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Apr. 10—The white clouds that form and then dissipate in a glass of Grand Forks water shortly after it comes out of a faucet might be the most noticeable feature of the city's water supply. It's dissolved oxygen, according to Fred Goetz, who supervises Grand Forks new $150 million water treatment plant, and the clouds form when the relatively cold water coursing through the waterworks system ...

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Many avocado growers in San Diego have gone out of business in recent years as they struggle with the rising cost of water, says Charlie Wolk as he walks through a recently forsaken grove in Rainbow that he tended for more than a decade. Farmers are scrambling to modernize their operations, explains Wolk, 84. That includes planting trees closer together to maximize water use, as well as ...

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Apr. 9—As controversial as he was colorful, former McKeesport Mayor Louis Washowich never let political agendas or pride get in the way of progress. "Integrity was important to him," said his longtime friend Thomas Brletic, former McKeesport police chief and current senior magisterial judge. "He was genuine — what you saw is what you got." "He is one of the main reasons McKeesport is still ...

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Apr. 7—GREENSBURG — Mayor Joshua Marsh issued a news release late Wednesday afternoon indicating the city's Boil Water Advisory has been lifted. The release follows in its entirety: "The boil water advisory for the City of Greensburg and Decatur County Rural Water customers has been lifted. "The Greensburg Water Treatment Plant submitted 11 samples to an independent lab, which the Indiana ...

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TAMPA — Hillsborough Commissioner Stacy White initially said he had a single question about the Piney Point contaminated wastewater spill: Who’s to blame here? But he thought better of asking it. “The more I think about a situation like this, assigning blame can be complex,” White told the rest of the Hillsborough Commission Wednesday afternoon. But that didn’t stop White from issuing marching ...

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Apr. 7—The city of Tucson is considering raising water rates for residents living in unincorporated Pima County, but opinions are divided on the resolution that would result in a utility hike for nearly a third of county residents. The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to oppose differential water rates while recommending Tucson provide regional water service to all county ...

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Apr. 3—DUBAI — Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), inspected the work progress at the 950MW 4th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The 4th phase uses the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model with investments up to Dh15.78 billion. Al Tayer also reviewed work progress at the Visitors' Centre of ...

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Apr. 2—For most of Connecticut, spring and summer months are peak usage periods for the state's water utilities. As a result, customers maintaining a lush, green lawn, slaking the thirst of garden vegetables or washing a car may end up paying higher premiums from Aquarion Water in Bridgeport, Connecticut Water Co. in Clinton and the Regional Water Authority in New Haven. Two factors are ...