The News Review:
- 100m to rid city of yellow water
- Water supply to farms suspended
- City water issues rising to surface
100m to rid city of yellow water
BBC News – Apr 24, 2006
Scottish Water has announced a huge investment programme to improve the quality of water for more than 500,000 people living in the city. The project, which will run for more than four years, will also provide better protection against the potentially deadly cryptosporidium bug. Water officials said the water supply would be “the best in the world”. Highest standardsJon Hargreaves, Scottish Water chief executive, said: “As Edinburgh grows and develops, Scottish Water will play its part in ensuring that the water supply to the citizens and visitors to Edinburgh continues to meet the highest standards…
“This 100m investment will ensure that Edinburgh’s water is among the best in the world. Geoff Aitkenhead, Scottish Water asset management director, said it was a necessary modernisation of Edinburgh’s water supply. He said: “Two of these water treatment works were built in Victorian days. They have supplied good safe drinking water for more than 100 years but they need new investment. The Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland, Colin McLaren, welcomed the proposed investment in Edinburgh’s water supply. He said: “Drinking water should look and taste good in addition to being safe. “Problems with coloured water in the capital over the past year have put a strain on Scottish Water’s existing assets which have not always been able to cope with changes in the quality of the supply.
Water supply to farms suspended
Pakistan Dawn – Apr 24, 2006
com ———- –>Water supply to farms suspendedBy Our CorrespondentHAIRPUR April 23: Suspension of irrigation water supply due to a fall in the level of Khanpur dam reservoir has badly hit the agriculture system in two union councils of Khanpur. Official sources told Dawn that there had been a considerable decrease in the daily inflow of water due to which storage level of the reservoir had dropped to 1923. 4 ft against the dead level of 1910 ft and the dam administration had been forced to suspend supply of irrigation water to Panjkatha area. We have to meet Islamabads demand of drinking water under the rules, said an official of the dam. The sources apprehended that the quantity of the water being supplied to Islamabad could also be affected if dry weather persisted.
City water issues rising to surface
Charlotte Sun-Herald – Apr 24, 2006
“The current reservoir state is currently below the 34-year average,” Adams wrote in an e-mail to City Manager Howard Kunik, dated April 19. “We may be entering into an extended dry period. ” Adams will bring up the status of the city’s water supply behind the dam at Shell Creek at the Utility Advisory Board meeting 9 a. Monday in the City Council chambers. The city may have to think about issuing emergency lawn and other irrigation limits to conserve water, Adams suggested to Kunik. But the City Council will also be tackling the bigger, more regional water issues next week…
“Should the reservoir reach a no-flow condition, a reduction of (irrigation) days from two days a week to one day a week is recommended. City officials have yet to make any final decision on the interconnections, but they might not have a real choice, especially since the city hopes to garner more than $39 million in Swiftmud 50-50 grants to help finance the city’s ultimate expansion of its existing water treatment plant on Shell Creek. The city recently garnered permitting that allows its existing plant to expand its water production from 8 mgd to 10 mgd. A future expansion to 15 mgd will be needed by 2014, but the planning and engineering needs to begin by 2007. The City Council has given city staff the go-ahead to explore the benefits of the interconnections with the other utilities, but it hasn’t considered a formal interlocal agreement with the county or the water authority. However, Peace River authority already includes 2 mgd of city water as a stop-gap measure for its planned expansions.