Tag: Grants

Brownfields Aren’t Just a ‘Big City’ Problem

By Scott Wilson What is a Brownfield? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” In simpler terms, it’s a vacant or underused site, seen as a community eyesore,… Read More »

Grants, Loans Help Get Lead Out of Drinking Water

The tragedy in Flint, Michigan, has started a nationwide discussion about lead in drinking water, and news reports on the subject keep flowing. We wrote in a recent blog post about our engineers’ ability to help communities with water supply issues. When it comes to safe drinking water, getting the lead out can be a… Read More »

Brownfield Redevelopment Can Bring Big Rewards

So what the heck is a brownfield, and why should communities care? Well, a brownfield is much more than where the Cleveland Browns play their home football games! And communities can reap big benefits from brownfield redevelopment projects. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a brownfield site is property in which its redevelopment may… Read More »