March 19, 2009

Thursday Headlines: Fines Likely for Georgia Community After Overflow

Posted in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia at 5:03 pm by bengann

Water officials in Columbus, Georgia  could face stiff fines after more than five inches rain overwhelmed the system causing 1.5 million gallons of sewage to spill into the Chattahoochee River over the weekend.

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In California, a five-year plan of over $22 million in upgrades is planned for the Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District’s sewer system and water treatment facilities, prompting officials to propose annual rate hikes to pay for the improvements.

A sewer line failure resulted in the discharge of untreated sewage in Graniteville, South Carolina today. The public has been advised to avoid contact with waters around and downstream of the overflow.

The state of Texas will receive nearly $342 million from the economic stimulus for improvements and protection of public water supplies.

Iowa Governor Chet Culver has announced that the city of Centerville will receive a federal award of $600,000 to replace its aging and damaged storm sewer system.

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Albemarle County, Virginia
Ashland, Oregon
El Dorado, Arkansas
Vernon, Michigan

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