Latest Water utilities News

Exchange: Rio Verde Foothills homes to lose water source

Jan. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EST

RIO VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — Flooding rains have eroded the roads here until they resemble desert washes, but they still will carry you to someone’s version of paradise. The roads curl past multi-million dollar homes, lead to sprawling ranches and take people to views once thought impossible to see...

Utilities manager in W.Va. retiring after 27 years with city

Jan. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EST

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — It’d be hard to find a more productive career than that of David Sago. Sago has worked for the City of Fairmont in utilities since 1994 and announced that he will be retiring this month after 27 years working for the city. After spending...

$600M for water projects gains support, but senators pause

Jan. 21, 2022 17:13 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A proposal from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to use the bulk of federal coronavirus relief funding on water and sewage projects has so far met little opposition in the state Senate, but a powerful committee on Friday withheld its approval to vet the proposal further. ...

NJ announces early plan for $1B on water infrastructure

Jan. 20, 2022 17:12 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey unveiled initial plans Thursday for $1 billion in federal funds for new drinking and wastewater infrastructure over the next five years. The new cash infusion is “exciting," and amounts to a “once-in-a-generation” investment, said Department of...

California water districts will get more supply than planned

Jan. 20, 2022 16:25 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Last month's wet winter storms led California officials on Thursday to announce they'll release more water than initially planned from state storage to local agencies that provide water for 27 million people and vast swaths of farmland. The Department of...

Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

Jan. 19, 2022 18:06 PM EST

In a wealthy enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents now face more aggressive consequences for wasting water — including the threat of having their water flows slowed to a trickle if they repeatedly flout conservation rules. The Las...

New Mexico governor hears from mayors about spending needs

Jan. 14, 2022 15:12 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With billions of federal dollars heading to New Mexico for infrastructure projects, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that rural areas can’t be left behind. The governor made the comment during a virtual summit attended by more than 200 municipal...

Hawaii tenants sue landlord over tainted Navy water

Jan. 12, 2022 23:11 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents of a Hawaii housing complex are asking a judge to stop their landlord from charging them rent until their tap water is safe from contamination. Kapilina Beach Homes in Ewa Beach used to be Navy housing. The Navy entered into a partnership with a private...

US Navy to drain Hawaii tank system blamed for tainted water

Jan. 11, 2022 21:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — After initially resisting, the U.S. Navy will comply with Hawaii's order to remove fuel from a massive underground storage tank facility near Pearl Harbor blamed for contaminating drinking water, officials said Tuesday. The Navy is making preparations to defuel the...

Automated water meters to be installed in Louisiana city

Jan. 09, 2022 10:35 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana city is planning to provide 35,000 utility customers with new, automated water meters over the next 16 to 18 months. The utilities manager in Lake Charles says the city will have "the most advanced metering system on the Gulf Coast, The American...