September 11, 2008

Thursday Headlines: San Diego Counties Fined $1 Million for Sewage Spill

Posted in Arizona, California, DC, Florida, Montana, New Jersey, Texas at 12:02 pm by bengann

Two San Diego County cities have been fined more than $1 million for last year’s 7.3 million-gallon sewage spill into Buena Vista Lagoon. Some 1,700 fish were killed when the 25-year-old sewer pipe ruptured. Vista will pay $981,000 because the city owns most of the pipe, Carlsbad will pay the rest.

The Washington Post’s “Capital Weather Blog” notes that in many Washington, D.C. neighborhoods it takes only one tenth of an inch of rain to cause a combined sewer overflow. Ann Posegate notes, “a storm can be so exciting until you think of its human and environmental consequences.”

A Belvedere, California neighborhood was flooded Wednesday night when about 30,000 gallons of water escaped from a broken water main. One house was flooded and four garages sustained water damage.

A water main break in Boonton, New Jersey yesterday led authorities to issue a boil-water alert for residents west of the town’s railroad tracks.

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, most of the downtown area was without air conditioning and functional plumbing after a water main burst at the bottom of the New River .

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