Category Archives: Maryland

Water News as of August 2

Top Stories National: Today, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) announced plans for the Committee to consider the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013 … Continue reading

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Water News as of July 26

Top Stories New York: New Yorkers and tourists tempted to cool off during the current heatwave by plunging into the Hudson River have been warned: it’s never been more dangerous. Researchers at Columbia University reported Thursday that antibiotic-resistant bacteria was … Continue reading

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Water News as of July 19

Top Stories Maryland: A water main break in the Prince George’s County will force authorities to shut-off water supplies for as many as four days to county residents who live along the southern edge of the Maryland-D.C. border. Unfortunately for county … 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 For May 17, 2013

A note from the Clean Water Council: In 2011 CNN reported that 700 water main breaks occur in the United States every day–many experts believe that is a conservative number. In 2011, Houston, alone, reported 700 water main breaks in … Continue reading

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Water News, April 19, 2013

Top Stories Washington, DC: “Every $1 billion dollar invested in water/wastewater infrastructure could create $27,000 jobs,” NUCA president Florentino Gregorio (Anchor Construction, Washington, DC), said in his April 16 testimony before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies House … 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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