Tag Archive: water

May 31 2013

Landmark water legislation:House Bill 4 helps lay foundation for meeting Texas’ water needs

Gov. Rick Perry today ceremonially signed House Bill 4, which lays the foundation for meeting Texas’ water future water needs. HB 4 provides for active, full-time governance at the Texas Water Development Board; creates a new funding mechanism to support water-supply project implementation over the next 50 years; and directs local, regional and state officials …

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May 01 2013

SB 1327: Toll road construction project and public utilities

East Texas Review Dear Editor: I sincerely hope the Legislature will enact SB 1327. This bill deals with toll road construction projects and public utilities, which operate in the right-of-way. Currently, any cost of moving public utilities is shared between the utility (and thus its customers) and the toll road project. If SB 1327 is …

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May 15 2012

Water utilities customers warned to beware of scam

The City of Longview is issuing warnings to water utilities customers of a fraudulent scheme that has already targeted some locals. Scam artists tell their victims the president and federal government will provide them with credit or literally pay their water bills. The hucksters then give their unwitting customers a phony bank routing number so they can …

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Apr 24 2012

Get water smart

Ag Commissioner promotes water conservation Says historical drought, growing population call attention to critical need for water conservation   Citing the devastating results of water shortages, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, along with a group of state and local leaders and a partnership of private businesses today announced the Texas Water Smart conservation campaign. The result …

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Apr 04 2012

City Offices Closed for Easter

City of Longview offices will be closed Friday, April 6 in observance of Good Friday. All City offices will resume regular business hours Monday, April 9. Garbage collection will remain on regular schedule. The Compost Site will be closed Friday, April 6, but will be open Saturday, April 7. The Longview Public Library and the …

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Apr 03 2012

Are you BalanceD? The importance of water

Are you BalanceD? By Caty Millburg- Nutrition Expert             How much pure water do you get a day?  Chances are it is not enough to keep your body at full functionality.  In fact, water makes up for more than half of the body’s weight.  Body water acts in many areas of the body including lubricating …

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Mar 15 2012

Water restrictions mandatory

The City of Tyler is reminding citizens that the mandatory water restrictions implemented in December are still in effect. Lake Tyler is currently 4.58 feet below spillway levels and Lake Palestine is 2.54 feet low. Step Two drought measures call for mandatory water conservation measures to prohibit water waste.  Water waste is defined as washing …

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Mar 15 2012

Is the earth bursting at the seams, or is there plenty of room for more?

By James J. Jackson The United Nations warns us that the world’s population is about to surpass 7 Billion people. Many fear this is the result of ‘population explosion’, described as a condition where an organism’s numbers exceed the carrying capacity of its habitat..”. Experts opine that, “Humans are 10,000 more common than they should …

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