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November 7, 2012 – 1,093 views Alexander Lesher
- August Mack Environmental, Inc.
In the state of Indiana, industrial and manufacturing facilities should be aware of the environmental requirements under Rule 6 General Permit for Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities. The Clean Water Act requires that discharges associated with industrial activities be permitted under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). If your facility already has a permit, then you may already be familiar with the general requirements such as monitoring, reporting, and documentation. Other details such as defining the permit term, due dates, appropriate sampling practices, and proper outfall designation may prove more elusive. The intent of this article is to help with comprehension on the detail and resources that you should dedicate to your program to ensure compliance with the storm water regulations... Full Story
October 12, 2012 – 916 views Gordon Hall
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) signed into law by US President Gerald Ford on December 16, 1974. Since then, the law has been amended several times. In most cases, the amendments were created to provide additional protection for the public and to ensure that the public is informed about contaminant levels. There is one exception... Full Story
October 12, 2012 – 967 views B. Palmer
The Environmental Protection Agency sets standards that, when combined with protecting ground water and surface water, are critical to ensuring safe drinking water. The EPA also works with many partners to protect public health through implementing the Safe Drinking Water Act. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs or primary standards) are legally enforceable standards that apply to public water systems. Primary standards protect public health by limiting the levels of contaminants in drinking water. There is even a law suit taking place on the subject based on the presence of the manufacturing substance... Full Story
September 24, 2012 – 976 views Water Law Resource
Whether coming from distant reservoirs or local municipal wells, potable water supplies must pass through miles of pipes, valves, pumps, storage tanks and treatment facilities before entering homes. Corrosion in these systems results in billions of dollars of unnecessary costs resulting from water leaks, blockages and repairs. These costs will increase as water supply infrastructures age... Full Story
September 12, 2012 – 948 views Water Law Resource
When it comes to water management, backflow is one of the most serious problems that can occur. Backflow incidents can cause a rapid decline in the quality of available water, which can lead to serious illnesses and can cost millions of dollars to clean up. It is imperative that effective backflow programs are put into place for both public and private water systems. These programs can be implemented relatively inexpensively, and they are required by law for all municipal water systems... Full Story
September 5, 2012 – 1,019 views Water Law Resource
Because having clean, potable water is crucial for cities, livestock and irrigation, scientists and agriculturalists are always on the lookout for effective ways of generating and preserving the precious liquid. Of course, one obvious supply of water is rain, whose plentitude and recurrence make it an extremely valuable source.
People have been using rainwater to nourish crops and populations for thousands of years, but recent technological advances... Full Story
August 28, 2012 – 958 views Water Law Resource
Water is one of the most valuable commodities on earth. Full Story
August 7, 2012 – 928 views Water Law Resource
A water banking system is used for leasing water for a certain period of time on a voluntary basis between water rights holders and users. Full Story