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- Water System Flushing to Continue nce Water Supply Renewed
- Flooding causes water supply problems in Kalama
- After spill TVA considers changes
- Water Supply Still Tight Despite Recent Rains Stored Water Used To …
Water System Flushing to Continue nce Water Supply Renewed
Thousands of people still have to boil their drinking water after a filtration system failed near the end of December. Seven counties were placed under a boil order with 40000 customers affected. Crews worked to clean the water and flush out all the pipes in the weeks that followed. Now the treatment plant says it has stopped the flushing process because there isn’t enough water to meet the demand. A leak was found early Thursday but it has been repaired. The plant is now working to refill its water towers so the flushing process can begin again. Customers in Creston can drink out of the tap but everyone else in the Southern Iowa Rural Water Associations Should Keep Boiling.
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Flooding causes water supply problems in Kalama
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open(urlwinnameoptions) newwin. The city is also asking residents to limit their water use. The problems stem from the Kalama River which flooded its banks this week. The sediment is clogging filters at the city’s reservoir according to the Public Works department. Crews were working on the problems which they hoped to clear within 24 hours.
After spill TVA considers changes
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Schaeffer said using ash in concrete is a safe alternative to disposing of it in a landfill. He said concrete prevents chemicals in the ash from harming the environment. Colbert County Engineer John Bedford said he is not fearful of the ash pond causing problems for the county’s drinking water supply. Colbert County operates a water treatment plant upstream from the fossil plant in Barton”I’m confident TVA is doing everything it can to make sure what happened in Tennessee does not happen at another power plant” Bedford said. He said with the Colbert water plant’s intake being upstream from the fossil plant it is less at risk from a sludge spill causing problems for the water supply. Schaeffer contends water leaching into the ground from the ash pond could be draining into the Tennessee River and contaminating it upstream from the Colbert water treatment plant. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has reported that a test well at the Colbert fossil plant revealed groundwater beneath the plant is contaminated with high levels of chromium sulfate and seleniumSchaeffer said the Tennessee disaster casts a spotlight on a serious national problem “the existence of under-regulated toxic pollution coal dump sites near coal-fired power plants that pose a serious threat to drinking water supplies rivers and streams.
Water Supply Still Tight Despite Recent Rains Stored Water Used To …
Because of tight supplies regional water managers have created a new online tool that tracks Southern California’s stored water. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more. More than 50% of the water used in San Diego County comes through the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The District is worried about future supply because of cutbacks to protect endangered species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and continued drought in the Colorado River Basin.