Category Archives: California

Water News as of July 11

Top Stories California: A spill at the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District wastewater treatment plant sent 600,000 gallons of untreated raw sewage onto the ground after a pipe burst. The spill spread to around 86,000 square feet near the area of the … Continue reading

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Water News as of July 3, 2013

Top Stories California: Raw sewage backed up into both clubhouse shower areas, the umpires’ room and all bathrooms on the clubhouse level, as well as both managers’ offices and the Mariners’ training room. The Angels filed a complaint about unsanitary … Continue reading

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Water News as of June 21, 2013

Top Stories EPA’s Fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, released June 4, reports that $384 billion in improvements are needed for the nation’s drinking water infrastructure through 2030 for systems to continue providing safe drinking water to 297 … Continue reading

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Water News, March 7-21, 2013

Top Stories National: On March 20, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved S.601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. The bill provides critical flood protection for communities across the country, maintains the flow of commerce, funds … Continue reading

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Water News for February 27 – March 6

Top Stories National: Sequestration set off a series of automatic spending cuts  March 1 that will cut an estimated $154 million in federal funding for state environmental programs, according to the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In a February … Continue reading

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Clean Water Weekly, February 13-27

Top News National: On February 14, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 (WIFIA). The bill would create jobs by helping local communities upgrade or replace aging and damaged water and sewer systems,  … Continue reading

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Water News, January 16-23, 2013

Top Stories Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Corbett announced Tuesday the investment of $82 million in seven drinking water and wastewater projects in 5 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “While there may be fewer than the usual number of projects approved at … Continue reading

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Water News, January 9-15, 2013

Top Stories A leading organization of engineering professionals issued another warning Tuesday about the condition of the nation’s infrastructure, saying that current investment trends threaten millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in economic activity. A report commissioned by the … Continue reading

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News for December 26 – January 2, 2013

Top Stories Oklahoma: The infrastructure crisis the small town of  Konoawa is facing is typical of  what small towns around the county are facing with the rapidly aging treatment plants and pipelines that need to be replaced. With generous federal … Continue reading

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News for December 18-25, 2012

Top News New Hampshire: The Governor’s Water Sustainability Commission’s report, issued December 24, estimates the state will need to invest $2.9 billion just to deal with the state’s aging infrastructure. The biggest challenge to the problem, the report said, could … Continue reading

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