August 19, 2008

Tuesday Headlines: Ky. City Receives Earmark to Fix Water Infrastructure

Posted in California, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, New York, Oregon at 12:54 pm by bengann

Work to expand Lexington, Kentucky’s most troublesome sanitary sewer pump station will begin in Spring 2009. The $18 million project will be partially funded by a $1.18 million federal budget earmark. Explaining the purpose for the earmark, Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.) said, providing the proper infrastructure “is what government’s about and what government has to do to serve their people.”

In Topeka, Kansas, a small amount of sewage that got into Wanamaker Creek on Monday prompted the city to issue stream advisory for the creek that flows to the Kansas River.

Monday morning’s sudden deluge caused the city of Portland, Oregon’s sewer system to overflow into the Willamette River.

In California, Placer County work crews had to repair a broken pipeline that spilled about 2,000 gallons of sewage into the Auburn Ravine. Residents are being urged to stay out of Auburn Ravine.

Here’s an interesting story about the state of Syracuse, New York’s water infrastructure, most of which was laid underground in the 1800s.

Sewer Rate News
Great Bend, Kansas
Helena, Montana

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