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- Chattanooga Water Outage (10/2/2019) - Americans, for the most part, are fortunate to have reliable access to drinkable water. However, what happens when there is no water? Problems, such as water main breaks, can significantly impact a community and the local water supply, especially when the break occurs on a 36-inch water main in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. More than 35,000 customers had either little or no water for 36 to 70 hours along with a boil advisory that lasted five days. There is now an investigation into the cause of the historic break, although Tennessee American Water Company officials have not officially reported the cause. … [...]
- Continuing Rate Increases for Fulton County (9/20/2019) - In 2017, Fulton County saw a five percent increase in their water rates (approved through 2019); those funds were earmarked for infrastructure improvements. Now, another round of increases is on the horizon. Over the next three years, a four percent increase is proposed to cover the cost of expanding the Big Creek treatment plant which came in at a price of $50 million higher than anticipated. According to David Clark, Fulton’s public works director, the plant must be expanded from 24 million gallons per day to 38 million gallons per day, “or the county’s sewage system would not be able… [...]
- Who Will Be the “Next Flint”? (9/20/2019) - It has been three years since the lead contamination and consequent drinking water crisis occurred in Flint, Michigan. Given the extent of aging infrastructure throughout the country, the question is, who will be next? Both Newark, New Jersey and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are currently facing similar circumstances. In 2016, the same year Flint was dealing with lead in drinking water, Newark was also facing accusations of lead-contaminated water, although the city reported the issue to be confined to buildings with aging infrastructure. Subsequently, they prohibited the use of water fountains in 30 schools, providing bottled water, instead. The following year, testing… [...]