Reminder: Annual Pretreatment Report Due to IDEM April 1st

Your Community’s Industrial Pretreatment Program’s Annual Report is due by April 1, 2018. If your community is classified as a Non-Delegated Pretreatment Program, your Annual Report must be submitted to IDEM’s Office of Water Quality (OWQ). If your community is designated as a Delegated Pretreatment Program, your Annual Report must be submitted to both IDEM […]

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ORSANCO Pollution Control Standards Review

Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) Pollution Control Standards Review If your wastewater treatment facility discharges treated effluent directly to the Ohio River, you should be aware that the ORSANCO Pollution Control Standards are currently under review, and proposed changes are now on public notice through February 24, 2018. Such reviews take place every […]

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Indiana In-Lieu Fee Program for Stream and Wetland Mitigation

For Projects Impacting Jurisdictional Stream or Wetlands The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is in the process of finalizing an In-Lieu Fee Program for the State of Indiana, regulated by Corps of Engineers. This program, set to start in 2018, will restore, establish, enhance and/or preserve aquatic resources through funds of credit purchases in-lieu of […]

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Attention Municipalities Enrolled in National Flood Insurance Program

44 CFR 60.3 – Floodplain management criteria for flood-prone areas FEMA is requiring that all municipalities enrolled and participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) obtain permits for all projects (including their own) when work is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area. This means a permit is required for any area subject to […]

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EPA Wastewater Questionnaire Issuance Pending

Over the last several months, our Regulatory staff has been tracking the status of a proposed EPA nutrient removal questionnaire that has been developed with the intent to: Summarize nutrient removal efficiencies of secondary wastewater treatment plants. Collaborate with the State and utilities to optimize existing nutrient removal processes at less expense. Aid the EPA […]

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Great Lakes Basin Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Public Notification Changes

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently made public a final rule that will require all Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) communities that discharge to the Great Lakes Basin to make changes to their current CSO Public Notification Programs. This Final Rule is effective starting February 7th, and Great Lakes CSO Communities will be required to prepare and […]

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Commonwealth Announces Staff Promotions

NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Simerman, Marketing Director PHONE:  317-888-1177  FAX:  317-887-8641      E-MAIL: cei@contactcei.com   COMMONWEALTH ENGINEERS, INC. ANNOUNCES STAFF PROMOTIONS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS, IN – January 22, 2018 Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. (Commonwealth) announces the promotion of three staff members to the Associate Program. The Associate Program exists to develop talent within our organization and […]

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State of the State Addresses Water Infrastructure

Last week Indiana’s Governor Eric Holcomb made several remarks in his 2018 State of the State address that demonstrated his knowledge of the State’s water infrastructure.  As he spoke, he made several references such as: “Keeping our economy humming requires that we continue to maintain and build up, and out, our infrastructure.” “Of course, infrastructure […]

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Supporting Communities, Governments, and Municipalities through Continuing Education

In support of local staff and surrounding Southeast Indiana Community Governments and Municipalities, the City of Madison recently hosted a free Lunch and Learn for water and wastewater operators, managers, and municipal officials. Commonwealth Engineers presented on the topics of electrical, pumps, and utility planning. PDH credits were available for engineers, and CEU credits were […]

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