WATER INDUSTRY WIRE NEWS

Ag secretary Vilsack announces drought aid in Farmersville

Jul 30, 2014 American Planning Association has issued the following news releases:Farmersville -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the Central Valley on Friday to announce the federal government will provide emergency funds for rural communit...

Washington: Pennsylvania Fracking Regulators 'Woefully' Unprepared, Says State Audit

Jul 30, 2014 Common Dreams has issued the following news release:Placing the health and wellbeing of Pennsylvania residents at great risk, the state’s environmental regulatory body is "woefully" unprepared to monitor and regulate the shale oil and gas d...

Mexico's Chiapas expands water, sanitation services

Jul 30, 2014

Mexico's Chiapas state is investing 1.06bn pesos (US$81.7mn) this year to expand water and sanitation services, local paper El Heraldo de Chiapas reported.

Water districts plan to reduce property tax rates

Jul 30, 2014

American Planning Association has issued the following news releases:

-The two water management districts that have jurisdiction in Marion County are planning to cut their property tax rates.

Rep. Cuellar Reinstates $5 Million in Funding to US-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program

Jul 30, 2014 Office of the House of Representative Henry Cuellar, U.S Government has issued the following news release:This past week, Congressman Henry Cuellar succeeded in reinstating $5 million in federal funding to the United States-Mexico Border Water In...

Hawaii: Guam Waterworks Authority Raises $85 Million From Bond Issue

Jul 30, 2014 Pacific Islands Development, The State of Hawaii has issued the following news release:After receiving favorable ratings from the credit agencies, the Guam Waterworks Authority successfully sold almost $85 million worth of 2014 Series A and Serie...

GAO: EPA lacks resources, rules to monitor fracking, water supply

Jul 30, 2014

Outdated rules governing drinking water leave the U.S. population at risk to exposure to harmful fracking chemicals, an advocacy group said.

Washington: Canadian Group Delivering Water to Detroit to Protest Shutoffs

Jul 30, 2014 Common Dreams has issued the following news release:As Detroit activists and human rights groups continue to protest against widespread water shutoffs, the Council of Canadians mobilized on Thursday to deliver a convoy of water in a show of inte...

This Week In Water: Yorkshire Water Accounts for NatCap Impacts

Jul 30, 2014 Ecosystem Marketplace has issued the following press release:Greetings! Earlier this month, the same week that US President Barack Obama unveiled a national climate action plan that opens the door to cap-and-trade in the power sector, Peru's Nati...

AGL looks to desalination to create fresh water from Gloucester CSG wells

Jul 30, 2014

AGL is proposing to build a desalination plant to allay community concerns about the impact of its Gloucester coal seam gas project on local water resources.