Water & Wastewater

Understanding the 2017 Nationwide Permits Before It’s Too Late

by Sarah Soard February 13, 2017

Changes to the Nationwide Permit Program go into effect soon, intended to reduce cost and time associated with obtaining project approval. Property owners, project developers and site managers should be aware of how the streamlined process will work. On Jan. 6, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reissued 50 nationwide permits (NWP), along […]

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Preparing for the EPA’S 2017 Construction General Permit

by Lauren Gates February 1, 2017

As part of the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, the EPA’s 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP) — which authorizes stormwater discharges from construction activities — will expire on Feb. 16, 2017. Taking its place on that same day is the 2017 CGP, which will require compliance with effluent limits and other permit […]

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Burns & McDonnell Helps Kansas City “Keep Out the Rain”

by Brian Hiller December 5, 2016

Although rain is typically a good thing, when an abundance of stormwater makes its way into Kansas City, Missouri, the impacts on the city’s more than 1,700 miles of sewers can be devastating. In Kansas City, excess stormwater creates an average of 6.4 billion gallons of wastewater overflow each year. Kansas City is among more […]

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Why Power Professionals Should Attend the International Water Conference

by Diane Martini November 2, 2016

The International Water Conference (IWC) is next week, Nov. 6-10, in San Antonio. This is my favorite conference of the year, and one of my favorite venues, the River Walk in San Antonio, a pedestrian-friendly collection of shops, boutiques, museums and restaurants just outside the door of the conference hotel, the Marriott Rivercenter. This year’s […]

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Missouri’s New Design-Build Law: Three Things Municipalities Need to Know

by Ron Coker September 13, 2016

Mayors, Administrators and City Managers across the Show-Me-State now have a new tool in their tool-belt to rebuild and maintain infrastructures within their communities. On August 29 the long-awaited Missouri House Bill 2376 went into effect authorizing local Missouri public agencies to use the design-build construction process for everything from roads and bridges to water […]

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