August 7, 2008

Thursday Headlines: Water Main Break Floods a Staten Island Development

Posted in Arizona, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia at 12:23 pm by bengann

In Staten Island, a massive water main break last night flooded streets and caused thousands of dollars in damage, leaving homeowners trying to pick up the pieces. Garages were awash with water and living spaces destroyed after a 12-inch pipe ruptured and sent torrents of water coursing into Aspen Knolls Estates development for more than three hours.

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Plans for Elkins, West Virginia’s $26 million water treatment plant and distribution system upgrade are on hold until funding is secured. The money will most likely come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utility Service.

Two schools in Tonopah, Arizona were closed a day after classes started because of a water main break.

Nearly half of Furman University’s Campus is without water after the rupture of a 30-inch water line.

In Massachusetts, residents in the towns of Hingham, Hull, and Cohasset have joined forces and hired a consultant to help them fight a pending 21 percent water rate increase.

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Allegan, Michigan
New Albany, Indiana

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