March 24, 2009

Tuesday Headlines: Part of San Diego Without Drinking Water After Break

Posted in California, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island at 1:00 pm by bengann

Homes and businesses in a large portion of northern San Diego are without drinking water after a 24-inch water transmission pipeline burst on Sunday possibly contaminating the water supply. The city has ordered about 140 restaurants to shut down, and residents are being asked to use bottled water or boil their tap water.

The state of Rhode Island has announced $150 million in federal grants and low-interest loans will be available for drinking water and sewer projects because of the federal stimulus legislation. The state estimates $149 million in proposed sewer projects and $20 million in proposed drinking water projects are considered “shovel ready.”

A sewage spill in Mission Viejo, California forced the closure of the Doheny State Beach on Monday. The closure comes two weeks after a 25,000 gallon sewage spill closed the beach.

Crews in the Niagara Falls, New York are working to repair a water main that broke and flooded a neighborhood, forcing some residents out of their homes.

A 125-year-old brick sewer pipe in Fort Wayne, Indiana caved in on Sunday creating a sinkhole and closing a portion of the road to all traffic. The road is expected to be closed two to four days as repairs are made.

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