Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsWater Supply
IN THE NEWS

Water Supply

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2012
New regulations being developed in Washington Township, Pa., would put greater protections in place for the municipal water supply. The ordinances being considered for adoption would regulate geothermal systems, as well as activities near wellheads. If passed by the five township supervisors, one of two ordinances currently in draft form would establish standards for construction of geothermal heating systems for residential, institutional, commercial and industrial uses. The ordinance seeks to minimize the potential for damage to natural resources through safe and efficient systems that use modern technology.
NEWS
BY ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 29, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com There may be silver linings in the clouds expected to hover over the area this week. If the clouds drop rain, it might help the area's water supply get healthy again, which is what many people hope. Farmers are especially concerned about the spring crops. "The topsoil moisture is in great shape for planting," Washington County Agriculture Extension Agent Don Schwartz said. "The concern from an agronomic point of view is we do not have a good reserve in the second or third foot of soil.
NEWS
BY STACEY DANZUSO | March 27, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com The state has denied a request by the Borough of Chambersburg that would boost its water supply while drought conditions persist. The borough had requested that it be allowed to reduce the amount of water the state requires it release into the Conococheague Creek from the two dams that create the Long Pine and Birch Run reservoirs, Borough Manager Eric Oyer said. The borough made the request in February as part of its drought contingency plan.
NEWS
January 9, 2002
Bowers says town must look at water supply By ANDREW SCHOTZ andrews@herald-mail.com Smithsburg must "seriously look" at expanding its water supply, Mayor Tommy Bowers said as he pondered what lies ahead in town government in 2002. The city of Hagerstown sells the town a maximum of 240,000 gallons of water per day. Bowers said the town's usage is growing and is now at about 210,000 gallons a day. It would cost the town a one-time fee - almost $5 per additional gallon - to raise the cap, Bowers said, so that probably won't happen anytime soon.
NEWS
By BRYN MICKLE | November 20, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Berkeley County Commission President James Smith promised residents in the Blairton community that the county would not allow their water to be shut off. "Your water is not going to go away," Smith said. "That can't happen and we won't allow it to happen. " Exactly how Blairton will get a new water source, however, remains unclear. A contingent of Blairton residents, bolstered by the presence of two state delegates, showed up at the commission meeting Thursday morning and asked the county to intervene in Blairton's dispute with the Riverton Quarry.
NEWS
By CLYDE FORD | June 20, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - As a homeowner, Jackie Avey King likes her well water. It smells a little like sulfur, but it's free and it's not heavily chlorinated like public water. As president of King Street Realty, she also likes public water lines, seeing them as opportunities for growth. "A lot of people moving out from the city don't like the idea of well water. They think if it's not public water, it's not potable," King said. Berkeley County and West Virginia officials are looking at a plan to provide more public water lines throughout the county, enough to serve all the future needs of the county, said Berkeley County Commissioner D. Wayne Dunham.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | June 25, 2005
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The chairman of the Morgan County Rural Water Committee told the Morgan County Commission on Friday that the rural water committee is "beginning to get preliminary feedback" from the findings of the U.S. Geologic Survey team that is sampling 90 private wells in the county and the Hydraulic Center at West Virginia University that is concentrating on sampling wells in the Cold Run Valley area....
NEWS
BY STACEY DANZUSO | March 22, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg officials believe the borough has a 300-day supply of water on hand, which means it will be months before they would have to implement a water rationing plan. "We have a drought contingency plan. It is not finalized, but we have submitted the first draft to the state," Borough Manager Eric Oyer said. He said questions remain on what the plan's impact would be on residential and commercial water users and how to penalize those who use excessive amounts of water.
NEWS
April 19, 2007
The Hagerstown Water Department will be making repairs this morning on a large water main that will be affecting the water supply to the areas along Virginia Avenue from Williamsport to the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks, including the areas of Williamsport, Cloverton, the Interstate Industrial Park, Van Lear, Tammany, Valley Mall and Wesel Boulevard to Ridge Avenue.
