July 8, 2008

Tuesday Headlines: Big Rate Hike for Barnstead, N.H. Neighborhood

Posted in Alabama, California, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Texas at 11:06 am by bengann

The Pennichuck Corporation is asking the state of New Hampshire to approve a rate hike of 311 percent for some Barnstead-area residents. If approved, a homeowner who usually pays $40 a month for water now, would pay about $164 a month. Pennichuck says the increase is necessary to pay for a water system that underwent $4 million in renovations over the past two years.

Headlines
Light rail service in San Francisco on the L-Taraval line is back to normal after hours of disruption caused by a water main break. A Public Utilities Commission spokesperson said the water main failure appeared to be due to age.

Motorists are being advised to avoid a major intersection today in Lakewood, New Jersey. The Ocean County Utility Authority is working on a sewer construction project that has the roadway closed for excavation.

The city of Monticello, Indiana’s plan to correct its combined sewer overflow system has been deemed outdated and will have to undergo revisions despite preliminary approval given by the state’s Department of Environmental Management.

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, approximately 200 gallons of untreated sewage went into a storm drain that may be connected to Little Lagoon. The health department says residents should use caution if using Little Lagoon for recreational purposes. 

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