WATER INDUSTRY WIRE NEWS

Minnesota Says EPA Wrong to Reverse Mesabi Nugget Variance Decision

Jul 31, 2014 The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the following news release:The Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator at Region 5 in Chicago asserting the EP...

IF ONLY CITIES CAN SEE WETLANDS

Jul 31, 2014 India, July 31 -- Sixty People died in a building collapse in Chennai last fortnight. There is much more than the municipal incompetence that needs to be fixed to avoid such tragic incidents. This building was located on Porur lake, a water body t...

Australia: Significant penalties imposed on shipowner involved in oil spill in NSW, but master escapes conviction

Jul 31, 2014 IntroductionThe New South Wales Land and Environment Court has imposed a fine of $1.2 million on the owner of a ship involved in a serious oil spill in Newcastle harbour, but has shown greater leniency on the ship's master, in Newcastle Port Corpo...

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Order Errata of Notification by Ginkgo BVG, LLC

Jul 31, 2014 The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order:In the Matter of Notification by Ginkgo BVG, LLC, 1023 West Morehead Street, Suite 301, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and Sewer ...

Naracoorte hosts Essential Services Commission forum

Jul 31, 2014 The Essential Services Commission is holding a public forum in Naracoorte today to explain its latest report.The commission is conducting an inquiry into reform options for SA's drinking water and sewerage prices.Last month, it released a draft re...

Yarra Valley Water implements FICO's decision management technology

Jul 31, 2014 Using FICO Blaze Advisor business rules management system, Yarra Valley Water has reduced the time required for land and water use application approvals from several weeks to two days - speeding up project time, improving customer satisfaction and...

Drinking water shortage to hit world by 2040

Jul 31, 2014

London, July 30 -- If we continue doing what we are doing today to meet our energy demands, there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population by 2040, says a study.

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Order Approving Tariff Revision of Notification by TS New Bern, LLC

Jul 31, 2014 The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order:In the Matter of Notification by TS New Bern, LLC, 19950 West Country Club Drive, Suite 800, Aventura, Florida 33180, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and Sewer Uti...

Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans

Jul 31, 2014 Office of Federal Register, Government of US has issued the following news release:ActionNotice Of Availability.SummaryThe following Water Management Plans are available for review: Patterson Irrigation District Central San Joaquin Water Co...

Watchdog urges EPA to protect water better

Jul 31, 2014

A congressional watchdog wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to better protect the nation's drinking water when it comes to risks posed by disposing wastewater from the oil and gas industry deep underground.