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  • EPA DOJ State Of Utah Reach Agreement With Salt Lake County To Reduce Polluted Runoff And Protect Water Quality
    MS4 permit The county will also pay a civil penalty of 280 000 Preventing and managing polluted runoff in urban areas is essential to protecting water quality said Assistant Regional Administrator Suzanne Bohan for EPA s Enforcement Program The rivers and streams in the Jordan River watershed support growing populations and provide significant economic and recreational benefits in Salt Lake County s communities EPA will continue to take steps to ensure that municipalities have viable stormwater programs in place to reduce polluted runoff and protect water resources This agreement is good news for water quality in Salt Lake County and the people and wildlife that depend on it said Assistant Attorney General John C Cruden for the Department of Justice s Environment and Natural Resources Division The settlement today is the result of a joint enforcement action by the State of Utah and the United States that will protect the area s precious water resources from contaminated runoff for many years to come Protecting the water quality in Salt Lake County is a priority for all of us said U S Attorney John W Huber for the District of Utah Salt Lake County working together with the State of Utah the EPA and the Department of Justice has agreed to take several measures that will help protect the Jordan River watershed going forward Under the terms of the agreement Salt Lake County will secure adequate resources to fully maintain and implement its stormwater program including training and maintaining full time staff The county will also take measures to remedy several identified deficiencies including procedures to review construction site stormwater control plans inspect sites with active construction or industrial activity and enforce sediment and erosion control requirements In addition the county will ensure structural controls are properly installed and maintained and will improve efforts to identify and eliminate illegal discharges to stormwater infrastructure The volume of annual runoff in the Jordan River Valley is estimated at 190 million cubic meters per year a figure that underscores the importance of local efforts to manage stormwater so it does not become contaminated before reaching surface waters The Jordan River watershed supports fish migratory bird species and wildlife and provides water for recreation irrigation and public supply Stormwater runoff from rain and snowmelt events can pick up pollutants like trash chemicals oils and sediment as it flows over land and impervious surfaces such as industrial storage areas paved streets and parking lots These pollutants can damage the health of a watershed and cause changes in the water quality resulting in impaired drinking water sources habitat modification and loss increased flooding decreased aquatic biological diversity and increased sedimentation and erosion Stormwater controls also known as best management practices filter out pollutants and prevent pollution by controlling it at its source The Clean Water Act uses a permitting process to manage stormwater discharges from three types of sources municipal separate storm sewer systems MS4s construction activities and industrial activities These permits are designed to prevent runoff

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  • NDS Partners With Triton Stormwater Solutions To Add Stormwater Chambers To Its S5 Sustainable Stormwater Solution
    is a new innovative professional stormwater management system that utilizes NDS components such as catch basins channel drains and Flo Wells A highly flexible and scalable single source solution S5 can be configured to meet a wide variety of residential and commercial applications It is engineered for high performance and meets today s regulations for on site stormwater management Triton s stormwater chambers are a great addition to our already extensive line of stormwater products that are easy to install easy to specify and deliver high performance results said Mike Gummeson president NDS This adds to our S5 system and gives specifiers civil engineers and landscape architects even more options and greater flexibility in planning and installing their stormwater solutions Triton s unique underground chambers provide a lower cost alternative to drainage pipes for conveyance and cumbersome concrete structures The TritonSWS product line eliminates the need for restrictive holding ponds that require use of valuable land area and offers the added benefits of groundwater recharge and water quality enhancement with a service life of over 50 years Triton s S29 42 8 cubic feet storage C10 17 6 cubic feet storage and M6 11 5 cubic feet storage chambers will now be part of the S5 solution We here at Triton Stormwater Solutions are very excited to be teaming up with NDS said Joe Miskovich inventor founder and president Triton Stormwater Solutions This relationship will provide the end user a much greater value proposition more flexibility in solving drainage problems greater ease in meeting stormwater regulations and greater access to superior products in both the commercial and residential markets The first class customer service provided by both NDS and TritonSWS coupled with extensive product lines will afford any customer the desired solutions to their water related problems Specifically Triton s chambers when compared to competitors are Lighter 46 percent lighter per cubic foot of storage Greener Manufactured using an eco friendly carbon neutral soy based structural composite material Larger Up to 46 percent larger per linear foot than comparable products Cost effective Less expensive to ship takes less time to install and can be doubled stacked to maximize storage in a small footprint Stronger Third party tests validated withstanding a rear axle load of 48kps 48 000 pounds with little to no deformation without pavement Easier to Install Lightweight design allows for one person installation The NDS S5 system delivers five key sustainable benefits for both commercial and residential projects Improved conservation Conserves stormwater on site through filtration detention and infiltration to counter the effects of drought pollution and storms that threaten the quality and quantity of clean water Better management Manages rainfall on site by maintaining pre development hydrology as closely as possible and reducing downstream impact by using smaller decentralized controls for filtration detention and infiltration Enhanced flexibility Empowers designers to adapt the system footprint to the specific environmental conditions of an application site Superior mitigation Filters debris and other suspended solids preventing negative downstream impacts through detention

