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Montgomery Village Board looks at future of water supply


Montgomery officials are studying where the village should get its drinking water in the future, and are aware how crucial the issue is for the community. “This is probably the single most important decision you will ever make,” Village President Matt Brolley told the Village Board recently. Currently the village gets its water from wells, tapping into a deep sandstone aquifer. However, that aquifer is drying up, officials said. Village Engineer Peter Wallers said “we’re getting to a point where we’re starting to get to a critical phase of the sandstone, the dewatering, and in the next to years will get to a point” where there may be periods “where the risk of well inoperability is quite high.” Montgomery is not the only town in the area with this problem. Oswego and Yorkville are also examining where to get water in the future with the aquifer slowly drying up. Oswego officials recently said the aquifer is at severe risk of depletion and will no longer be able to meet that community’s maximum daily water demand sometime between and . Montgomery trustees recently heard six options for the future water supply. Three involve bringing in Lake Michigan water, either through the DuPage Water Commission, which is already in existence, the Joliet Area Water Commission, which is being formed now, or through the Illinois Lake Water Commission in Plainfield. Another option involves teaming up with Oswego and Yorkville on a treatment plant to use Fox River water. Other possibilities include working with the city of Aurora to purchase excess water from that city, or Montgomery building its own system to handle Fox River water. Wallers suggested a plan for several public hearings, open houses and village workshops to take place over the next several months on the water supply issue. He is asking the Village Board to plan on making a decision on the water supply option sometime in November or December. He said there are significant infrastructure improvements that will have to take place no matter which option is chosen. “We won’t be likely switching water supplies until or depending on the alternative that is selected but we can’t stay on the deep sandstone aquifer indefinitely, that’s the one certainty,” he said. Judy Pochel is a freelance reporter for The Beacon-News.



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Assess water supply stations: petition in Delhi HC


The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the city government and the Delhi Jal Board to consider as representation a plea seeking fresh assessment of water supply stations here. A Bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh asked the authorities to decide the representation in accordance with the law, rules, and regulations. Delhi resident Ajay Gautam, in his plea, sought to conduct a fresh assessment of water supply stations and booster pumps in the Capital, keeping in mind the present as well as increasing population and the demand for drinking water. The plea sought to upgrade the water supply stations with modern technology and also to constitute a committee of experts to suggest and develop technique to stop contamination and mixing of sewage water in drinking water, within a time-bound period.





Low water supply prompts Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to cut off water allocations to several chapters


In late June, it was reported that Navajo Nation Chapters within District Teesto, Dilkon, Indian Wells, Greasewood Springs, White Cone, Low Mountain, Jeddito and surrounding communities faced severe water shortages due to the Navajo Tribal Utility ity NTUA shutting down domestic water allocation to several chapters, which caused low water supply for watering points and facility usage. Council Delegate Elmer Begay Dilkon, Indian Wells, Teesto, Whitecone, Greasewood Springs of the th Navajo Nation Council informed the public that the water points at Dilkon Chapter and Teesto Chapter reached low levels that caused Navajo Tribal Utility ity to shut down the water allocation in order to replenish the system. “This drought is not a new emergence, it has plagued the southwestern part of the reservation for the last - years,” said Delegate Begay. “I believe that the designation of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the Navajo Nation will provide new opportunities to solve the drought problem that were previously limited by the availability of the funds.” Both chapters are the last to be served on the Greasewood Water Line and are one of the most growing communities in terms of population. Further straining the water availability in the region. These water points require to be physically monitored rather than automatically measured by a remote system, which unless community members issue a complaint about the low water levels, then Navajo Tribal Utility ity may or may not have the latest update. Delegate Begay inquired to the Navajo Nation Water Department about the commercial water leases the department issued to various construction companies and if they would be temporarily suspended in order to preserve the remaining alluvial water supply. These commercial water leases, which are calculated depending on the monthly rainfall average and drought conditions, are specific to a water well in Dilkon and with contractors in the region extracting large amounts of water for their uses, it impacted the livestock well that was reported to only have - feet of available water per day. Leaving many community members, ranchers, and Navajo residents to be without access to water for themselves as well. Eventually, the leases affected the domestic water supply for chapters within District , except for Greasewood Chapter, when the water was shut off. Affecting the chapters’ daily operations, meetings, and their services as they could not allow people to utilize the restroom and delivery of water services to families who depend on them. Despite the water outages in Dilkon, Teesto, White Cone, Indian Wells, Jeddito Chapters and Birdsprings Chapter, Greasewood Chapter opened their watering point to those in the region if they had a Navajo Tribal Utility ity card. Alternative watering points were located in Winslow, Arizona and other border towns in the area but to better alleviate the situation, ranch owners voluntarily downsized their livestock numbers from March to May. While the water point in Dilkon will need to go under drought restrictions that involve limiting hours of usage and restricting the gallons per load to avoid completely draining the core system before it has time to replenish. “I believe that through traditional methodology, in conjunction with the establishment of new infrastructure, we can begin finding answers to the drought,” said Delegate Begay.





