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August 9, 2000
Training center searches for additional water source By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Demand for well water at the National Conservation Training Center has affected at least one well on a neighboring property and officials at the center are looking for other sources of water to meet the facility's needs. When the training center draws water from a well on its property, the water level in a well on the neighboring property may drop up to 2 feet, said training center spokesman Steve Chase.
NEWS
March 7, 2002
The Maryland Department of Environment has updated Washington County's drought status from a watch to a warning. According to the agency's Web site, Washington County's hydrologic indicators show greater stress than the rest of Western Maryland. It notes the increased demand for replacement wells due to low groundwater levels. In Hancock, Town Manager Lou Close is asking residents to voluntarily conserve water. No problems have been reported with the town's water supply, but Close is asking residents to conserve as a precautionary measure due to drought conditions in Washington County.
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by DON AINES | January 6, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com During the public debate over rezoning of 1,025 acres of mostly farmland to residential and commercial zoning, a number of Washington Township residents raised the question of where the water for an additional 1,400 or more houses would come from. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th, announced a federal grant of $390,000 toward the development of an additional water source and the first interconnection of the Washington Township Municipal Authority and Waynesboro Borough Authority water systems.
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By TRISH RUDDER | January 17, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Courthouse Energy Advisory Committee took a step forward this week. Members are interested in using a water source heat pump system to heat and cool the new building, and the water source might come from the area springs. The committee was formed last November to find alternative energy uses and incorporate them into the new Morgan County Courthouse building. The old building was destroyed by fire in August 2006. Michael Wesner, the mechanical engineering vice president of Scheeser, Buckley and Mayfield, which is working with the committee and architect, Tom Potts of Silling & Silling, said the heat pump system has connecting ventilation equipment.
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By TRISH RUDDER | August 2, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - Is there a way to protect groundwater from high-density development? Members of the Morgan County Groundwater subcommittee got some ideas from a Berkeley County commissioner this week. "I have a passion about groundwater," Bill Stubblefield said to about 30 people at the Morgan County Commission offices Monday night. Stubblefield spearheaded a countywide water study that began about six years ago, and as a result, a proposed law protecting Berkeley County's groundwater by controlling development in rural areas will be placed on the May 2008 ballot.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | July 22, 1998
Hagerstown water customers in the areas of Chewsville and Cavetown were still without water late Tuesday night as crews continued searching for a leak, said Gene Walzl, water department manager. Most of the 300 to 400 customers without water early Tuesday morning had it restored when a Hagerstown Fire Department truck began pumping water to those areas around 9 a.m., Walzl said. The truck was helping a booster pump near Yingling's Golf Center on Jefferson Boulevard that pumps water to higher elevations, Walzl said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 23, 2008
QUINCY, Pa. -- For two years, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been providing bottled water to 12 homes in Quincy Township, but the pending connection to a public water source promises to rid those families of a carcinogenic chemical found in their well water. A DEP spokeswoman said connecting to public water carries an estimated price tag of $2.9 million, a cost that will be shouldered by the state agency's hazardous sites cleanup program. "The specific water source has not been determined," Lauri Lebo said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2011
The dogs didn't seem to mind the chilly water Saturday at the second annual Dog Swim at Northside Pool in Waynesboro. Their owners, on the other hand, were a bit reluctant to take the plunge into the 69-degree water. But Sarah Cannady couldn't bear to let her dog, Chloe, have all of the fun leaping into the crystal-clear water. "I came last year and it was so much fun - and Chloe loves fetching the tennis ball and playing with all the other dogs," Cannady said. Wayne Driscoll, a Waynesboro Borough Council member and event coordinator, said the dog swim is not only a fun, community event, but also a fundraiser.
