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Unknown amount of water, chemicals spill into Cherry Creek

December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — An unknown amount of a mixture of bentonite, water and an additive has spilled, impacting Cherry Creek about 7 miles southwest of Watford City in McKenzie County, a North Dakota Department of Health official said Monday.

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Small brine spill contained after impacting soil

December 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

MCGREGOR — The North Dakota Department of Health reports 15 barrels of brine has been spilled in Divide County about 6 miles northwest of McGregor.

Initial data from Continental Resources, Inc., states the oilfield produced water or brine was rel…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

2015 electric budget approved

December 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Residents and businesses will see an increase in electric rates after the new year as the 2015 electric department budget was unanimously approved during Monday’s Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission meeting.&nbsp…continue reading on dglobe.com

2015 electric budget approved

December 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Residents and businesses will see an increase in electric rates after the new year as the 2015 electric department budget was unanimously approved during Monday’s Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission meeting.&nbsp…continue reading on dglobe.com

Groundwater study shows no contamination

November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

RESTON, Va. — Random sampling of shallow groundwater in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota and Montana shows no early evidence of contamination from the region’s energy development, according to a federal study.

“These resu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Well 26 still above average

November 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Well 26 is still hanging above average, according to Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) Manager Scott Hain. 

During Monday afternoon’s WPU Water and Light Commission meeting, Hain said that well 26 is currently 8.4 inches ab…continue reading on dglobe.com

Williston launches water treatment project for growing population

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON, N.D. — A $105 million water treatment plant was heralded by Williston’s mayor as a project that will allow the city to grow at an official groundbreaking Wednesday.

Dave Tuan, director of Public Works, called the facility “one of t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

City requests water conservation through Friday

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

The City of Dickinson and Southwest Water Authority is asking residents to conserve water from Tuesday through Friday. 

New connections will be made Thursday from the water treatment plant to the city water distribution system.

That d…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: Clean water proposal aims to help farmers

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By KEN KOPOCIS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WASHINGTON — When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution….continue reading on dglobe.com

City reminds residents to conserve water through Friday

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

The City of Dickinson and Southwest Water Authority is reminding residents to conserve water from Sept. 9-11 as new connections from the water treatment plant to the city water distribution system are made.

Over the next three days, the ability to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com