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Infrastructure Assessments for Sanitary Sewer Utilities

Walden Helps County Officials to Better Plan for Future Expansion and Cost Savings Utility Infrastructure Assessments are a part of Walden’s Business and Transaction Advisory Services.  These studies are comprehensive and help identify the ability of utility systems to remain operational, successful and grow.    Although the requirements and circumstances will vary, Walden Environmental Engineering… Read More

5 Things to Know About the Community Rating System (CRS) and Flood Insurance Premium Reductions

What is Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)? According to the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) is an area which is subject to flood events equal to or surpassing the 1% annual chance flood.  The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) floodplain management regulations are enforced in SFHA zones.   Owners… Read More

Legionella Prevention: Cleaning/Disinfection, Inspection, and Sampling for Cooling Units

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Protection Against Legionella Regulations effective July 6, 2016 (Regulations) describe requirements to protect individuals that may be affected by Legionella bacteria as a result of cooling tower or evaporative cooler operations (cooling units). The NYSDOH Regulations aim to reduce the risk of Legionella transmission with periodic maintenance and… Read More

Microgrids – Current Events

In the world of Microgrids, major events continue to unfold in 2020: Microgrid Knowledge conducted its first Virtual Conference, The US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a road map with microgrids as part of the solution, and Microgrid interest and investment is at an all-time high. Global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More

Are Your Safety Data Sheets Up to Date?

Maintaining and keeping up to date Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) readily available at your facility, corresponding to hazardous substances used or present, is not only a regulatory requirement and needed for filing many reports and permits, but is also a necessary measure for keeping your facility’s employees safe. With summer quickly coming to a close,… Read More