Global Water Technologies, Inc., a full-service water treatment and purification company, has had its plan of reorganization confirmed by the US Bankruptcy Court.
Nelson, B.C., city workers were abruptly pulled away from Canada Day festivities when two locked out sewage treatment plant operators, working reduced hours due to the lockout, discovered contaminated water entering the Kootenay River. Digesters that normally press waste had become overloaded and were allowing "black" effluent with high coliform counts to enter the Kootenay water system.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected a remedy for contaminated soil and groundwater at the North Penn Area 5 Superfund site in Montgomery and Hatfield Townships in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has approved Waterlink, Inc.'s application for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware had entered the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order Under Section 1129 of the Bankruptcy Code and Rule 3020 of the Bankruptcy Rules Confirming the Modified Joint Consolidated Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation of the Debtors and the Committee Pursuant to Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The Plan confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court will result in the liquidation of all remaining assets of the Company, the proceeds from which will be used to partially satisfy unsecured creditors.
Water Still not Safe to Swim in or Drink, Though
A report released by the International Boundary and Water Commission shows that the El Paso and Juárez, Chihuahua, sections of the Rio Grande river do not contain enough contamination to pose significant health threats, the Austin American-Standard reported.
The Wisconsin River Alliance has accused the Department of Natural Resources of failing to enforce pollution laws, the Post-Crescent reported.
A 68-page report released by the Alliance summarizes its one-year study, which tapped the expertise of 75 state experts, including many DNR employees.
The study found that state budget cuts have led to inadequate enforcement of water laws and that regulators frequently cave to political pressures.
The government has taken the idea of clean water and "driven it into the ground. A clear case of overkill," Plainville, Conn., Town Manager John Weichsel told the Meriden Record-Journal.
Town councilors are planning to test a new water disinfection system on an old well, with the chance of having a more stable and cleaner water supply within the year, The Westerly Sun reported.
The San Jose Water Company main office building–a historic and architectural treasure in downtown San Jose, Calif.–has been named an AWWA Landmark.
The 70-year-old art deco structure was officially named the J.W. Weinhardt Building after the man who served as the company's president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board for many years.
The building has housed the water company's corporate headquarters since it was built in 1934 to replace the utility's original structure, built in 1888.
The American States Water Company Board of Directors has appointed Robert J. Sprowls as senior vice president, chief financial officer, corporate secretary and treasurer.