Service, compliance and construction provider, Barker Lemar, announces name change

Barker Lemar Petroleum Services provides prompt, professional, and effective solutions for fuel dispensing operations throughout the Midwest.  What began with a single service van carrying a few filters and nozzles to satisfy the needs of…

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Welcome to Evora Group

This summer, Barker Lemar is proud to be celebrating 25 years of serving the Solid Waste, Environmental, and Petroleum industries.  Without you – our valued partners – we would not be celebrating this huge milestone,…

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You need an environmental driller. Now what?

Whether you need to monitor the soil and groundwater on a site, install a new well, or abandon an existing cistern – not all drilling jobs are the same. Each has a unique set of…

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Drive Results with Improved Landfill Compaction

Increasing waste compaction densities is critical for waste facilities to extend their disposal capacities, delay costs associated with expansion and, can help increase revenues. Joe Farris, Client Operations Specialist with Evora Consulting has over 13…

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Iowa Landfill Operator Certification Renewal Update

As you may have already seen, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) sent out a clarification regarding 2020 landfill operator certification renewals. While the deadline for obtaining the required 10 continuing education units (CEUs)…

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An Interview with Christian: From Intern to Full-Time

We are thrilled to announce that our Inventory Management Intern, Christian Steinkamp, has officially transitioned into his new full-time role. As of this week, Christian is our Inventory and Accounting Coordinator with our Evora Petroleum…

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New Standards Established for use of PCS as Alternative Daily Cover

In early 2020, Evora Consulting worked with several landfill clients and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to review regulations and operational practices regarding the management of petroleum contaminated soils (PCS) at municipal solid…

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A Deeper Look into Ending Post Closure

What Route Are You On? – Data CollectionWhether you manage an open or closed landfill you are required to collect specific data to maintain compliance with your permit. Data is collected in a variety of…

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From all of us at Evora – Thank you!

To the recycling and municipal solid waste teams, as well as the petroleum and c-store owners and employees – we collectively thank you for the work you are doing. Our team understands the unique challenges…

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Evora Celebrates 365 Days of Safety

We are happy to announce that Evora Group has gone ONE FULL YEAR without an OSHA recordable injury! Thanks go to the outstanding and careful work that each of our employees perform for our customers!…

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Spring Cleaning at your Landfill

We realize that this spring hasn’t been business as usual. We hope everyone is able to be safe as they continue their essential integrated solid waste management operations. Thank you for all that you do…

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Evora Petroleum Solutions Announces New Director

Evora Petroleum Solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike D. Barker to Director of Petroleum Solutions. Mike has been an integral member of our rapidly growing firm since 2018 and brings his knowledge…

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Evora Group welcomes Environmental Driller, Josh Van Every to the Evora Family!

As a licensed driller with over 10 years of industry experience, Josh joins the firm as our Environmental Drilling team lead. With a focus to expand our service offerings to meet the needs of an…

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Evora Group Employees Support Efforts to Feed the Hungry

Evora Group’s volunteer program, Grander Vision, is now going into its fourth year. President and CEO, Mary Thomsen, launched the program with the hope of engaging team members to step outside of their normal work…

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Great River Regional Waste Authority Compliance Program Case Study

Site History:The Great River Regional Waste Authority Sanitary Landfill Phase 1 municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) unit stopped receiving waste in 1993, and post-closure care began following closure. However, the 30-year post-closure period did not…

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Advertisement for Bid

Prospective Bidders, Please click below for the Advertisement for Bids on the upcoming Phase 2 Cell construction project at the Clinton County Sanitary Landfill located in Clinton, Iowa for your consideration. Bid documents will be…

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PFAS to be included in TRI Reporting

The EPA intends to start tracking releases of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and determine the potential impact. To do that, the EPA will use the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) to track the 160 PFAS…

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Welcome Ben Madson to the Evora Group family!

Evora Group is excited to announce that Ben Madson has recently been welcomed to our Evora Consulting division as an Environmental Specialist. Ben is a valuable addition to our team in West Des Moines, bringing…

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Advertisement for Bid

Prospective Bidders, Please click below for the Advertisement for Bids on the upcoming Phase 4 Cell construction project at the Wayne-Ringgold-Decatur County Sanitary Landfill located in Grand River, Iowa for your consideration. Bid documents can…

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Welcome Riley Leaders to the Evora Group Family!

We are excited to welcome Riley Leaders to the Evora Group family! Riley will be working closely with team members as our Talent and Employee Engagement Specialist. In this role, she will be helping to…

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Iowa EASY Air

Iowa EASY Air The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has officially released an online option to complete air quality construction and operating (Title V) permit applications/renewals, called Iowa EASY Air. Developed with input from industry…

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Norland Talks the Importance of YPs in the Solid Waste Industry

When Lauren Norland graduated from Iowa State in 2014 with her degree in Civil Engineering, she dove right into the solid waste industry as an Engineering Intern with Evora Consulting. Having a passion for water…

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Ending Post Closure – A Process More than an End

Post-closure care is required for facilities that leave waste in place upon closure (i.e., landfills, land treatment units, surface impoundments, etc.). The standard post-closure care (PCC) period is 30 years, but this can be shortened…

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Tips to Help Prepare for a Better Winter and Spring

Winter solstice is less than 2 months away, but facilities across the Midwest are already feeling dropping temps and seeing more than just leaves falling! Explore the below tips and tricks for things to do…

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Dealing with Unnecessary Water Wells on Your Property

Unneeded, unwanted, and abandoned water wells exist across the state of Iowa, in both rural and urban settings. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) defines an abandoned well as “a water well which is…

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Des Moines Register Names Evora Group a Top Workplace in Iowa

Evora Group has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Des Moines Register.  The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC. The…

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Trip Giveaway

Unique Company Benefit That Sent Calvert On An Epic Adventure!

When Leah Calvert, Professional Geologist, boarded the flight to Ireland, she didn’t have to think twice about her bank account or vacation balance. Looking ahead to the excursions, brewery tours and site-seeing events, she and…

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Buena Vista County Landfill Compliance Program Case Study

Site History: The Buena Vista County Sanitary Landfill had two separate closure permits, with the first closure permit to expire on October 27, 2017. Appendix I monitoring had already been initiated, one monitoring well had…

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Industrial Compliance

Storm Water Permitting for Industrial Facilities

Understanding whether your facility needs to obtain coverage under one of the several general storm water permits can be a bit of a challenge in and of itself. You may be asking yourself… What does…

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Enhance the Safety Conversations at your Facility

Refuse and recyclable material collections remains one of the five most fatal occupations in the country; according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data.  With national organizations such as SWANA ramping up to increase awareness…

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