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Ask the Plumber: What are the options for kitchen faucet filters?

Dear Ed: I want to install a water filter, but I’m just looking for the cartridge type. My big concern is to filter water for my kitchen faucet. What simple information can you give me to help understand my filter options? – Fred, New York Answer: A canister water filter is a type that uses filter cartridges. The cartridge is changed as needed, and a variety of cartridge types are available for different uses. Basically, you can go in two directions with the filters: Option 1: First, a whole house filter is a larger water filter that is cut in and installed on the main water line of your hous…
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Business Beat: Construction beginning at Andy’s Custard

The Shreveport-based contractor that’s building a Flying Burger store at 322 E. Hawkins Parkway is starting construction at Andy’s Frozen Custard at 610 E. Hawkins Parkway, with both projects expected to be complete in January. “We are roughing in the building slab,” Michael McFerren, owner of M&M Builders, said of the custard store site. McFerren received a building permit Aug. 2 from Longview Development Services for the custard store. The permit has a construction value of $1.5 million, the same as for the much larger Flying Burger, according to city data. The city also issued …
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He’s accused of dumping 10000 gallons of used cooking oil. It wasn’t that, he says

A Florida man dumped 10,000 gallons of something — used cooking oil …. or “sludge” from used cooking oil? — in a vacant lot, then told investigators he did it for his employers to keep his job. That’s according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, which arrested Peter Rodriguez last Tuesday on two counts of felony commercial dumping of litter in excess of 500 pounds. The 50-year-old Rodriguez, whose home is 2 1/2 miles from the befouled lot, works as a driver for Orlando-based Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says hazardous waste cleanup company ACT Environmental placed it as Polk County’s largest spill. The dumping in a vacant lot owned by Walgreens and Duke Energy drew deputies, Polk’s Fire Rescue Hazmat team and Florida Department of Environmental Protection to the intersection of U.S. Hwy 27 and Sand Mine Road last Monday. Just 75 yards away, behind a nearby Dollar General, the report said, they could see a pump truck “with the same kind of used cooking oil leaking from the drain spout.” Investigators quickly found this was a truck owned by Brownie’s and driven by Rodriguez. The report says he at first told investigators he didn’t dump anything in the vacant lot. He picks up used cooking oil and takes it back to Brownie’s facility in Orlando because “that’s how he makes his money.” The report says folks from Brownie’s came to the scene and confirmed that’s Rodriguez’s job. Brownie’s then refines the used cooking oil and resells it. The Brownie’s people also said, yes, what was dumped in the field looks like used cooking oil. “The representatives stated that it does not make sense because that’s how they make their money and referred to it as ‘liquid gold,’” the arrest report says. But, the report says Rodriguez called the sheriff’s office back and claimed what he dumped wasn’t used cooking oil. Rodriguez called what he dumped “sludge” that’s created by the refinement process. That’s the process Brownie’s said occurs after the cooking oil is brought back to Orlando and refined. “The suspect advised me that the sludge is a waste product that is collected during the refining process of the used cooking oil that has no value and has to be disposed of,” the report says. “The suspect admitted to dumping approximately 10,000 gallons of the sludge on the victim’s properties. The suspect stated that he knew it was wrong, but had to do it to keep his job and feed his family.” Brownie’s didn’t return a Miami Herald call about Rodriguez’s current employment status or this incident.
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Body found in store pillar may be pursuit suspect who eluded deputies earlier last week: investigators

LANCASTER, Calif. — (KTLA) — A dead body found inside a stone pillar outside a Lancaster grocery store on Saturday afternoon could be the remains of a man who was fleeing from authorities earlier in the week, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant told KTLA. The body was found inside a stone pillar in front of the grocery store. Deputies were called to the scene at 2:40 p.m. In the morning, a manager smelled a strong odor coming from the pillar and called a plumber. When the plumber arrived and started to knock away the pillar’s stone, a leg and tennis shoes were visible, he s…
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Early Parchment test results expected soon

PARCHMENT (WKZO AM/FM) —  Health officials in Kalamazoo County began taking water samples from various parts of the contaminated Parchment system two weeks ago after flushing operations had been underway for just a few days.  They have been taking 5 samples each day since.   The very first test results may be returned this week. But those samples came before homeowners were asked to also flush out their water heaters, plumbing and other fixtures, so health officials  may not be prepared to declare that residents can start drinking tap water again, just based on those early results.  If …
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Police Report for Aug. 11

Police responded at about 2 a.m. Friday to the 1100 block of Stillman Avenue after getting multiple calls about a man screaming that he’d been robbed. They found a 41-year-old Rainbow City man in an alley, with a busted lip, a bloody nose and abrasions to the left side of his face. Medics were called, and the man told police that he’d been drinking at The Hideout in East Gadsden and three men asked him for a ride. They told him to take them to North 15th Street, and to take the alley running parallel to Stillman Avenue. One of the men told the victim he needed to use the bathroo…
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 Posted on : August 13, 2018

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