Archive for April, 2009

St. Albans, West Virginia

April 28th, 2009

Water main break, per WSAZ.

States, West Virginia

Martin County, Kentucky

April 25th, 2009

The entire water district is under a boil water alert after a break in a 16-inch pipe per WKYT.

Kentucky, States

Camden, New York

April 25th, 2009

A malfunction at the water treatment plant, per WKTV news.

New York, States

Why We Need Local Newspapers

April 24th, 2009

To learn about boil-water alerts, says author and blogger Mary Carledgehayes. I couldn’t have put it better myself (though we also need all other media to send out instant alerts too).


Madison Township, MI

April 24th, 2009

Construction crews hit a water main; pressure drops. Boil. (Per the Daily Telegram)

Michigan, States

Harris County, Texas

April 24th, 2009

Parts of the county are on boil-water alert after a construction worker bored through a forty-eight-inch water line, per

States, Texas

Jefferson County, Kentucky

April 24th, 2009

Drop in water pressure caused by utility workers “doing maintenance in the area,” says the Courier Journal.

Kentucky, States

Gilman, Iowa

April 24th, 2009

Leaky valve; boil, per the Times Republican.


Lewis County, Washington

April 24th, 2009

Broken water main affects 350 customers, per the Daily News Online.

States, Washington

Update on Hartford’s rotifer/copepod situation

April 24th, 2009

This Q & A in the Hartford Courant has more on those pesky (but not harmful to human health) microscopic organisms.

Connecticut, States