Disposal and Treatment of Wastewater

Trump Applies Obama-Era Flood Aid Rules He Axed Six Months Ago

Bloomberg » On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development told states how to spend the $7.4 billion in disaster-recovery money Congress approved after Hurricane Harvey. Tucked into the document’s 101 pages was the requirement that any new structures in a floodplain be built well above projected flood levels — virtually the same requirements as those that Trump revoked last August.

2018-02-09T15:02:33+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News, Wastewater|

Florida Keys to elevate roads before climate change puts them underwater

Miami Herald » It’s a small but significant project — it will be the first road project in the Keys specifically designed for adaptation to future sea level rise, a clear and present problem for the famous chain of islands. The county has already spent $10 million on road projects that include elevation, and plans to spend at least $7 million more in the near future.

2018-02-06T12:22:32+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Florida, Roads, Urban, Wastewater|

US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

Associated Press » With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters. The nation endured 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the government said Monday, totaling $306 billion. That tied 2011 for the number of billion-dollar calamities, but it blew past the total cost record of $215 billion in 2005.

2018-01-10T11:04:38+00:00 January 9th, 2018|U.S. News, Urban, Wastewater, Water|

Low-Lying Boston’s Frigid Flood Risk Reminder

Route 50 » Boston Harbor and other coastal areas in New England saw some of their highest tide levels on record on Thursday as a wicked and rapidly intensifying winter storm meteorologists have described as a “bomb cyclone” moved up the East Coast bringing blizzard conditions, frigid temperatures and major snowfall to many areas.  

2018-01-08T15:24:07+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Massachusetts, Roads, Urban, Wastewater, Water|

What Is the Thames Tideway Tunnel?

Londonist » Whatever the problem in London, the engineers’ solution is usually a tunnel. That’s why the Thames Tideway Tunnel (aka ‘super sewer’) is London’s proposed solution to sewage overflows into the River Thames.

2018-03-07T10:18:26+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|England, Public-Private Partnerships, Thames Tideway Tunnel, Wastewater|

Flint fallout has cost taxpayers more than $15 million in legal bills

2018-02-02T10:28:30+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Wastewater|
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