December 17, 2008

Wednesday Headlines: Major Main Break Causes Disruptions in Cleveland

Posted in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, National, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas at 12:28 pm by bengann

A  42-inch water main rupture around 7:30am this morning in Cleveland, is flooding streets and drying up taps for miles. The break has trapped at least three people in nearby warehouses while leaving several businesses, homes and the Cleveland Clinic without water.

Michigan communities should start a wish list of improvements to infrastructure such as sewage disposal and water systems which could be ready to go in a few months, if a state engineering firm’s government sources are correct. A stimulus package, if approved by Congress, would favor projects ready to start construction in 4-6 months and provide needed investment to states and communities.

The large volume of rain in the Macon, Georgia area on Thursday and Friday of last week led to a variety of sewage spills all across Bibb County. There were 13 sewer overflows over the two day period which was caused by 5.07 inches of rain.

Approximately 20,000 gallons of water gushed from an 8-inch broken main flooding part of  downtown San Anselmo, California. The 1940s-era pipe was scheduled to be replaced this past summer at night to keep busy San Anselmo Avenue clear during the day. But neighbors voiced concern that noise from the project during summer nights, when windows are left open, would be intrusive, so the water district delayed work until spring 2009.

An underground water main break created a sinkhole that briefly captured the front end of a pick-up truck Tuesday morning in Danbury, Connecticut. The driver was not injured and the truck sustained only minor damage.

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