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– Water Accountability Portal
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– 2017 Infrastructure Report Card
Attention Lake Michigan Water Users: Tips for filling out your IDNR 2015 LMO2 Form. For more information, click here.
Fluoride Rule Change New Target – .7 mg/L
Fluoride rule change in Illinois. The new fluoride rule of a .7 mg/L target was published in the November 20, 2015 Illinois Register (page 123 – link below) with an effective date of November 9, 2015. Therefore Illinois water supplies should now target .7 mg/L rather than the former .9 – 1.2 mg/L range.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed new guidelines for regulating dental amalgam being discharged to sewer systems. The proposed regulations will directly impact approved pretreatment programs in September, 2015 when the new regulation will be finalized. EPA will be responsible for regulating areas which are not in an approved pretreatment program.The proposed guidelines were published on October 22, 2014.
Be proactive! Save time, money, energy and resources using GIS to organize your CMOM data! Use GIS to house your CMOM data, generate useful planning exhibits, and assit you in reporting required system information to the State. Why GIS? Better Asset Management. Better Data Coordination. Better Public Policy.
Wisconsin wastewater collection system owners will be required to complete and have on file a Capacity, Management, Operation and Maintenance (CMOM) program by August 1, 2016 for their collection system. Failure to prepare a plan will result in points being deducted from the CMAR annual reports. If you do not have a formal CMOM program already, now is a good time to get started.
Chicagoland Communities, be Prepared for MWRD’s New Excessive Inflow & Infiltration Control Program
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has drafted a new Excessive Inflow and Infiltration Control Program applicable to all tributary municipalities that own and/or operate a separate sanitary sewer system which discharges into MWRD facilities. We have prepared a program fact sheet with information resources and frequently asked questions to help you be prepared for these new regulations.
Cook County Communities, be Prepared for the New Cook County Watershed Management Ordinance adopted by MWRD
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has adopted a new Cook County Watershed Management Ordinance (WMO) applicable to both incorporated and unincorporated areas of Cook County. We have prepared a program fact sheet with information resources and frequently asked questions to help you be prepared for these new regulations.
- Overview of Water and Sewer Rate Studies
- Water Main Lining – A Sustainable Alternative to Open Cut Replacement
- Impact of New US EPA Ammonia Criteria
- Buying Into Asset Management
- Benefits of Continuous Flow Monitoring
- Funding Infrastructure Projects in a Tough Economy
- Strategies for WI Phosphorus Compliance
- Sustainability in Pavement Rehabilitation
Glen Ellyn Water Main Lining
Watch this video to learn how the lining solution offered a cost effective solution over replacing the main, which was over the Village’s budget for this project!
LED Lights for Hammond, IN
Lou Haussmann, Transportation Department Manager at B&W discusses the benefits of Sustainable LED Lights in Hammond, IN.