November 4, 2008

Tuesday Headlines: Voters to Decide Ballot Initiatives on Water Infrasture

Posted in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, Pennsylvania at 12:08 pm by bengann

It’s Election Day and there are issues on the ballot in a two states that will determine how much is invested in water infrastructure.

In Pennsylvania, voters will decide if the state should borrow $400 million to pay for water and sewer infrastructure upgrades. If passed the money would go to PENNVEST to distribute to communities for water infrastructure upgrades.

In Arkansas, voters will decide on Question Number 1, which if passed would allow the state’s Natural Resources Commission to buy up to $300 million in bonds to help local governments finance water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

Headlines
Hundreds of people in Centerville, Georgia had trouble getting ready for work and school this morning after a water main break.

A segment of Hennepin County Road 101 in Wayzata, Minnesota  was closed yesterday so that work crews could repair a broken water main.

Borough council members in Ursina, Pennsylvania were visited by state officials Monday who urged progress on a $3 million sewer project. The council has decided to move forward with a grant application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development which could pay as much as 75 percent of the bill for a system that includes a 36,000 gallon per day treatment plant.

The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Environmental Services will be working on 12 major sewer projects in November that may impact roadways and traffic on Island of Oahu.

Sewer Rate News
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Highland, California

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