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Ditch Witch Enhances Online Parts Lookup Tool

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works company, has released an advanced version of its industry-first, web-based tool that reduces downtime and increases efficiency. The Ditch Witch Parts Lookup gives customers easy access to detailed parts information, and a direct line of communication to dealershi..

Cleveland Wastewater Treatment Plant Awarded for Sustainable Infrastructure

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Cleveland area is the recent recipient of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Silver award. Located on a 288-acre site in the Village of Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, the NEORSD Souther..

TWDBoard Approves $11.5 Million for Water, Wastewater System Projects

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently approved financial assistance totaling $11,482,300 for six water and wastewater system projects. $700,000 in loan forgiveness to the Holiday Beach Water Supply Corporation (Aransas County) for planning, design and construction of a Hurricane Harvey ..

HDD: DRILLING FLUIDS

Wyo-Ben wyoben.com Wyo-Ben Inc. has responded to increasing regulatory pressure and customer inquiries on the disposal of spent drilling fluids by introducing SOLIDIBOND 1.1 and SOLIDIBOND 2.2.  Slurries solidified with SOLIDIBOND pass the paint filter test, allowing for less-expensive disposal as..

American Water Partners with EPA to Promote Fix a Leak Week

American Water and its subsidiaries today announced a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote Fix a Leak Week, which runs from March 19-25. The national campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, helps to raise awareness about small leaks and what homeowners c..

Platte River Diversion Plan Reaches Lincoln

SMITHFIELD, Neb. (AP) — The first transfer of water from one river in Nebraska to another could be just over the horizon under a proposal that finally floated its way to Lincoln. Or this historic trans-basin diversion from the Platte River to the Republican River could join the list of similar sche..

Grand Canyon Pipeline Breaks Prompt More Steps to Save Water

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is implementing more stringent water use restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the pipeline that supplies the South Rim. Park officials say the park will remain in conservation mode until water in stor..

New Pipeline Regulations Approved in Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today approved additional powers to expand the state’s ability to protect clean water during the building of pipelines. SB698 and SB699 establish processes in state law to allow the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to issue a stop work order on all o..

Pennsylvania Regulators to Hold Water Contamination Hearing

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will hold a public hearing on March 26, 2018, to solicit comments concerning the investigation into water contamination in private water wells in Lycoming County. According to the DEP, six homes were found to have wate..

6 Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Pleads for Help

COROZAL, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria shredded the electric poles in this plantain farming town high in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, leaving tens of thousands of people without power or running water. Desperate, residents of the town’s Barrio Mana neighborhood asked federal officials ..

Challenge Launched to Address Global Urban Drinking Water Scarcity

In a partnership with Imagine H2O, Bluewater and 11th Hour Racing today launched the 2018 Urban Drinking Water Scarcity Challenge, a competition designed to address global urban drinking water scarcity. Beginning in April, entrepreneurs developing promising solutions related to Alternative Supply, ..

IoT Technology to Help Canadian City Improve Water Leak Detection

Echologics, a Mueller Technologies company, today announced it will deliver an Internet of Things (IoT) Smart City solution over Bell’s broadband wireless network for the City of Medicine Hat, Alberta. The solution will wirelessly monitor the city’s water pipeline network to help reduce water loss a..

New York Awards Almost $1 Million in Lake Ontario Flood Relief Funding

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the towns of Greece and Parma in Monroe County received more than $942,000 to restore and rebuild following last year’s Lake Ontario flooding. The funding is being used to reimburse for emergency costs as well as rebuild and fortify the infrastr..

Ohio EPA Schedules Construction Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing

The Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on March 28, 2018, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water discharges from construction sites in Ohio. The public hearing will take place in Conference Room A at Ohio EPA’s Central Office, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Co..

Fiber Optic Sensing Association Releases Installation Considerations for Pipelines

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the world’s premier trade association for distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS), today released FOSA Installation Considerations for Pipelines, which contains guidance on the selection and positioning of fiber optic cables to maximize the benefits of DFOS..