Moves afoot to save Lake Kemp as viable water supply


Efforts are underway to resolve a dilemma that arose when the federal government deactivated a chloride control project that prevented salty water from flowing into Lake Kemp. The project near Truscott ceased operation on July . Russell Schreiber, city of Wichita Falls public works director, spoke to Wichita County commissioners Monday. “We’re doing everything we can at federal level and state level to try to request some type of appropriations for continued operation of this,” Schreiber said. He explained the water in question comes from salty springs in West Texas and flows into the Wichita River, which feeds into Lake Kemp, one of three reservoirs Wichita Falls and other communities depend on for drinking water. The project, operated by the Corps of Engineers, uses an inflatable dam to block the water flow when it’s low and the chloride level is high. The water is then piped to a brine lake near Truscott where it’s allowed to evaporate. The city spent $ million on a micro-filtrationreverse osmosis system in to filter remaining salt content out of Lake Kemp water. “The city built the MFRO plant based on the project remaining in place. Our systems are designed to treat that water. Over time, salt levels could elevate in Lake Kemp and impact our ability to treat that water,” Schreiber said. “It’s not like chloride is going to elevate tomorrow to where we can’t use the water, but it’s going to elevate over time. I think it’s going to be something we’re going to have to step into,” he said. The impact of the loss of the project would affect not only Wichita Falls water customers, but other communities that buy the city’s water, an agricultural water district, the electrical power plant at Oklaunion and the Dundee fish hatchery. “One and a half million dollars out of I don’t know how many billions? You would think that would be pretty easy to find,” Schreiber said. “We’re doing everything we can to push this thing along through a special appropriations bill which will probably come up later this year,” Schreiber said. Most of the drinking water for Wichita Falls comes from lakes Arrowhead and Kickapoo, but in the heat of summers when rainfall becomes scarce and water use rises, the city pulls about percent of its supply from Lake Kemp. Kemp water helped save the city from disaster during a historic drought that began in .





The Hoover Dam Is Running Low on Water


A person looks at the white ring of mineralized stone, indicating the drop in water levels, near the Hoover Dam at Lake Mead. Justin LaneE-EFE Water levels at Lake Mead, the vital reservoir formed by the Hoover Dam, hit an all-time low as a crippling drought exacerbated by rising temperatures due to climate change took hold of the West, the Guardian reports. According to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Lake Mead’s water level has ducked to ,. feet above sea level, leaving the largest reservoir in the United States about percent full. Overall, the reservoir has fallen feet since , according to the Washington Post. Lower water levels don’t just strain water supply but also the dam’s electric capacity: “Every foot of lake level decline means about megawatts of lost capacity,” a spokesperson for the Bureau of Reclamation told CNN. “We’ve known this point will arrive because we’ve continued to use more water than the river provides for years,” Kathryn Sorensen, a water-policy expert at Arizona State University, told the Guardian. “Things look pretty grim. Humans have always been good at moving water around, but right now everyone will need to do what it takes to prevent the system from crashing.” Drought conditions are expected to continue through the summer, threatening the water supply for about million people living in the Southwest, including dozens of tribes. Plunging water levels will likely trigger states that depend on the reservoir to implement water-saving measures. In August, officials will determine whether to declare a water shortage prompting automatic cuts in water usage in several southwestern states, the Washington Post reports. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us.



