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New EPA Rules To Annually Keep 4 Billion Pounds of Sediment From Polluting Water

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a set of new rules this week aimed at reducing water pollution from construction sites around the country. The effluent limitations guidelines (ELG) and new source performance standards (NSPS) are intended to control the discharge of pollutants from construction sites. This is the first time the EPA has created national […]

December 4th

EPA Testing Permeable Surfaces for Green Parking Lots

Nothing makes a city/suburb look like a concrete jungle more than acres and acres of asphalt parking lots.  Not only are parking lots an eyesore, they also are a source of water pollution due to urban runoff containing oil, grease, pesticides, bacteria, salts, animal waste, trash, heavy metals, etc.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

November 24th