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Native Americans gather to discuss water rights

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — More than 100 years ago, a treaty established that all water on Native American land or that naturally flowed to Native American land was to be held by the sovereign tribes.

But tribal governments say they are still fighting …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Sails must go on

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — A watery weather event dumped a definite downer on some weekend activities of the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, but positive attitudes and plenty of “Plan B’s” kept many scheduled events on cour…continue reading on dglobe.com

Rosebud, other tribes seek Congressional hearing on water rights

July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Native American leaders in the Dakotas are working to preserve water rights they say are guaranteed by a century-old treaty.

Representatives of the Standing Rock, Oglala and Rosebud tribes are part of the Great Plains Water A…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Temporary water restrictions in place after weekend ban

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson’s emergency outdoor water ban is over, but temporary restrictions will remain in place indefinitely to conserve the city’s vulnerable water supply.
Many residents were surprised — and some angered — after city officials announced F…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Temporary water restrictions in place after weekend ban

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson’s emergency outdoor water ban is over, but temporary restrictions will remain in place indefinitely to conserve the city’s vulnerable water supply.
Many residents were surprised — and some angered — after city officials announced F…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Worthington watering ban lifted

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — A non-essential watering ban that has been in effect in Worthington for the last several months was lifted Monday afternoon by the Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission.

The commission opted to cease the ban until …continue reading on dglobe.com

Record-setting usage leads Dickinson to ban use of outdoor water

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

There will be no running through the sprinklers to cool off in Dickinson this weekend.
Dickinson officials have issued a ban on all outdoor water use over the weekend after a day of record-setting usage left the city’s systems strained.
City Admi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Record-setting usage leads Dickinson to ban use of outdoor water

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson officials have issued a mandatory ban on all outdoor water over the weekend after a record-setting day for water usage left the city’s systems strained.

City Administrator Shawn Kessel said Dickinson used 5.7 million gallons of water Thu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Record-setting usage leads Dickinson to ban use of outdoor water

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson officials have issued a mandatory ban on all outdoor water over the weekend after a record-setting day for water usage left the city’s systems strained.

City Administrator Shawn Kessel said Dickinson used 5.7 million gallons of water Thu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Down the pipes: City of New England seeks to improve water, sewage

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW ENGLAND — Water in New England doesn’t flow. It seeps.
Some of the water infrastructure is so dated that copper pipes that used to be four inches wide have corroded to only two inches.
The city’s water and sewer systems were built in 1947…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com