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ReporterWater flowed outside a Roanoke hotel Wednesday, and it had nothing to do with the recent flooding and heavy rain. Water utility workers from around the state came together to test their skills. The Virginia Section of the American Water Works...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefLynchburg leaders are taking a new approach to a decades-long construction effort. The combined sewer overflow project (CSO) has been going on for 20 years and was mandated by state officials, because too much waste water was leaking into the James...
ReporterWinter weather is often a challenge, but this year, the rain and snow have also been a benefit to the region's water supply. Both Spring Hollow Reservoir and Carvins Cove are now full. After coming out of a drought last summer and early fall, that's...
Some prefer city or town water. Others, well water. If you ask David Crawford, he'll tell you the best tasting water comes off your roof. He's a little partial. His company, Rainwater Management Solutions on Riverside Drive in Salem, began over a decade...
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Southside Virginia is listed as one of the top ten endangered places in the Southeast. That's according to the Southern Environmental Law Center, an advocacy organization for the environment. It says the push to lift Virginia's longstanding ban on...
Martinsville Sewage Treatment Plant overwhelmed by rain; VDH asks residents to avoid use of Smith RiverThe Virginia Department of Health is asking citizens to avoid recreational use of the Smith River near Martinsville because the Martinsville Sewage Treatment Plant has been overwhelmed by recent heavy rains. The specific area is downstream from the...
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A person wanted by several police agencies for water treatment scams has been arrested. Larry Foster was arrested Monday in Nashville, Tennessee. Foster was wanted for scams in Bedford County, Franklin County, and several other states. Foster has...
ReporterLarge parts of the country are suffering from drought, and here in this area conditions are abnormally dry, but that hasn't affected the drinking water supply in the Roanoke Valley. The fish weren't biting, but that was not a problem for Kirby Adams and...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe Town of Chatham has lifted the voluntary conservation measures after storms late last week brought mud and debris into the water system. ------------------------ Typically easy tasks are becoming day long trips for residents of Chatham in...
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June is National Rivers Month! Did you know that the United States has over 3,660,000 miles of rivers? That’s enough distance to circle the Earth 146 times! Freshwater rivers and streams provide drinking and irrigation water, wildlife habitat,...
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