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  • Imbrium Systems Releases New On-Line Stormwater Design Tool
    Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers News January 7 2016 Imbrium Systems Releases New On Line Stormwater Design Tool Linthicum Heights MD PRNewswire Imbrium Systems announced the release of the new on line PCSWMM for Stormceptor an advanced stormwater treatment sizing and design tool PCSWMM for Stormceptor is the fastest easiest way to determine the most appropriate size hydrodynamic separator oil grit separator for your site PCSWMM for Stormceptor uses continuous simulation modelling to determine the most appropriate size Stormceptor treatment system for your site The tool is based on the U S EPA s SWMM Storm Water Management Model We upgraded PCSWMM for Stormceptor with the engineer in mind said Scott Perry Director Imbrium Systems It is the fastest way for engineers to size and design a Stormceptor Oil Grit Separator PCSWMM for Stormceptor uses localized rainfall data from over 1 900 NOAA weather stations across North America and allows for site specific sizing and targeted annual sediment removal It also provides a summary report that includes projected performance calculations Also available online are specifications and standard drawings all of which can be used by engineers in client meetings and regulatory approvals PCSWMM for Stormceptor is available at www imbriumsystems com PCSWMM About Imbrium Systems Imbrium Systems is an engineered stormwater treatment company that designs and manufactures stormwater treatment solutions that protect water resources from harmful pollutants By developing technologies to address the long term impact of urban runoff Imbrium ensures our clients projects are compliant with government water quality regulations Imbrium s Stormceptor is sold through our network of value added licensees providing the

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  • WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Designing Segment Of I-4 In Florida
    Brentwood Industries View All Providers News January 5 2016 WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Designing Segment Of I 4 In Florida The Florida Department of Transportation FDOT has awarded a contract to WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to design the reconstruction and widening of a nine mile segment of I 4 in Seminole County The project which extends from one mile east of SR 434 to east of US 17 92 involves reconstruction and widening of I 4 from the existing six lane divided interstate to a 10 lane divided interstate The concept design proposes the addition of two new barrier separated express lanes in each direction for a total of 10 lanes The scope also includes reconstruction of several interchanges and arterial roads at those interchanges in order to relieve the traffic that backs up all the way to the interchanges The project is part of FDOT s I 4 Ultimate and Beyond the Ultimate widening projects that the agency expects will transform the region by connecting communities improving the economy and enhancing livability in the Orlando metropolitan area Under its contract WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will be the prime designer responsible for overall project management design of the roadway drainage and structures ITS and traffic design public involvement utility coordination and express lane design The firm will advance the design to approximately 50 percent completion in order to obtain all necessary permits and establish right of way requirements About WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff one of the world s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one The firm s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of

