IN THE NEWS

The Pipe That Came In From The Cold.

July 1, 2015

During spring, US $1 million in sewer and pipe works took place in a picturesque beach town on the southern tip of Maine, the northern most state on the east coast of the US.  In a combined project, York Sewer District and York Water District oversaw works on Church Street and Shore Road in York. To read more click on the link below. (This feature continues on page 40)

York Sewer Chief May Fine Residents.

December 23, 2014

YORK, Maine – Tim Haskell, York Sewer District superintendent, hates to be “the sewer police,” but may have to start fining people who illegally hook their sump pumps to the sewer system or open manhole covers during significant rain events in order to reduce flooding to back yards. For more on this article please click on the link below.

The York (Maine) Sewer District Gets Big Mileage From A Plant Tour For A Group Of Community Leaders.

July 28, 2014

A plant tour for members of a Village Study Committee paid off handsomely for the York (Maine) Sewer District.

Tim Haskell, plant superintendent, reports that the York Village Study Committee, charged with conducting public hearings and giving guidance to the Board of Selectmen on a vision for the York Village Square, took a tour recently. Committee members include the town planner, public works director, police department representatives and other town officials. For more on this article please click on the link below.

Imagine a Day without Water

October 23, 2019

YORK BEACH -- First grade students from Village Elementary School gathered around a large model of a sink at the York Beach Ballfield Oct. 23, clutching small pots in which they had just planted seeds. They were waiting to water their new plants from the sink’s faucet, expecting that it would work normally and without issue. However, when the faucet was turned, the students realized that the sink did not work, and they would not be able to water their seeds from it.  Read More...

Drinking Water and Wastewater Grades Show Little Improvement in New ASCE Report Card

Drinking Water Received a D, Wastewater a D+ in 2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

 

Washington, DC - March 9, 2017 - Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, with many segments and sectors of the nation's infrastructure received near-failing grades, including our drinking water and wastewater systems. This year's report card graded drinking water a D and wastewater a D+. The US Water Alliance released the following statement in response:

 

Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, said: "Water is essential to everything we do. Every community in the country relies on drinking water and wastewater service, and many sectors of our economy are completely reliant on water as well. A D and D+ are daunting grades, but I am optimistic about our future because I see the innovative work of the members of the US Water Alliance every day."

 

Fox continued: "I want to thank the ASCE for its steadfast work to shine a light on the incredibly important issue of infrastructure investment. It was a topic that was overlooked for far too long, but we believe is starting to get the attention it deserves. This report reinforces the fact that we need to make reinvesting in water a national priority."

 

Read more about the ASCE report card here: http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/

 

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