Monthly Archives: May 2012

Systemic Changes Needed to Water Delivery Services

By Matt Harrison We are presently confronted by challenges to meet immediate human needs without compromising the needs of future generations at every level of human organization, and cannot do so without developing innovative solutions to old problems. This is … Continue reading

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T-CON: Midwest Water & Wastewater Technology Conference, June 5

Illinois Section AWWA, Central States Water Environment Association & Illinois Water Environment Association Present: T-CON: The Midwest Water & Wastewater Technology Conference Tuesday, June 5, 2012 – Crystal Lake, IL Earn up to 5 Renewal Training Credit (RTC) hours for … Continue reading

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Little Calumet River Cleanup, June 2

The Calumet Waterway Stewards, an organization born in Blue Island, hosts its inaugural Little Calumet River cleanup. Launching from Gouwens Park in South Holland, this on-water clean up will float downstream to Calumet Woods in Blue Island. For those wishing … Continue reading

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New Energy Use Assessment Tool for Water and Wastewater Systems Webinar, May 31

Providing safe drinking water is a highly energy-intensive activity as electricity costs represent up to 60 percent of a water system’s operating budget. More and more systems are recognizing the importance of reducing energy consumption as a means to reduce … Continue reading

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AWE Strategies for Identifying and Minimizing Non-Revenue Water Webinar, May 24

Reminder that registration for the Alliance for Water Efficiency’s Water Loss Webinar on May 24 ends tomorrow! Plan to join the AWE for an educational webinar on the fine art of water loss management!  On Thursday, May 24th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Roll out the (rain) barrel!

MWRD announces newly improved rain barrel sales program Homeowners can join the effort to collect and reuse stormwater by purchasing and installing a rain barrel from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). The MWRD has been selling … Continue reading

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Hoosier Environmental Council at Northwest Indiana Green Drinks, May 21

Join Hoosier Environmental Council Executive Director Jesse Kharbanda and Water & Agriculture Policy Director Kim Ferraro at NWI Green Drinks for an engaging discussion on environmental justice and sustainability in the Region. Date: Monday, May 21, 2012 Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 … Continue reading

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Lake County Watershed BMP Implementation Program Request for Proposals, deadline May 25

Lake County Stormwater Management Commission will once again be preparing an application to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) for Clean Water Act Section 319(h) grant funds to support implementation of watershed best management practices (BMPs) that are identified … Continue reading

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County Green 2012 Conference, May 17

MPC’s Tim Grzesiakowski will be a featured speaker.  May 17, 2012, 8 am–5:30 pm College of Lake County, 19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL County Green 2012 will bring together local business owners and educators, as well as non-profit, municipal … Continue reading

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Green Infrastructure Vision 2.0 Preview Webinar, May 16

The Delta Institute invites you to participate in the second of a four-part webinar series to examine the ways in which transportation professionals and environmentalists can work together to conserve natural resources while meeting today’s growing transportation needs. Join them … Continue reading

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