Tag Archives: Gainesville Regional Utilities

Gainesville airport completes eco-friendly renovations

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Gainesville held a ceremony Thursday celebrating the end of $1.3 million in renovations with many eco-friendly features.

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In the News: cuts threaten air travel, Gainesville to acquire closed prison, smoking ban, GRU coal supply, Tebow cancels talk

By on February 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Federal Spending Cuts Threaten Delays in Air Travel – The effects of impending federal spending cuts include flight delays, reduced takeoffs and slower security. Reduced work time for employees of the Federal Aviation Administration could decrease the average number of [...]

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Decree filed for Cabot-Koppers site cleanup

By on February 13th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

A consent decree was filed Thursday to clean up the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site, which has contaminated local soil and the Floridan aquifer system for the past three decades.

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Gainesville City Commission moves to keep GRU under city control

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm

By Ben Bornstein — WUFT-FM The Gainesville City Commission made it clear at its Thursday meeting that it doesn’t want the local utility to fall under state legislative control. City commissioners voted in favor of keeping GRU under the current management, rather than have it controlled [...]

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Flushing trash, other objects influences Gainesville Regional Utility rates

By on November 13th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Debris clogging values in wastewater treatment plants costs time and manpower to remove.

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Falling tree crushes car, closes University Avenue

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

A falling tree took down power lines and crushed a car on University Avenue near NW 27th Terrace, blocking both lanes of traffic. One woman was taken to Shands hospital with minor injuries.

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Gainesville CRA takes next step in city’s vision for the power district

By on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

Demolition crews will begin work Wednesday morning on the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency’s Power District Catalyst Warehouse and site.  The site is located at the former Gainesville Regional Utilities warehouse building just east of the Kelly Power Plant. Once demolition is [...]

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Fanfares is back

By on July 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Fanfares and Fireworks will be returning to Gainesville Tuesday, July 3 beginning at 7 p.m. at the University of Florida bandshell at Flavet Field on the University of Florida campus. Fanfares and Fireworks is presented by the UF division of [...]

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GRU prepares for falling trees as Tropical Storm Debby approaches

By on June 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

As Tropical Storm Debby slowly makes its way to North Central Florida, Gainesville Regional Utilities has people on standby to monitor the situation around the city. Because of the potential for strong winds and heavy rain, GRU says trees could fall and [...]

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Utilities stress preparation at official start of hurricane season

By on May 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

The hurricane season does not offically begin until tomorrow, June 1st. However there have been two storms named already in 2012.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports area utilities encourage the public to be prepared now. Alachua County received some [...]

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