DICO Superfund Des Moines

Cleanup Brings Revitalization to Des Moines Superfund Site

Evora Consulting was contracted to assist the City of Des Moines (City) in the preparation of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) in anticipation of the proposed property transfer of the Dico Inc.  superfund…

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Notice of Project

Notice of Project: Fremont County Secondary Roads Washbay Building

Below is a link to the Advertisement for Bids for the upcoming bid of washwater system improvements at the Fremont County Secondary Roads Washbay Building located in Sidney, Iowa for your consideration. READ ADVERTISEMENT FOR…

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Effective Corrective Action leads to No Further Action Classification

In spring 2011, Evora was contracted by K & H Cooperative to review the available soil and groundwater data and create a corrective action plan that would address vapors that had been reported at a…

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Well abandonment

Case Study: Contaminated Site Project

Excavation of soil for a building expansion at an industrial facility along the Mississippi River in Iowa revealed areas of metal contamination. Evora was contracted in May 2018 to abandon five monitoring wells in the…

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Evora Assists with Permanent Closure and Performs Monitoring Well Network Abandonment at Two Iowa Landfills

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently established a pathway to termination of post closure landfill monitoring permits once a closed landfill exhibits traits of a stable waste mass and consistent integrity of the…

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Notice of Project: SEMCO Sanitary Landfill Phase 3 & 4 Cell Construction

April 21, 2021 – Below is a link to the Advertisement for Bids for the upcoming Phases 3 & 4 Cell construction project at the SEMCO Sanitary Landfill located in Richland, Iowa for your consideration.…

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Notice of Project: Union County Sanitary Landfill Stormwater Improvements and Final Cover Repairs

TO: BiddersFROM: Prairie Solid Waste AgencyCONTACT: Matthew Corry, P.E. March 24, 2021 – This project is for the repair of the soil cap as well as stormwater improvements at the Union County Sanitary Landfill, located…

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Evora Welcomes Randall Keen

As a Petroleum Construction Installer, Randall will be working closely with our construction crew to complete many approaching projects. Randall brings an enthusiasm to learn and an awesome work ethic to the crew! He will…

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Source University training

Evora Invests in Training Experience for Petroleum Team Members

(West Des Moines, Iowa) – In a rapidly growing industry, the need to train and maintain highly skilled petroleum technicians and petroleum installers is critical to serving the needs of Midwest fuel marketers.   For many in this field,…

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EMV Liability

What is your revenue and your reputation worth?

Rampant card skimming steals customers’ payment data and currently costs card issuers nearly $3 million a day. In addition to using stolen data to make fraudulent purchases, skimmers produce counterfeit cards for use at unsecure…

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Spring Landfill Tips

Tips to Prepare your Landfill for a Better Spring

COMMUNICATION Have working hours or personnel changed at your site due to the ongoing pandemic? Now is a good time to revisit communication chains between personnel, haulers, emergency responders and residential customers. Be sure to…

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EMV conversion

EMV puts a serious dent in fraud

EMV chip cards and chip-activated merchants combat counterfeit fraud in the U.S.1 • For merchants who have completed the chip upgrade, counterfeit fraud dollars dropped 80% in September 2018 compared to September 2015. • Over…

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EMV Conversion

Reasons to convert to EMV

The cost of conversion is perhaps the biggest hurdle for fuel merchants. There’s no doubt that making a fueling facility EMV-compliant inside and out can be expensive. The number and age of a site’s dispensers,…

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Landfill Safety

Safety Tips for the Waste Industry

The Solid Waste Association of North American (SWANA) safety initiatives include providing waste industry professionals resources to create positive safety culture in the workplace. Check out their FIVE TO STAY ALIVE tips and printable resources…

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Secondary Testing Containment

Understanding New Containment Testing Requirements

State regulators are in the process of adopting their regulations in response to changes in federal UST requirements. Several significant changes will be made that require UST owners and operators to demonstrate that containments are…

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Evora Welcomes Brett Cruse

Evora Petroleum Solutions is excited to announce the addition of Brett Cruse to the Evora Group Family. As a Construction Supervisor, Brett will be working closely with many team members to oversee construction projects from…

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Phase I ESA

Phase I Case Study: Union County, IA

Evora was contracted to provide a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) in Union County, Iowa for four parcels. The parcels had been occupied by an industrial facility since approximately 1982 and comprised nearly 36…

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Mary Thomsen pictured with Best of the West Award

Evora Group recognized among Best of the West

The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and City of West Des Moines announced the winners of the first annual UScellular™ Best of the West Awards, recognizing Evora Group as the 2020 Community Vote Winner…

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Landfill Compactor

Fall & Winter Tips for Open and Closed Landfills

WINTER IS ON THE WAY – TAKE COVER!Wet soils with high silt and clay content can be difficult to work with in cold weather. Work to keep your winter cover stockpile well drained. If you…

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#wheredoyouEvora- Part 2!

We’re back with Part 2 of our #wheredoyouEvora campaign featuring a few of our field staff! The members of our field staff are the main drivers of our business and makes up almost half of…

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Storm Water Sampling Requirements and Techniques

Specific industries and operations are subject to stormwater sampling requirements under the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. 1 for stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity.…

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Evora Group Named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces in 2020

Evora Group’s mission statement starts with the phrase “your partner.” This perfectly describes our approach to working with clients AND with our employees. With a diverse array of team positions from Environmental Specialists, Engineers, Groundwater…

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Identification, Causes, and Clean-up of Petroleum Spills

A one-gallon spill can cover approximately 50 square feet on an asphalt parking lot sloped at 5% and can travel 2 feet per second – or almost half a football field – in one minute.…

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#wheredoyouEvora

Our staff have been amazing throughout this pandemic with their adaptability to what sometimes feels like an ever-changing work environment.  Our recent statewide positive case numbers, combined with our willingness to provide parents with flexible…

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Assisting you through CARES ACT funding

Renewable fuel retailers can receive grant funding up to $60,000 Gov. Kim Reynolds announced relief funds are now available to renewable fuel retailers to offset the impact of COVID-19. Grant awards of $30,000 are available…

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Why Are My Pumps Running Slow?

Slow flow at your station can be caused by multiple circumstances, including both equipment and setup. The first step in diagnosing your issue is verifying there are no leaks in the system.  If no leaks…

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UST Operator Training – What is Required and Who Needs Certified

Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations are in place to help protect public health and safety, as well as the environment, and avoid costly clean-up situations. According to the environmental protection Agency (EPA), the average cost…

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Evora welcomes David Spooner

Evora welcomes David Spooner to the team! We are excited to announce the addition of David Spooner to the Evora Group Family! David, a licensed Environmental Driller, comes to the firm with more than 10…

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What Do AST Owners Need To Know About Integrity Testing?

Most everyone is aware of the routine visual inspections required by the SPCC Rule; however, owners and operators of fuel and oil tanks subject to SPCC Regulations (Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 40 Chapter…

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What is a wetland delineation and why do I need one?

Prior to settlement, Iowa was once home to 4-6 million acres of wetlands. Today, approximately 95% of Iowa’s wetlands have been drained to make way for farming or other development.  Wetlands are an important part…

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