ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With drought a constant consideration for New Mexico, state and federal officials are warning that decisions about water are growing more complicated and opportunities to tap untraditional sources should be considered.
The state, with the help of the U.S. ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A company planning to build a large copper mine in central Montana will need to construct a pond for treated wastewater in order to comply with state water quality rules.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Vermont’s largest city have approved a $70 million bond to upgrade Burlington High School.
WCAX-TV reports that the bond will cover making ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Mainers have given the green light to four bond initiatives totaling $200 million.
The proposals approved Tuesday mitigate wastewater pollution, upgrade transportation infrastructure and fund improvements at colleges and universities.
One of them directs $30 ...
German company fined for illegal discharges in Atlantic
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a shipping company that illegally discharged wastewater to pay a $3.2 million criminal fine and institute an environmental compliance plan.
German shipping company MST pleaded guilty Monday to obstruction of justice and maintaining false ...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island officials expect a wastewater treatment plant planned for Naalehu to cost $40.5 million, nearly double the previous price tag.
The project planned for a site on the side of town toward the sea was previously estimated at $20.3 million, the Hawaii ...
BRIDGE CREEK, Okla. (AP) — State oil and gas regulators in Oklahoma have ordered the indefinite shutdown of a disposal well after an earthquake struck nearby.
The 3.3 magnitude quake was reported Sunday night near Bridge Creek, about 20 miles (33 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City. ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Vermont’s capitol city will decide whether to approve bonds to pay for a public parking garage and upgrades to a wastewater treatment as well as whether non-US citizens should be able to vote in local elections.
The Times Argus
BURKE, Vt. (AP) — State officials say a northern Vermont town will receive part of a $250,000 grant for water and wastewater upgrades.
The Caledonian Record
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Grand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant workers have been spending the month of October removing fish that are unintentionally caught every summer.
Wastewater plant operations engineer Dong Hyun Chon told
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Officials pledge to figure out what is causing a stink in two Ventura County coastal communities.
The Ventura County Star reports ...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The bankruptcy trustee for Oregon’s troubled Lost Valley Farm will shut down the dairy and put it up for sale next year.
The Statesman Journal
Maddox: Ivey ignoring federal help for sewage crisis
UNIONTOWN, Ala. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox said Tuesday that it is “shameful” the state has not provided its share of funds to fix a wastewater crisis in poverty-stricken Uniontown, where half-treated sewage spills into waterways.
Maddox and U.S. Sen. Doug Jones ...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northeast of Amarillo. The temblor was recorded at a depth of 3 ...
Oregon issues $187K fine to dairy for 224 violations
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators have fined the state’s second-largest dairy more than $187,000 after finding 224 violations of its wastewater permit.
The Statesman Journal
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MADBURY, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire says it has completed a two-year project to build an aquaponics research facility.
Officials say three aquaponic greenhouses in Madbury will allow researchers to grow crops like lettuce from the nutrient-rich wastewater that comes from ...
HERREID, S.D. (AP) — Herreid is planning a big infrastructure project — replacing about half of the wastewater pipes in the Campbell County town.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The city of Greensboro says flooding from Tropical Storm Michael caused more than 1 million gallons of untreated wastewater to overflow from its facilities.
The city announced the spills Saturday evening. It says the largest discharge was 800,000 gallons that flowed ...
3.1 magnitude earthquake shakes part of central Oklahoma
LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma.
Geologists say the 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 5:24 a.m. Wednesday 4 miles (7 kilometers) northeast of Luther, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s infrastructure, including its state’s roads, public transit, airports, wastewater systems and drinking water, has earned a grade of ‘C’ from an American Society of Civil Engineers report released Tuesday.
The group said the state’s roadways are in poor ...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has banned disposable containers at the Holbox resort, located at the tip of the Yucatan peninsula.
Holbox is best known for its shallow seas, flamingos and whale sharks. But the small, eco-tourist resort has been plagued by problems of deficient ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A frack sand mine won’t be cited for releasing an estimated 10 million gallons of wastewater in order to rescue a worker trapped in a holding pond in western Wisconsin.
State Department of Natural Resources spokesman Jim Dick says the agency is not pursuing enforcement ...
Police ID man whose found at wastewater treatment plant
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police have identified a man whose body was found at a southern Indiana wastewater treatment plant.
Police say the body found inside a Jeffersonville wastewater treatment plant Wednesday was that of 42-year-old William E. Herald.
The Jeffersonville Police ...
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local):
South Carolina state health and environmental officials say a wastewater treatment plant is not working due to flooding from Hurricane Florence and untreated wastewater is now being ...
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Man’s body found at southern Indiana water treatment plant
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police say the body of a man had been found in an oxidation ditch at a southern Indiana wastewater treatment plant.
