Day: March 23, 2020

Some Not Pleased That Construction Is Among ‘Essential’ Businesses During COVID-19 Stay-At …

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois on Monday evening was just over the 48-hour mark of sheltering in place for the “stay-at-home” order due to the coronavirus pandemic. With a full weekday in the books, many have had questions about what should and should not qualify as essential. CBS 2’s Chris Tye had some answers Monday – and …

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Water is safe but wipes clog pipes – Iowa DNR

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources who are providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to public drinking water to provide clarity to the public. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is very low. Disinfection …

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PHMSA Issues Final Rule on Underground Natural Gas Storage Safety Establishing a Phased-in, Multi-Year Timeframe for Integrity Management

On February 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) issued its long-awaited Final Rule establishing safety regulations applicable to underground natural gas storage facilities. In 2016, Congress passed the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act (“PIPES Act”) which, among other things, required PHMSA to promulgate …

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Toilet paper is scarce but SLO Co. utility managers warn against using alternatives

Coronavirus restrictions issued around the globe have prompted toilet paper pandemonium in San Luis Obispo County and across the country, which is causing people to use alternatives that could damage the sewer system. The inability for many people to find toilet paper has led some to flush alternatives like napkins, wipes, and paper towels down …

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