Heavy rain sends untreated wastewater into Pearl River | Colo. city looks to ATM to boost water reliability | N.J. county's water services uninterrupted by pandemic
June 3, 2020
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The King County Wastewater Treatment Division in Seattle has seen a huge influx in personal protective equipment and non-flushable wipes in its wastewater system due to the pandemic. State legislation requiring non-flushable wipes to carry a "Do Not Flush" label takes effect July 1, 2022.
Full Story: KOMO-TV/KOMO-AM (Seattle) (5/28) 
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What You Need to Know About Corrosion Control
Utilities are rethinking corrosion control treatment, navigating recent updates to the EPA's Lead & Copper Rule. Have questions about compliance? Get insights and news about lead service line replacement, corrosion control and regulatory updates straight from our experts. Learn more.
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Environmental Protection
Billions of gallons of untreated and minimally treated wastewater overflowed into the Pearl River from the West Bank Interceptor and Savanna Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jackson, Miss., during the first quarter of the year, according to city reports. The city has yet to issue a public health advisory, said Abby Braman of Pearl Riverkeeper.
Full Story: The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) (tiered subscription model) (6/1) 
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Infrastructure Watch
Aspen, Colo., is pursuing an alternative transfer method program in which irrigators can voluntarily share their water with the city in return for payment. The project is expected to increase the city's access to water and boost river flows.
Full Story: The Aspen Times (Colo.) (5/29) 
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The Camden County Municipal Utility Authority in New Jersey has worked hard to maintain operations and continue improvement projects during the coronavirus pandemic. "One thing I've been proud of during this outbreak across the county, and some may laugh, but it's been that people are still taking flushing the toilet as an automatic," said Scott Schreiber, the authority's executive director.
Full Story: TAPinto/Camden, N.J. (5/30) 
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Stormwater
The city of Pensacola, Fla., is installing a stormwater treatment unit to remove pollutants and sediment from stormwater that flows into Bayou Texar. More units are planned for three area sub-basins.
Full Story: Pensacola News Journal (Fla.) (tiered subscription model) (6/1) 
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Workforce
Businesses have a responsibility to speak out against racial injustice while also creating an atmosphere at work where employees of color feel psychologically and physically safe and valued, write professors Laura Morgan Roberts and Ella Washington. They outline steps for meaningful action, including giving employees a space to voice concerns.
Full Story: Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (6/1) 
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BlueTech Forum: Connect kicks off tomorrow
WEF is proud to support BlueTech Forum: Connect. Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Pacific time tomorrow, the 120-minute program will bring together large water corporations, small water techs, utilities, industrial end-users, investors, research institutes and government institutions in a new digital format to learn, connect and collaborate together. This year's event also will feature an interactive keynote from New York Times best-selling author Seth Siegel. To learn more and register, visit the BlueTech Forum website.
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