March 24, 2008

Monday Headlines: Problems for a Florida County

Posted in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington at 11:05 am by bengann

Raw sewage has spilled, leaked and emitted foul odors from at least a quarter of Lee County, Florida’s wastewater plants over the past five years. Lee has the dubious distinction of ranking 64th out of 67 counties in the state when it comes to wastewater plant violations. (Picture courtesy of The News-Press)

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A clogged pipe at a North Bend, Washington sewage treatment plant cause raw sewage to creep into the Youth Activity Center on Saturday morning, contaminating rooms used by local boy and girl scouts

In Chicopee, Massachusetts, with $300,000 in upgradesset to start at a wastewater treatment plant, city officials said several more repairs are being considered as part of a five-year plan

A $100,000 state grant is helping Warrington, Pennsylvania plan for storm water management projects along the Little Neshaminy Creek watershed that could start by the spring

After being notified last year by the state of New York that it could be forced to pay as much as $66 million for repairs, Oneida county authorized up to $5 million for studies to determine the true scope of the problem and possible ways to fix it

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