Day: July 12, 2018

Firefighter Killed, a Dozen Injured in Gas Explosion and Fire near Madison, Wisconsin

Firefighter Killed, a Dozen Injured in Gas Explosion and Fire near Madison, Wisconsin Todd Richmond | Chicago Tribune A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday. The blast in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday evening …

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Newtown Burst Water Main Repairs Will ‘Cost Thousands’

Newtown Burst Water Main Repairs Will ‘Cost Thousands’ BBC News Flood water affected about 100 properties in Wheeler Street, Newtown, Birmingham on Saturday, leaving thousands of pounds worth of damage. The cost of repairing one commercial property will be “more than £50,000”. Some people have been given alternative accommodation away from their flood-hit homes while …

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‘We Can’t Do Anything’: Owensboro Water Main Break Takes Toll on Residents

‘We Can’t Do Anything’: Owensboro Water Main Break Takes Toll on Residents Segann March | Courier & Press While the Owensboro Municipal Utilities has repaired the two water main breaks from Monday, most Owensboro residents didn’t get water back until Tuesday night. Longtime Owensboro resident Jimmy Sumner hopes his water is restored quickly. “It’s been very rough – …

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Call Before You Dig: Gas Manager Wants City to Consider Ordinance

Call Before You Dig: Gas Manager Wants City to Consider Ordinance Adam Smith | The News Courier Contractors and homeowners are legally required to “Call Before You Dig” so gas, power, water, sewer and data lines can be marked by utility companies prior to construction. Athens Gas Department Manager Steve Carter said Monday he doesn’t …

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Gas Build-Up Blamed for Gloucester County Home Explosion That Killed Two

Gas Build-Up Blamed for Gloucester County Home Explosion That Killed Two SNJ Today Staff | SNJ Today A build-up of gas is being blamed for the explosion of a Gloucester County home over the weekend. Authorities say the explosion that killed a Newfield couple and leveled their home on Saturday, July 7th, was caused by a gas …

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SaskEnergy Says Investment in Pipeline Safety Paying Off

SaskEnergy Says Investment in Pipeline Safety Paying Off CJME News SaskEnergy’s investment in the “know-before-you dig” campaign appears to be showing positive results. The Crown corporation’s annual report released Tuesday shows a 3.5 per cent reduction in damage to transmission lines. SaskEnergy has more than 85,000 kilometres of pipelines across the province and the damage …

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Doggone It! We Energies Searching for Canine Safety Ambassador

Doggone It! We Energies Searching for Canine Safety Ambassador Stephanie Staudinger | WDJT-TV We Energies is once again searching for a canine safety ambassador for their safe digging campaign. If you see your dog digging a hole in your yard, snap a picture. Your dog can help We Energies spread an important safety message: Doggone …

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Energy & Utility Leaders: How to Transform with Little to No Room for Error

Energy & Utility Leaders: How to Transform with Little to No Room for Error David Kotter The U.S. energy and utility industry is seeing significant growth and transformation. These aspirations to transform, however, are not without challenges. From repairing and replacing decades-old infrastructure, to innovating new ways of providing clean energy, to updating aging technology …

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America Must Act to Ensure Qualified Water Workforce

America Must Act to Ensure Qualified Water Workforce David C. Sago & Andrew Kricun | The Hill Water is the lifeblood of our society and a key economic engine employing workers nationwide. A new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program found that, in 2016, 1.7 million workers were directly involved in designing, constructing, operating  and governing …

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