June 15, 2009

Monday’s Water News: Water Main Break Floods Bronx Streets

Posted in California, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah at 5:36 pm by bengann

A water main break transformed four blocks of the Bronx, New York into a swimming pool early Sunday morning, flooding streets, cars and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Headlines
Last week’s heavy rains caused sewage spills in several Dallas-area cities. The largest spill by far was in Fort Worth, where 1.1 million gallons spilled.

A water main break caused water to spill into a home in West Valley, Utah over the weekend causing muddy water to gush up through a crack in the sidewalk and pour into the home.

Several business, an apartment building and a hotel in San Diego were without water Saturday when a nearby 16-inch water main broke. Twelve hours after the problem was first reported, the hotel’s manager said they still did not have water.

Stimulus Spotlight
The Dayton, Ohio area is getting additional stimulus dollars to improve drinking water quality and fund water pollution control projects.  Ohio EPA has added three Montgomery County projects to its revised fundable list for economic stimulus projects.

Sewer Rate News
Grand Ledge, Michigan
Riverdale, Utah
Stillwater, Oklahoma

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