May 26, 2009

Tuesday’s Water News: Momentum Grows to Stop Sewer Overflows into Saginaw River

Posted in California, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia at 4:41 pm by bengann

In Michigan, momentum is growing  to stop sewage overflows into the Saginaw River although many cities are operating within their federal discharge permits.

Headlines
The Indiana Department of Environmental Managementhas issued a construction permit to the city of Muncie for improvements to a local life station.

County Health officials say rain pushed more than 30,000 gallonsof raw sewage into the streets of Bayou la Batre, Louisiana over the Memorial Day weekend.

On Friday, a water main break in Sandy, Utah sent water and rocks flying through the air.

Stimulus Spotlight
Water and sewer projects in Vermont will tap into $40 million in federal stimulus funding this year for needed system upgrades. The money, awarded as low-interest loans, will jump-start about 80 shovel-ready projects statewide.

Sewer Rate News
Long Beach, California
Marion, Ohio
Mason, West Virginia
Santa Clarita, California

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