Sewage

December 12, 2011--Water-quality standards unfairly burden rural communities (High Country News)

When Clarence Aragon began managing the half-century-old Mora Mutual Water and Sewer Association 12 years ago, he thought he was helping the environment. Hundreds of households around Mora, N.M.


December 7, 2011--Sewage treatment plants may contribute to antibiotic resistance problem (Science Daily)

Water discharged into lakes and rivers from municipal sewage treatment plants may contain significant concentrations of the genes that make bacteria antibiotic-resistant. That's the conclusion of a new study on a sewage treatment plant on Lake Superior in the Duluth, Minn., harbor that appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Timothy M.


July 18, 2011--Sewage leaking into Animas River (Denver Post)

Crews are working to stop a leak that has raw sewage flowing into the Animas River. City officials say the sewage has been flowing directly into the Animas River since at least Friday. The leak is located just north of the Durango Skate Park on the west bank of the river and appears to be flowing steadily, according to the Durango Herald.

August 21, 2009--Colorado Springs fined in Fountain Creek case (Pueblo Chieftain)

A judge Thursday ordered Colorado Springs to pay a $35,500 penalty to the federal government for discharging pollutants from its sewage system into Fountain Creek. The penalty was the only sanction in a long-awaited decision in a lawsuit the Sierra Club brought in 2005 against the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. Senior U.S.

August 5, 2009--Mesa County cracks down on leaking sewage (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A Gateway trailer park that has been leaking raw sewage into the ground — and possibly into the Dolores River — for at least a year is finally cleaning up its act.

July 23, 2009--San Francisco Baykeeper wins sewage spill prevention settlements (Environmental News Service)

Sewage spills that have contributed to water pollution in San Francisco Bay will be reduced under two settlements reached last week between the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper and the Town of Hillsboroug

July 13, 2009--Wastewater treatment site getting makeover in Fort Collins (Fort Collins Coloradoan)

Fort Collins residents and businesses are paying for a $31 million renovation at the city's oldest wastewater treatment plant near Old Town, with the work intended to reduce odors and ultimately produce cl

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