RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have told the state's big for-profit electric, natural gas and water utilities to keep delaying disconnections through August as customers still...
LEWES, Del. (AP) — A wastewater treatment plant in Delaware has experienced another malfunction causing partially-treated sewage to flow into a canal.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new state report shows Connecticut's utilities are "well aware of the increasing dangers" of cyberattacks and appear to have successfully thwarted recent threats they...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New limits are now in effect for a class of toxic chemicals in New Hampshire's public drinking water supplies, representing some of the nation's toughest standards.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The city of Camden's nickname is Star of the River, but it and Ouachita County are looking to the sun for power.
Continuing a string of solar project announcements,...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Facing more wildfires and the lawsuits that come with them, a group of public and private California water systems want lawmakers to shield them from having to pay...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage utility is draining a city lake to repair a sewer line.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utilities is draining...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing a $180 million plan to boost the quality of tap water across Michigan, from replacing lead pipes and school drinking fountains to combating...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky regulators have ordered 12 water utilities to submit information on how water loss is recorded.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the move comes as the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's environmental agency says a finalized settlement agreement allows it to make sure a Fortune 500 chemical company follows through on promises to clean up...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Fortune 500 chemical company promises to speed up plans to cut industrial chemicals reaching downstream public water utilities in North Carolina on top of paying $13 million...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's power and water utilities are offering relief to federal workers furloughed by the government shutdown.
A news release Thursday from Mayor David Briley's office says Nashville Electric Service will extend bill payments for 30 days for impacted federal workers. They can call 615-736-6900 to discuss payment options.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska natural resource districts, water utilities and state officials are preparing to present a collaborative report identifying additional water sources for Lincoln and Omaha and ways to replenish the Lower Platte River during drought.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials in Austin, Texas, have lifted a boil-water notice implemented after the city's water supply was filled with silt, mud and debris after recent heavy rains and flooding.
A statement on the city website said the notice was rescinded as of 3 p.m. Sunday after the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reported test results showed the city's tap water met purity standards.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order to implement a new plan for managing Connecticut's water into the future.
The Democratic governor says he ordered the state's Water Planning Council to implement the plan Thursday.
The General Assembly received the plan in January but didn't act on it.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Public Utility commission is ordering 17 utilities to lower distribution rates as a result of federal tax-cutting legislation signed in December by President Donald Trump.
The commission said Thursday that the electric, natural gas, and water and wastewater utilities seeing lower tax liabilities will start reducing rates July 1.
As natural resources go, oil tends to get more attention from investors than clean drinking water, even against the backdrop of headline-grabbing shortages in Flint, Michigan, South Africa and elsewhere.
But a few funds are showing that investing in utilities and water infrastructure and technology companies can pay off, especially for long-term investors looking to diversify their portfolio.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — If you pay a utility bill in New Jersey, price changes appear to be on the way, but whether they're going lower or higher overall is much murkier.
The Democrat-led Legislature appears set next week to take a final vote on legislation that would provide roughly $300 million in annual financial assistance to the state's nuclear power industry, costing utility ratepayers an estimated $41 a year each.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A commission that watches over the Ohio River's health across six states may give up setting pollution standards for the waterway, raising concerns it would weaken protections for a source of drinking water for 5 million people.
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is expected to decide this year whether to leave the responsibility of setting water quality standards up to the individual states along the 980-mile river.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill designed to help Wisconsin homeowners cover the cost of replacing lead pipes.
The measure would allow public water utilities and local governments to provide grants, loans or both to property owners to help them replace portions of lead water pipes running from houses to the street.
The governor signed the bill Wednesday in Milwaukee.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill designed to help Wisconsin homeowners cover the cost of replacing lead pipes.
The bill passed Tuesday would allow public water utilities and local governments to provide grants, loans or both to property owners to help them replace portions of lead water pipes running from the house to the street.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate is set to put the finishing touches on a bill designed to help Wisconsin homeowners cover the cost of replacing lead pipes.
The would allow public water utilities and local governments to provide grants, loans or both to property owners to help them replace portions of lead water pipes running from the house to the street.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials in Indiana are trying to prevent a water crisis as both supply and infrastructure are inadequate for future needs.
A 2016 survey found that Indiana utilities have an immediate need for $2.26 billion to replace water meters, hydrants, water mains, treatment plants, wells and other physical infrastructure, The Journal Gazette reported.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bill designed to help Wisconsin homeowners pay for replacing lead pipes has cleared the state Assembly, but it now must go back to the Senate for another vote after Republicans lowered the benefit available.
The measure passed Thursday would allow public water utilities and local governments to provide grants, loans or both to property owners to help them replace portions of water pipes going from the house to street containing lead.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Senate is expected to vote next week on a bill that would allow a public water utility and municipalities to finance property owners' efforts to replace lead pipes.
Under the bill, public water utilities, cities, villages, towns or counties could provide grants, loans or both to property owners to help them replace portions of water pipes they own that contain lead.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Utility regulators in Kentucky say water utilities are no longer required to send copies of "boil water" advisories to the state Public Service Commission.
The PSC says it will now be informed of such advisories through a daily report from the Kentucky Division of Water. The water division has primary responsibility for enforcing drinking water safety rules through its responsibility to enforce the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In the last two years, Oklahoma has cited several counties for health violations at 36 water systems.
The violators in Cleveland, Canadian and Oklahoma counties range from those who operate single-well systems serving a handful of public users to municipal water utilities serving thousands, The Oklahoman reported .
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Supreme Court says the state's utility regulator cannot force rural water associations to delay deposits for domestic violence victims hooking up new utilities.
The court ruled 5-3 Thursday that such deposits are part of rates and the Public Service Commission, under state law, can't regulate the rates of most nonprofit water providers.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An overflow crowd jammed a legislative hearing to oppose a bill they argued would make it more difficult to ensure safe water.
At Monday's public hearing on a bill that would dismantle water utilities in Des Moines, West Des Moines and Urbandale, opponents criticized the proposed move from oversight by independent boards to city councils in the three cities.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says it wants to impose new fees on public water utilities to pay for more inspectors and resolve a federal official's warning it isn't adequately enforcing safe drinking water standards.
Wolf's Department of Environmental Protection said it hopes to start the rulemaking process in May and begin hiring more inspectors in September 2018. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no immediate comment Wednesday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a plan from two Republican Wisconsin state lawmakers that allows companies to pay to delay compliance with strict phosphorous pollution standards.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — People who want to replace lead service lines into their homes and businesses could seek loans from utilities under a proposal in the Wisconsin Senate.
The bill from GOP Sen. Robert Cowles would give homeowners a possible pathway to finance expensive replacements that can run as much as $5,000. Cowles' bill would let municipalities grant water utilities the authority to offer financing to customers.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fremont area water utilities appear prepared to handle any contamination from a proposed Costco chicken plant, but water experts have urged residents not to let their guard down.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine's public water utilities are partnering with the state to fund lead testing at schools.
Three associations that make up Maine's drinking water community and the state's Drinking Water Program are providing financial and technical support for free, voluntary lead testing.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission has started looking into the impact of drought conditions that only continue to worsen on the state's public drinking water systems.
The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2dMx0Kz ) that the agency has formally requested input from 153 water utilities to gauge the severity of the problem.