October 10, 2011

Water News Update Notice

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:07 pm by Clean Water Council

Dear Readers,

The Water News Update is going to be continuing its vacation for a bit longer than expected.  We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to be up and running again soon!  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

The Water News Update

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July 29, 2011

Water News Update Goes on Summer Vacation

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:32 am by bengann

Water News Update will be going on a summer vacation for the month of August. We plan on having new posts after Labor Day starting on Tuesday, September 6. Until then if you see a story you like feel free to post it in the comment section. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

March 25, 2011

Back on Monday

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:04 pm by bengann

Water News Update is taking the day off but will be back with all new stories on Monday, March 28. Have a good weekend.

December 13, 2010

Monday’s Water News: Home Freezes Over in Kansas City After Water Main Break

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:57 pm by bengann

A Kansas City, Missouri home looked more like an igloo this weekend after a water main break caused water to shoot high in the air where strong winds then blew the water into a resident’s front yard and all over his house. The affected  homeowner had to use spray de-icer, and a propane torch to melt the ice on his front lock just to get inside his house.

Headlines
Several Minnesota lawmakers say additional funding is needed for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, which will serve rural communities in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. The water system is now under construction, but at its current funding level, it won’t be finished for 38 years.

In Texas, the city of Lubbock has already spent millions of dollars on sewer improvements and is looking to spend even more. The city is building a new wastewater treatment plant in the Southeast portion of the city and is considering construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in the Northwest part of the city.

Stimulus Spotlight
Communities in California, Florida and New York will issue Build America Bonds this week to help fund construction of water and sewer projects. The program is schedule to end on December 31.

Hamlin County, West Virginia’s wastewater treatment project is moving towards its third phase. The current second phase of the project is nearing completion, having been funded with economic stimulus funding.

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September 23, 2010

Back on Tuesday, September 28

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:54 am by bengann

My employer, National Utility Contractors Association, is moving and so Water News Update is going to take a few days off. We will return with all new posts starting Tuesday, September 28.

As always, I thank the loyal readers of the blog for making it a success and appreciate your patience during this brief hiatus.

May 17, 2010

Slow Posting Next Two Weeks

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:22 am by bengann

We will not be posting today or tomorrow because of the 2010 NUCA Washington Summit. Posting will return on Wednesday, May 19. We will also be taking a short vacation toward the end of next week so postings will be a little sporadic over the next two weeks. Thank you for reading Water News Update.

February 10, 2010

Slow Posting This Week

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:58 pm by bengann

We will have intermittent posting all week due to the snow on the east coast. We appreciate your patience.

January 12, 2010

Light Posting This Week

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:00 am by bengann

Our daily news summary will be more sporadic this week while I’m at Utility Construction EXPO ’10. Daily summaries will resume on a regular basis on Tuesday, January 19.

May 20, 2009

Regular Posting Will Resume on May 26

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:29 am by bengann

I am currently at the National Utility Contractors Association 2009 Washington Summit and Spring Board Meeting. Regular posting on this blog will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

March 5, 2009

Back on Tuesday, March 10

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:34 am by bengann

Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been out at NUCA’s Utility Construction EXPO ’09 in Phoenix all week. I will return to providing regular updates on Tuesday, March 10.

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