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November 26, 1989 | By Steve Edgcumbe, Special to The Inquirer
The East Pikeland Township Board of Supervisors has given Citizens Utilities Co. permission to construct a 200,000-gallon water tank near the Merlin Hills housing development off Beacon Drive. The decision, however, did not please several township residents who attended the board's Tuesday meeting. The residents said they believed more public discussion was needed before a final decision was made. The proposal for the 34-foot-wide by 32-foot-high tank was first discussed at a public meeting held Nov. 7 in the East Pikeland Elementary School.
NEWS
September 12, 1986 | By Marybeth Farrell, Special to The Inquirer
The West Deptford Township engineer last night unveiled a proposal for a $3 million water tank in the township. The engineer, Joseph N. Wood, said that continuing water shortages during the last several years prompted the township committee to ask him to draw up plans for a new, 3-million-gallon tank. "Much of this was prompted by our summertime use," Wood said, referring to water shortages in June that forced the township to institute a voluntary water-use conservation program.
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April 10, 1994 | By Rosalee Polk Rhodes, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The city's proposal to build a 750,000-gallon water tank at a reservoir it owns on Clearview Avenue in neighboring Woodbury Heights has raised the ire of some officials in Woodbury Heights. Councilman Harry Elton Jr., chairman of the water and sewer departments in Woodbury Heights, said Woodbury officials had not notified the departments of the proposal. Building a water tank might disrupt water service along Glassboro Road in his community, Elton said. Woodbury supplies water to about 100 residents near the reservoir.
NEWS
December 7, 1989 | By Rob Wingate, Special to The Inquirer
At a stormy meeting that included an hour of shouting matches, more than 70 East Pikeland residents accused local supervisors of ignoring their concerns by tacitly approving construction of a large water tank near the Merlin Hills housing development. "Why, in under three weeks, would a permit be issued (for) a tank that is going to affect our community so drastically?" asked Beacon Drive resident Mark Dienstman, who has vocally opposed the project since its inception. "That tank is not going to have a great impact on our community," shouted Supervisor John Doyle, who has staunchly supported the proposal in past weeks.
NEWS
February 4, 1990 | By Steve Edgcumbe, Special to The Inquirer
A company planning to build a controversial water tank in East Pikeland Township is expected to announce its decision about the structure's size and exact location during a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday evening. Representatives from Citizens Utilities Co. are scheduled to respond to residents living in the Merlin Hills housing development, off Beacon Drive. The residents have complained to the Board of Supervisors during meetings in the last three months about a Zoning Hearing Board decision made in November allowing the firm to build a 200,000 gallon, 34-foot-wide by 32-foot-high water tank near their homes.
NEWS
April 10, 1988 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
Upper Uwchlan residents opposed to a planned above-ground, water-storage tank in their neighborhood have asked the township Board of Supervisors to investigate other sites for the tank. "I just can't believe it's got to go right there," resident John Davidson said at a meeting Monday. Davidson lives next to the proposed tank site, which would be at the corner of Waterview Road and Meadow Lane where the Uwchlan Township Municipal Authority operates a well. Davidson and other residents said that the tank planned by the authority would decrease the value of their houses and would be a health hazard.
NEWS
October 12, 1986 | By Ellen Dean Wilson, Special to The Inquirer
The Birmingham Township supervisors are studying a request by the Philadelphia Suburban Water Co. for additional water-storage facilities in the township. Residents' concerns over a possible overhead tank in the Firethorne area were noted by chairman Charles Eeles at Monday night's board meeting. Eeles said the water company wants to add another water tank to make sure that residents of new developments have enough water. The supervisors noted that fighting fires could be a problem in areas where new hydrants can't be installed because water flow is inadequate.
NEWS
May 8, 1988 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
The Upper Uwchlan Board of Supervisors has said it is prepared to sue the Uwchlan Township Municipal Authority over the authority's plan to build an above-ground water-treatment tank in New Milford. "The supervisors are unanimous in their opposition to this tank," Supervisor Randall Morris said at the authority's meeting Tuesday. "We don't think it's right or fair to our people or fair to the township. " The authority, which provides water to several Upper Uwchlan developments, has proposed building a 50,000-gallon tank behind its pumping station at Waterview Road and Meadow Lane.
NEWS
March 16, 1986 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, to The Inquirer
The Mount Laurel Municipal Utility Authority plans to build a new water tower near the Devonshire development to maintain water pressure in the fastest-growing area of the township. The 165-foot-high, half-million-gallon water-storage tank would be built on township land on the north side of Marne Highway, just west of the Larchmont Boulevard extension. A public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow on an ordinance authorizing the sale of township land to the Municipal Utilities Authority.
