Water & Wastewater

Water supply once a month: lessons to be learnt from Latur

Last week, the city's four lakh residents were told they would receive municipal water supply only once a month. This was after a decision to supply water once in 15 days. Clearly, something has gone spectacularly wrong.

The crisis was sparked by two successive years of poor rainfall in the drought-prone region. But the story actually lies in the breakdown of water planning by successive governments.

UK water company receives £100m EU funding

Southern Water will upgrade supply and wastewater treatment in the regions of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex and Kent.

The loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will also help improve the quality of bathing water along the south coast and contribute to the mitigation and adaptation of climate change.

A share of the loan (£63m) will be used to re-develop the wastewater treatment works at Woolston in Southampton to meet new standards set by the Environment Agency.

PMC’s alternate day water supply from today; Pimpri decision tomorrow

After days of speculation, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will finally kick off its alternate day water supply plan from Monday.

Officials said there will be days when water will be supplied to certain areas and days when it would be supplied to other. “However, the entire city will not be affected on one particular day,” said officials.

The PMC has already shut down all the swimming pools in the city three days ago. Official said the pools will remain closed until water condition in the dams improve.

Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson clarified the temporary injunction he issued last week at the request of North Dakota and 12 other states. They sought to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from regulating some small streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.

"Because there are competing sovereign interests and competing judicial rulings, the court declines to extend the preliminary injunction at issue beyond the entities actually before it," Erickson wrote.

Water levels rise amid drought

Water, literally, is building behind the dam.

There are real shortages elsewhere in the state, but not here. Water supplies are at 99 percent of normal.

So the result of state-mandated cuts in usage is an abundance of water supply — billions of gallons and growing. And rates are being forced up because water suppliers have fixed costs, while conservation is costing them revenue.

Questionable Water collection putting customers at risk

 the Jamaica Observer has found out.

The illegal practice is not only placing the health of thousands of people at risk but has also brought into focus the pitfalls in the current system that is used to monitor what sources describe as a multimillion-dollar industry.

"Tanks that were used for other business are now being repainted and are being used to deliver water [and] there is nothing in place to clamp down on this practice," one registered operator told the Sunday Observer.

Satanta issues warning about water

Nitrates can be harmful to infants younger than six months. The water could make the seriously ill, or if untreated, it could be deadly.

The city sent a letter warning people not to use the water to make baby formula and that boiling the water won't help.

The city says it's increasing testing until the water is back to acceptable levels.

Water main break shuts down Harvard Square

The break was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday near JFK and Mt. Auburn Streets in Cambridge, according to police. A man fell into a sinkhole created by the break, but was not injured.

Crews have isolated the water main break and are set to begin repairs. Access to water has been turned back on to all affected businesses. There is no estimate as to when repairs will be completed. 

12-hour water service interruptions loom in Metro Manila

Anthony Lucero, officer-in-charge of the climate monitoring and prediction section of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said yesterday most parts of the country could
expect “significant” reduction in rainfall beginning this month until February 2016.

In Bulacan where the Angat Dam is located, “way below normal” rainfall, or less than 40 percent of average monthly rainfall, is expected in the months of October, December, January and February.

Pipes placed to keep water flowing from Folsom Lake

This will be how the city of Folsom gets its drinking water if the lake's level drops below the city's regular intake.

Watch report: Work begins to keep water flowing from Folsom Dam

"If we don't need it, then that's our real hope," said Louis Moore, spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam.

The Bureau of Reclamation has been planning this project for month.