Water utilities

November 21, 2017 - 5:36 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal say they may begin rationing the public water supply at night-time in response to the country's worst drought on record. Authorities say 94 percent of the Portuguese mainland is enduring what they classify as an "extreme" drought. Environment secretary...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of the Interior said Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, that the Trump administration will not support a giant California water project sought by Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 25, 2017 - 7:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration pulled support Wednesday from Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious plan to build California's biggest water project in decades, casting the current form of the $16 billion proposal to build two giant tunnels as another unwanted legacy from the Obama era The...
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October 17, 2017 - 8:05 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A utility that provides water in southeastern North Carolina has sued a company it accuses of polluting the Cape Fear River, where the utility gets its water. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on Monday afternoon accusing...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 14 2017 photo, people affected by Hurricane Maria bathe in water piped from a mountain creek, in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Ricans without running water are bathing and washing their clothes in contaminated streams. At least four people have died of diseases caught from dirty water. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
October 16, 2017 - 4:58 pm
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells. Nearly a month...
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October 11, 2017 - 3:44 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Oct. 10 Asheville Citizen-Times on electing judges: North Carolina's system of selecting trial judges needs to be reformed, but not in the way some legislators want. The state has two parallel trial-court systems, Superior Court and District...
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October 10, 2017 - 6:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful Metropolitan Water District voted Tuesday to pay its share of the $16 billion project to build two massive tunnels to pipe water from Northern California to Southern California cities. The vote gives Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious project an important boost of support...
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A youth walks under a giant Spanish flag in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Thousands of pro-Spanish unity supporters donning Spanish flags have rallied in a central Madrid plaza to protest the Catalan regional government's drive to separate from Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White)
October 07, 2017 - 10:23 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Spain's political crisis amid Catalonia's push for independence (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Spanish media say the company that provides water for Barcelona, Agbar, is the latest major company in Catalonia to announce that it's relocating its headquarters due...
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October 04, 2017 - 7:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly meeting again to consider another veto by Gov. Roy Cooper and take up other business (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Republican leaders at the General Assembly are advancing bills they hope to get through one or both chambers...
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October 04, 2017 - 4:10 pm
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A court has approved a settlement Vermont reached with a company over the contamination of private water wells with a suspected carcinogen. Vermont Public Radio reports an agreement approved Monday has Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics paying $20 million to extend municipal...
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October 03, 2017 - 4:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of the agency providing drinking water to more than 200,000 people in and around Wilmington says unregulated and little-studied chemicals in the Cape Fear River don't make the water unsafe — as far as he knows. Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Executive Director Jim...
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