WATER INDUSTRY WIRE NEWS

CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT URGES EPA TO IMPROVE OVERSIGHT OF THE UIC PROGRAM

Aug 1, 2014 The following information was released by Clean Water Action:This week the Government Accountability Office released DRINKING WATER: EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs I...

Bringing Sustainable Engineering to Ecuador

Jul 31, 2014 University of Maine issued the following news release:Members of the University of Maine student group Engineers Without Borders will travel to Ecuador for two weeks in August on an assessment trip they hope will open the door to a long-term proje...

Brazil's BNDES financing US$245mn waterworks

Jul 31, 2014

Brazil's national development bank BNDES is financing a total of 551mn reais (US$245mn) in waterworks projects in the states of Paraná, Amazonas, São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul, according to a bank release.

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Issues Draft Water Discharge Permit- Water & Wastewater Utilities, Inc / Sawgrass Subdivision and Sawgrass Park AI Number 160528

Jul 31, 2014 The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality issued the following public notice:The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a draft Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit prepared for ...

Turn off the tap

Jul 31, 2014 While some believe Lebanon houses the city where Jesus turned water into wine, most of the country's residents today no doubt wish the government could miraculously do the opposite. Precipitation during the 2013-2014 rainy season was half the aver...

Goiás tenders construction of waste-to-energy plant

Jul 31, 2014

Brazil's Goiás state water utility Saneago has launched a 105mn-real (US$46.3mn) tender to build a waste-to-energy system in state capital Goiânia, according to a company bid notice.

Mexico state water utility seeks consultant for infrastructure review

Jul 31, 2014

Mexico state's (Edomex's) Huixquilucan water utility is seeking a consultant to carry out a water infrastructure survey.

DWP behind on replacing century old water main pipes

Jul 31, 2014 At 93 years old, the pipe that burst in Westwood on Tuesday was younger and in better condition than many of Los Angeles's brittle, corroding water arteries.More than 1 million feet of the city's pipes are beyond a century old - past their intende...

Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

Jul 31, 2014 On July 28, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in the lawsuit entitled United States of America et al. v. East Bay Municipal Utility Distri...

Philippines: NCR Water Shortage in 2021 being addressed with two major projects

Jul 31, 2014

The National Capital Region's (NCR's) upcoming water shortage in 2021 will be addressed with two major projects under President Benigno Aquino III's Administration.