September 8, 2008

Monday Headlines: Pipe Break Causes Sewage Spill in Siesta Key

Posted in California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas at 10:33 am by bengann

A break in a pipe in the Siesta Key area of Sarasota, Florida caused 200,000 to 300,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill on Saturday night. The pipe that cracked was 40 years old and had been sitting on top of another pipe.

A construction crew in Alton, Illinois plans this week to begin putting in two storm sewer lateral pipes and repairing a large sinkhole at public housing complex. Last spring a Y-shaped storm sewer drain with a concrete slab on top collapsed and the dirt around it kept falling in, eventually creating a hole 10 to 12 feet deep and 40 feet in diameter.

An underground water main break in Ventnor City, New Jersey has officials working round the clock. So far some residents and businesses have been without water for two days.

A water main break in Portland, Maine this morning has created a large sinkhole and traffic delays.

Monroe, Michigan’s wastewater treatment facility will undergo major upgrades with the help of a $9 million low-interest loan it received from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The money will be used to replace outdated equipment.

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