July 16, 2008

Wednesday Headlines: Big Water Main Break in PG County, MD

Posted in Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon at 12:42 pm by bengann

A water main break early this morning in Langley Park, Maryland has completely shut down part of a major thoroughfare. Crews are working on repairing the 24-inch main and anticipate completion  sometime on Thursday. The cause of the break was aging infrastructure. (picture courtesy of WRC-TV)

Headlines
Nearly 9 million gallons of sewage overflowed late Monday and early Tuesday into the Patapsco River at the Annapolis Road Bridge in Halethorpe, Maryland. The sanitary sewer overflow is believed to have started after an obstruction damaged a pump then causing a pumping station to flood.

Hundreds of Perth Amboy, New Jersey homes and businesses are without water this morning after a 20-inch water main break.

The village of Milford Center, Ohio finds itself in the position of needing to fund needed water projects, but not having the funds to do so. The village will eventually need to fund $450,000 to $500,000 in needed water system improvements.

The city of Fayette, Iowa has learned that the cost to bring its wastewater treatment facility up to state standards could be $1.2 million.

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