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Interested in funding your community’s water, wastewater and stormwater projects at costs lower than market bonding?

Attend an upcoming Texas Water Development Board Financial Assistance Workshop and find out how.

These workshops will also recap the 86th Legislative session and discuss updates in flood mitigation planning.

Austin

When: 9 am. July 30 Where: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 12100 Park 35 Circle Bldg. F, Room 2210,...

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Sustainability has become a word mentioned across our lives and the industry but isn’t as clearly defined as other terms like efficiency, safety factor or effluent quality.

According to the United Nations Brundtland Commission Report of 1987, “Sustainable development is…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Its lack of specificity can make...

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Freese and Nichols is partnering with John France, OWRB and ASDSO , this summer, to provide a technical workshop on the slope stability of dam embankments. The two-day workshop, which is hosted by the OWRB Dam Safety program , will be led by John France of JWF Consulting LLC, and Freese and Nichols' ...

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Although an essential element for living cells, Phosphorus can have serious environmental effects when found in natural or engineering environments.

Major sources of Phosphorus pollution can come from wastewater effluent, commercial chemicals and agricultural waste. Phosphorus minerals, such as struvite and vivianite, can precipitate and form scales in drinking water and wastewater systems.

Although these minerals are problems when left uncontrolled and unmonitored, their recovery is beneficial.

With limited Phosphorus sources...

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In the same way a physician meticulously performs open-heart surgery, cities have to modify their water system while it’s still running. But with flexible design and careful attention during construction, the transition to a new “heart” can go seamlessly without disruption of service.

A condition assessment showed the City of Lubbock needed to replace their 61- year-old Pump Station No. 7...

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Scientists are predicting the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone to be the size of Massachusetts and close to the record from two years ago.

The hypoxic zone or “dead zone,” which is an area of low to no oxygen that can kill marine life, is forecast by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration scientists to be approximately 7,829 square miles, close to 2017’s record size of...

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Today, Freese and Nichols joins the dam safety industry today to raise awareness about National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

National Dam Safety Awareness Day commemorates the 1889 failure of South Fork Dam near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, that claimed more than 2,200 lives and led to the public awareness of the importance of dam safety.

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) calls May 31 a day for “remembering...

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced $32 million in funding opportunities for desalination construction projects and water reclamation and reuse projects under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act) . Applications are due by June 28. For more information regarding this or other water funding opportunities, contact me at mark.evans@freese.com .

Desalination Projects

This opportunity...

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