Posts Tagged ‘ water ’

N.Y. AG reaches clean water agreement with NYC | Legal Newsline

Aug 4th, 2014 | By

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $960,000 agreement with New York City on Thursday that will fund clean water projects in the Long Island Sound and the upper East River. The agreement partially resolves penalties assessed against the city for allegedly falling behind schedule in upgrading nitrogen pollution controls at its Queens-based Tallman

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Clean water legislation going to vote in state Senate, Assembly

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

After an up-Island assemblyman recently pitched a clean water bill creating a timeline for improving wastewater treatment systems, matching legislation has been proposed in the state Senate, potentially clearing the way for sweeping water quality reform in Albany before the end of next week. If signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the bill stands

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Stamford’s Ferguson Library Makes Waves for Water Conservation

Mar 30th, 2014 | By

The project was created two years ago by artists Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman in response to the Tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. It’s part of the National Interactive Art and Community-Building Project Celebrating Water. With the help of public participants, it has been installed in museums, galleries, schools and other venues across

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Federal grants available for NY sewage, drinking plant upgrades

May 2nd, 2013 | By

New York will receive $340 million for local governments to upgrade sewage and drinking water plants to protect against future storms like Hurricane Sandy, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. For more on this story, visit: Federal grants available for sewage, drinking plant upgrades | The Journal News | |

Connecticut Must Get Handle On Water Resources

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

Water may become the oil of the mid-21st century. Half the world is worried about, if not fighting over, water. In this country, a record 55 percent of the land area in the Lower 48 states suffered drought conditions last year. Wouldn’t it make sense for Connecticut to get a handle on its water supply?

Torrington company wins $93 million contract for upgrade and expansion of Mattabassett treatment plant

May 31st, 2012 | By

CROMWELL — The Mattabassett District water pollution control facility will be undergoing a major renovation and expansion project and a Torrington-based company has been chosen to do the job, the company announced Thursday. The Water Pollution Control Authority has selected C.H. Nickerson & Co.’s $93 million bid for the work. For more on this story,

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EPA Video Project Asks Americans ‘Why Is Water Worth It?’

May 31st, 2012 | By

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s law for protecting our most irreplaceable resource. Everyone deserves clean water – it is vital for our health, communities, environment and economy. To help commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking people to send

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‘Last Call at the Oasis’: Why Time Is Running Out to Save Our Drinking Water | AlterNet

May 23rd, 2012 | By

We live with a false sense of water abundance and it may be our great undoing. Even though the film opens with Brockovich’s prophecy that water is more valuable than oil, Last Call at the Oasis mostly focuses on how we’ve yet to grasp this news. The film, which is the latest from Participant Media

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Mexico’s Newest Export to US May Be Water

Oct 17th, 2011 | By

SAN DIEGO — Mexico ships televisions, cars, sugar and medical equipment to the United States. Soon, it may be sending water north. Western states are looking south of the border for water to fill drinking glasses, flush toilets and sprinkle lawns, as four major U.S. water districts help plan one of two huge desalination plant

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Visiting columnist urges us to save menhaden

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

I am writing today to call attention to the critical importance of upcoming public hearings on menhaden that will be held in our area on Wednesday in Bridgeport, on Oct. 5 in New Haven and on Oct. 12 in Old Lyme. The decisions that will be made based on public input at these hearings will

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Watching Out for Our Water

Aug 11th, 2011 | By

Water is at risk in the United States and around the world. Its quality and availability is in peril. Today, nearly one in eight people lack access to adequate supplies of safe drinking water. Globally, water-borne diseases kill more people than tuberculosis or malaria, and five times as many children die of diarrhea than of HIV/AIDS. Read more about what companies pollute our water with chemicals that sicken us and make is difficult or impossible for people around the world to access clean, safe drinking water.

Artists Canoe Underground To Explore Buried Park River In Hartford

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

Unexpectedly, the Park River, muddy, polluted and entombed, still inspires. Largely unnoticed today, except for the occasional guerrilla canoeist, the Park took on the name Hog River because of its dirty, smelly composition during the 19th century. By the time it was buried in the 1940s, it was little better than a flowing sewer. Rick Green of The Hartford Courant reports.

Water Main Break Leads To Sewage Problems

Jan 30th, 2011 | By

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents on Newport Avenue were dealing with a water main break and sewage problems Sunday. via Water Main Break Leads To Sewage Problems – Connecticut News Story – WFSB Hartford.

Lake Whitney on list of urban lakes containing pollution from parking lot seal coat

Dec 6th, 2010 | By

A black sealant sprayed on parking lots, driveways and playgrounds turns out to be the largest contributor to the rise of a toxic pollutant in urban lakes and reservoirs across America, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

Plymouth Reservoir Property Tours Sept. 18 and 26

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Water is offering the Town of Plymouth the opportunity to purchase 177 acres of company-owned land. Located on North Street, the property features a pristine 39-acre reservoir that has not been used as a public drinking water supply since 1986.

Bethel is done negotiating over proposed water tank

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Lee Hoffman, an attorney representing Bethel in the appeal, said the tank was included in a five-year water supply plan that was approved two years ago by the state Department of Public Utility and the state health department. At the time, Hoffman said, Danbury officials received a copy of the report and didn’t file any

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