Gabriel was a proud sponsor of the “No Water No Beer” event hosted by the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) and Haymarket Pub & Brewery earlier this week.
“90% of beer is water. Without clean water, you can’t make great beer.”
This networking event kicked off ISAWWA’s new “No Water No Beer” initiative to bring together more than 75 people from the brewing industry, sustainability leaders, and water & wastewater engineering/consulting firms. The evening offered an opportunity for representatives of these fields to discuss ideas to bring about better usage of water in the brewing industry.
Ian Hughes (Goose Island Beer Co.), Pete Koszulinksi (Gabriel) and Antonio Tabacchi (Gabriel)
Occasionally we get Phase I orders from developers or others interested in purchasing a vacant lot, and they wonder why they are spending money on the environmental assessment when there is barely anything to inspect. No building or structures. No visible signs of drums or fly dumping. Just a standard urban lot, waiting for development.
Sometimes this innocent looking vacant lot can actually be masking an environmental problem. Take, for example, a vacant lot located on a busy stretch of Elston Avenue, just south of Fullerton. Nothing on this property indicates that there are any potential issues – just weeds and a chain link fence. A less-savvy investor may purchase the property for cash without any environmental due diligence and think they’re getting a steal. What they’re actually getting is an EPA Superfund site.