October 17, 2008

Friday Headlines: Sinkhole Swallows RV After Sewer Collapses

Posted in Arkansas, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas at 4:05 pm by bengann

A large chunk of a street in Cleveland, Ohio collapsed, creating a sinkhole that swallowed the back end of a camper.  A spokesperson from the Department of Water said a sewer collapsed, creating a hole that is 15 feet by 15 feet and seven feet deep. (picture courtesy of WEWS-TV) 

After years of waiting, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has told the city of Wabash, Indiana what it needs to do with regards to its stormwater and sanitary sewers. Mayor Bob Vanlandingham was quick to point out that the work would involve millions of dollars and would almost certainly result in higher sewer bills in the near future to build up funds for the work to be done over the next 20 years.

In Oakland, California, an advisory issued Wednesday after sewage spilled into a harbor was lifted Thursday night when the water was deemed safe.

A water main break has closed a section of state Route 256 in Baltimore, Ohio.

Iowa City, Iowa likely will complete an emergency project to replace sewer lines damaged during the 2008 flood. If the lines are not replaced, they could release sewage directly into the Iowa River. Engineers estimate the project will cost more than $1 million but the city expects FEMA to reimburse 90% of the cost.

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