Water News

World's most expensive plumbing job? Military divers become plumbers in Arctic
OTTAWA - Expensive house calls by plumbers can be nerve-racking for homeowners, but this plumbing job in Canada's high Arctic is one for the record books. Broken water pumps at CFS Alert triggered an 11,000-kilometre house call this winter by an elite squad of navy divers from Halifax. The 10-day job in the frozen, permanent darkness of an Arctic winter required arduous drilling through ice ...
Source : Canadian Press DataFile
Federal grant will be used for sewer repair in Gardiner
April 24--The city of Gardiner has received a grant for roughly $165,000 to help fund the replacement of an exposed sewer pipe along Cobbossee Stream. The grant was part of $29.7 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grants and loans given to seven Maine wastewater facilities for upgrades to prevent contamination of the state's waterways. The USDA announced the grants ...
Source : Kennebec Journal (Augusta, ME)
Studies from Institute of Water Research Have Provided New Data on Hydrology
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Hydrology. According to news reporting originating in Catalonia, Spain, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "This paper tests the predictive power of 10 bed load formulae against bed load rates obtained for a large regulated river (River Ebro) the armor layer of which is subject to repeated cycles of ...
Source : Science Letter
American Water Named Healthiest Employer for Fourth Consecutive Year
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, has announced that it is one of the winners in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers Awards. This marks the fourth consecutive year the company has been recognized for leading the way in workplace wellness in the Greater Philadelphia region. ...
Source : Business Wire
Chairman Water and Power Development Authority visits Diamer Basha Dam - Press Note issued by Water and Power Development Authority
April 24, 2014 (PPI-OT) Following is the text of press note issued by Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Quote The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Zafar Mahmood visited Diamer Basha Dam site to have first-hand knowledge about the project and witness the progress on the preparatory works that are underway there. Speaking on the occasion the Chairman ...
Source : Pakistan Official News
Widespread water pollution in China, report says
The majority of areas monitored by the Chinese government for water pollution last year received "very poor" or "relatively poor" grades, a report by the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources said. Monitoring 4,778 locations in 203 cities, the ministry said that underground water quality was "relatively poor" in 43.9 percent of locations, meaning the water required treatment before human ...
Source : UPI International Top News
Most Muslim-majority areas in Delhi continue to be plagued by water and power woes [Delhi]
NEW DELHI: Water shortage affects everyone in Delhi, but Muslims, many of whom live in unplanned areas, are especially hard hit. A survey by the Institute of Objective Studies shows 44% of the community in the capital does not have access to piped supply and has to buy water . Even the rest have to contend with erratic timings , with a two-hour supply being considered a luxury . "All the areas ...
Source : Times of India
Deputies endorse amended water authority law
April 24--AMMAN -- The Lower House on Wednesday endorsed the draft amendments to the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) Law, rejecting a provision that imposes a 9 per cent interest on subscribers' unpaid water dues. The 150-strong House held two separate meetings on Wednesday to conclude discussions over the amended law and endorse it. The law grants WAJ and its employees the authority to ...
Source : Jordan Times, The
County water lab has new home
April 24--BARNSTABLE -- Barnstable County's new water quality lab officially opened for business Wednesday, marking a new day for testing Cape Cod's drinking and swimming water for emerging contaminants, nitrates, bacteria and other potential hazards. "It's really something to see," said County Commissioner Mary Pat Flynn before a ceremonial ribbon-cutting outside what used to be the gymnasium ...
Source : Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA)
Tigris oil spill pollutes Iraq water supply
The April 16 bombing of pipelines near the Tigris has sent oil spilling into the river and endangered the water supply for millions of Iraqis, with water stations still closed in both Tikrit and Beiji. On April 16th, a bomb exploded under an oil pipeline near the northern city of Beiji causing huge quantities of crude oil to spill into the Tigris River, a police official told AP. The U.S. ...
Source : ArabianOilandGas.com
Groundwater bill supported by Central Water, local farmers group defeated
April 24--A groundwater bill supported by a group of local farmers and the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District in Greeley has been defeated. House Bill 1332 -- aimed at providing relief for areas of Weld County and elsewhere where groundwater wells have been curtailed, and where high groundwater levels have caused damage -- narrowly passed out of the House Appropriations Committee by a ...
Source : Greeley Tribune (CO)
Water, water everywhere?
The illuminating letter by Eng. Khursheed Anwer in your newspaper recently revealed the farce of KBD’s baseless opposition that is only meant to destroy Pakistan. It is clearly stated that Punjab can only get its share of water from left bank canal, while KPK would get its share only from a right bank canal from KBD. No other dam can supply water to Punjab and KPK till dooms day. This fact has ...
Source : Nation (Pakistan)
Macon Water Authority reports Saturday sewage spill
April 24--For the second time in three weeks, the Macon Water Authority has reported a major raw sewage spill from its Broadway Lift Station. An estimated 31,640 gallons of sewage spilled into a ditch, which leads to the Ocmulgee River, for about 10 minutes shortly after noon Saturday, according to a report from Heather Veal, the authority's capacity, management, operation and maintenance ...
