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2014-04-22 16:23:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $41.7 million in 13 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "The investments that we make today in our environment and economy will improve the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in all corners of the Commonwealth," Governor Corbett said. "The PENNVEST Board's...

2013-10-09 23:03:02

These Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) grants will promote green stormwater management practices on private and non-profit properties resulting in the planned development of 77 greened acres. The SMIP grant is an important component of PWD’s Green City Clean Waters Plan that includes an ambitious goal to covert 9,500 impervious acres to “green acres” that capture and manage the first one inch of stormwater runoff to achieve beautiful, fishable, clean and healthy rivers...

Antibiotic Resistance Urban Waterways
2013-09-20 12:08:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Chicago-based researchers has found that a confluence of sewage overflows and widespread antibiotic use is causing the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in waterways around the Windy City. Recently published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study looked at the antibiotic triclosan, which is in about half of liquid soaps and functions by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria,...

2013-05-09 16:23:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pennsylvania's 2012 Integrated Waters Report, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today. Required every two years by the federal Clean Water Act, the report describes the water quality of the state's many creeks, streams, rivers and waterways. "Our experts put together this report using scientific rigor and a lot of hard work," Department of Environmental...

2013-04-24 12:24:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $91 million in 22 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects in 20 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "The improvements to our environment and Pennsylvania's economy that are created by the projects approved by the Board today help fulfill the fundamental purposes of PENNVEST and my administration," Corbett said. "We...

2013-04-09 20:24:01

"Lady Bird" to begin largest construction project in the District since building of Metro WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) named its massive tunnel boring machine (TBM), christened it with DC tap water, and prepared to send it underground to tunnel more than four miles along the Potomac at a depth of approximately 100 feet. The machine is more than 400 feet long and weighs more than 1323 tons. It will dig...

2013-01-23 16:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PENNVEST and the City of Lancaster have finalized an agreement allowing for the investment of $7 million to finance green infrastructure projects at sites throughout the city. "We are proud to be part of Lancaster's effort to reduce storm water run-off with these innovative approaches that will save the city a considerable amount of money. We look forward to working with other communities across the Commonwealth to achieve similar...

2012-07-19 02:22:31

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority today celebrated 75 years of providing the region with the highest levels of wastewater treatment. In July 1937, the Blue Plains Sewage Disposal Plant opened for limited operations, ushering in a new era in sanitation. Previously, open sewers ran through the city and discharged to the waterways without treatment. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-07-18 06:23:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $87 million in 18 non-point source, drinking water, and wastewater projects in 18 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "The projects funded at today's PENNVEST meeting will bring both environmental improvements and much needed new jobs to areas all across our state," Corbett said. "This funding is an investment in the future health of...

2012-01-25 11:18:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $98 million in 23 non-point source, drinking water, and wastewater projects in 19 counties. "The water improvement projects awarded funding by the PENNVEST Board today further our goals of environmental improvement and economic revitalization," Corbett said. "These projects are vital to the future health and wellbeing of citizens all across Pennsylvania and will serve as...