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Sherwin-Williams Names 2019 Impact Awardees

Last week, Sherwin-Williams announced in an emailed press release the winner of the 2019 Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding water and wastewater projects featuring coating and li...


ASTM Announces Iron Pipe Corrosion Standard

Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the publication of a new standard that would help protect iron water pipes against corrosion. ASTM’s corrosion of metals committee worked on ...


Villanova Focuses on Green Infrastructure in Research

While stormwater issues are developing into a more prominent environmental issue, one Pennsylvania-based university is studying how green infrastructure can help decrease flooding in urban a...


Mississippi River Boat Sensors Read Water Quality

The American Queen steamboat, which travels the Mississippi River, will take on the task of helping monitor the condition of the water via a data-gathering sensor, thanks to a project develo...


Research: Solar Panel Desalinates Water

To address issues connected to both energy generation and access to fresh water, researchers based out of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, in Saudi Arabia, recently develo...


Company Turns Wastewater Into Beer

Waste not, want not: In a bid to further discussions about the potential of reusing wastewater to address water shortages across the globe, global water technology company Xylem (Rye Brook, ...


Sherwin-Williams Opens Submissions for Impact Award

Earlier this week, coatings supplier Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings announced that submissions are now open for the annual Sherwin-Williams Impact Award, an honor that marks...


Research: Membrane Removes Pharmaceuticals from Water

To remedy wastewater treatment plants’ inability to completely remove pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) from the water supply, researchers based out of Northeast Normal Univ...


Canadian City Eyes Marking Water Tank as Historic

The City of Winnipeg is currently considering naming a 101-year-old brick surge tank as a historic resource, according to reports. The proposal is in part a move to preserve the evolution of...


Long Island Gets First Composite Water Tank

The town of Hempstead, New York, is seeing the addition of a new structure to its skyline: A concrete pedestal water tank, more commonly known as a composite tank, the first of its kind on L...


Pittsburgh Water Authority Charged Over Lead

On Friday (Feb. 1), Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed 161 criminal charges against the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, alleging that the authority had failed to notify res...


Additive Could Help SC Town's Drinking Water

The city of Belton, South Carolina, recently revealed that elevated levels of lead had been found in some homes’ drinking water during a few-month monitoring period. To combat the issue, the...


Future of Historic NC Water Tower Uncertain

The future of a historic water tank in North Carolina remains uncertain: Officials are aiming to tear down the Loray Mill village structure, though a decision has not yet been made and other...


EPA Announces $20.8M in Water Treatment Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in an emailed press release early last week the award of more than $20.9 million to Nevada for improvements to wastewater and water infrast...


Oroville Dam Ready Ahead of Rainy Season

California water officials recently reported that, nearly two years after the damage to the Oroville Dam, the $1.1 billion spillway is ready for the winter season. Crews have finished pourin...


Tank of the Year Voting Deadline Nears

The deadline is nearing to vote for Tnemec Company Inc.'s Tank of the Year contest, an annual competition honoring innovative and creative uses of the company's products on water tank projec...


Sherwin-Williams Names Impact Awardees

A 3-million-gallon water storage tank restoration project, completed under difficult circumstances, was recently named the winner of The Sherwin-Williams Company's Protective and Marine Coat...


Tank of the Year Voting Opens

Voting has opened for Tnemec Company Inc.’s Tank of the Year contest, a yearly competition that features innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water tank projects.


Contractor Sought for TX Water Tank Rehab

Prairie View A&M University is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a ground storage tank in Prairie View, Texas.


Contractor Sought for CO Tank Rehabs

The City of Golden is seeking contractors to recoat the 6200 South Tank and 6400 Tank, in Golden, Colorado.


EPA Official Warned State on Flint Water

An Environmental Protection Agency official who blew the whistle on the lead-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, testified late last week that he told Michigan Department of Environment...


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Contractors Sought for TX Tank Repainting

The City of Seguin is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Seguin Lucile Street Elevated Water Storage Tank, in Seguin, Texas.


2 Injured, 1 Fatally, in TX Water Tank Collapse

One worker was killed and another injured Friday (July 6) when a section of sidewall collapsed into a water tank that was under construction in Porter, Texas.


MO Elevated Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Jefferson County Public Water Supply District No. 3 is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the West Rock Creek Rd. Elevated Water Storage Tank, in Arnold, Missouri.


Nominations Open for Tank of the Year

Coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. has opened submissions for its annual Tank of the Year competition. The deadline for nominating projects is October 1.


