March 18, 2009

Wednesday Headlines: West Virginia City Receives Grant to Correct Overflows

Posted in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia at 3:35 pm by bengann

Shinnston, West Virginia has received a $866,000 federal grant to help finance upgrades that should prevent sewage overflows into the West Fork River. The town plans to spend $4.5 million to upgrade its collection and treatment system.

The state of California’s Central Valley Water Board has issued more than $225,000 worth of fines to local districts for violations at their wastewater treatment plants.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has extended its deadline for pre-applications for municipalities that wish to get onto the fund’s project priority list as part of the federal stimulus package. To be eligible for this funding, applications must be received by March 25.

City commissioners in Enid, Oklahoma were presented options for borrowing money through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for a new wastewater treatment plant, installation of a new automated water reading system and construction of two water towers.

A major water main break this morning in Springfield, Massachusetts forced the closure of schools and caused traffic detours. An estimated 5.5 million gallons of water spilled into the street, climbing to the tops of the wheel wells on some cars.

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