Source : Macon Telegraph (GA)
Employment a major issue at Kheda
"Central Gujarat is blessed with fertile land, good water availability, thriving dairy industry and of late, a strong NRI-fuelled economy. Yet, the main issue ahead of this Lok Sabha election is unemployment. Kheda is almost contiguous with urban centre Ahmedabad, which is buzzing with industrial activity. But the benefits of this do not seem to have penetrated the countryside. This, despite ...
Source : DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)
Modification/Amendment - Demolish and Replace Failed Subsurface Storm Water Retention Basin at the Keyston JCC, Drums, Pennsylvania
Document Type: Modification/Amendment Posted Date: 23-APR-14 Location: Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration, Division of Job Corps Procurement Oversight - A&E Construction Branch Classification Code: Y - Construction of structures and facilities Subject: Demolish and Replace Failed Subsurface Storm Water Retention Basin at the Keyston JCC, Drums, Pennsylvania Solicitation ...
Source : FedBizOpps
Award Notice - Sewer Lift Station for Whitebreast Beach - Lake Red Rock Project
Document Type: Award Notice Posted Date: 23-APR-14 Location: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE District, Rock Island Classification Code: 46 - Water purification & sewage treatment equipment Subject: Sewer Lift Station for Whitebreast Beach - Lake Red Rock Project Solicitation Number: W912EK14T0069 Internet Link: ...
Source : FedBizOpps
CONTRACT AWARD - 46-- Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane
Notice Type: CONTRACT AWARD Posted Date: 23-APR-14 Office: Naval Supply Systems Command Location: NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER NORFOLK Office Address: DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND, NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER NORFOLK, GREAT LAKES OFFICE, GREAT LAKES, IL 60088 Classification Code: 46 - Water purification & sewage treatment equipment Subject: 46-- Reverse Osmosis (RO) ...
Source : FedBizOpps
Combine Solicitation - 46-- CELL AND VALVE ASSE
Notice Type: Combine Solicitation Posted Date: 23-APR-14 Office Address: Defense Logistics Agency; DLA Acquisition Locations; DLA Troop Support - Medical - BSM; 334513 Subject: 46-- CELL AND VALVE ASSE Classification Code: 46 - Water purification & sewage treatment equipment Solicitation Number: SPE8E814T2154 Contact: Questions regarding this solicitation should be emailed to dibbsBSM@dla.mil ...
Source : FedBizOpps
Combine Solicitation - 46-- FILTER ASSEMBLY,WATER
Notice Type: Combine Solicitation Posted Date: 23-APR-14 Office Address: Defense Logistics Agency; DLA Acquisition Locations; DLA Troop Support - Medical - BSM; 333316 Subject: 46-- FILTER ASSEMBLY,WATER Classification Code: 46 - Water purification & sewage treatment equipment Solicitation Number: SPE8E814T2161 Contact: Questions regarding this solicitation should be emailed to ...
Source : FedBizOpps
Quest Water Global Announces Pre-Launch of ‘World Without Water’ Video
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quest Water Global, Inc. (OTCQB:QWTR) ("Quest" and/or "Quest Water" and or "Company"), an innovative water technology company, and developer of the AQUAtap™ Community Drinking Water Station and WEPS™ Atmospheric Water Extraction and Purification System, announced today that Viral Network Inc. (“Viral”) and Megacast Media (“Megacast”) are in the ...
Source : Business Wire
Utility seeks to raise water rates
April 24--Albuquerque's water utility took the first step Wednesday toward a 5 percent rate hike as the agency tries to dig out of a hole created in part by reduced water use in the metro area. The increase, which would amount to $3 per month for a typical homeowner, is needed because of a 9 percent drop in water consumption in the last year, reducing water sales revenue, utility officials ...
Source : Albuquerque Journal (NM)
No fluoride yet for ABQ water
April 24--Fluoride will not be added to the water supply in the Albuquerque metro area, at least for now. The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority board avoided voting on a resolution that would have required the utility to add fluoride to the water supply by approving a substitute measure that prohibits supplemental fluoridation until federal agencies provide final ...
Source : Albuquerque Journal (NM)
IFC and Bank of China Boost Water Efficiency across Two Continents
The investment, with Bank of China, will help Metito as it develops water treatment projects across the MENA region and parts of Asia. This will increase the availability of drinking water, improve wastewater treatment infrastructure, reduce waste costs, and decrease health risks to local communities. "With support from IFC and Bank of China, we will be able to embark on new projects, ...
Source : Global Data Point
Water Resources Technical Training Program Sought by Interior Department
By Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Indian Affairs, Reston, Va., has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice (A14PS00388) for water resources technical training program for the American Indian & Alaskan Natives. It was posted on April 17 with a response date of April 25. For more information about Targeted News Service's products, ...
Source : Targeted News Service
Pryor Announces USDA Funding for Local Water System Improvements
LITTLE ROCK, AR - U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture funds are headed to Greenwood, Mammoth Spring, McCrory, and Nashville thanks to the passage of the Farm Bill and the bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill. The funds will be used to upgrade rural water systems and improve the quality and safety of local water supplies for Arkansas families and ...
Source : Congressional Documents & Publications