When considering the condition of America’s underground sewer and water infrastructure, there are several constants. For those in the know, the word ‘failing’ tops the list, closely followed by a perpetual dearth of funding.
Pipe bursting, like many technologies today, has its own set of lingo or jargon which often times makes it difficult to understand for someone new to the industry or without a lot of direct experience with the technology.
Most Consent Decrees addressing combined sewer overflow (CSO) related violations have been approved by the federal courts. However, the Northern District of Ohio U.S. District Court rejected a recent CSO decree proposed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) involving the city of Akron, OH.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Justice Department, California Water Boards and San Francisco Baykeeper have announced a stipulated order that will settle a Clean Water Act enforcement action against seven municipalities in the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD).