Category Archives: Minnesota

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 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, 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, 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 for Janurary 2-9, 2013

Top Stories Texas: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says water will be high on his agenda, advocating taking $1 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to create a water infrastructure development bank from which cities and counties could borrow for water … 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 12-18, 2012

Top Stories The Senate Committee on Appropriations has released the text of the Fiscal Year 2012 Disaster Assistance Supplemental. The emergency spending within the bill provides $60.4 billion in discretionary funding, of which $810 million is allocated to EPA Water … Continue reading

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