Protest over Infrastructure Turns Violent in Panama's Colon

COLON, Panama (AP) — A protest over infrastructure and insecurity turned into violent clashes with police Tuesday in Panama’s second biggest city, which is home to a strategic port at the northern end of the Panama Canal. Preliminary reports from national police said four officers and one protester..

Trial Demonstrates Control of Fiber Capacity with Real-Time Optical Awareness

Telia Carrier and Coriant today announced the successful completion of a live field trial of cutting-edge technology optimized for real-time optical performance awareness and dynamic provisioning of fiber optic capacity. The industry-first trial, conducted last month on a live fiber route in Telia C..

Adolite Unveils Solutions Designed to Speed Data Providers’ Growth

Adolite Inc. today demonstrated new technology to help providers keep up with accelerating data growth.at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2018, taking place March 13-15, 2018 in San Diego, California. With the company’s major breakthroughs in materials science and pr..

Finisar Introduces First 400G QSFP-DD Active Optical Cable

Finisar today announced it will unveil the first 400G active optical cable (AOC) in the QSFP-DD form factor at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC) 2018, taking place March 13-15 in San Diego, California. Leveraging VCSEL technology to achieve the lowest power diss..

Trace of Mothballs Chemical Found in New York Agencies’ Water

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – State employees working in the Albany office building that’s the tallest in upstate New York are drinking bottled water after a chemical used in mothballs was detected in water samples. The Office of General Services says trace amounts of naphthalene were found in samples taken ..

$87-Million Grants for NY State Water Quality Improvement Projects Awarded

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) made $87 million in Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) grants available across the state through Round VII of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awards. The funds will be used on 95 projects to improve and protect wat..

Seven California Colleges Receive Grants to Research Conservation Technologies, Programs Through World Water Forum

As part of the 2018 Southern California World Water Forum, Seven California colleges and universities have been selected to receive grants to fund proposals to develop new water conservation and supply technologies in support of a more sustainable water future. From a project that contemplates usin..

Great Lakes Cities Work to Reduce Water Utility Emissions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Several communities around the Great Lakes are competing to reduce pollution by controlling the electricity they consume from the power grid. Bayfield, Wisconsin, is one of five cities working to lower mercury and other emissions through the Water Utility Energy Challenge, Wisc..

Caterpillar Foundation Launches Value of Water Campaign

To raise awareness of the value of water and the impact of the global water crisis on community health, education and economics, the Caterpillar Foundation, together with its global partners, today launched the Value of Water campaign. Currently, about 844 million people worldwide still..

OFS Introduces TeraWave SCUBA 125 Optical Fiber

OFS today introduced the TeraWave SCUBA 125 Optical Fiber, optimally designed to deliver excellent performance for coherent transport submarine systems.  The effective area is matched to terrestrial G.654.E fibers for excellent performance from the ocean landing site to terrestrial networks, and..

Sewer, Water Projects in Southwestern Alabama to Receive Funding

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A $315 million from the RESTORE Act and the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council will help fund projects in southwestern areas of the state. Fifty projects will be given funding for infrastructure, environmental restoration and economic development, Al.com reported. The biggest i..

More Flint Water Samples Show Elevated Lead Levels

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Recent water tests at elementary schools in Flint have found an increase in samples showing lead levels above the federal action limit. The Flint Journal reports the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality determined that 28 samples tested in February were above 15 parts pe..

Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water near Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Drinking water in three southeastern communities tested positive for contamination, according to state environmental officials. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality found perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, in water in New Baltimore, Mount Clemen..

Five Cabinet Chiefs to Testify Before U.S. Senate on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will send five cabinet secretaries to a U.S. Senate hearing next week to tout its plan to spur $1.5 trillion infrastructure improvements using $200 billion in new federal funding. The heads of the Transportation, Commerce, Labor, Agriculture and Labor..

Corning Develops High-Fiber-Count Rapid Installation Ribbon Cable

Corning Incorporated today announced its latest optical fiber cable innovation – RocketRibbon(TM) extreme-density cable. RocketRibbon is a next-generation ribbon cable, which enables up to 30 percent faster installation than other high density ribbon cables designed for data center and carrier envir..