Sherwin-Williams Opens Submissions for Impact Award

Coatings supplier Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings announced last week that submissions are now open for its annual Sherwin-Williams Impact Award, honoring excellence on North...


Toad Stops Water Tower Work

A multi-million-dollar water system upgrade for Kosse, Texas, has temporarily croaked, thanks to a single toad found on the premises of the to-be water tower.


Barbed Wire Protects SC's Peachoid Water Tower

An iconic South Carolina water tower that recently underwent a peachy rehab now has a new feature: a barbed-wire fence meant to fend off vandals.


Witness: Officials Warned About Flint Plant

On Monday, as part of a larger criminal preliminary exam hearing of four current and former Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials, a Genesee County water expert testified th...


1MG Tank Up for Recoat in NC

The City of Goldsboro is seeking contractors for recoating the Center and Holly Street Tank, located in Goldsboro, North Carolina.


Hamburg Water Tower Project on a Roll

The water tower located in Hamburg, New York, is rusting, but thanks to a new petition recently approved by local government, the structure may be getting a new paint job to reflect the town...


Contractors Sought for TN Tank Rehab

The Cumberland Heights Utility District is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Hilltop water storage tank in Montgomery County, Tennessee.


ND Moves on $1B Water Pipeline Project

North Dakota officials are moving forward with long-delayed plans for a 165-mile pipeline intended to supply water to parts of the state they say don’t have a reliable source of water, espec...


Two New Epoxies Made for Potable Water

Protective coating supplier Raven Lining Systems recently announced two new additions to its AquataPoxy line of epoxies for potable water: AquataPoxy 90 and AquataPoxy 190.


FL Water Tank Named 2017's Best

An elevated water tank in Destin, Florida, has earned the distinction of Tank of the Year, as recognized by protective coating manufacturer Tnemec Company (Kansas City, Missouri).


Tank of the Year Voting Opens

Voting has opened for Tnemec Company Inc.’s Tank of the Year contest, a yearly competition that features innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water tank projects.


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Sherwin-Williams Honors Water Projects

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced Tuesday (Oct. 3) the recipient of this year’s Impact Award, honoring a notable water or wastewater project carried out with the coating manufacturer’s ...


WEFTEC 2017 Offers Water Sector Knowledge

Professionals in the field of water quality will gather in Chicago beginning Saturday for WEFTEC 2017, a five-day conference on issues in the field of water and wastewater treatment and stor...


Contractors Sought for $1.5M Tank Recoat

The City of Bellmead is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of five ground storage tanks and one elevated storage tank located near Waco, Texas.


Tank of the Year Deadline Nears

The deadline is nearing for submissions to coating manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc.'s Tank of the Year contest, an annual competition honoring innovative and creative uses of the company's p...


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Citizens Look to Water Tower to Beef Up Tourism

A rusting water tower in one western New York town has become the focus of a whopper of an effort on the part of a group of citizens, who would like to see the tank repainted—to resemble a h...


Contractors Sought for 4-Tank Rehab in MD

Saint Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is seeking contractors for the coating of four existing water tanks located in California, Maryland.


Tank Leaves College Town in 'Staty' of Confusion

The old college try wasn't quite enough for a crew of tank painters working on a Wichita, Kansas, water tower earlier this month.


Polyurea Product Designed for Multiple Industries

Coating manufacturer Polyset has introduced a polyurea coating suitable for various applications to its flagship Ply-Guard line of protective coatings.


University Study Confirms Flint Corrosion Story

A study headed up by University of Michigan researchers appears to have confirmed what was long suspected about the source of heightened lead levels in the city of Flint’s drinking water: Th...


1.5MG Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Charter Township of Waterford is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the existing Cass Lake Tank, located in Waterford, Michigan. The 1.5 million gallon toroellipse elevated wa...


Tank of the Year Submissions Open

A high-performance coatings manufacturer has opened submissions to its Tank of the Year competition.


Flint Crisis Sparks Manslaughter Charges

Five Michigan officials, including the head of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in a case related to the Flint drinki...


WI Water Tower Goes PG-13

Travelers near one Wisconsin town were for a short time greeted by the word “sex” emblazoned in huge letters on the town’s water tower in what amounted to a paint job gone awry that left to...


Water Works Expo Kicks Off Sunday

The American Water Works Association opens its 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition (known as ACE17) Sunday in Philadelphia.


Judge Allows Flint Suit to Move Forward

A lawsuit alleging that officials with the City of Flint and the state of Michigan knowingly exposed residents to lead hazards in the city’s drinking water will go forward, according to a fe...