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  • Robust Florida Water Supply Is Shrinking
    quickly that there s not enough moisture in the air during the wet season to create daily afternoon rains the report said Water supply managers are working hard to contain the problem State water managers say the resource is sustainable even in the face of saltwater intrusion in cities like Bonita Springs and Naples The South Florida Water Management District which oversees water supply in the 16 county area started documenting the movement of saltwater below ground in 2009 and has detected intrusion in Lee and Collier counties the report said Pete Kwiatkowski who works with the district s water supply bureau weighed in We re not seeing rampant inland movement of the saltwater into the aquifers but saltwater intrusion is still occurring he said per the report It looks like those well water withdrawals in Bonita Springs are contributing to inland movement and we ll be working with the water utility supplies to see if they re increasing water usage or if they need better monitoring wells Jim Beever who works with the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council also weighed in the problem To a large extent water was thrown away to turn South Florida into what I call terraform upland turning wetlands into dry lands he said per the report Florida was a paradise and we tried to turn into the Midwest Just ask the alligators how bad it is South Florida was once home to one of the most productive freshwater systems on the planet Today park biologists are scrambling to find enough water to keep alligators in the Everglades alive the report said Infrastructure across the region protects freshwater sources from ocean water including crucial gate like structures But the water is rising too high to keep the ocean water out American Public Media reported Harold

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  • AECOM Formally Appointed To Tideway Central Section
    will significantly increase capacity in the London sewerage network AECOM will deliver design services for the 12 kilometre 7 5 mile central section of the tunnel from Carnwath Road in Fulham to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey the largest section on the route The hub for tunnelling activity will focus around the Kirtling Street shaft in Battersea where both the east and west tunnelling machines will be launched The entire 25 kilometre 15 5 mile sewer tunnel generally follows the route of the River Thames starting in west London and travelling to Limehouse where it then continues north east to Abbey Mills Pumping Station near Stratford There it connects to the Lee Tunnel which will transfer the sewage to Beckton Sewage Treatment Works AECOM also delivered design consultancy services for the Lee Tunnel project which is currently under construction and due to be completed in 2016 The complex central section of the tunnel will pass through a variety of different ground conditions including London Clay Lambeth Group Thanet Sands and Chalk It will be built under London s existing underground infrastructure in close proximity to tube lines and utilities The designs will also need to minimise disruption to the busy compact London streets above AECOM brings its experience of other major underground infrastructure projects in London to the scheme such as its work on the central underground section of Crossrail which includes the detailed designs of both Paddington and Farringdon stations Steve Woodrow AECOM s head of tunnels Europe said Tideway is one of the UK s most important new infrastructure projects which will dramatically improve the water quality of the River Thames and give London a wastewater system it can rely on AECOM s tunnelling team brings its recent experience delivering the Lee Tunnel to this key civil engineering project

