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State Considers Taking Over Water Pollution Permitting

Currently Idaho is one of four states that doesn’t run the program that regulates water polluters under the Clean Water Act. All point sources of pollution, from city sewer systems to industries, dairies and storm water systems must get a National Pollutant D

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Another Water Line Breaks in Twin Falls

This is the third water line break the area has experienced this winter. In December a pipe broke under the street near Glambia foods on South Washington. Earlier this month workers discovered a break in rock creek, which had been flowing for several days

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Twin Falls Crews Fix Another Broken Water Main

For the second time this winter Twin Falls city crews responded to a water main break.  However, the one this week didn’t damage a newly rebuilt major arterial road.  City officials say this water line break was discovered Wednesday morning in Rock Creek near the stock yard.

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Water Prognosticators Keep An Eye To The Sky

Idaho’s water prognosticators are trying to be optimistic even though the snowpack in Idaho is way below last year.  Water supply specialist Ron Abramovich says snowpack around the state is down considerably from last year and is considerably below average. 

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Lack Of Idaho Snow Not Yet A Big Concern

The Idaho Water Supply Committee met yesterday to talk about the lack of snow in southern Idaho.  By last year at this time the Magic Valley had already experienced quite a bit of snow and drifted roads.  But water experts say they aren’t all that concerned yet. 

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Twin Falls City Fees Going Up

Several city residents opposed the proposed increase in the Twin Falls city water, sewer and sanitation fees at last night’s city council meeting.  But in the end, the council decided an increase was necessary.

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TF City Council Sets Hearing On Utility Rates

A public hearing was set by the Twin Falls City Council yesterday to allow city residents a chance to give their opinions on a possible increase in city utility rates. 

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Good News: New Water Line Installed Southeast of Twin Falls

A huge new water line is being installed southeast of Twin Falls, bringing hopes of attracting more large-scale manufacturers.

The $2.1 Million dollar project is being paid for by the Urban Renewal Agency and is being constructed south of Kimberly Road between 3300 East and Hankins Road. When completed the pipe will run 1.6 miles and be capable of delivering up to 4,000 gallons of water per minute. The new pipe will also allow buildings of up to 100,000 square feet or more to be constructed.

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Blue Lakes Water Being Sucked Down Hole

The City of Twin Falls is conducting some tests to see where some of the water is going from Blue Lakes in the Snake River Canyon.  That’s the same place the city pumps water used by city residents for their homes and lawns.  One of the holes is sucking down about 300 gallons of water per second.  The city could like to plug the holes but those holes could be feeding water to other water users.  The Times News reports that city crews are dumping a red dye into the Blue Lakes to try to follow the water to see where it comes out. 

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Aquifer Recharge Running Behind

The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer that supplies underground water to a large portion of southern Idaho continues to be depleted but measures being taken to reverse the trend seem to be few and far between. 

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