The News Review:
- All Maine’s water resources highly regulated
- Water managers ask for conservation; Fairview system at Stage 3 alert
- Calif. Adds ‘Delta Tunnel’ to List of Possible Water Supply Solutions
- Fires May Affect LA County Water Supply
- Mayor sets out plan to protect London’s water supplies in a …
- HEC plant to use recycled water
- Water authority evaporating
All Maine’s water resources highly regulated
9) includes several sweeping generalizations concerning the regulation of groundwater withdrawals that are incorrect. The column states that groundwater “does not have the protections that our surface water resources do” and that if we strengthen our laws “water can be a sustainable resource” implying that current regulations are inadequate and do not safeguard sustainability. In reality Maine’s water resources are highly regulated with the goals of maintaining their quality for public health and maintaining their ecosystems values. Every large-volume groundwater withdrawal that is not for public water or irrigation must receive a permit either under Maine’s Site Location Law the Bulk Water Transport Law or the Significant Well rules of the Natural Resources Protection Act. All large-volume wells under the jurisdiction of the Land Use Regulation Commission must be permitted. Public water systems are carefully scrutinized through a different process.
Water managers ask for conservation; Fairview system at Stage 3 alert
“We’re looking at probably a dry fall and even winter” he added. “We’re moving into an El Niæplusmn;o” a major warming of the equatorial waters in the Pacific cean “which is typically warmer and drier than a normal period. “PA PTPort Angeles is experiencing no problems with its water supply said Glenn Cutler public works director and there is no contemplation of mandatory conservation. Conservation also remains voluntary in the city of Port Townsend which began supplementing its water supply from the Big Quilcene River with reserves from Lord’s Lake the first week of August the earliest that measure had been taken in 16 years said Ian Jablonski water resource manager for Port Townsend. “We haven’t gone to any restrictions at this point” Jablonski said Tuesday. “We’re keeping a eye on what’s going on. “Dungeness ElwhaThe situation for the Dungeness and Elwha rivers hasn’t changed dramatically” since earlier this month said Dan Partridge communications manager for Ecology’s Water Resources Program.
Calif. Adds ‘Delta Tunnel’ to List of Possible Water Supply Solutions
New York Times
The idea to build a tunnel sprang from a handful of public workshops the department held recently on how to approach California’s long-running fight over water rights in the northern part of the state. A tunnel she said could theoretically offer a way out of the vexing maze of water supply endangered species and farming issues facing the state. “We had a lot of comments that said ‘Why don’t you go under?’” Engstrom said. “So we thought we would take a look.
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Fires May Affect LA County Water Supply
MyFox Los Angeles
Draining the reservoirs over long periods of time can deprive local water vendors of up to 250000 acre-feet that could be available in normal years Stone said. “In an average year we drain 250000 acre-feet out of the reservoirs to spreading grounds” Stone told City News Service. “There it percolates underground then it’s pumped out and treated for drinking water supply. An acre-foot can supply two families of four for one year. ” The typical annual yield from the San Gabriel and Morris reservoirs supplies “well over a million people” Stone said. “That’s a huge impact” Stone said. “It’s a situation we’ll have to monitor.
Mayor sets out plan to protect London’s water supplies in a …
Media Newswire (press release)
As our population grows we face a choice of either becoming more water efficient and making the water we have go further or having to commit to expensive solutions such as a new reservoir to meet our increasing demand with additional costs on our bills. There are easy steps households can take to become more water efficient. ver a quarter of our carbon emissions from our homes come from water use and so not only do we need to save the supplies we have but being more water efficient will help cut our contribution to climate change in the future. The Mayor will be working with key partners such as the Environment Agency and Thames Water to address these challenges. Proposals in the draft water strategy include:The Mayor believes that we should waste less water the water companies should fix the leaky pipes and work with the Mayor to help Londoners to become more water efficient through a London wide homes energy efficiency programme set to launch next year The Mayor supports the building of the Thames Tideway tunnel under the Thames and the river Lee to greatly reduce discharges of sewage into the river and improve the quality of the water in the River Thames. The Mayor will work with Thames Water and other partners to identify ways to use sewage to provide renewable energy and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. We need to make our new homes as water efficient as possible.
HEC plant to use recycled water
will start using cleaned up wastewater in the boilers at its Kahe Power Plant in an effort to save money and reduce the use of water. HEC recently completed construction of a 4-mile pipeline from the Honolulu Board of Water Supply’s wastewater treatment plant in Honouliuli to the Kahe plant. The pipeline will use reverse osmosis technology to purify the water that is used to generate steam to run turbines. The system is expected to reduce the plant’s usage of potable water — water of high enough quality that it can be consumed — by approximately 140000 gallons a day.
Water authority evaporating
Daytona Beach News-Journal
“It was a very sad moment” said rmond Beach City Commissioner Ed Kelley who represented his city on various versions of a countywide water group for much of the past 15 years. “We’re a county of 500000 people and we have 12 different water suppliers” Kelley said recently. “It makes no sense not to be unified on something as precious as water resources. “The agency will be replaced by two loosely knit organizations of area water utilities one on the county’s east side and another on the west side. DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar and Kelley said the Volusia Council of Governments also will create a committee of technical experts from the utilities to discuss water issues quarterly. The authority officially disappears Sept. 30 but some observers believe its demise began as soon as it was created in mid-2003.