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Risk and Resilience in the Water Sector

Posted by Michael Ellis on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Are you in compliance with the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA)? If you're an official in a community whose water system serves a population of more than 3,300 people, then the AWIA applies to you! 

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Tags: EPA, regulations, community water system, water, civil engineering, Wessler, Environmental Services

2018 MS4 Annual Meeting - Important Takeaways!

Posted by Michael Ellis on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Hopefully many of you were able to attend the 11th Annual Indiana MS4 Meeting that was held Tuesday, May 15th, at the Marriott East Hotel. If you were not in attendance - or were and just want a summary of some things that went on - here are a few important takeaways:

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Tags: EPA, IDEM, Rule 5, flood management, rainwater, stormwater permit, MS4 Audit, IWEA,, Wessler, stormwater utility formation, stormwater solutions

HEC-RAS Flood Modeling...What is it?

Posted by Michael Ellis on Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The name itself, is an acronym that stands for the Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System. It is a computer program developed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that models the hydraulics of water flow through natural rivers and other channels. 

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Tags: floodplain maps, flood management, Wessler, Mapping, FEMA, Flood Modeling

6 Ways to Make Summer Projects Better for the Environment

Posted by Michael Ellis on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 01:30 PM

Summer means pool parties, gardening, and landscape projects. When autumn inevitably comes, a new set of projects greet us: raking leaves, maintaining lawn equipment, and shutting down the pool.


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Tags: spill, water, Compost, Autumn, waste disposal, leave

Keeping Your Municipally-Owned Airport in Compliance with Rule 6

Posted by Michael Ellis on Tuesday, April 05, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Wessler recently reached out to IDEM’s Randy Braun, Section Chief, Wetlands and Storm Water Programs, Water Quality Branch, to ask how Rule 6 applies to municipally-owned airports.  The following are the questions and answers from the interview:

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Tags: IDEM

The CLEAN Community Challenge

Posted by Michael Ellis on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

In this modern era, it is vital for communities to take it upon themselves to prioritize environmental awareness and responsibility.  Through the Comprehensive Local Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) Community Challenge Program, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is asking communities to dedicate themselves to better manage the environmental footprint from their municipal operations.


The CLEAN Community Challenge Program is designed to have the participating community develop initiatives that will result in the betterment of the local and state environment through the formation of a Quality of Life Plan. 

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Tags: environmental regulations, sustainable solutions


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