NEWS
June 12, 1997 | By Richard Sine, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A water company's plan to retire a water tank may spell opportunity for the Upper Merion Area School District, which has been searching for an elementary-school site in Bridgeport. On Monday night , the school board voted, 5-2, to survey and begin negotiating a price for the hilltop site on Ninth Street next to Bridgeport Memorial Park. The site contains a 1.18 million-gallon water tank that the Pennsylvania American Water Co. plans to retire. The land is adjacent to a site that the board previously had considered for a school, abutting Ninth and Grove Streets.
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February 22, 2013 | By Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - British tourist Michael Baugh and his wife said water had only trickled for days as they brushed their teeth, showered and drank from the taps at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but they could not have imagined the disturbing reason. The body of a Canadian woman was later discovered at the bottom of one of four cisterns on the roof of the historic hotel near Skid Row. The tanks provide water for hotel taps and would have been used by guests for washing and drinking.
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February 21, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - British tourist Michael Baugh and his wife said that water had only dribbled out of the taps at the downtown Cecil Hotel for days. On Tuesday, after showering, brushing their teeth and drinking some of the tap water, they headed down to the lobby and found out why. The body of a Canadian woman had been discovered at the bottom of one of four cisterns on the roof of the historic hotel near Skid Row. The tanks provide water for the...
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February 18, 2013 | By Abdul Sattar, Associated Press
QUETTA, Pakistan - A bomb hidden in a water tank ripped through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in a southwestern Pakistani city Saturday, killing at least 65 people and wounding nearly 200, officials said. Police said many of those wounded in the explosion in Quetta remain in critical condition. The blast, which police said targeted the country's minority Shiite Muslim sect, left many victims buried under rubble, but authorities did not know how many. It was the deadliest incident since bombings targeting Shiites in the same city killed 86 people last month, leading to days of protests that eventually toppled the local government.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2010 | By JULIE HINDS, Detroit Free Press
Before Julia Roberts made her entrance as a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" earlier this month, viewers watched as Alan Kalter measured the distance from his spot on the stage to her chair. "According to the restraining order, I have to stay about 50 feet away from Julia," said the red-haired "Late Show" regular to a perplexed Dave. "Just want to make sure I'm good. " That's a typical Kalter moment. Since 1995, he's been the announcer for the CBS late-night show.
NEWS
August 16, 2010
It was hard enough for health officials to track down the source of the original outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, at the old Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, in 1976. Imagine if the disease had been caused by a moving target. That's what happened last year in southeastern Spain, where researchers traced 11 cases to an odd source: tainted water in an asphalt paving machine. The first two cases surfaced in the northern part of the town of Alcoi in July 2009, according to a paper in the September issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2010 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beware the day the water heater dies and disgorges a pool of hot, steaming liquid on the floor. Showers go cold. Spouses and children become grumpy. Chaos ensues. So Hank Leipert and his colleagues at Performance Metals Inc. in Berks County invented and patented a device they say can indefinitely prolong the life of a water heater, sparing the environment, saving money, and preserving domestic tranquillity. Who wouldn't want such a useful device? Most water-heater manufacturers, it seems.
NEWS
August 1, 2006 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Hey, the dead movie critic - that was my favorite part! Devoted fans of M. Night Shyamalan, rushing to their laptops on opening day to defend Lady in the Water from a thumbs-down tsunami of media naysayers, cited the lethal mauling of a character - a movie critic played by Bob Balaban - as the reason professional reviewers lashed out at Shyamalan's supernatural tale. I beg to differ. The reason Lady in the Water received truly risible notices ("Twerpy messianism!" - New York magazine, "Glutinous New-Age cliches!"
BUSINESS
May 26, 2006 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was photographed being lifted from a water tank after surgery this week, a Warminster company's equine sling also was hoisted into the international spotlight. Liftex Corp.'s slings are used not only for 1,000-pound-plus horses, but also for lifting luxury racing yachts, transport vehicles, pipes used in gas and oil pipeline construction, steel girders used in building construction, and military ordnance - including torpedoes and simulated nuclear bombs.
NEWS
March 30, 2003 | By Louise Harbach INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For Tom Polinsky, the decision to participate in Mount Laurel's landscape fair on Saturday is both defensive and educational. Defensive because of all the questions he and other master gardeners had to answer last year from homeowners whose lawns and gardens were suffering from the drought, and educational because one of the missions of a master gardener is to answer questions from the public. "With home gardening being the number-one hobby in this country, if not the world," such experts are being bombarded, said Polinsky, a Lumberton resident who was certified as a master gardener after taking a gardening course offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
NEWS
September 6, 2002 | By Dan Hardy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The roof of an empty five-million-gallon water-storage tank that was being demolished at the Philadelphia Suburban Water Co.'s Springfield operations center collapsed yesterday morning, killing a worker. Terry Eugene Clifton, 43, of McConnelsville, Ohio, an employee of the Mayer Pollock Steel Corp. of Pottstown, died of head injuries, according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office. Philadelphia Suburban Water Co., which owns the tank, had hired Mayer Pollock to tear it down.
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