February 25, 2009

Wednesday Headlines: 890,000 Gallon Sewage Spill in Bay Area

Posted in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin at 6:39 pm by bengann

It happens a lot this time of year in the Bay Area. A sewage spill in Richmond, California released 890,000 gallons of raw sewage mixed with rain water into the East Bay. Warning signs have been posted along the shoreline asking people and animals to stay out of the water.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was in Louisville today to outline the state’s plan for spending an estimated $3 billion in stimulus funding from the federal government. The plan includes about $71 million for water and sewer line projects.

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm visited two local communities Tuesday to highlight drinking water projects that could be funded by the federal economic stimulus program. The state is expecting $168 million for sewer repairs and $67 for drinking water infrastructure.

The city of Binghamton, New York is asking for $300,000 in federal appropriations to continue a project separating sewage lines from storm water drains.

About a foot of water flooded a residential intersection in Chicago after a water main break late Tuesday. Water came up in two different locations in the intersection and there were about 12 inches of water flooding the area.

Sewer Rate News
North Hudson, Wisconsin
Westminster, Maryland

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