NEWS
May 31, 2008
The City of Hagerstown will flush fire hydrants from June 2 to 20 in the following areas: · Greencastle Pike from Williamsport to Cearfoss and Cindy Lane · National Pike and West Washington Street from Huyetts Crossroads to Hump Road · Interstate 70/81 Industrial Park · Cedar Lawn · Highland Manor · Washington County Business Park · Hopewell Road · Broadfording ...
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 25, 2013
The City of Hagerstown Water Department provided information about its hydrant-flushing schedule. Hydrants in Zone 6 will be flushed from Tuesday, Aug. 27, through Tuesday, Sept. 3. That includes the area bordered by the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks to the west, Memorial Boulevard to the north, Rose Hill Avenue to the east and South Hagerstown High School to the south, including all of Pope Avenue and Corbett Street. The water department advises water customers in those areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, to frequently check their water supply for discolored water conditions, which might occur because of the work being done.
Advertisement
NEWS
July 5, 2013
The city of Hagerstown's water department will conduct hydrant flushings Monday through Friday in the following areas: Along Virginia Avenue (U.S. 11) from Halfway to West Wilson boulevards, including Greenberry Hills, Friendship Heights, Noland Drive and Moller Avenue. Water customers in these areas are cautioned to check their water supply for discolored water conditions that might occur because of this work, particularly when using automatic washing machines.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
The City of Hagerstown says hydrant flushing will take place Monday, April 22, through Friday, May 17, in the following areas: Areas along Virginia Avenue from Williamsport to the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks including the areas of Williamsport, Cloverton, Interstate Industrial Park, Governor Lane Boulevard, Elmwood Farms, VanLear, Tammany Manor, Hickory School Area, Valley Mall and Wesel Boulevard. The city cautions water customers in those areas to frequently check their water supply for discolored water conditions which may occur because of this work, particularly when using automatic washing machines.
NEWS
June 5, 2012
City officials said hydrant flushing in Hagerstown will begin today and continue through Friday, June 15, in the following neighborhoods:   The area bordered on the north by Wayside and Maple avenues, on the south by Church Street, on the east by North Mulberry Street and on the west by North Prospect Street. That includes such streets as Broadway, North and Randolph avenues, and Locust, Jonathan and North Potomac streets.  Water customers in those areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, should frequently check their water supply for discolored water, which may occur because of the work, officials said.
NEWS
May 23, 2012
City officials said hydrant flushing in Hagerstown that began on Tuesday, May 8, is being extended through Tuesday, June 5 in the following area: Both sides of Dual Highway from Cleveland Avenue to All Star Court including Medical Campus, Beverly Drive, Brightwood, Hampton of Brightwoods, Greenwich Park, Youngstown and Londontown. Water customers in those areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, are cautioned to frequently check their water supply for discolored water.
NEWS
April 26, 2012
City officials say that hydrant flushing in Hagerstown which began on Wednesday, March 28, will be extended through Friday, May 4, in the following areas: Black Rock Estates, Mount Aetna Road, Jefferson Boulevard, Green Hill Acres, Trovinger Mill Road, Trengail Manor and Jefferson Heights. Water customers in those areas are cautioned to frequently check their water supply for discolored water which may occur because of the work, especially those using automatic washing machines.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2012
New regulations being developed in Washington Township, Pa., would put greater protections in place for the municipal water supply. The ordinances being considered for adoption would regulate geothermal systems, as well as activities near wellheads. If passed by the five township supervisors, one of two ordinances currently in draft form would establish standards for construction of geothermal heating systems for residential, institutional, commercial and industrial uses. The ordinance seeks to minimize the potential for damage to natural resources through safe and efficient systems that use modern technology.
NEWS
March 27, 2012
Hagerstown officials said hydrant flushing will begin today and continue through Friday, April 13, in the following area: All residential developments along Md. 64 (Jefferson Boulevard - Cavetown Pike) from Greendale Drive to Cavetown, including Chewsville, Havenwood Hills, Beaverbrook, Holiday Acres, Hagerstown Community College, Woodbridge, Youngstown, Robins Glenn, Brightwood, Black Rock Estates and Sycamore Heights. Officials caution water customers in these areas, particularly those using automatic washing machines, to frequently check their water supply for discolored water that might occur because of the work.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|