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Cofferdams Control Water While Trenching Under a River

Cofferdams Control Water While Trenching Under a River

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In the summer of 2014, Midwestern Contractors was involved with laying two high-pressure gas transmission lines across the DuPage River, located in the western suburbs of Chicago.

“In this project, we had to lay two 18- or 20-inch lines across the river,” explains Mike Purpura, the company’s director of business development.  … Read More

Using Constructed Wetlands to Get Rid of Brine

Using Constructed Wetlands to Get Rid of Brine

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Cities are getting creative in their quests to fund reliable water sources, especially in Western states affected by drought. But sometimes a solution presents a new set of problems. One Arizona city, pumping groundwater to supply drinking water to municipal customers, is finding that it must desalinate the water and  … Read More

USDA Announces New Tool to Monitor Dams

USDA Announces New Tool to Monitor Dams

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WASHINGTON, June 23, 2015 –Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of DamWatch, a new web-based application that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety.

“With tools like this, USDA is using the newest technologies to meet our mission,” Vilsack said.  … Read More

SWANA and Forester Media Announce Historic Partnership for Joint 2016 Conference

SWANA and Forester Media Announce Historic Partnership for Joint 2016 Conference

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SILVER SPRING, Md., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Forester Media are pleased to announce their plan to join forces in 2016, hosting the WASTECON® and StormCon® events together in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 22–26, 2016.

SWANA is the leading association for solid waste  … Read More

Rys Millen Readies for the Weekend’s Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds

Rys Millen Readies for the Weekend’s Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds

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You may have noticed professional driver Rhys Millen was featured in the Pennzoil action-packed mini-film “Airlift Drift” just a couple of months ago. This is just one of many projects that Pennzoil and Millen will collaborate on through the remainder of 2015.

Next on the list, Millen will take on the  … Read More

Turbidity Curtains Aid Cleanup of Boston Harbor

Turbidity Curtains Aid Cleanup of Boston Harbor

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Airplane Safety and Aquatic Protection
Any work taking place in and around Boston Harbor attracts a lot of attention from local, state, and federal agencies. As a result, when the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) came to the realization that runway safety area work at Boston’s Logan International Airport was necessary to  … Read More

Biotic Soil Media – Free Webinar

Biotic Soil Media – Free Webinar

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One of the biggest challenges to cost-effective erosion control is a lack of available high quality topsoil to insure rapid growth of sustainable vegetation on denuded sites. And, even if nearby sources are located, the cost of excavating, hauling, and placing topsoil can be exorbitant and time consuming.  … Read More

Selecting the Best ECBs & TRMS for Your Project

Selecting the Best ECBs & TRMS for Your Project

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Erosion control blankets and turf reinforcement mats are an integral part of an effective sediment and erosion control plan…but they’re not one size fits all.

Select the right rolled erosion control product (RECP) for your project! Join best-selling author and returning speakers, Jerald Fifield and Tina Wills, to explore the current  … Read More

Whose Water?

Whose Water?

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California made headlines this month by curtailing water rights for some senior rights holders. But the issue of long-standing water rights is of course not limited to one state, and this recent article looks at the long and fascinating history of water rights on the over-allocated Colorado River.

David Owen’s “Where the  … Read More

Geosynthetics: Defining Eight Categories

Geosynthetics: Defining Eight Categories

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Geosynthetics are amazing products. They range from sheets that are less than a millimeter thick to three-dimensional cells. They may be pervious or impervious, woven, knitted, stitched, matted, or extruded.

Made of polymer materials such as polyolefin, polypropylene, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and low-density polyethylene (LDPE), they’re thinner, lighter, and easier to  … Read More



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