Aiken community told to boil water

According to a news release, city of Aiken public works crews have been working through the night to repair a water main break on Pipeline Road in Aiken. Repairs were completed early...

Aiken County recycling rate nearly three times better than Augusta's

...charity or redeemed for coupons through a program called Recycling Perks, Videtto said.John Dyches, Aiken County's public works director, said through teaching children to think green and offering the convenience of commingling recyclables...

Talk not looking good for stormwater fee

...the lots.Ernie says Floyd County handles such demolitions without any extra management or staff simply by contacting Public Works and having the director send out a couple of equipment operators and their machines along with a couple of dump trucks...

Route unclear as May 19 deadline nears for DOT to decide whether to grant OK for Palmetto Pipeline

...with a line going somewhere in South Carolina to somewhere in Florida," said John Sawyer, Savannah's director of public works and water resources. Palmetto's letter described the project in broad terms, indicating it would transport up to...

Fouling the water

...reflect the will of the American people. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee in March that "87.1 percent" of public comments supported the rules. However, she neglected to tell lawmakers...

Falling oil prices raise alarm in North Dakota towns that invested in construction projects

...prices began to drop, falling to about $50 a barrel now.Leaders in the North Dakota Legislature have pledged to keep public-works improvements as a priority. Whether that's sustainable depends on how long oil prices stay down.Oil and gas revenue...

Two more Augusta storm fee meetings set

...property tax bills or delaying implementation beyond a planned July start date.On Thursday, the Augusta Commission has a public work session to discuss the fee with Jackson and project consultants from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Augusta Municipal Building...

Fracking: US requires disclosure of chemicals for oil, gas drilling on public lands

...announced it was filing a lawsuit to block the regulation and the Republican chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced legislation to keep fracking regulations under state management.The final rule hews closely to...

'It's a never-ending fee'

...What's the need in 2020 going to be? Whatever City Public Works says it is, apparently.And therein lies the real menace...raising revenue without raising taxes, and you will see public works (funding) being shifted to other places."Governments...

Grovetown inmates begin public work in pink

On Jan. 19, a shipment of pink uniforms arrived for inmates at the Grovetown Detention Center. In the days since, Sgt. Cameron Brown has chaperoned detainees on two work details, which involves collecting litter on local roadways.