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Category: Water Quality :: Stormwater Management
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Minnesota gross: Don't pour that turkey fat down the drain 20.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Thanksgiving may be a time of joy for you, but for sewer workers it's the season of dread — a holiday when clogged fats, oil, grease and disposable wipes can lead to sewer backups.
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To keep lakes clean, keep leaves out of streets 3.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Leaves are full of organic matter and nutrients like phosphorus. When they get blown or washed into the street, they end up in the city storm drain, which usually leads to a lake or river.
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Local pro fisherman angles in Philly storm drains with hot dogs and soft pretzel bait 11.10.2018 Philly.com News
The angler is getting his own urban fishing show on Nat Geo Wild. It premieres Friday.
Workers file civil lawsuit against Husky Energy 7.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Contract workers are suing Husky Energy in Douglas County Circuit Court for injuries they received in an explosion at the company's oil refinery this year.
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A Pa. law sets off a feeding frenzy for public water systems. Will customers pay the cost? 5.9.2018 Philly.com News
Private buyers say they offer solutions to troubled towns. But critics worry about rates. Under the law, utilities can charge ratepayers the appraised fair-market value, rather than the lower, depreciated cost.
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TCAAP redevelopment moves forward but key sticking points remain 5.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Arden Hills city leaders remain concerned that taxpayers would have to pay a big share of the development costs.
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Bangalore Buzz: Flood warning for September | Push for suburban rail | KIA second fastest growing airport… and more 28.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Been busy or away from your city? Catch up on some of the most critical developments in Bengaluru over the last one week.
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Wyebrook Farm for sale for $7.9 million; red tape doomed restaurant, owner says 7.8.2018 Philly.com News
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Wyebrook Farm's owner needed to expand his sewage system. He said that would be too costly and time-consuming. So he's selling.
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Chennai buzz: Crackdown on plastic, scanner on illegal high-rises and all-women Metro stations 6.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Have you been keeping track of the latest developments in Chennai? The new expressway that will connect Bengaluru to the city? Or Corridor 4 of Chennai Metro? Here's a quick round-up of some key headlines from your city.
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Wetter weather causing sewage headaches for Minn. cities 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, since 2010, wet weather has had an effect on wastewater treatment operations an average of 143 times a year, resulting in raw or partially treated sewage overflowing or being discharged into the environment.
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Kemp Defeats Lt. Gov. Cagle in Georgia GOP Primary Runoff 25.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Republican voters chose Trump favorite Brian Kemp over Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the Georgia gubernatorial primary runoff Tuesday, picking a social conservative over a favorite of the GOP establishment.
Seki wins second term as Red Lake Chairman 19.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Chairman Darrell Seki will lead the Red Lake Band of Chippewa for another four years after defeating Floyd "Buck" Jourdain in Wednesday's run-off election.
Philadelphia rate board gives water customers some relief 14.7.2018 Philly.com News
Water rates have gone up 70 percent since 2007. PWD requested a boost of 11 percent more. The water rate board approved 1 percent over two years.
Pa. approves Aqua's contentious $75M sewer system acquisition 13.7.2018 Philly.com News
The settlement delays the timetable for Aqua to boost consumer bills to pay for the deal. The Pa. Office of Consumer Advocate agrees to drop a court challenge.
'Nightmare on Monroe Street': A tiny Queen Village block's six-year feud with the Philly Water Department 6.7.2018 Philly.com News
Neighbors call it Nightmare on Monroe Street. For the last six years, resident on the tiny 100 block of Monroe Street have had flooding, a sinking street, broken sewer pipes and now a decrepit street. The Philadelphia Water Department says all the issues were caused by several broken sewer laterals, which are the responsibility of the property owners. The residents, however, believe there is a much larger issue underneath their street.
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In Georgia, Republicans Split Over Primary Runoff 4.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
A bitter primary runoff for governor is dividing Georgia’s dominant Republican Party as it prepares to face a well-funded Democratic opponent in the general election.
Bye-bye starter homes: Builders not meeting biggest need in Twin Cities housing market 3.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For years, the costs of building a house have risen faster than people's incomes. That's true in Minnesota and across the country. Today, the gap between building costs and wages is so wide that Twin Cities developers say they can no longer build single family houses that average families can afford.
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Joe Crowley, Senior House Democratic Leader, Defeated in Primary Upset 27.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
In a major upset for the Democratic Party establishment, longtime Rep. Joe Crowley of New York lost his primary election, unseated by a young progressive newcomer who reflects restiveness in the left wing of the party.
Fall of a Democratic leader caps strong primary night for progressives 26.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rep. Joe Crowley, a contender to succeed Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, was upset by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old activist. In GOP primaries, incumbents backed by President Trump won out.
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2018 Election: Primaries in New York, Maryland, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Mississippi and South Carolina 26.6.2018 Philly.com News
Mitt Romney, Chelsea Manning, Michael Grimm and legal pot are all on the ballot this Tuesday, as five states hold primary elections and two others hold runoffs.
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