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Meeting Scheduled July 8, 2015

The next scheduled meeting for the South Central Region is Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 10:00am at the Schriever Water Treatment Plant on 351 Waterplant Rd., Schriever, LA in Terrebonne Parish Speaker: Mike Landry with Mueller Company. Topic: NGV Valves, Pressure

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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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The 7 MGD Question

SAN ANGELO, Texas – The reuse of wastewater for drinking is a battle of perceptions, as many Texas cities have found. San Angelo could join the fray, depending on the results of a study projected for summer completion. “It’s a

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State Approves Project to Home Brew Beer Using Recycled Wastewater

PORTLAND, Ore. — A local utility, now approved by the state, is turning an unlikely ingredient for making beer over to a group of home brewers: 100 percent recycled wastewater. Clean Water Services, which runs four wastewater treatment plants in

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Terrebonne to Make Wastewater System Improvements

The wastewater system in Terrebonne Parish will get a roughly $600,000 face-lift in the coming months. Projects to reroute a sewer main near Michael Street and dredge an aeration pond at the South Wastewater Plant in Houma are expected to

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Algae Could Both Provide Biofuel and Clean Up Wastewater

Algae may indeed be a potential source of biofuel, but it can also find use in things like nutritional supplements and cosmetics. When it’s grown commercially, its growth is usually aided with chemical fertilizers. The cost of those chemicals cuts

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Bill Gates Raises a Glass to (and of) Water Made From Poop

In places where fresh water is hard to come by, how do you come up with clean drinking water? Easy — get the water from poop. It’s a scientifically sound idea, and Bill Gates has a video to prove it.

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Wastewater Could Help Wetlands

One of Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet’s goals before leaving office after the end of next year is changing the route wastewater takes once it disappears down the drain. He wants to send the water into the wetlands. “It is

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In California, Farmers Rely on Oil Wastewater to Weather Drought

The oil fields of Kern County, where Chevron is the largest producer, pump out more oil than those of any other county in the United States. It also happens to be one of the country’s most prolific agricultural counties, producing

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Hattiesburg Wastewater Decision Coming Down the Pipeline

For at least the past four years, Hattiesburg has been listed, circled and underscored on the no-goodnik roster of federal and state enforcement agencies as well as private environmental groups for exceeding the permissible effluent levels in the water being

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