May 4, 2009

Monday Headlines: Water Main Break Floods Sacramento Elementary School

Posted in Arizona, California, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, West Virginia at 8:37 pm by bengann

A water main break at an elementary school in Sacramento, California flooded the campus, parking lot, and streets Monday morning. Staff members were bringing in sandbags to protect the other classrooms in the flooded areas.

The recent heavy rains in Owosso, Michigan have caused sewage overflows of apprximately 500,000 gallons as a result of excessive storm water runoff.  

About 120,000 gallons of sewage spilled this morning in Austin, Texas after a break in a 12-inch wastewater line.

A combined sewer overflow that started April 25 in Grand Rapids, Michigan continues to affect the Grand River in Ottawa County, and the heavy rains have washed a considerable amount of sediment and contamination into the river.

Stimulus Spotlight
Two communities in Pinal County, Arizona will receive about $6.3 million in stimulus funds to complete water-related projects. Most of the funds will be distributed by the state Water Infrastructure Finance Authority, which provides low-interest loans and grants. Projects in Pinal County will create or sustain 39 jobs, according to project estimates.

 Sewer Rate News
Grand Island, Nebraska
Washington County, Maryland
Wheeling, West Virginia


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