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Free well water screening offered next week


EAU CLAIRE — Free well water screenings will be offered next week at the state Department of Natural Resources booth at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Eau Claire. During the event, which runs July through , the DNR will offer on-the-spot nitrate screenings of water samples at booth . Those interested in free screenings are asked to bring one cup of well water in a clean container. Test results will be available within a few minutes. Nearly one in every private wells in Wisconsin may contain high levels of nitrate, Marty Nessman, DNR s private water supply section chief, said in a news release. Nitrate is the most common health-related contaminant found in Wisconsin s groundwater. Infants and pregnant women should not drink water with nitrate-nitrogen levels greater than milligrams per liter. Parts of the state with higher concentrations of agriculture or septic systems generally have more nitrate issues, the news release stated. Areas with sandy soils or fractured bedrock near the surface also are more prone to groundwater contamination.





New Water Supply System in Turkistan Fully Provides Whole City With Drinking Water


NUR-SULTAN – The construction of a water supply system that will fully provide the city with centralized drinking water has been completed in Turkistan on July , reported the press service of the Turkistan Region akimat regional administration. Click on the picture to see the map. Photo credit: Gov.kz. As of today, only percent of Turkistan’s population has access to drinking water. With the new system, drinking water will be available for every resident with a capacity to cover the water needs of , people. A large automated water supply complex is now fully equipped with modern technology and energy-saving high-tech installations. During the construction of the new facility, more than , kilometers of pipes were laid and , cubic meters of tanks were additionally built at the central reservoir of Turkistan. Sewerage was connected to all old and new buildings in the city. The water supply system utilizes powerful pumps that receive water from a depth of several meters through wells and transfer it to the main mechanism which sterilizes the water and sends it to the residents. The new infrastructure comes at the next stage of Turkistan’s urban development, as the city is quickly becoming a new center of international tourism in the country.




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BJP workers protest over water shortage in Delhi, try to cut supply to Satyendar Jain's house


New Delhi: The police used water cannons to disperse Delhi BJP leaders and workers as they tried to cut the water connection to Delhi Jal Board chairman DJB Satyendar Jain s house on Monday to protest the alleged poor water supply in the city. Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, who led the protesters, said the party workers will cut off the water supply to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal s residence if the water crisis in the city is not resolved within the next two days. Later, the BJP claimed in a statement that several party workers and leaders were injured as the police used water cannons on them and baton-charged them. However, a senior police officer denied the use of force by police against protesters. He also said no one was injured when protesters were being dispersed by the police. The BJP s protest came a day after Aam Aadmi Party AAP workers allegedly damaged the water connection to Gupta s residence in Patel Nagar during a protest against the Haryana government for allegedly not providing the capital its share of water. Addressing the protesters, Gupta said, People in Delhi are craving for every drop of water. The ministers of the Kejriwal government will realise the problems being faced by the people when their water supply is cut off. Delhi BJP media cell head Navin Kumar said, We used a JCB machine to remove the waterline outside Jain s residence. We will cut the water connection to Kejriwal s residence, too, if the Delhi government fails to resolve the water crisis within the next two days. There were around to protesters. Around protesters, led by president of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha Vasu Rukhar, were detained at the spot for some time but were released later, he said. On Saturday, DJB vice-chairman Raghav Chadha alleged that Haryana was withholding part of Delhi s share of water. He said the DJB had moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to Haryana to release the capital s legitimate share of water. The DJB has been supplying million gallons of water a day MGD to city residents this summer against the demand of , MGD, he said. At present, Delhi has been receiving MGD against MGD from Haryana. Besides, Delhi draws MGD groundwater and receives MGD from the Upper Ganga Canal, he said. Countering Chadha, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri on Monday claimed that according to an agreement, Haryana has to supply MGD of water every month to Delhi. However, it s providing MGD of water per month to Delhi, he said, challenging Kejriwal and Chadha for a debate on the issue. Bidhuri alleged that the DJB, which was once running in profit Rs crore, was now running in loss due to corruption and mismanagement. When the AAP came to power in Delhi, there was a requirement of MGD of water. Now, against a requirement of , MGD, the DJB only supplies MGD of water, he claimed.



