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September 2014

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

  • Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:00pm
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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.

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

  • Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:00pm
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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.

Ford Fleet Deal for NYRWA Members

  • Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:00pm
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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.

Fallsburg gets $10M Loan for WWTP

  • Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:00pm
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A $10.8 million no-interest loan was awarded to the eastern Sullivan County Town of Fallsburg last week so it can upgrade a wastewater treatment plant.

The state Environmental Facilities Corporation’s board of directors announced the money will go toward improvements at the Loch Sheldrake Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was built in 1938 and last renovated in 1980. Upgrades will include a membrane bioreactor for secondary treatment at the plant and an ultraviolet light system for disinfection.