Jeffersonville police Sgt. Isaac Parker says employees at the city treatment plant found the body Wednesday morning.
Jeffersonville city ...
More chemical weapons wastewater sent from Colorado to Texas
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Army is again shipping liquid hazardous waste from a chemical weapons destruction plant in Colorado for disposal in Texas.
The Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado began loading tanker trucks on Tuesday. They were bound for an incinerator in Port Arthur, ...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is seasonally closing some areas to shellfish harvesting in Little Bay and the Bellamy River due to recent findings about the water quality impacts of Portsmouth wastewater treatment plant.
The waters of the Bellamy River ...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington City Council has approved letting voters decide whether to spend $30 million to upgrade the city’s sewer system on the November ballot.
The decision Monday comes after a series of summer beach closures due to potentially harmful bacteria.
Construction prices, steel tariffs drive up project by $25M
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The estimated cost for a new wastewater treatment plant in northern Utah has increased by $25 million over the last two years, and officials say it’s because of climbing construction costs and President Donald Trump’s steel tariffs.
The Logan Herald Journal
Merrimack River will run red with dye for storm water test
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say the Merrimack River will briefly run red this week to test the flow of storm water around a local factory believed to have released toxic chemicals into the groundwater.
The state Department of Environmental Services says a contractor for ...
Efforts underway to curb contamination in Michigan stream
WIXOM, Mich. (AP) — A company says it’s taking steps to reduce contamination in a stream that feeds a southeastern Michigan river that’s been the subject of health ...
Burlington seeks $30 million bond to upgrade sewer systems
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington officials are seeking a $30 million bond to upgrade its sewer systems following a succession of summer beach closures due to potentially harmful bacteria.
The City Council is expected to vote Sept. 24 to place the bond before voters on the November ballot. ...
Iowa officials: Flooding sees wastewater, manure discharges
SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say flooding in northwest Iowa is causing multiple wastewater and manure discharges.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 18 communities from Alton to Sioux Center have reported discharges from their wastewater treatment plants due to intense ...
Hurricane floods mix 3.2M gallons of wastewater with creek
RICHLANDS, N.C. (AP) — An official at a water utility company in North Carolina says Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters caused 3.2 million gallons of partially-treated wastewater to mix with a creek.
The Daily News of Jacksonville
Design for Lake George treatment plant nearly finished
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say they’ll complete design work for Lake George’s proposed $22 million wastewater treatment plan by the end of next month.
Engineers Shawn Doty and Mike Budris unveiled the preliminary designs on Monday in the village of Lake George. The Post Star
Renewable energy plant cited for sewage discharge violations
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska renewable energy plant has been accused of several violations of its permit to discharge sewage into a regional wastewater treatment plant.
Since issuing a compliance order in June, Sioux City, Iowa, has fined the Big Ox Energy plant in South Sioux ...
Court upholds $1.1M against EQT in water contamination case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court is upholding a $1.1 million fine against natural gas exploration giant EQT Corp., saying there is substantial evidence that it recklessly violated environmental laws when a wastewater holding pond polluted streams and groundwater in ...
Long-running sewage spill discovered at Naval Base Kitsap
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton’s public works department says it has discovered another sewage spill — one that leaked an estimated 450,000 gallons (1.7 million liters) of wastewater into Puget Sound over the past two years.
The bathrooms in two temporary trailers ...
Several small earthquakes recorded in northwestern Oklahoma
WAYNOKA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded three small earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma during the weekend.
The U.S.G.S. reports all three occurred Saturday about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Waynoka and about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma ...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Officials say heavy rainfall has overwhelmed Waterloo’s sewer system, letting untreated sewage reach rivers and streams.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge ordered officials at an Arizona water utility to give EPCOR USA financial control of the company or go to jail.
The Arizona Republic
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources still has a backlog of wastewater discharge permits to review more than a year after an audit found that it wasn’t following its own policies aimed at preventing water pollution, the agency reported.
Findings released ...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials acted prematurely in reporting that human health wasn’t at risk from high ammonia releases at a Sioux Falls plant, according to water quality advocates.
Ammonia was released into the Big Sioux River following a wastewater treatment system ...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has issued $43,200 in fines to a Seattle-based seafood company after environmental regulators found wastewater violations at its surimi factory in Newport.
The Statesman Journals
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will receive a $16 million grant to improve water infrastructure and ensure the supply of clean drinking water.
The state’s Democratic Congressional delegation announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was providing the grant to the New Hampshire ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state has issued $118,500 in fines for King County after finding more than two dozen sewer-overflow violations.
The Seattle Times reports the Washington ...
MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake was recorded in northern Oklahoma.
The U.S.G.S. reports the magnitude 3.6 quake struck at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday near Medford, about 95 miles (153 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City.
No injuries or damage is ...