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Mississippi city residents questioning utility bill changes

A coastal Mississippi city’s residents are worrying about the growing cost and sporadic delivery of their utility bills. People in Gulfport say they’re seeing spikes in what they owe and billing cycles for water, sewer and garbage collection that cover differing lengths of time beyond the usual 30 days. Loretta Howard told The Biloxi Sun Herald that she received a $213 utility ...

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Jackson may sue Siemens over water issues

The city of Jackson, Mississippi, may sue Siemens over water issues.Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba tells WJTV-TV that the City Council has hired a Birmingham, Alabama-based law firm to review a $91 million contract the city entered with Siemens in 2012. The city says Siemens didn’t fulfill the contract in which the company promised to upgrade Jackson water meters and overhaul ...

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Ergon possibly linked to Corpus Christi spill

A chemical leak from an asphalt plant that led Corpus Christi officials to warn residents this week not to drink the water was apparently reported a week earlier, according to an email from a state environmental official that was obtained Friday. The internal email sent Wednesday by Susan Clewis, a regional director for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, contained ...

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MDEQ reissues discharge permit for Kemper plant

State officials are affirming a permit that allows Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County power plant to discharge water into a creek during high rainfall. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Permit Board voted unanimously Tuesday to reissue the permit with minor changes in how on-site sewage is treated and monitored. The vote comes after a Meridian man challenging the permit ...

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Jackson rejects state of emergency declaration over water

Jackson officials have declined to declare a state of emergency over high levels of lead discovered in Jackson’s tap water. Local news outlets report that the Jackson City Council voted down Councilman De’Keither Stamps’ resolution on Tuesday. Stamps says the resolution called for the testing of water in more homes and it requested assistance from several federal agencies. Jackson Public ...

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City of Jackson issues warning for pregnant women, children over lead in water

The City of Jackson has issued a warning for pregnant women and children over lead found in water, multiple media outlets have reported. In June 2015, the Mississippi State Department of Health performed the required sampling for lead and copper. In January 2016, the City was notified by the Mississippi Department of Health that elevated levels of lead exceeding the ...

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Neel-Schaffer hires Brian Granger

Brian Granger, PE, BCEE, has joined Neel-Schaffer as an engineer manager in the Jackson. He has experience and knowledge in water resources engineering, advanced wastewater treatment, pumping, water supply and storage, and public utility pipeline projects. Granger has over 20 years of experience and he has worked on several large private and municipal projects. He was a project engineer for ...

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$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects

JACKSON — State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they’re proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million. About $700 million to repair environmental damage and enhance recreational access has been allocated previously, although some of that work has yet to begin. The ...

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