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Now Hiring! – Executive Secretary

The Louisiana Conference on Water Supply, Sewerage and Industrial Wastes, Inc. is now seeking to hire a full-time  Executive Secretary.  This is a paid position, that will be under contract from June 1st until May 31st each year.  Candidates must

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Lead Poisoning Afflicts Neighborhoods Across California

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | NEW YORK Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data

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Report: Lead Levels Higher in Flint Kids After Water Switch

Flint children under the age of 6 had significantly higher blood-lead levels after the city switched its water source in 2014 to save money, according to report released Friday by U.S. disease experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report said

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GE Water To Continue Its Domination In United States Mobile Water Treatment Market

United States mobile water treatment market is highly consolidated, with two largest players accounting for more than 60% share in 2013 The mobile water treatment plants market is an emerging trend in the global water industry. The segment is witnessing higher

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Raising The Dead: Flood Digs Up Southern Coffins

By Sara Jerome @sarmje Coffins are floating out of the ground as a result of flooding in South Carolina. “As [the state] deals with deadly, 1,000-year flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin this weekend, a strange, grim effect of the deluge

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St. Bernard Parish Urges Residents to Keep Fire Hydrants Open for Testing

As the summer heat blankets St. Bernard, its parish government is opening fire hydrants more often and for longer each day to make sure chlorine moves throughout its water system. Heat can cause chlorine to deteriorate. Without proper circulation, residents and

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EPA Says No Evidence that Fracking has Widespread Impact on Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a Thursday report that it found no evidence fracking has a “widespread” impact on drinking water. The EPA report—a draft assessment of its findings—concluded that there are above and below ground mechanisms by

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No public health inspections in Louisiana? House passes ‘drastic’ cut to DHH budget

Public health inspections of Louisiana’s water systems, restaurants, child care facilities and schools could end under a state budget amendment the House of Representatives adopted Thursday (May 21). Rep. Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond, sponsored the successful budgetary change that — in the

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California Drought: Residents Encouraged to Let Their Lawns Die

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. The State Water Resources Control Board approved

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Curtailment Notices Issued for Sacramento River Watershed and Delta

The State Water Resources Control Board announced today that it is issuing curtailment notices to all junior water-right holders within the Sacramento River watershed and Delta due to insufficient flows along the Sacramento River. Most of the 5,740 junior water-rights

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December 2021