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DRBC Annual Effluent Reporting Due by 1/31/17

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) requires that all docket and permit holders who discharge effluent within the Delaware River Basin, monitor discharge levels and file annual reports to the... Read More

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Tagged: Wastewater  |  Environmental  |  Regulations


DRBC Water Audits Due 3/31/17

Posted by Bryon Killian on Friday, January 13, 2017

Potable water suppliers who operate within the Delaware River Basin are required by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to complete an annual water audit. These water audits are due to the... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Environmental


Federal Water & Wastewater Funding Loan Rates Hit Historic Lows

Posted by Bryon Killian on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Early last month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) lowered water and waste disposal loan interest rates for the 3rd quarter, to historic lows. Rates range... Read More

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Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Stormwater  |  Environmental  |  Budgeting & Funding


A 6-pack of PRWA Presentations

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, March 21, 2016

It’s almost PA Rural Water Conference Time! Stop by our booth March 29th through April 1st in State College, PA and tap the brains of water and wastewater experts! Or better yet, dive deeper by... Read More

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Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Stormwater  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Project Management


DRBC Water Audits Due 03.31.16

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Potable water suppliers who operate within the Delaware River Basin are required by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to complete an annual water audit. These water audits are due to the... Read More

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Tagged: Potable Water  |  Environmental


Pennsylvania Bid Base Amounts Hold Steady for 2016

Posted by Bryon Killian on Friday, January 22, 2016

Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announces new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The thresholds for this year have not increased from 2015 levels. In... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Architectural  |  Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Engineering


DRBC Annual Effluent Reporting Due by 1/31/16

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) requires that all docket and permit holders who discharge effluent within the Delaware River Basin, monitor discharge levels and file annual reports to the... Read More

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Tagged: Wastewater  |  Environmental


Revised Total Coliform Rule Basics

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, November 30, 2015

Public water suppliers across the nation have until April 1, 2016 to comply with the EPA’s Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR), but what exactly is changing? Total coliforms will now be used as... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water


Lowering Wastewater Energy Use & Costs

Posted by Bryon Killian on Thursday, September 10, 2015

It is estimated that 10-20% of water and wastewater energy consumption can be reduced with conservation and operational changes. With energy costs representing a majority of annual operating... Read More

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Tagged: Wastewater  |  Energy Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Water and Sewer Tapping Fees

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

As of June 2015, it has been 10 years since the effective date of Act 57. Act 57 required all water and sewer tapping fees across Pennsylvania to be recalculated in accordance with new requirements... Read More

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Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Budgeting & Funding


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