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Incumbent Chris Stearns faces three challengers for his Thurston PUD District 3 seat, and all three have deep backgrounds in utilities, financial analysis and water systems...Commissioners receive $1,300 a month, plus per diem and reasonable expenses.
About 18 months ago, Russ Olsen of Lacey, was appointed to fill the District 2 seat on the Thurston Public Utiltity District commission that was suddenly left vacant by former longtime commissioner Alan Corwin. Corwin abruptly resigned with four
MT Sucker Creek Chief Jim Badger talks about safe drinking water on First Nations at a press conference. (Tara Weber/CBC) Four Alberta First Nations have filed a lawsuit against the federal government in an effort to resolve long-standing drinking
The communities that are seeking to take over American Lake Water pipelines have refiled their eminent domain lawsuit, after it was withdrawn this spring to address a legal technicalty. Homer Glen, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Lemont and Woodridge
Tues/10] applauding a new federal law aimed at improving public drinking water. Chris Hogan told us. "From an industry standpoint, we, in general, want people to drink water, whether it's bottled or tap." In recent years, however, both consumers and
For nearly 50 years, a community of 15 homeowners in New Milford got by fine on three water wells, paying a reasonable price for a reliable supply, resident Mark Conrad said. But about four years ago, the state took an interest, he said, and that's
GT;> On the verge of a vote on whether to pursue a public takeover of the Monterey Peninsula's water system, California American Water has tucked another $250,000 into its campaign coffers, swelling its investment against Measure O to more than $2.
Ariz. (AP) Some residents of northern Arizona's rural Coconino County use water from commercial wells or other shared sources that aren't intended to provide community supplies. Often because of the large expense of drilling a well, many rural
The study results have been available for years but were only published on May 1. They were kept secret by the DEP until the group Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) filed an Open Public Record Act request and obtained the data in July 2013. PFCs are
Sludge in upstream area causing depletion of oxygen in water Experts are debating bioremediation measures, including de-sledging the upstream areas of the Pathalam bund in the Periyar to avert fish deaths. Mooting the idea of de-sludging the nearly 1-