Civil News

DBF, Inc. aids town with water grant

As part of an Earth Day event, Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary for USDA Rural Development, and Dr. William McGowan, USDA Rural Development State Director, presented Henderson, Md., officials with a $175,000 grant to assist the town in replacing its failing water system.

Duke Energy subsidiaries plead guilty and sentenced for Clean Water Act crimes

Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corporation, the largest utility in the United States, pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.

NYC DEP activates Croton Water Filtration Plant

New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced that the $3.2 billion Croton Filtration Plant was recently activated and water from the Croton water supply system has been reintroduced into the city’s distribution network for the first time since 2008.

City of Riverside to convert wastewater biogas to energy

The City of Riverside, Calif., agreed to install a 1.4-megawatt combined heat and power Direct FuelCell power plant at the Riverside Regional Water Quality Control Plant. The fuel cell power plant will convert biogas from the wastewater treatment process into a continuous supply of ultra-clean electricity.

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