Chicago Contractor Wins 1MG Tank Recoat

An award of $954,700 has been made by the City of Elgin to Era Valdivia Contractors Inc., of Chicago, for the cleaning and recoating of the Randall Road Water Tower.


Fresno Residents Sue Over Pipe Corrosion

A second group of citizens has filed suit against the City of Fresno, California, alleging that the local government did not protect them from corrosion and the leaching of lead and other co...


Bids Sought for MI Tank Coating Job

The City of Ann Arbor is seeking contractors to coat the South Industrial Tank, a 4-million-gallon ground storage tank located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Sherwin-Williams Seeks Impact Award Entries

The Sherwin-Williams Company is accepting submissions for its annual Sherwin-Williams Impact Award, honoring contractors, specifiers and owners on notable water and wastewater projects under...


Water Tower Paint Job Causes Public Flap

The controversy over the painting of a new city slogan on a Sacramento, California, water tower continues to roil, as an online petition to revert to the old phrase has garnered more than 3,...


FL City Seeks Bids for Double Tank Rehab

The City of Ormond Beach is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of two existing water tanks located in Ormond Beach, Florida.


Flint Settlement: $100M for Service Lines

The state of Michigan and the city of Flint have agreed to a settlement that will guarantee the replacement of lead or galvanized service lines to 18,000 homes in the city in less than three...


Firm Unveils Pipe Inspection Robot

A new amphibious robot may be the next tool in the war on corrosion and other problems with America’s aging water pipelines.


Engineers Give US Infrastructure a D+

With infrastructure investment on the docket for discussion in Washington, the American Society of Civil Engineers has released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, and the U.S. is passing—b...


Tank Epoxy Designed for Ease of Application

A new epoxy from Wolverine Coatings Corporation is designed to protect potable water tanks without the need for plural-component application equipment and special techniques, the company say...


CA Dam Situation Spawns Evacuations

The waters in California’s Lake Oroville continue to threaten nearby homes and infrastructure as the Oroville Dam’s main spillway remains in limited use, and an emergency spillway is also li...


Concrete Collapses at CA Dam Spillway

The tallest dam in the United States is subject to close monitoring after engineers discovered major concrete erosion in its spillway—just as heavy rains set in.


Water Tower's Final Moments Caught on Tape

The water tower in Rowlett, Texas, stood for nearly 30 years, but it’s in its demise that the 155-foot-tall structure has found fame outside of the town.


Coating Removes Pollutants from Water

Can coatings help remove pollutants from water? That’s precisely the conclusion that research out of Singapore is pointing toward.


Infrastructure Ideas Fly in Washington

The first full week of President Donald J. Trump’s administration included a $1 trillion infrastructure bill proposal from Democrats and the leak of two lists of potential administration inf...


Inspector Loses Life on MA Water Tank Dive

A water tank inspector was killed during a tank dive in Braintree, MA, Thursday (Dec. 15), when his equipment reportedly failed.


Congress OKs Water Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Congress has passed water infrastructure legislation that includes provisions to fund emergency repairs to the drinking water system in Flint, MI, and to perform work that will impr...


Anti-Corrosion Polyurethane Gets Update

A new elastomeric polyurethane from AkzoNobel is designed to protect both steel and concrete in service environments, updating a product already offered in the U.S. and expanding its reach i...


Report: EPA Failed to Act Swiftly on Flint

An internal investigation has concluded that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should have acted months earlier to warn residents of Flint, MI, of lead contamination in their drinking...


Exposed Lead Paint Tainted Drinking Water

A small town in eastern Virginia is the site of a brewing controversy over a water tank that was allegedly exposing residents to lead—even a year after the dangers were first uncovered.


Painter Hurt in MD Tower Fall

A painter on a Maryland water tower job fell inside the structure Monday, sustaining injuries. Reports identify the painter as Roque Jose Castro, 31. He was working on an interior and exteri...


Senate Passes Bill to Fund Flint Fixes

A $9 billion water infrastructure bill passed the U.S. Senate late last week, with hundreds of millions allocated for improvements to systems in Flint, MI, and other cities with potentially ...


CA City Bans Use of Galvanized Pipes

Fresno is the latest California city to ban the use of galvanized water pipes in new construction and major renovation amid fears of corrosion and drinking-water contamination.


High Marks for Earthquake-Resistant Pipe

A new development at a university in New York could be good news for earthquake-prone regions worldwide: An earthquake-resilient pipeline design exceeded expectations in its most comprehensi...


Flint’s Status with KWA Pipeline Cloudy

The future of the water supply in Flint, MI, hangs in the balance as the consortium of communities that comprise the Karegnondi Water Authority awaits word from Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on t...


