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State agency fines Barnwell

COLUMBIA - State regulators have fined the city of Barnwell $700 for malfunctions at its wastewater treatment facility and ordered the city to make improvements. Specifically, the S.C. Department of Environmental Control found the site...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-06/state-agency-fines-barnwell
'Microbeads' show up in environment

...specially designed nets and found the specks everywhere. Barely visible without a microscope, the bits flow through wastewater treatment plant screens and into the lakes. Sherri Mason, an environmental scientist with State University of New York-Fredonia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-18/microbeads-show-environmen
Langley Pond safe for recreational use, agencies say

...was dammed in 1870 to create Langley Pond.In 1970, no living fish were found in the pond, but in 1979 a new wastewater treatment plant went into operation, helping make Langley Pond less contaminated."The contamination in Langley Pond has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-27/langley-pond-safe-recreationa
SC orders stricter PCB testing

...reported that the board at the Department of Health and Environmental Control on Thursday ordered more testing at wastewater treatment plants to look for PCBs.Officials worry the chemicals could show up in sewage sludge that farmers use to fertilize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-14/sc-orders-stricter-pcb-t
Nurture local greenery

...each) wither away because of a lack of care.One would think they could have taken a hint from the folks at the wastewater treatment plant right next door. What a pretty sight there with the well-planned landscaping. One almost can forget the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-20/nurture-local-greenery
Spies and smokes and election board folks

...employee was arrested and charged with defrauding the city of Augusta out of $86,456 for work at the city's wastewater treatment plant she didn't do, according to Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier.Terrilynn Brown is accused of using an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-11-02/nsa-has-its-eye
Former Job Shop temp accused of stealing from city

...Job Shop temporary employee bilked the city of Augusta out of $86,456.20 for work at Augusta's Messerly wastewater treatment plant she didn't perform, city officials confirmed Monday.Terrilynn Brown, 50, used an office at the plant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-10-28/former-job-shop-temp-a
Clarified water: Unlikely allies collaborate to make law clearer

...clearly define the matter of jurisdiction. Responding to a lesser offer of guidance, NACWA wanted to be sure that wastewater treatment systems, storm sewer systems, wetland treatment systems and roadside and agricultural ditches were exempt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-10-05/clarified-water-
Million-dollar water woes consume Timmonsville, SC

...federal regulations on safe drinking water and wastewater treatment upped the ante. Combined with the Great Recession's...more stringent rules on clean drinking water and wastewater treatment. Meanwhile, the federal government is giving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-09-22/million-dollar-water-woes-consume-t
Flooding in North Augusta, Columbia County

...Manager Tim Holloway said. Water flowed through the pipe and over the road to the creek.The nearby Reed Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant reported 4.7 inches of rain overnight, according to Columbia County Emergency Services Division Director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-03/flooding-north-augusta-columb