WATER INDUSTRY WIRE NEWS

BENNET, UDALL SECURE FUNDING IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL DRAFT THAT CAN BENEFIT ARKANSAS VALLEY CONDUIT

Jul 25, 2014 The following information was released by Colorado Senator Michael Bennet:The Senate Appropriations Committee released a draft energy and water funding bill today that includes an additional $90 million to support water infrastructure projects nat...

Lack of investment blamed for São Paulo water crisis - environment minister

Jul 25, 2014

A lack of waterworks investments by Brazil's São Paulo state water utility Sabesp over the past decade has contributed to the growing water supply crisis in the state, according to the country's environment minister Izabella Teixeira.

Detroit's 'spigot bigots'; Now it's 'racist' to expect freeloaders to pay the water bill

Jul 25, 2014 Some people find racism everywhere they look, even in the kitchen faucet. In Detroit, the NAACP has applied the "racist" label to a public water works because it's shutting off service to customers who won't pay their water bill. That's what any p...

House Examines Clean Water Affordability

Jul 25, 2014 Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following news release:The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee today examined the affordability of clean water and the unprecedented financi...

Elliott drinking water gets all clear

Jul 25, 2014 The Health Department says the water supply in the community of Elliott is now safe to drink.The department issued a water boiling alter earlier this week after water samples showed the presence of E. coli bacteria.A department spokesman says the ...

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO HOLD LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING IN HICKORY HILLS RATE CASES

Jul 25, 2014 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 21 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release:The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a local public hearing in California, Missouri on August 11, 2014, to receive public comment ...

EPA awards $11.3 million to OWRB

Jul 25, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $11.3 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.

PUC to Investigate Requests for Rate Increases by Pocono Waterworks

Jul 25, 2014 The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following Water and Wastewater Utilities news release:The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to investigate requests from Pocono Waterworks (Pocono) for a 52 percent annua...

Texas Water Development Board Approves $423,000 in Financial Assistance to the City of Alice (Jim Wells County) to Address aging Infrastructure

Jul 25, 2014 The Texas Water Development Board issued the following news release:The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a loan in the amount of $423,000 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Alice (Jim Wells...

Household Well Owners Can Take Free Online Lesson About Nitrate in Drinking Water

Jul 25, 2014 The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release:A free, short online lesson about nitrate in drinking water -- and what to do about it -- is available to household water well owners on the National Ground Water Association'...