Tag Archives: GRU

GRU To Pay $7,750 For Spilling Nearly One Million Gallons of Sewage

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Gainesville Regional Utilities is facing lower fines for two sewage spills over the summer. Compared to a 140,000-gallon spill in 2005 that resulted in a $10,000 fine, GRU is being fined $7,750 for one sewage spill of nearly 1 million gallons and another of 58,000 gallons.

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Talks All But Dead Between Gainesville, GREC; No Future Meetings

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The GREC and Gainesville City Commission still have not reached an agreement on the purchase of the biomass plant, and now Commissioner Randy Wells wants reassurance that the plant will not be purchased in the future for less.

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Some Off-The-Grid North Floridians Get To Skip GRU Rate Increases

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

With the rising cost of utilities for Gainesville residents, some have taken to living without the aid of established utility companies.

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GRU Manager Bob Hunzinger Announces Resignation

By , , and on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Gainesville Regional Utilities General Manager Bob Hunzinger announced his resignation in a letter signed by him and Mayor Ed Braddy on Wednesday.

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In The News: License-free Saltwater Fishing Day, GRU Rate Hike Hurts Gainesville Businesses, Group Jumps Gate at Castillo, Federal Flood Insurance Program Faces Florida Senators

By on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 11:04 am

Gov. Scott and FWC announce new license-free saltwater fishing day –  Visitors and residents are allowed to take part in license-free recreational saltwater fishing on Oct. 12, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced. While all [...]

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What Ed Braddy Accomplished In His First 100 Days

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

Braddy and his colleagues talk about what’s been done in the first 100 days, and what may be to come for Gainesville under Braddy’s direction.

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GRU Repairs Sewage Line

By on July 29th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Process underway to clean local creeks of a 400,000 gallon sewage spill.

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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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GRU solar program allows cuts in energy costs, and may even pay you

By on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm

The price of installing solar panels has decreased significantly, and for those who can afford the initial investment, the savings add up fast. WUFT’s Tondrea Haddly takes a look at the program GRU operates for rebates and solar feed-in tariffs.

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