wastewater

Government
5:10 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Murray City Council Passes First Reading of Wastewater, Water Rate Increase

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Murray City Council has passed the first reading of a proposal that would, over three years, nearly double  water and wastewater rates.

City Finance Director Alan Lanier says average water bills run at about $7 and wastewater at nearly $13.50.

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Government
7:30 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Rose Sets Focus on Sewer Project, City Hall, Downtown for His First Few Weeks as Murray Mayor

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Murray Mayor-elect Jack Rose has several large projects he plans to tackle once he begins his first term, including expanding the city’s wastewater capacity and rebuilding downtown.

Rose says the largest project for the city monetarily is updates to the sewer system that the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated. The project includes four different updates at Bee Creek and Clarks River with an estimated cost of $50 million, $13 million more than the initial estimate.

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Environment
11:40 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Fracking Wastewater Transport Gets Industry Support, Environmentalists Concerned

The U.S. Coast Guard’s proposed policy change to allow the transport of hydraulic fracturing wastewater on rivers has some environmental groups voicing opposition, citing safety concerns. The Kentucky Waterways Alliance says the wastewater might be too hazardous.

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Environment
11:28 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Coast Guard Considers Changes In Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Transport On Rivers

Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering a policy change to allow the transport of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on inland waterways.

Oil and gas companies currently transport most of their wastewater by truck from the shale fields in Ohio and Pennsylvania to states with lighter regulations on storage, like Texas and Louisiana.

Now companies want to take the river route to save on fuel and personnel costs. But chemicals and other minerals in the wastewater could prove too risky to move by barge.

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