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Bill Eller

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Sewer Line Failure Causes Financial Shock

Andrew had a sewer line failure and water was spreading across his living room. Despite his best efforts, he was losing ground. “We had a shop-vac in there, trying to get the water up, and we couldn’t keep[…]

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Partnership Provides Grant Funding

The Jackson Municipal Utility Authority has turned a program that educates residents about their service line responsibilities and provides repair assistance into a grant funding 

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Plumbing Poses a Problem for Wichita Homeowner

Tony R. of Wichita had grown up in his grandparents’ home on Waco Avenue. He returned to the home that had been in his family since 1942 when it came into his possession.

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What’s Behind the Raw Water Trend?

“Raw,” or “live” water has become trendy, especially in California and New England, and it’s dangerous.

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Service Line Program and All Masters Assist Dallas Resident

Daisy H. of Dallas was part of the fabric of her neighborhood – she knew and was known by her neighbors. So, when she became disabled, she wanted to remain in her own familiar home and neighborhood.

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How Much is an Aging System Costing Your Water Utility?

You may think you’re saving money by delaying capital improvements and approaching repairs on a reactive, instead of proactive, basis. After all, addressing aging infrastructure is a pricey proposition. But[…]

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Aging in Place: Home Maintenance Challenges

Home Maintenance is a key factor for aging Americans wishing to remain in their own homes.

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Now is the Time to Think About Frozen Pipes

Summer is ending – time to think about frozen pipes. As the weather begins to cool and we enjoy all those pleasures that come with fall, don’t forget that homeowners should be preparing so they don’t[…]

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Skilled Trades Offers a Bright Future for Minorities and Women

The skilled trades offers a faster, less expensive route to stable, well-paying jobs, and 17.5 percent of skilled tradespeople will go on to start their own business and become self-employed – the American[…]

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Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink?

As a municipal official, you want to know your residents’ tap water is safe, but there may be things lurking in the water supply of which you are unaware. Groundwater supplies may be contaminated with[…]

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