October Newsline: New England Gets Storm Sewer Complaints; Texas Maps Broadband; Trench Violations Mean Penalties

October 2009 Vol. 64 No. 10

New England communities face actions to improve storm sewer pollution
Texas to map broadband availability, prioritize federal stimulus funding
Trench violations result in penalties
Fiber network could be deal breaker

Pennsylvania water main gets upgrade
Acoustic technology detects leaks in pipes
Call for papers for Plastic Pipes 2010 Conference
STI/SPFA hosts Webinar training program on steel pipe design

New England communities face actions to improve storm sewer pollution
As part of a new integrated effort to combat illegal sewage connections that can lead to significant water pollution in New England’s waters, EPA recently filed complaints against one New Hampshire and eight Massachusetts communities for failing to meet permit requirements designed to ensure that sewage and other pollutants stay out of storm sewers which drain to local rivers, ponds and coastal waters. As part of this effort, EPA is offering training and other support to communities to help them detect and eliminate illegal sewer connections.

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