NEWS
May 11, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS Co. responded to 127 calls in March, including 43 fire-only calls and 84 EMS-only calls, according to Scott Bragunier, the company's public information officer. Of those calls, 51 were EMS calls in the Williamsport response area and 29 were fire calls in the area. The remaining calls were mutual-aid calls to assist other companies. The average response time for fire calls in March was 2 minutes and 59 seconds, while the average response time for EMS calls in March was 1 minute and 54 seconds.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | June 10, 1999
Tests of Hagerstown's water supply last year detected eight contaminants but all were found in concentrations far below federal guidelines, according to a tap-water analysis report being mailed to city water customers. The tests checked for 122 possible contaminants in water samples taken periodically from the two city-owned water plants, points along water pipes and inside 60 homes, City Water Department Manager Gene Walzl said. Walzl said the test results were "definitely good news" for city water customers.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 28, 2013
A new $4.8 million operations center for the Berkeley County Public Service Water District is expected to save the utility more than $125,000 a year in rent and operations costs. Winchester, Va.,-based Lantz Construction Co., which was awarded the project earlier this month, submitted the low bid among 10 companies vying for the work, according to bid tabulations. The 21,000-square-foot facility is to be built on about 15 acres in Cumbo Yard Industrial Park near Martinsburg where the water district already has a water tank in place, Water District Executive Director Paul S. Fisher said Monday.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2011
The dogs didn't seem to mind the chilly water Saturday at the second annual Dog Swim at Northside Pool in Waynesboro. Their owners, on the other hand, were a bit reluctant to take the plunge into the 69-degree water. But Sarah Cannady couldn't bear to let her dog, Chloe, have all of the fun leaping into the crystal-clear water. "I came last year and it was so much fun - and Chloe loves fetching the tennis ball and playing with all the other dogs," Cannady said. Wayne Driscoll, a Waynesboro Borough Council member and event coordinator, said the dog swim is not only a fun, community event, but also a fundraiser.
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By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2011
More than 110 waters from as close as Berkeley Springs to as far as South Korea were judged Saturday at the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. Sponsored by Travel Berkeley Springs and held at The Country Inn, the event showcased waters from all over the world that competed in the categories of municipal, bottled noncarbonated, sparkling and purified waters, and packaging design. The winners receive hand-crafted, fused-glass slump bowls made by Amingo Glass of Hedgesville, W.Va.
NEWS
May 11, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS Co. responded to 127 calls in March, including 43 fire-only calls and 84 EMS-only calls, according to Scott Bragunier, the company's public information officer. Of those calls, 51 were EMS calls in the Williamsport response area and 29 were fire calls in the area. The remaining calls were mutual-aid calls to assist other companies. The average response time for fire calls in March was 2 minutes and 59 seconds, while the average response time for EMS calls in March was 1 minute and 54 seconds.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 23, 2008
QUINCY, Pa. -- For two years, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been providing bottled water to 12 homes in Quincy Township, but the pending connection to a public water source promises to rid those families of a carcinogenic chemical found in their well water. A DEP spokeswoman said connecting to public water carries an estimated price tag of $2.9 million, a cost that will be shouldered by the state agency's hazardous sites cleanup program. "The specific water source has not been determined," Lauri Lebo said.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | January 17, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Courthouse Energy Advisory Committee took a step forward this week. Members are interested in using a water source heat pump system to heat and cool the new building, and the water source might come from the area springs. The committee was formed last November to find alternative energy uses and incorporate them into the new Morgan County Courthouse building. The old building was destroyed by fire in August 2006. Michael Wesner, the mechanical engineering vice president of Scheeser, Buckley and Mayfield, which is working with the committee and architect, Tom Potts of Silling & Silling, said the heat pump system has connecting ventilation equipment.
NEWS
By JEFF SEMLER | November 6, 2007
Since "Old Man Winter" will soon be arriving, we need to prepare for the challenges that winter brings for man and beast. The cold, snow, ice, rain, wind and any combination thereof, complicates barn chores and limits the time you want to spend outside. For these reasons, folks typically do not spend as much time in their barns during the winter months. However, here are some suggestions to keep in mind, so you can insure your animals are receiving adequate care this time of year.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 11, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - No one was injured Thursday night in a fire that destroyed a home on Poplar Grove Road, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office. Damage to the two-story home at 14149 Poplar Grove Road was estimated at $400,000, the fire marshal said. A neighbor discovered the fire, which was reported Thursday at 10:23 p.m., the fire marshal said. A cause had not been determined. Two rekindles Friday sent firefighters from the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co. back to the scene, where rubble from the fire had reignited.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 10, 2007
No one was injured Thursday night in a fire that destroyed a home on Poplar Grove Road, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office. Damage to the two-story home at 14149 Poplar Grove Road was estimated at $400,000, the fire marshal said. A neighbor discovered the fire, which was reported Thursday at 10:23 p.m., the fire marshal said. A cause had not been determined. Two rekindles Friday sent firefighters from the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co. back to the scene, where rubble from the fire had reignited.
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By TRISH RUDDER | August 2, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - Is there a way to protect groundwater from high-density development? Members of the Morgan County Groundwater subcommittee got some ideas from a Berkeley County commissioner this week. "I have a passion about groundwater," Bill Stubblefield said to about 30 people at the Morgan County Commission offices Monday night. Stubblefield spearheaded a countywide water study that began about six years ago, and as a result, a proposed law protecting Berkeley County's groundwater by controlling development in rural areas will be placed on the May 2008 ballot.
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