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December, 2003

Legal battles and local politics have stalled a $20 million, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant that officials hoped would improve the water quality of Minnesota's premier walleye lake.  AP/Duluth News Tribune 12/29/03

California town seeks bidders for its wastewater. And gets them.  Press Democrat 12/14/03

List of early front-runners for California town's wastewater.  Press Democrat 12/14/03

New $200 million California sewage treatment plant also recharges The Geysers, a geothermal steam field nearly 40 miles away.  AP/Mercury News 12/3/03

Florida community approves $6 million pipeline project that could eventually redirect millions of gallons of wastewater each day. Sun-Sentinel 12/1/03

November 2003

Atlanta in a fix over old sewers. Empathy from other government leaders in short supply.  Atlanta Journal Constitution 11/29/03

Cash-strapped Key Largo, Florida wastewater board temporarily turned down a desperately needed $500,000 line of credit in order to seek competitive offers.  Keys News 11/29/03

Arctic fish near sewage line getting an unexpected dose of caffeine and drugs. Cold water may keep chemicals from breaking down.  Reuters 11/24/03

California's new Robert Redford Building is one of the "greenest" in the U.S. The toilets flush themselves with rainwater and the building uses 60% less water than conventional offices.  Reuters 11/13/03

Maine looks to stop ships from dumping wastewater in coastal waters.  Portland Press Herald 11/11/03

Feature: California's elite Pebble Beach golf courses find a way around high salt content of recycled wastewater. The politics of well tended fairways.  Monterey County Herald 11/9/03

Recycled wastewater, not wells, may solve the Tampa, Florida region's water shortages.  St. Petersburg Times 11/7/03

Florida governor Bush authorizes $27 million in low-interest, tax-free bonds for International Paper Co. to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant.  Pensacola News Journal 11/4/03

Savannah, Georgia's sewers clogged. "It's gory," says official of southern grease build up.  AP/Gwinnett Daily 11/2/03

October, 2003

Savannah, Georgia launches public awareness campaign to get the cooking grease out of sewer lines.  Press Release 10/30/03

Florida trucks hauled wastewater and then orange juice. No health hazard seen, but juice companies cancel contract and state looking at what happened.  Tampa Tribune 10/29/03

Tour the Newburyport, Massachusetts wastewater treatment plant. From "muffin monster" to veggie garden.  Merrimack River Current 10/25/03

Mountaire poultry company hopes its Delaware wastewater treatment plant problems finally are at an end.  Delmarva Now 10/14/03  

Pennsylvania meat packer plans $5.1 million wastewater treatment plant improvement. Expansion has to meet USDA requirements.  Lansdale Reporter 10/14/03

 

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