New Coating for Potable Water Immersion

A newly launched epoxy coating is formulated for potable water immersion, and promises easy application and long life, according to its manufacturer.


Richmond Seeks to Paint the Drains

It’s not so unusual to find artists painting murals on the sides of buildings, bridge abutments, roadway barriers or water towers. But can you make art out of storm drains?


EPA Grants NJ, NY, VI Clean Water Funds

Two U.S. states and one territory were awarded federal grants Monday (May 2) to undertake water infrastructure projects, largely involving wastewater systems and drinking water systems.


Flint Residents Take EPA to Task

Just days after the first criminal charges were filed against three city and government officials associated with the Flint water crisis, a Royal Oak, MI, law firm has filed a complaint agai...


Flint Water Officials Face Charges

The first criminal charges have been filed against a former water department employee and two government officials for their conduct related to the water crisis in Flint, MI.


Flint Gets ‘Fast Start' on Pipe Updates

Following the flood of public outcry and media attention given to the corrosion of Flint, MI’s lead water pipes, the city has officially begun replacing the service lines of its residents’ h...


EPA Allots $182M for CA Water Projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making $182 million in funding available for California to invest in projects that will improve local drinking water and wastewater infrastructur...


EPA Takes Over Lead Testing in Flint

In what has become a national crisis over localized contaminated drinking water, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said it would be taking over water testing and ordering an indepe...


Feds Help Flint in Water Crisis

The National Guard is delivering bottles of water in a Michigan community that has been plagued with lead coming out of its taps, a problem that could cost more than $1.5 billion to fix.


Water Tower Fall Nets $180K in Fines

After a painter fell 70 feet in June inside the Wisconsin water tower he was cleaning, the federal agency that is charged with ensuring worker health and safety said they knew something was ...


EPA Invests in State Water Projects

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $165 million dollars to six New England states in support of water projects that safeguard public health and the envir...


Coating Made for Concrete Refill

The Sherwin-Williams Company Protective & Marine Coatings division has introduced an epoxy-modified cementitious resurfacer that the company says patches and refills voids and bug holes in c...


Flint Families Sue over Toxic Water

Four families have filed a lawsuit against 14 Michigan officials claiming they replaced safe water with water that was “dangerous, unsafe and…inadequately treated.”


Call for Resignation Amid Water Woes

A corroded drinking water supply crisis in Flint, MI, has one group asking for the resignation of the state's environmental director and others demanding further investigation into the matte...


Corrosion Affects City Water Supply

The city of Flint, MI, has a problem with severe iron and lead corrosion in its water distribution system. Marc Edwards, an expert on municipal water quality, is seeking ways to address the ...


Universities Benefit From PPG Funding

Two universities are getting a boost for research development thanks to investments from coatings giant PPG.


PPG Funds University Research Projects

Coatings giant PPG is investing in engineering and chemistry research at the collegiate level.


Under the Desert, Behemoth Takes Shape

LAKE MEAD, NV--There's a reason they call them "mega-projects."


Sewage Suds on Tap for Water Reuse

PORTLAND, OR—Craft beer in Oregon may soon have a new ingredient: wastewater.


Drain Artistry Beautifies, Informs

Always critical but seldom beautiful, dozens of storm drains in Arkansas are getting an artistic boost designed to highlight their importance to the community.


Artists to Paint a Pollution Lesson

Usually discreet, storm drains on the University of Arkansas’ Fayetteville campus will soon play the prominent role of canvases as part of a community awareness campaign.


Traditions Set in Paint & Mischief

For individuals and cities alike, "going green" on St. Patrick's Day is less of an environmental initiative and more of a literal challenge.


Tackling Specialty, Pipeline Coatings

Fire protection, pipeline integrity and other critical structural issues depend on choosing the right protective coating system—decisions informed by new, free technical resources from JP...


New eBooks Whet Water Coating Know-how

Water, water everywhere...but how to coat around it? That is the focus of two new free technical eBooks published by JPCL.


Sen. Proposes $1T for Infrastructure

One of two independent U.S. Senators has proposed investing $1 trillion over five years in infrastructure, saying the plan would create 13 million living-wage jobs and make good on a long-ov...


Bidding Open on 2MG Oregon Water Tank

Contractors have until Jan. 28 to bid on interior and exterior cleaning and coating work on a 2-million-gallon welded steel, ground-level water storage reservoir in Veneta, OR.


TX Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

Bids are being accepted for cleaning and recoating an existing 470,000-gallon ground level water storage tank, the City of Kilgore, TX, announced.


 
 
   

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