June 17, 2008

Tuesday Headlines: Flooding in Iowa Creates Environmental Hazard

Posted in Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania at 2:50 pm by bengann

Massive flooding in Iowa has caused a major environmental disaster, state inspectors said Monday. It could be weeks before dozens, if not hundreds, of severely damaged sewage-treatment plants are operating again. (photo courtesy of the Des Moines Register)

Headlines
A street in Hershey, Pennsylvania remains closed due to a massive sinkhole that may have been caused by a water main break.

Because of the health concerns behind a water main break on Sunday, Montgomery County, Maryland officials have ordered food service facilities to remain closed until further notice. Contractors have been hired to repair the 38-year-old concrete cylinder that broke near Rock Creek Regional Park, causing water shortages and low water pressure for tens of thousands.

Another water main break in Charlotte had utility workers scrambling to make repairs today. This is the second major water main break in the Queen City in less than a week.

Sewer Rate News
Akron, New York
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Madison, North Carolina

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