DETROIT (AP) — The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments general assembly has adopted a plan aimed at protecting the region's water resources.
The plan emphasizes the importance of integrated management of water resources to advance tourism, recreation, economic development, protection of natural resources and water infrastructure.
Lake Havasu City was awarded for its stormwater management program by the Water Environment Federation.
The city announced Thursday it was recently awarded the “Silver Level in Innovation and Project Management” Phase II Award by the Water Environment Federation.
The National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards program recognizes “high performing” sewer systems across the country.
North Platte’s Wastewater Treatment Facility recently received top honors that recognized both its staff and facility.
The North Platte Wastewater Treatment Plan received the 2017 Scott Wilber Outstanding Facility Award, as well as best-in-class and bronze safety awards, according to a press release from the Nebraska Water Environment Association. The awards were presented at a joint conference, hosted by that association and Nebraska’s chapter of the American Waterworks Association.
Norfolk water pollution control superintendent recognized at national conference
NORFOLK - Todd Boling, City of Norfolk Water Pollution Control Superintendent, recently received recognition at a national conference.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recognized Boling as an outstanding volunteer, a part of their new Volunteer Service Recognition Project, at the recent Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in Chicago.
Foreign plankton species makes first appearance in Lake Erie
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A type of plankton found in many parts of the world has turned up in the Great Lakes.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Cornell University researchers detected the creature in a water sample taken from Lake Erie last year.
The rotifer species is called Brachionus leydigii, a non-native invertebrate.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has discussed a federal water rule with Indiana officials, but environmental groups say they weren't included in the conversation.
Maggie Walker, a 2017 graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic School in Fort Madison, was selected as the state winner of the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition – the most prestigious youth award for water-related research. She was selected for her project, Sodium Polyacrylate Used for Nitrate Runoff Prevention Phase 2.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced that Maggie Walker has been selected as Iowa’s 2017 state winner of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project.
A Holy Trinity Catholic School graduating senior, Walker is the daughter of Steve and Bridget Link of Fort Madison and Jay and Amy Walker of West Point.
City of Columbus/NWEA
The City of Columbus recently received the 2016 Scott Wilber Outstanding Facility Award during the Nebraska Water Environment Association Conference in Kearney.
Report: 7 million gallons of sewage spilled into NY lake
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A sewer pipe break caused by last week's heavy rain has spilled millions of gallons of raw sewage into a central New York lake.
The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/2eUpoEC ) Onondaga County has told the state Department of Environmental Conservation that a 42-inch diameter pipe near Syracuse's Inner Harbor broke Friday during a period when it rained for nearly an entire day.