WATER INDUSTRY WIRE NEWS

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.

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...

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...

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...

EPA Awards Oklahoma $1.3 Million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

Jul 30, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release:Leaks from underground storage tanks allow toxic fumes and vapors to escape and collect in areas such as parking garages or basements where they can cause explosions or respirat...

Historic Clean Water Act Settlement Will Prevent Millions of Gallons of Sewage Discharges into San Francisco Bay

Jul 30, 2014 The U.S. Department of Justice's Environment & Natural Resources Division issued the following news release:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a Clean Water Act settlement requiring the East Bay Municipal Utility District...

Washington: Detroit Suspends Water Shutoffs

Jul 30, 2014 Food & Water Watch has issued the following news release:“We are glad the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has announced it will suspend water shutoffs for 15 days to allow residents to demonstrate their inability to pay. Bu...

Washington: Property Rights at Stake in EPA’s Water Power Grab

Jul 30, 2014 The Heritage Foundation has issued the following news release:Thanks to the federal government, it soon may become far more difficult to use and enjoy private property. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers want to m...

Facing drought, Nicaragua launches national water resources plan

Jul 30, 2014

Nicaragua's local governments will collaborate on a national plan to evaluate and take advantage of the country's water resources to combat drought, local paper El Pueblo Presidente reported.

Arizona: Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Apprentice

Jul 30, 2014 City of Scottsdale, The State of Arizona has issued the following job announcement: Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Apprentice Closing Date/Time: Mon. 08/11/14 11:59 PM Arizona Time Salary: $15.20 - $17.60 Hourly $31,616.00 - $36,608....