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The challenges in meeting day-to-day water service for communities in Kentucky were discussed during first meeting of the Public Water and Wastewater System Infrastructure Task Force.

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The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is offering grants to public wastewater treatment plants to improve energy efficiency.

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The new Murray wastewater treatment plant is nearing completion with several updates already in the works.

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Kimberly Shatney lives just outside Pine Grove, West Virginia, an incorporated town of about 500 people with a big problem. Behind a small sandwich shop in town, she points to the ground caked with what looks like dry mud.

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The first phase of Murray’s $61 million wastewater treatment plant expansion is expected to be operation by the end of June. 

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A federal complaint has been filed against a barge company alleging they discharged sewage and polluted wastewater into the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois for more than half a decade.

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  Murray city leaders will break ground Thursday on a $61 million wastewater treatment plant expansion.

Upgrades at the Bee Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant will cause city water and wastewater bills to double over the next three years, but Mayor Jack Rose says the expansion is necessary to bring the plant up to Environmental Protection Agency and Kentucky Division of Water standards.

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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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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.

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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