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Springfield water commission receives $250M EPA loan

Sep. 16, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has received a $250 million federal infrastructure loan. The loan is designed to help the agency improve water quality and reliability by rehabilitating aging infrastructure throughout the system. ...

Drought haves, have-nots test how to share water in the West

Sep. 16, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his carrot seed crop, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked dirt lines empty irrigation canals, and dust devils and tumbleweeds punctuate a landscape in shades of brown. ...

Arizona utility: Really wet summer follows very dry winter

Sep. 16, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The second-driest winter on record in the Salt River Project's watershed was followed by a monsoon that the water and power utility said was the second-wettest since it started keeping records nearly 110 years ago. The 2021 monsoon provided nearly 250,000...

Henderson launches saturation patrols to reduce water waste

Sep. 15, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — You can call it a saturation effort: The city of Henderson and Las Vegas Valley Water District say they're joining forces for enforcement patrols to identify water wasters in suburban southern Nevada. On Wednesday and Thursday, Henderson...

Fukushima plant failed to probe cause of faulty filters

Sep. 14, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Officials at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant have acknowledged they neglected to investigate the cause of faulty exhaust filters that are key to preventing radioactive pollution, after being forced to replace them twice. Representatives of the...

Water main replacement project coming to NW Indiana.

Sep. 13, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A private utility is launching a more than $24 million water main replacement project in northwestern Indiana. Indiana American Water plans to replace steel and cast-iron pipes in Gary that are older and have broken frequently, the (Northwest Indiana)...

Milwaukeeans push lead pipeline removal to cut kid poisoning

Sep. 11, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sitting in his North Side Milwaukee rental house, Nazir Al-Mujaahid discussed his son Shu’aib’s challenges while the quiet 9-year-old lingered in another room. Shu’aib excels at sports, Al-Mujaahid said, but his speaking skills developed late, and he lags behind...

Whitmer proposes spending $200M to replace lead water pipes

Sep. 08, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday proposed spending $200 million in federal pandemic relief funding to replace lead water pipes across Michigan, where aging underground infrastructure was exposed by Flint's disaster. The plan, if approved by the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 08, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 2, 2021. Editorial: Hard Questions For Entergy When you see half-mile long electric lines floating in the Mississippi River, as the New Orleans area did on Monday after Hurricane Ida stormed through, it’s a sure bet a...

Flights resume, some power restored in New Orleans after Ida

Sep. 02, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Commercial flights resumed in New Orleans and power returned to parts of the business district Thursday, four days after Hurricane Ida slammed into the Gulf Coast, but electricity, drinking water and fuel remained scarce across much of a sweltering Louisiana. ...