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MDEQ decides against controversial ground water regulations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has decided against enforcing proposed amendments to state ground water regulations. “We held a public hearing about the proposed regulations and listened carefully to the concerns of those in attendance. We are not moving forward with the proposed regulations,” MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur in a statement. The new regulations had been opposed ...

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Nearly 100 water associations miss PSC's reporting deadline

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says 92 water associations in North Mississippi have failed to meet a Jan. 18 deadline for submitting a copy of their corporate by-laws to the PSC. Presley gave the 92 associations until Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. to submit by-laws or face subpoenas for records. Presley’s office has been collecting ...

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Lawmakers might examine rural water associations

JACKSON — State lawmakers could examine Mississippi’s rural water associations with an eye toward stronger regulation when the next legislative session begins in January. The interest comes after allegations surfaced about alleged wrongdoing at North Lee County Water Association and widespread customer complaints about being denied access to that association’s board meetings. “You need to have a comprehensive review of ...

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