June 17, 2009

Wednesday’s Water News: Water Main Break Washes Out Road in Monitor Township (Mich.)

Posted in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia at 8:04 pm by bengann

A major road in Monitor Township, Michigan will remain closed until some time tomorrow after a break in a 36-inch water main washed out part of the road. It is likely that the age of the main–installed in the 1940’s–was partially responsible for the break.

Headlines
It took Spartanburg (S.C.) Water crews more than 10 hours Monday and Tuesday to clean up more than 94,000 gallons of raw sewage from a small creek.

The city of Essexville, Michigan has reported a combined sewer overflow from its wastewater treatment plant into the Saginaw River.

Stimulus Spotlight
Money from the economic stimulus package continues to reach down to southwest Colorado for infrastructure projects. The latest project to receive funding  is in the town of Norwood. where they have been awarded a $540,000 grant to fix its water system.

Sewer tunnels in Cobb and Gwinnett counties are among $91.5 million in water and sewer projects statewide that the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority approved at its board meeting Tuesday. Of the 11 projects, five are at least partially backed by $40.5 million in federal stimulus money

Sewer Rate News
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