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May 24, 2016
WPU talks Lewis & Clark options if no special session
WORTHINGTON — If Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain was disappointed Monday in the failed attempts to get state bonding money to complete the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System to Worthington, the WPU’s Water & Light Commission was fired up about the lack...
May 24, 2016 - 8:48pm
May 23, 2016
‘Victim of the system’: Legislature’s failure to pass bonding bill means no new funds for Lewis & Clark
WORTHINGTON — It wasn’t exactly how Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain would choose to spend a Sunday. Nevertheless, Hain waited in and around a hearing room at the Minnesota Capitol for more than 13 hours for action on a bonding bill that included the final...
May 23, 2016 - 9:38pm
April 4, 2016
Worthington Public Utilities recognized as very reliable
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Public Utilities has been given the Certificate of Excellence in Reliability by the American Public Power Association. “It’s a big deal,” said Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain during the WPU Water & Light Commission meeting Monday....
April 4, 2016 - 9:31pm
March 21, 2016
Advocating for Lewis & Clark bonding: WPU Manager reports on visits to St. Paul, Washington, D.C.
WORTHINGTON — Over the course of the past month, Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain has met with local legislators and staff from...
March 21, 2016 - 9:29pm
January 15, 2016
Lewis & Clark key part of bonding plan
WORTHINGTON -— When Gov. Mark Dayton released his $1.4 billion borrowing proposal Friday morning in advance of the 2016 Minnesota Legislative Session in eight weeks, he identified the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System as his top Main Street Minnesota project. Dayton will ask...
January 15, 2016 - 9:56pm
September 8, 2015
Timely rains don’t mean rising well levels
WORTHINGTON — While recent rains in the Worthington area have been great for crops and finally pushed water over the dam on Lake Okabena, the weekly water level readings provided by Worthington Public Utilities shows the impact to the Worthington Well Field has yet to be seen. During...
September 8, 2015 - 8:58pm
July 22, 2015
Walz staff visits Worthington to discuss energy future
WORTHINGTON — Two staff members of U.S. Rep. Tim Walz paid a visit Wednesday to Worthington City Hall, meeting with two local officials to...
July 22, 2015 - 10:02pm
May 19, 2015
No money for Lewis & Clark
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain was standing outside the door of the Minnesota House of Representatives shortly before midnight Monday, watching the chaos as bills were pushed between the House and Senate before the mandatory midnight adjournment. Unfortunately,...
May 19, 2015 - 9:25pm
May 4, 2015
Water woes continue
WORTHINGTON — “We’re obviously headed in the wrong direction.” Those were the words of Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain on Monday as he showed members of the Water & Light Commission the graph showing a continued decline in water levels in the city’s...
May 4, 2015 - 7:43pm
April 21, 2015
More water use restrictions adopted
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission adopted new water use restrictions at Monday’s meeting. Three stages have been formed, but only the first stage will be implemented immediately. According to Scott Hain, the WPU General Manager, stage...
April 21, 2015 - 9:39pm
December 15, 2014
Water department to get updated equipment
WORTHINGTON — A bid for a long-overdue instrumentation and controls replacement project for the Worthington Public Utilities water department was awarded during Monday’s Water and Light Commission meeting. The project will replace an existing 25-year-old supervisory control...
December 15, 2014 - 8:39pm
November 17, 2014
Water and Light Commission discusses 2015 electric rates
WORTHINGTON — The 2015 electric department budget was discussed during Monday’s Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission meeting. While nothing was set in stone, WPU Manager Scott Hain, projects an increase. During the meeting, Hain gave commissioners three...
November 17, 2014 - 8:19pm
September 15, 2014
City’s water and power rates average
WORTHINGTON — An Owatonna Public Utilities electric and water rate comparison study was presented Monday at the Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission meeting. According to WPU General Manager Scott Hain, Worthington’s residential, commercial and industrial...
September 15, 2014 - 8:40pm
May 8, 2014
What can you do to help?
WORTHINGTON — Every little bit helps when it comes to conserving water, according to Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain....
May 8, 2014 - 7:41pm
May 7, 2014
Water levels still dangerously low
WORTHINGTON — A few days of cold weather and spotty rain wasn’t enough to recharge the Lake Bella wellfield. That, coupled with a prolonged drought, has left the water levels the lowest they have been since 2000 at this time of year. “Really, I’m not going to complain...
May 7, 2014 - 9:27pm