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Ford Fleet Deal for NYRWA Members

  • 4 September 2014
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Ford’s new 2015 F150 pickup has finally been scheduled and production will start soon. They anticipate these new trucks will start hitting the dealership in mid winter.

In an order to accommodate the demand for trucks, Ford extended the build out cycle on the 2014 F150, but the last opportunity to order the 2014 model is 9/06/14.

Town of Rotterdam Wins the Title of Best Tasting Drinking Water in New York State

  • 3 September 2014
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ALBANY –The Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County, claimed the top spot in the New York Tap Water Taste Contest, held at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The Village of Remsen in Oneida County was the runner-up.

 

The New York State Tap Water Taste Contest is a non-scientific, friendly competition intended to highlight the importance of taste and quality in drinking water, a vital public health resource.

Sewer Workers Battling a “Fatberg” the Size of a Boeing 747 Under London

  • 2 September 2014
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Thames Water, the company that keeps sewers flowing freely under London, has released a set of disgusting pictures of a “fatberg” that took a week to remove from a 262-foot stretch of Shepherd’s Bush Road in West London. The water authority claims it was the size of a Boeing 747, if it was buried underground.

Best Practices For Septic System Repairs using CWSRF Funds

  • 14 July 2014
  • networx

The Office of Water and Region 8 are pleased to announce the 8th in a series of monthly 1-hour webinars on best practices in the implementation of the National Water Program.  The next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 17th from 2 to 3 pm (Eastern Daylight Time). Representatives from EPA’s Region 3 Office will provide a presentation on using CWSRF funds for septic system repairs by partnering with state housing agencies.  Tune into the webinar next Thursday to hear how they did it.

States Top Court Rules in Favor of Local Town Prohibiting Hydraulic Fracturing

  • 7 July 2014
  • networx

On June 30th, the State Court of Appeals in a 5-to-2 decision found that the Town of Dryden in Tompkins County and the Town of Middlefield in Otsego County have the authority to prohibit fracking through local land use regulations.  Opponents of fracking immediately celebrated the ruling whereas a lawyer for one of the energy companies in the suit indicated that the ruling made it increasingly unlikely that gas drilling companies would invest in New York State.

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