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DeSoto wastewater board gets good plant inspection...

December 19, 2014 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

DeSoto County’s wastewater management board got good year-end news on two fronts: A surprise state inspection of the Short Fork treatment plant for Southaven resulted in a good report, and completion of the Camp Creek overflow project resulted in a surplus...

DeSoto wastewater board OK's $6.9 million budget...

Sept 19, 2014 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

In good news for the county’s five municipalities, the DeSoto Regional Utility Authority Board approved a lean $6,908,242 budget for fiscal 2015 that keeps the water-treatment rate, or “user charge,” the same as fiscal 2014, at $3.19 per thousand gallons...

‘Gift horse' bid for plant closeouts...

Aug 23, 2014 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

A "gift horse" — a low bid for closeout of aging, offline wastewater-treatment facilities that looked too good to be true — won the DeSoto Regional Utility Authority board's approval after contractor X-Cavators gave adequate answers and leaped all due diligence hurdles...

Bid too good to be true?

Aug 10, 2014 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey Jr.

inspectionDeSoto County Regional Utility Authority executive director Bill Austin and executive assistant Judy Marshall inspect the Walls lagoon, an aging offline facility scheduled for closing. About six acres occupy the lagoon and surrounding fenced area off Delta View Road near Hwy. 61. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal)

DeSoto wastewater board OK's project to close old Western Facilities

May 15, 2014 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

inspectionIn a move that signals good news for neighbors and the environment, DeSoto County's utility board will seek bids for a $2.9 million project to close the old, offline Western Facilities.


(photo)Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal May 15, 2014 — While on a walking inspection of the Lake Forest treatment plant, DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority (DCRUA) executive director Bill Austin (left) and assistant Judy Marshall chat with neighboring homeowner Justin Hanson about the upcoming “clean closing” of the closed facility.

Top engineering award lauds pioneering... DeSoto wastewater projects will get $1.16M federal infusion

March 29, 2014 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

The DeSoto Regional Utillity Authority, overseer of county wastewater services, gets a national award.


March 7, 2014 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

DeSoto County wastewater treatment projects will get $1.16 million through Corps of Engineers' general construction funds, according to Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss...

DeSoto utility panel gets clean audit report DeSoto wastewater board upbeat on federal funds

February 21, 2014 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

The DCRUA got a clean bill of fiscal health...applying for a $12.3 million State Revolving Fund loan to help...nab some big-ticket projects...


January 25, 2014 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

Getting basically good numbers from...first-quarter summary of flow...the DCRUA board also hopes to hear soon of a stream of federal cash...

Top Stories 2013

Wastewater figures show Horn Lake, Walls wading in red ink

November 20, 2013 @ Commercial Appeal
A final budget “true-up,” or reconciling, by the DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority for fiscal 2013 shows Horn Lake and Walls exceeded estimated wastewater-treatment flow and share of total usage: Horn Lake owes about $113,000 and Walls about $10,700 more than forecast, the utility board heard Wednesday.

DeSoto wastewater board OK's $6.68 million budget for fiscal 2014 Mississippi officials hail Johnson Creek plant as testament to teamwork

September 18, 2013 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

After five months of preparation and with consensus among its five municipal customers, the DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority board on Wednesday approved unanimously a $6,683,681 budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1...


September 5, 2013 @ Commercial Appeal
by Henry Bailey

With the new $14 million Johnson Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility humming behind him, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., said lyrics from a Hank Williams Jr. song came to mind: “I’m For Love.”...

DeSoto to mark opening of Johnson Creek waste treatment plant

Aug 22, 2013 @ Commercial Appeal
On Sept. 27, 2011, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., were among the speakers at the groundbreaking... — the $13.8 million Johnson Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility in Walls.

DeSoto County's Johnson Creek plan construction completed

July 19,2013 @ Commercial Appeal
Three years and $13.8 million in the making, the Johnson Creek Waste Water Treatment facility in western DeSoto County has reached substantial completion.

DeSoto cities reap knowledge from wastewater 'bug farmers'

July 16,2013 @ Commercial Appeal
D.C.R.U.A. holds information forums to help city workers understand utility operations...rates that customers pay.

Assessed value hike raises DeSoto supervisors' optimism on budget

July 1, 2013 @ Commercial Appeal
Assessed value hike raises DeSoto supervisors' optimism on budget

DeSoto Regional Utility Authority to repay county

June 20,2013 @ Commercial Appeal
In a dollar sign of system maturity...repay to the county $3.9 million

DeSoto wastewater board OKs 'sorta, kinda' completion at plant

May 30, 2013 @ Commercial Appeal
The Authority board agreed to declare the "partial substantial completion"... Johnson Creek treatment plant...

DeSoto wastewater board tailors finances to flow

May 15, 2013 @ Commercial Appeal
Action by DeSoto Regional Utility Authority includes review of flow report for cities

DeSoto wastewater panel applauds $140,000 surplus

April 10, 2013 @ Desoto Commercial Appeal
Bringing projects in under budget gets smiles flowing at the DeSoto board...

DCRUA wants public to be informed

March 20, 2013 @ Commercial Appeal
Overseers of wastewater treatment approved an exhibit at the DeSoto Earth Day Celebration...

Johnson Creek plant rolling with flow next week

February 22, 2013 @ Commercial Appeal
The Johnson Creek wastewater treatment plant... appears on target for a revised completion...

Ladies of Wastewater make it happen

February 21, 2013 @ Desoto Times
by Robert Lee Long

ladies of waste waterDesoto - Four women who help manage and run DeSoto County's $110 million wastewater system could be working for a Fortune 500 company.

Instead, Judy Marshall, executive assistant to DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority Executive Director Bill Austin, Severn Trent Environmental Services Operator 2 Kelly Bowles and Administrative Assistant Christy Gravlin help keep the county's multimillion-dollar wastewater systems afloat and running like a well-oiled machine.

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Top Stories 2012

DeSoto water-treatment board rolls with process plan for Short Fork

December 19, 2012 @ Commercial Appeal

Water-treatment adjustment flows credit to four DeSoto cities

November 15, 2012 @ Commercial Appeal

New DeSoto wastewater operator reports smooth transition

October 17, 2012 @ Commercial Appeal

Wastewater plant start-up on tap

DeSoto utility OKs $6.4 million waste-water budget

September 21, 2012 @ Desoto Commercial Appeal

Greenways groundbreaking held

September 2, 2012 @ Desoto Times Tribune

DeSoto utility board OK's pact with new plant operator

August 16, 2012 @ Commercial Appeal

DeSoto utility panel OK's plant site expansion

July 28,2012 @ Commercial Appeal

Desoto County water treatment getting new manager

July 19, 2102 @ Commercial Appeal

DCRUA awards wastewater bid

July 19,2012 @ Desoto Times Tribune

DCRUA seeking rate hike

June 20, 2012 @ Commercial Appeal

DCRUA ironing out budget

May 24, 2012 @ Commercial Appeal

DCRUA seeks bids

April 13,2012 @ Commercial Appeal

DCRUA board OKs start for bids on plant

March 26, 2012 @ Commercial Appeal

Southaven, Hernando keeping watch on water

January 23, 2012 @ Commercial Appeal

JOHNSON CREEK work under way

January 7, 2012 @ Desoto Times Tribune

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