April 16, 2009

Thursday Headlines: Two Montana Projects Receive Help fron Bureau of Reclamation

Posted in California, Indiana, Montana, Ohio at 4:15 pm by bengann

Two major water projects in northcentral and northeastern Montana will receive $60 million in funding from the Bureau of Reclamation–as part of the federal stimulus package–to build water treatment plants and lay pipeline to deliver water to more rural communities.

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The small town of Churubusco, Indiana will receive a grant of $1.3 million from the recently passed economic stimulus bill to begin improvements of its drinking water system.

According to an annual report just released by the city of Columbus, Ohio, it paid the state EPA a total of $270,500 for 562 overflows and leaks from its sanitary sewers last year. Columbus plans to spend $2.5 billion over 40 years to expand its sewer capacity and upgrade aging lines.

A San Diego intersection was closed during the Thursday morning rush hour as crews repair two major water main breaks in the area. About 120 customers were affected by the break.

Businesses in El Sobrante, California used sandbags and towels to stem the tide of water into their storefronts after a water main break Wednesday afternoon sent water gushing down the street and causing some flooding.

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