March 30, 2009

Monday Headlines: Two More Sewer Overflows in Columbus, Georgia

Posted in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Virginia at 9:50 pm by bengann

The weekend’s heavy rains caused two large sewage spills in Columbus, Georgia. More than five inches of rain overwhelmed the storm sewer system leading to almost 140,000 gallons of untreated wastewater to enter the Chattahoochee River.

The New York City Comptroller has proposed using federal stimulus money and other solutions to spare city water ratepayers from another rate hike.

Cheansing, Michigan is struggling to separate its storm sewer from the sanitary sewer by the end of 2010. The deadline was set in 2000 by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality as part of an ongoing project that would greatly reduce the potential for sewer overflows.

The state of Virginia has released $1.5 million to the city of Lynchburg for use in the combined sewer overflow program. Over the past decade the state has given over $20 million to fund a replacement of city’s largest sewer line.

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St. Lucie County, Florida

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