January 26, 2009

Monday Headlines: Groups of Senators Call for Major Investment

Posted in Michigan, National, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas at 8:15 pm by bengann

A group of U.S. senators has called for major investment in water and sewer infrastructure projects as Congress begins consideration of economic recovery legislation.  In a letter to congressional leadership, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Robert Casey (D-PA) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) have outlined how federal water and sewer infrastructure investment can create new jobs and economic development while responding to critical environmental needs.

Headlines
A leak in a 12-inch water main disrupted service Saturday to several hundred customers across a wide section in the northern part of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

A 24-foot stretch of pipe in Greenville, North Carolina had to be removed Friday afternoon when a water-main break caused the road to buckle.

The Utilities Department in El Paso, Texas says a 12-inch pipe busted Friday flooding the area for most of the day and forcing some businesses to close for the afternoon. 

In New York, an analysis by the Observer-Dispatch estimates that it would take over half a billion dollars to repair the Mohawk Valley’s decaying infrastructure. The total cost of sewer district needs for Oneida County, Herkimer County and city of Utica is $620 million.

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