Tag: Safe Drinking Water

Defining the Waters of the United States

Ayres’ East Side Detention Facility project in Colorado required water quality permitting through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. By Karen Menne-Jacobsen, PE, CFM We need clean water to drink and stay healthy. Streams, lakes, rivers, and other water bodies filter pollutants, recharge groundwater, slow erosion, provide wildlife habitat, offer flood protection, and have abundant… 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 »

Engineers Keep Drinking Water Safe

The concept of taking preventive measures to protect ourselves or our surroundings from catastrophes isn’t new – after all, Benjamin Franklin said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” back in the 1700s. It is unfortunate that it often takes a catastrophe to demonstrate the need for prevention. Franklin’s adage is registering… Read More »