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water http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/538/all en Local students bring clean water to Ethiopia school http://addisonindependent.com/201501local-students-bring-clean-water-ethiopia-school <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28053" style="width: 140px;"><a href="/201501local-students-bring-clean-water-ethiopia-school"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/EthiopiaKids .thumbnail.jpg" alt="EthiopiaKids .jpg" title="EthiopiaKids .jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="140" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ETHIOPIAN PRESCHOOLERS ENJOY fresh water from their school well that was repaired with money raised by Addison County youths Noah Konnczal and Carter Monk. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A preschool in Ethiopia has potable drinking water, thanks to the efforts of two Addison County students half a world away.</p> <p> Fifth-grader Carter Monk and third-grader Noah Konczal organized a 5K road race to raise money to repair the well at the Negat Kokeb preschool, in Hawassa, Ethiopia.</p> <p> Konczal got the idea after his teacher at Monkton Central School, Stacey Carter, went to Ethiopia last February with a group of Addison County teachers as part of an exchange program.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28045">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501local-students-bring-clean-water-ethiopia-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Ethiopia Featured Konczal Monk school water Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:34:26 +0000 Zach Despart 28045 at http://addisonindependent.com Brandon needs $2.5 million for water system repairs http://addisonindependent.com/201501brandon-needs-25-million-water-system-repairs <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; The entity responsible for the best drinking water in Vermont will ask voters to approve a $2.5 million bond in March to pay for system-wide improvements. Brandon residents who tap into the water system would be responsible for paying back $1.7 million of the bond.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27783">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501brandon-needs-25-million-water-system-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bond brandon sewer water Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:12:00 +0000 Zach Despart 27783 at http://addisonindependent.com Community Forum: Make your invisible shared water resources visible http://addisonindependent.com/201412community-forum-make-your-invisible-shared-water-resources-visible <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> David Brynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>This week&rsquo;s writer is Bristol resident David Brynn, the Executive Director of Vermont Family Forests who for this piece described himself as &ldquo;Commoner, Little Otter Creek Catchment, NW Addison County, Vermont, USA.&rdquo;</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27172">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412community-forum-make-your-invisible-shared-water-resources-visible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion conservation water Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:31:22 +0000 Zach Despart 27172 at http://addisonindependent.com Brandon drinking water called the best in state http://addisonindependent.com/201405brandon-drinking-water-called-best-state <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRANDON &mdash; The efforts of Brandon Fire District No. 1 have once again been recognized in creating the best drinking water in the state.</span></p> <p> The district has received a 2014 Governor&rsquo;s Award for Environmental Excellence in the municipal category for its Comprehensive Groundwater Source Protection Plan and for being the first municipality in the state to receive Class II reclassification of its drinking water sources.</p> <p> Brandon Water Supervisor Ray Counter said he is pleased with the recognition.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23418">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405brandon-drinking-water-called-best-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon brandon water Mon, 19 May 2014 14:37:02 +0000 Zach Despart 23418 at http://addisonindependent.com City moves to fix water woes http://addisonindependent.com/201204city-moves-fix-water-woes <p> VERGENNES &mdash; At their April 10 meeting, Vergennes aldermen told homeowners affected by water problems in the Crosby Farms and Booska Court areas that the city had hired Middlebury&rsquo;s Otter Creek Engineering to evaluate what needed to be done to cure drainage woes in the subdivision.</p> <p> The water problems came to a head during the spring of 2011, when melt from heavy snows combined with steady rain to flood and badly damage eight basements, according to a group of homeowners who also met with aldermen in August.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11463">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201204city-moves-fix-water-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Vergennes City Council water Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:36:32 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11463 at http://addisonindependent.com Systemic failure leads to Bristol water woes http://addisonindependent.com/201203systemic-failure-leads-bristol-water-woes <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Last week many Bristol residents found themselves without water, and the town reservoir went just about dry.</p> <p> Both of these problems stemmed from a string of systemic failures that began with a faulty water pump, said Selectman Alan Huizenga, who provides engineering services to the town as the president of Green Mountain Engineering.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11212">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203systemic-failure-leads-bristol-water-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol town infrastructure water Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:01:54 +0000 Andrew Stein 11212 at http://addisonindependent.com Film draws attention to lake pollution problem http://addisonindependent.com/201105film-draws-attention-lake-pollution-problem <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A severe algae problem is poisoning the nation&rsquo;s sixth largest body of water.</p> <p> Blooms of the toxic blue-green organism growing in Lake Champlain are essentially large, poisonous colonies of photosynthetic bacteria that are caused by high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen nutrients. According to the Vermont Department of Health, algae-contaminated water in the lake led to the deaths of two dogs in 1999 and 2000.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7936">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201105film-draws-attention-lake-pollution-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury environment lake pollution water Mon, 16 May 2011 19:00:03 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7936 at http://addisonindependent.com