Montgomery village board looks at way forward for water give


Bernard Law Montgomery officers are discovering the place the apple may still get its ingesting water in the future, and are conscious how critical the problem is for the neighborhood. “here s probably the only best important resolution you will anytime make,” apple admiral Matt Brolley instructed the village lath these days. presently the village gets its water from wells, borer into a abysmal sandstone aquifer. despite the fact, that aquifer is drying up, officers stated. apple engineer peter Wallers spoke of “we’re getting to a point where we’re starting to get to a critical part of the sandstone, the dewatering, and in the subsequent to fifteen years will get to a point” the place there may be periods “where the possibility of neatly inoperability is fairly excessive.” Sir Bernard Law isn t the only city in the enviornment with this difficulty. Oswego and Yorkville are additionally analyzing the place to get water sooner or later with the aquifer slowly dehydration up. Oswego officials these days referred to the aquifer is at severe possibility of burning and should no longer be capable of accommodated that neighborhood’s maximum each day baptize demand sometime amid and . Bernard Law Montgomery trustees recently heard six options for the future water provide. Three involve bringing in basin Michigan water, either through the DuPage baptize commission, which is already in existence, the Joliet area water commission, which is being shaped now, or during the Illinois lake baptize fee in Plainfield. a further choice contains teaming up with Oswego and Yorkville on a treatment bulb to use Fox River water. different percentages consist of alive with the metropolis of aurora to buy extra water from that city, or st viscount montgomery of alamein constructing its personal device to tackle Fox River baptize. Wallers recommended a plan for a number of accessible hearings, launch houses and apple workshops to assume area over the next several months on the baptize deliver challenge. he s allurement the village board to plan on making a decision on the water deliver option sometime in November or December. He referred to there are giant infrastructure advancements that allows you to should retract region no count which option is called. “We won’t be likely switching baptize substances unless or reckoning on the alternative that is chosen however we can’t live on the deep sandstone aquifer indefinitely, that’s the one sure bet,” he stated. Judy Pochel is a contract reporter for The alarm-news.



Low baptize provide prompts Navajo tribal account authority to cut off water allocations to a few chapters


In backward June, it was stated that Navajo Nation capacity within district Teesto, Dilkon, Indian Wells, Greasewood Springs, White Cone, Low mountain, Jeddito and surrounding communities confronted severe water shortages due to the Navajo affiliated utility ascendancy NTUA shutting bottomward domestic water allocation to a couple of capacity, which caused low water give for watering points and ability utilization. board delegate Elmer Begay Dilkon, Indian Wells, Teesto, Whitecone, Greasewood Springs of the th Navajo Nation council informed the public that the baptize aspects at Dilkon passage and Teesto spot accomplished low ranges that led to Navajo tribal account ascendancy to shut down the water allocation as a way to top off the equipment. “This drought isn t a new emergence, it has plagued the southwestern part of the reservation for the ultimate - years,” stated delegate Begay. “I consider that the designation of yank rescue Plan Act dollars to the Navajo Nation will give new opportunities to resolve the drought difficulty that were up to now restricted by using the availability of the dollars.” both capacity are the final to be served on the Greasewood water band and are one of the most turning out to be communities when it comes to inhabitants. further abrupt the baptize availability in the location. These water aspects require to be bodily monitored instead of immediately measured via a remote device, which unless neighborhood contributors challenge a grievance about the low baptize levels, again Navajo tribal utility authority can also or may no longer have the latest update. agent Begay inquired to the Navajo Nation baptize department about the industrial baptize leases the department issued to quite a lot of development corporations and in the event that they could be quickly abeyant with a view to retain the ultimate alluvial water deliver. These business baptize leases, which might be calculated depending on the monthly condensate general and aridity circumstances, are particular to a baptize neatly in Dilkon and with contractors in the region extracting tremendous amounts of water for his or her uses, it impacted the livestock well that became pronounced to most effective accept - toes of attainable baptize per day. abrogation abounding community participants, ranchers, and Navajo association to be with out entry to baptize for themselves as well. finally, the leases affected the home baptize supply for capacity within commune , apart from Greasewood section, back the baptize was shut off. affecting the capacity’ day by day operations, meetings, and their features as they could not allow people to make the most of the bathroom and beginning of baptize services to families who rely upon them. despite the baptize outages in Dilkon, Teesto, White Cone, Indian Wells, Jeddito capacity and Birdsprings part, Greasewood part opened their watering element to those in the location if they had a Navajo affiliated account authority card. alternative watering facets were determined in Winslow, Arizona and other border towns in the area however to enhanced alleviate the condition, ranch owners voluntarily downsized their cattle numbers from advance to may additionally. while the baptize aspect in Dilkon will deserve to go below aridity restrictions that contain limiting hours of utilization and limiting the gallons per load to avoid completely clarification the amount device earlier than it has time to replenish. “I believe that via usual alignment, along with the establishment of new basement, we will begin discovering solutions to the aridity,” referred to agent Begay.



