June 24, 2008

Tuesday Headlines: Sinkhole Swallows Minivan in Rhode Island

Posted in Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington at 9:31 pm by bengann

A water main break Monday night in West Warwick, Rhode Island is the likely cause of a sinkhole that nearly swallowed up a minivan. (photo courtesy of WJAR-TV)

The city of McComb will be receiving a $34 million loan from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to construct a wastewater treatment facility.

In Louisiana, Saint Charles Parish’s east bank water system needs more capacity because its 4 million-gallon-per-day workhorse treatment plant is in poor shape and can’t be shut down for an overhaul without causing a severe water shortage.

Rep. Phil English (R-Penn.) is pushing new legislation that would make it easier for state and local governments to get funding for water-related infrastructure projects. H.R. 6194, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act, would lift the state cap on what are known as private activity bonds, a type of tax-exempt financing used on public projects.

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