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  • City Of Oakland California Adopts InfoMaster Analytics-Driven Risk-Based Asset Management Solution
    planning expenditures based on rigorous analytics and meet regulatory requirements Globally aging wastewater infrastructures are rapidly deteriorating and sometimes failing with potentially dire human environmental and financial consequences As this aging process continues the need for effective risk based asset integrity management becomes more pressing Maintaining infrastructure assets in fit for purpose condition throughout their target lifespans is a primary goal for utilities worldwide and selecting the right pipes for rehabilitation at the right time is one of the main challenges of asset management An understanding of when and how pipes will fail combined with a quantitative grasp of the underlying causal factors likely to induce failure are essential in formulating a targeted approach to rehabilitation repair and renewal planning Certified by NASSCO PACP MACP and LACP V6 0 InfoMaster is the leading software choice for utilities faced with optimizing their sewer infrastructures and eliminating unwanted overflows It can accurately estimate both the likelihood and consequence of failure for each individual sewer main in the network as well as the amount and time of occurrence of future failures This critical information facilitates a proactive approach to identifying and managing these high risk assets to help preserve structural integrity and keep the network operating well into the future It also eliminates reactive maintenance waiting for pipe failures to occur before repairing InfoMaster comprehensive risk based asset integrity modeling techniques provide reliable pipe failure predictions even for limited failure records and application to different pipe materials They include the non homogeneous Markov Chain NHMC non homogeneous Poisson process NHPP Linear Extended Yule Process LEYP Cox proportional hazards model and advanced time based probabilistic Weibull and Herz models These techniques can be effectively used to evaluate a variety of pipe characteristics related to failure and can consider all pipes in the network not just those with breaks or other failures Armed with these powerful models utilities can now accurately assess the aging processes of their network pipes and estimate their lifetimes and structural functional failure potential and distribution over time Such capabilities can greatly assist utilities in assessing their pipes propensity to fail identifying critical ones more prone to failure prioritizing their inspection and determining rehabilitation requirements This proactive fix before break approach can help utilities extend the useful life of their assets and improve their performance at maximum savings The InfoMaster product suite automatically imports InfoSWMM hydraulic network models and facilitates significantly better planning and control by giving utilities critical insight into all enterprise assets their conditions aging and work processes It also features direct integration with Cityworks Azteca Systems Inc Sandy UT Cartegraph Dubuque IA infraMAP iWater Irvine CA and Lucity Overland Park KS and can interface with other leading maintenance management software CMMS InfoMaster enables utilities to use information and analytics in new ways to drive higher productivity and quality while managing costs and increasing operational flexibility The program s intuitive interface easy to use functionality and rich analytical graphing and reporting capabilities save utilities considerable resources With minimal effort

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  • ECS Renews Sluice Automation Equipment For EA
    costs Located in Waltham Abbey Essex the Rammey Marsh sluice gates form part of the extensive flood prevention equipment on and around the River Lee Originally built as part of a flood alleviation scheme the three sluice gates form part of a network of sluices and weirs designed to maintain the water level in the flood relief channel and associated lakes but also allow flood water to be discharged towards the Thames when necessary Originally built in the 1950s the drive systems for the sluice gates each of which had reached the end of its serviceable life and the EA set in place a project not only to replace them but also to improve the automated control system at the same time The motors gearboxes brake assemblies and hand wheels all needed to be replaced with the new components connecting to the existing main shaft which held the wire ropes used to raise and lower the sluice doors ECS designed the new drive system to incorporate Rotork IQ35 actuators that were connected to 90 gearboxes The new actuators have an IP68 rating to ensure optimum performance in this application and they are also fitted with additional 4 20 mA relay outputs that provide a signal for the current position of the sluice gate This information can be transmitted back to the central control point to provide vital data on the status of the sluice structure The renovation project involved design and fabrication work to position the new drive mechanisms in exactly the right place for the connection to the main drive shaft above each sluice gate In addition ECS created some additional access platforms and hand railing to ensure that EA engineers can safely operate the hand wheels without the need for temporary access equipment The original motor control centre MCC was retained but the ECS electrical engineers modified the control wiring of each sluice gate to accommodate the new position signals and the more modern actuator controls As each drive system was completed it was tested and commissioned before work started on the next sluice gate In this way the EA maintained operational control of two sluice gates at all times which is sufficient for the day to day operation of the site Jamie Wesley Commercial Manager Water Control Division explains This contract forms part of our on going commitment to delivering projects for the EA across the UK As a framework contractor for the EA ECS is trusted to deliver the skills and expertise required to design fabricate and install entire projects safely and on time This project required a wide range of skills including fabrication electrical control engineering and mechanical design work all areas in which ECS has considerable experience About ECS Engineering Services ECS Engineering Services has over 20 years experience in delivering high quality reliable and cost effective engineering solutions specialising in bespoke design and construction of water energy and environmental processing and management projects In partnership with Landustrie Archimedes screw pumps and Waterfront Fluid

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