June 8, 2009

Monday’s Water News: Water Main Break Disrupts Service to Half of City in Vermont

Posted in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia at 11:33 pm by bengann

Public works crews in Barre, Vermont continue emergency repairs on a water main break that has left thousands without water. A dispatcher in the city’s emergency services center estimated more than half the city was without water.

Headlines
People in Georgetown, Minnesota were without water most of Monday after a water main break forced the town to shut off its water.

Concerns over raw sewage in the water closed the beach at Coney Island and Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Stimulus Spotlight
Several Illinois communities will receive over $10 million in total for water projects funded from the economic stimulus package.

In South Dakota, the Fall River Water Users District has received $612,000 in federal stimulus money toward completing its pipeline to the Buffalo Gap area that will provide water to over 70 customers in the water district.

Sewer Rate News
Elkton, Virginia
Orange County, North Carolina
Prescott Valley, Arizona

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