WATER INDUSTRY WIRE NEWS

Algonquin Power Unit Buying Water Utilities in California and Montana for US$327 Mln

Sep 20, 2014 Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN.TO) Friday said its regulated utility subsidiary will be buying three regulated water distribution utilities in California and Montana, U.S. from Western Water Holdings for a total consideration of US$327 mill...

Committee Passes Legislation to Facilitate New and Expanded Water Storage Projects; Help Ease Western Drought Effects

Sep 19, 2014 The House Natural Resources Committee issued the following news release:Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved with bipartisan support three bills to address the nation's critical need for new and expanded surface water storage proj...

Fitch Rates St. Petersburg, FL's Utility Revs 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Sep 19, 2014 18 September 2014 -Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following St. Petersburg, FL (the city) revenue bonds:--Approximately $31 million public utility revenue bonds series 2014A; and--Approximately $42 million public utility refunding rev...

California: AB-1527 Public water systems: Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Sep 19, 2014 Office of the Senate, The State of California has issued the following news release:AB 1527, as amended, Perea. Public water systems: drinking water. Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.Existing law, the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving F...

Michigan: 46 community water systems awarded grants

Sep 19, 2014

Department of Environmental Quality, The State of Michigan has issued the following news release:

The DEQ today announced more than $525,000 in grants to help local governments protect their sources of drinking water.

SRWMD High School Grant Funds Now Available

Sep 19, 2014 The Suwannee River Water Management District issued the following news release:The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is currently accepting applications for its High School Grant Program. The District is seeking proposals from sc...

Councils Urged to Craft Long-Term Water Plans

Sep 19, 2014

ALL local authorities will in future be required to produce long-term water production master plans to ensure that infrastructure development matches water availability and so curb current shortages facing many municipalities.

California: AB-1043 Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006: groundwater contamination.(2013-2014)

Sep 19, 2014 Office of the Senate, The State of California has issued the following news release:AB 1043, as amended, Chau. Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006: groundwater contamination....

California: AB 1739, as amended, Dickinson. Groundwater basin management: sustainability. Groundwater management.

Sep 19, 2014 Office of the Senate, The State of California has issued the following news release:AB 1739, as amended, Dickinson. Groundwater basin management: sustainability. Groundwater management.(1) Existing law authorizes local agencies, as defined, to ad...

U.S. EPA requires cleanup, fines Sims Metal Management for polluting San Francisco Bay (CA)

Sep 19, 2014 Release Date: 09/18/2014Contact Information: Suzanne Skadowski, 415-972-3165, skadowski.suzanne@epa.govRedwood City recycler contaminated Bay waters with toxic mercury, lead, zinc and PCBs