May 21, 2008

Tuesday Headlines: Milwaukee Sewer Distirct Settles Lawsuit

Posted in Arizona, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, West Virginia at 1:15 am by bengann

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and the Wisconsin Department of Justice have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the state alleging unlawful overflows from the MMSD’s sanitary sewers.

A West Virginia State Senator says a master plan is needed to identify all areas of West Virginia in need of water and sewer service as regions compete for shrinking federal dollars.

In Arizona, pump failures at a water reclamation plant have caused thousands of gallons of raw sewage to flow into Queen Creek Wash, leaving residents of Pinal County worried about their health and safety.

In Pittsburgh, officials say the cost of complying with a federal consent order to end most overflows of untreated sewage into Pittsburgh’s rivers, estimated at $1 billion nine years ago, will be significantly higher.

Muskingum County (Ohio) commissioners say they support a plan by the Village of Dresden to run a waterline to the unincorporated area of Trinway.

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