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Illinois 2017 Newsletter -July
Wisconsin 2017 Newsletter -July
Florida 2017 Newsletter -July

Highlights:
– DGSD Now a Net Zero Energy Facility
– Two New Florida Locations Opened
– Is it Time for a SCADA Upgrade?
– BWCSI is Now Concentric Integration
– Streamlined Survey Process for Industrial User Inventories

 

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Attention Lake Michigan Water Users: Tips for filling out your IDNR 2015 LMO2 Form. For more information, click here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Regulations Watch!

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.

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New Dental Amalgam Effluent Proposed RegulationsProposed Dental Regulations FAQ_Page_1

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.

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Use GIS to organize your CMOM Data!Download CMOM Factsheet

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.

 

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CMOM UpdateDownload CMOM Factsheet

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.

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Chicagoland Communities, be Prepared for MWRD’s New Excessive Inflow & Infiltration Control Program

ThumbnailThe 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.

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Cook County Communities, be Prepared for the New Cook County Watershed Management Ordinance adopted by MWRD  

Dowload FactsheetThe 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.

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Videos

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.