Coal Creek Utility District appoints manager

January 6, 2012

The Coal Creek Utility District’s Board of Commissioners has appointed Robert Russell to serve as the district’s new general manager.

Russell was named interim general manager at the board’s Dec. 14 meeting and he took the position Jan. 1.

He has worked for the district since 1995 and served as operations manager for four years after working as CCUD’s systems administrator.

With more than 28 years in the water and sewer industry, Russell is also a member of the American Water Works Association. He holds a Water Distribution Manager Level 3, a Water Distribution Specialist Level 2 and a Cross Connection Specialist Level 1 certification with the Washington State Department of Health.

He is the district’s representative for the Sno-King Water District Coalition and a member of the Technology Interest Group and Retrospective Rating Program for the Washington Association of Water and Sewer Districts.

CCUD operates a water and sewer service area covering the city of Newcastle and surrounding areas.

Helicopter to measure radiation in Newcastle

July 11, 2011

NEW — 2:15 p.m. July 9, 2011

Beginning July 11, residents may notice a low-flying helicopter over the city, flying in a winding fashion. The helicopter will measure radiation in the city and across the region, measuring from a height of 300 feet. The helicopter will take measurements through July 28.

The data will serve as a baseline with which to compare data if there is a nuclear incident like the one in Fukushima, Japan.

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