Virginia provides water quality approval for Army Corps of Engineers wetlands permits

RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has provided water quality certification for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Nationwide Permits.

DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board, issued the final Section 401 Water Quality Certification as meeting the requirements of the Virginia Water Protection regulation. After having accepted

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Maryland Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $34 million in grants and loans on March 8 to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water

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Virginia Tech's Pruden receives $100,000 award for her work in water quality

Amy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, is the 2014 recipient of the Paul L. Busch Award, including a $100,000 research grant.

A well-recognized researcher in her field, Pruden is instrumental in developing a new way of thinking about controlling aquatic pathogens and expanding the use of recycled water. She has

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South Carolina Water Facilities Receive Excellence Awards

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) facilities received the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) facility excellence awards for calendar year 2013.

The South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP) is a voluntary program for companies committed to continuous environmental improvement in order to protect and preserve South Carolina’s environment. The program recognizes agencies that

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Georgia Judge denies pollution shutdown order on Ogeechee River

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper has lost an effort to force the shutdown of unpermitted pollution from a Screven County textile processor.

In a judgement issued last week, Spalding County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards found that the state’s top pollution regulator, Environmental Protection Division Director Judson Turner, “acted reasonably under the circumstances and consistent with

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EPA Sets Water Quality Improvement Plan for Pine Creek Watershed in Western Pennsylvania

(PHILADELPHIA – March 11, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established a water quality improvement plan for bacteria to protect public health and streams, creeks and a lake in the Pine Creek watershed in Allegheny County, Pa. The waters are severely impacted by sewer overflows, stormwater runoff, failing septic systems and other sources that

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Virginia General Assembly funds help for water quality

If you like rock hopping and swimming in downtown Richmond; finding more, not less, largemouth bass in the tidal James; eating fresh, fried oysters and crabcakes; watching herons and ospreys hunt and seeing increasing flocks of ducks and geese, there was very good news in the budget that passed the General Assembly late last month

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GEORGIA TECH, MISSISSIPPI STATE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA AMONG RECIPIENTS OF $9 MILLION TO EXAMINE EXTREME WEATHER

(ATLANTA – Sept. 19, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing a total of $2,238,053 to three universities across the Southeast for four research projects examining the impacts of extreme weather on air and water quality. The recipients include the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Mississippi State University and

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Delaware community water quality improvement projects – grant workshop

DOVER (July 20, 2012) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will hold an informational workshop from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 on grants available for community water quality improvement projects. Representatives from state or municipal governments, agencies, or programs, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, community organizations and homeowner associations are encouraged to attend

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EPA Provides grants to Improve Water Quality Using Green Infrastructure in 17 Communities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it is providing $950,000 to help 17 communities expand green infrastructure use to improve water quality and protect people’s health and benefit communities. Green infrastructure uses vegetation and soil to manage rainwater where it falls, keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems and waterways

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