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Drinking Water

California approves Reclamation petition to capture flood flows

March 10, 2023
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will be able to divert flood water flows from March 15 through July 30 to recharge groundwater.
Photos courtesy New York City Department of Design and Construction.
DDC Commissioner Thomas Foley (center), the DDC project team, consultants and contractors celebrate the completion of the $79.7 million project that rebuilt 3.5 miles of streets along 33rd, 37th and 38th Avenues.
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Photo courtesy California Department of Water Resources.
Standing water in a farmer’s field in the Dunnigan area of Yolo County, which saw a dramatic amount of rainfall and rising water in early January 2023.
Photos courtesy Chino Basin Water Reclamation District.
From left: Matt Hacker, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Marco Tule, Inland Empire Utilities Agency Board President; Gil Aldaco, Chino Basin Water Conservation District Board Treasurer; Curt Hagman, San Bernardino County Supervisor; Elizabeth Skrzat, CBWCD General Manager; Mark Ligtenberg, CBWCD Board President; Kati Parker, CBWCD Board Vice President; Teri Layton, CBWCD Board member; Amanda Coker, CBWCD Board member.
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Asset Management

Sulzer overhauls stormwater pump

Nov. 30, 2022
Engineering and manufacturing firm Sulzer says that its quick response maintenance service exceeded the support of a stormwater pump’s original equipment manufacturer.
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EPA announces major improvement in CWA compliance

Nov. 28, 2022
After beginning an initiative to support CWA compliance, the agency announced that significant non-compliance among permitted facilities had fallen from 20.3 percent in 2018 to...
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Infrastructure Funding

Texas approves $52M for water, wastewater, stormwater projects

Nov. 22, 2022
The state approved funding for seven drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects. The City of Edinburg received the largest share of the approved funding with $44 million...
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Urban Stormwater

EPA evaluation finds Penn. Chesapeake Bay restoration plan lacking

Nov. 22, 2022
EPA finds that Pennsylvania’s Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan does not meet targets for nitrogen and sediment reduction, causing the agency to maintain an “enhanced enforcement...
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Infrastructure Funding

Maryland approves $12M for clean water, flood risk reduction

Nov. 18, 2022
The Maryland Board of Public Works announced $11 million to support wastewater treatment plants with enhanced nutrient removal and $1.7 million for flood management in Cecil County...