June 2, 2009

Tuesday’s Water News: Hartford to Start Massive Sewer Project

Posted in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Vermont at 4:14 pm by bengann

The largest public works project in Hartford, Connecticut history has started which will redo part of the city’s century-old sewer system. The first leg of the 15-year, $2 billion project will separate sewage from storm water in metro Hartford and reduce the frequency of sewer overflows from once a week to once a year.

Headlines
In Florida, St. Augustine city officials on Monday located a 19-inch-long, 6-inch-wide gash in a submerged 1960s-era pipe that caused hundreds of gallons of raw sewage to bubble up into Oyster Creek over the weekend.

The town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine has reached an agreement to fix sewer overflows at one of its pump stations which could cost the town hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A water main break has left an estimated 300 customers without water and restricted traffic in the east part of Mesa, Arizona.

Stimulus Spotlight
Vermont’s congressional delegation has announced $39 million in federal economic stimulus funds for drinking water and wastewater projects throughout the state.

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