February 24, 2009

Tuesday Headlines: Hundreds of Millions Needed for Bay City, Mich.

Posted in Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon at 6:55 pm by bengann

Officials in Bay City, Michigan say it would take hundreds of millions of dollars to overhaul the city’s aging water and sewer infrastructure. As a result, local officials have begun discussing discussing the challenges, which include water main breaks, sewage overflows, beach closings and bacteria in the water.

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Pamlico County, North Carolina commissioners will discuss applying for federal stimulus grant money toward more than $2 million worth of planned water system improvements.

In Ohio, the city of Akron will have to pay $1 million in added costs for the city’s first project to curtail its combined sewer overflows. It is part of Akron’s $370 million plan to eliminate combined sewers that pollute the Cuyahoga and Little Cuyahoga rivers and the Ohio & Erie Canal after heavy rains.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission officials say a blocked sewer line blocked sent an overflow of 10,700 gallons of untreated wastewater into a wooded area in Laurel, Maryland.

In Columbus, Ohio, a water main break that sent water gushing into the air early Tuesday prompted the closure of a elementary school. The cold temperatures caused the water to freeze as it hit trees and power lines. There was also ice on the street.

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