keep waterways clean
EPA releases Wetland Program Development Grants Request for Proposals
WESTON, Rebecca Cole Design to promote greenroofs in urban settings
Silver Lake, OH, adopts trenchless technology
Infiltrator Systems acquires manufacturers of EZflow drainfield systems
GISmatters selects PCI Geomatics software to generate digital terrain products
Environmental restoration project, CH2M HILL honored by Corps

Products & Services
Multi-point correlation system
ADS LLC introduces the ADS Enigma, a state-of-the-art, digital logging correlation system for determining the location of leaks in buried pipes. Noise logging and noise correlation are combined into one operation to provide improved operational efficiency and optimum performance for challenging leak detection and water loss control.
ADS LLC, An IDEX Fluid and Metering Business
http://www.adsenv.com

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Aerating fountains
Otterbine has introduced the Equinox as the 10th pattern to their Aerating Fountain line. The design incorporates the use of nozzles to create an intricate multi-tiered display that is reminiscent of an architectural fountain, but retains the convenience of a floating fountain system thus requiring no plumbing. It can produce spray dimensions as tall as 20ft (5.3m) and as wide as 72ft (18.3m).
Otterbine Barebo Inc.
http://www.otterbine.com

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Stormwater storage, infiltration system
Hydro International has introduced its Stormbloc™ below-ground, stormwater infiltration and harvesting system to the North American market. Stormbloc is a columnar block-type structure that facilitates soil infiltration in a cost-effective, environmentally sustainable manner. It offers a wide variety of benefits for engineers, municipalities and contractors looking for better Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater management options or seeking the US Green Building Council's LEED® certification.
Hydro International
http://www.hydro-international.biz

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Portable inspection system
The K2 portable inspection system can be mounted in a wide range of vehicles, trailers, or used as a stand-alone system. Transport handles are built into the K2 with an option for a collapsible heavy-duty handle and semi-pneumatic wheels to facilitate portability. The system can be configured with 1200 ft. high-strength video cable with an auto-payout feature to operate all CUES pan and tilt / zoom cameras and transporters. The system will accommodate a wide variety of pipe conditions and inspect 6"-120" sanitary or storm sewers.
CUES Inc.
http://www.cuesinc.com

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