(Holyoke, MA) — Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant. The plant would use ultraviolet light instead of chlorine. The Holyoke Water Works says it’s necessary because of a federal mandate from the EPA. Holyoke already has exceptionally pure water from two carefully-managed reservoirs. The appropriation must be approved by the City Council.
Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.
More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.
While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.
For hundreds of thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks.