Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bound Until Clean Water Act Compliance Do Us Part

What are the following figures associated with? 

Atlanta –  1998-2013: $1.5 billion; 2014-2027: ~$445 million 
Cincinnati –  2006-2022: ~$1.5 billion 
St. Louis – 2011-2034:  $4.7 billion

Major League Baseball stadium construction/renovation costs?  Nope. These are expenditures made or planned pursuant to wet weather consent decrees and the figures do not even include civil penalties, expenditures made prior to entry […]

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Washing Away Triclosan with Legislation and Regulation

Have you looked at the labels of your soap, deodorant, or toothpaste lately? You may see an “active ingredient” listing for triclosan or triclocarbon, antibacterial chemicals that are used in a multitude of consumer products.  Our nation of germaphobes seems to feel safer buying products labeled “antibacterial,” but these products may do more harm than […]

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Water Works – Collaboratively

It's been said that "it takes a village" to affect positive change.  The water sector is applying the same approach to water infrastructure.  The Value of Water Coalition today launched Water Works! — a collaborative initiative to demonstrate the critical role water and clean water infrastructure plays in our national economy — at From Invisible […]

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Moving Toward Sustainability: It’s a Trek, not a Sprint!

It’s no secret that water and wastewater utilities across the country are dealing with an unprecedented set of challenges including aging infrastructure, increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, and competing priorities within the communities they serve. The list goes on and on.  At the same time, more and more utilities are assuming leadership roles related to community […]

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