WATER INDUSTRY WIRE NEWS

Brazil's Corsan plans US$178mn waterworks

Jul 24, 2014

Rio Grande do Sul state water utility Corsan and the city of Santa Cruz del Sul in southern Brazil signed a financing agreement worth 395mn reais (US$178mn) for waterworks projects in the city.

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Order Approving Tariff Revision for Providence Park Apartments I, LLC

Jul 24, 2014 The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order:In the Matter of Notification by Providence Park Apartments I, LLC, 2448 Park Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and Sewer Util...

Jamaica Drought Conditions Expected To Get Worse - Environment Minister

Jul 24, 2014 Here is the text of news released by official news agency Bernama on its website:Jamaica Water Minister, Robert Pickersgill has warned the country to brace for worsening drought conditions as the dry spell continues.In an address to the nation, P...

Philippines: SC asked to void concession pact between MWSS, Manila Water, Maynilad

Jul 24, 2014

The Abakada Party-list Group on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to nullify the concession agreement entered into by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) with the Manila Water and Maynilad.

Uruguay gets financing for water and sanitation works

Jul 24, 2014 Uruguay will upgrade and expand water and sanitation network coverage in Ciudad de la Costa in Canelones department, as part of a US$75mn project financed by development bank IDB and China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (CHC).

Mexico pledges improved San Luis Potosí water infrastructure

Jul 24, 2014

Mexico's national water commission Conagua will complete a series of urban and agricultural waterworks in San Luis Potosí state.

Water Treatment Plants Recognized for Superior Performance

Jul 24, 2014 The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet issued the following news release:The Energy and Environment Cabinet announced today that 61 drinking water treatment plants in Kentucky consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state a...

South Sudan: Cholera Threatens Lives of Thousands During Harsh Rainy Season

Jul 24, 2014 The International Committee of the Red Cross issued the following news update:With the rainy season nearly at its peak in South Sudan, cholera continues to spread in the war-torn country. The South Sudan Red Cross is working hard to prevent furthe...

Frozen pipes lead to huge water bills, but Winnipeg officials say don't panic; Frozen pipes lead to huge water bills

Jul 24, 2014

WINNIPEG - Winnipeggers who had to run their taps last winter to keep their pipes from freezing are getting a bit of a shock when they get their water bills.

Thailand: Klity Creek villagers demand answers from PCD

Jul 24, 2014 The Pollution Control Department's (PCD) plan to clean up lead-contaminated Klity Creek has once again stalled, the Bangkok Post reports.Villagers from Klity, who travelled to the PCD's headquarters on July 23, were seeking help from the PCD to fi...