strikes accepted to save lake Kemp as attainable baptize supply


Efforts are underway to resolve a dilemma that arose back the federal govt deactivated a chloride manage mission that averted salty water from abounding into basin Kemp. The project near Truscott accomplished operation on July . Russell Schreiber, city of Wichita avalanche accessible works director, batten to Wichita canton commissioners Monday. “We’re doing every thing we can at federal stage and accompaniment stage to try to appeal some class of appropriations for persisted operation of this,” Schreiber stated. He explained the water in query comes from salty springs in West Texas and flows into the Wichita River, which feeds into basin Kemp, certainly one of three reservoirs Wichita avalanche and different communities depend on for drinking water. The assignment, operated by means of the corps of Engineers, makes use of an inflatable dam to block the water flow back it’s low and the chloride level is excessive. The water is again piped to a alkali lake near Truscott the place it’s allowed to clear. The metropolis spent $sixty seven million on a micro-filtrationreverse assimilation gadget in to filter final salt content material out of basin Kemp baptize. “The metropolis constructed the MFRO plant in keeping with the assignment closing in location. Our programs are designed to treat that baptize. Over time, alkali degrees could raise in lake Kemp and impact our means to treat that baptize,” Schreiber pointed out. He observed the conclusion of the project doesn t pose an instantaneous danger to the baptize provide. “It’s no longer like chloride is going to increase tomorrow to where we can’t expend the baptize, however’s going to increase over time. I believe it’s going to be something we’re going to ought to step into,” he spoke of. The affect of the loss of the project would affect no longer handiest Wichita avalanche water consumers, however other communities that buy the city’s baptize, an agricultural baptize district, the electrical power plant at Oklaunion and the Dundee angle birthplace. “One and a bisected actor dollars out of I don’t comprehend how many billions? you would believe that could be attractive easy to discover,” Schreiber stated. He talked about suggestions that the metropolis engage over the undertaking probably aren’t functional. “We’re accomplishing every little thing we are able to to advance this factor along via a different appropriations invoice so one can probably appear up later this year,” Schreiber noted. lots of the drinking water for Wichita falls comes from lakes Arrowhead and Kickapoo, but within the heat of summers when condensate turns into scarce and baptize consume rises, the metropolis pulls about p.c of its provide from lake Kemp. Kemp baptize helped shop the metropolis from disaster all the way through a historic drought that began in .



The Hoover Dam Is operating Low on baptize


an individual looks at the white arena of mineralized bean, advertence the drop in baptize tiers, close the Hoover Dam at lake Mead. Justin LaneE-EFE baptize levels at basin Mead, the vital reservoir fashioned by the Hoover Dam, hit an all-time low as a crippling drought affronted with the aid of ascent temperatures as a result of local weather exchange took dangle of the West, the Guardian experiences. based on a report from the U.S. agency of affirmation, basin Mead’s baptize degree has ducked to ,.fifty five feet aloft sea level, abrogation the biggest reservoir in the united states about p.c abounding. ordinary, the backlog has collapsed ft on account that , in line with the Washington publish. decrease baptize tiers don’t simply pressure baptize provide but additionally the dam’s electric skill: “every foot of basin level abatement means about megawatts of lost skill,” a spokesperson for the agency of reclamation instructed CNN. “We’ve widely used this element will access because we’ve persisted to make use of greater baptize than the river gives for years,” Kathryn Sorensen, a water-policy knowledgeable at Arizona state tuition, advised the Guardian. “things appear glowing grim. people accept at all times been decent at moving water round, however at the moment everyone will deserve to do what it takes to stay away from the equipment from abolition.” aridity conditions are anticipated to continue throughout the summer, insulting the water deliver for roughly forty actor people living within the Southwest, together with dozens of tribes. coast water tiers will likely trigger states that depend upon the backlog to put in force baptize-extenuative measures. In baronial, officers will determine even if to acknowledge a baptize shortage bidding automated diminishes in water usage in several southwestern states, the Washington submit studies. phrases & privacy note by means of appointment your e-mail, you conform to our terms and privacy be aware and to get hold of electronic message from us.



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