July 9, 2009

Thursday’s Water News: Seattle Main Break Releases 860,000 Gallons of Water

Posted in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, New York, Texas, Washington, West Virginia at 2:35 pm by bengann

A water-pipe break on Harbor Island in Seattle Wednesday evening released 860,000 gallons of water, flooding railroad tracks and a freight-storage building.

Headlines
A $4 million sewer line project proposed for the Rattlesnake area of Missoula, Montana will go to the Missoula City Council next week. The sewer line would convert more than 300 residential properties from septic to a sewer main.

About 11,000 residents in Fredonia, New York  are being advised to boil their water today because of a water main break there Wednesday night.

Stimulus Spotlight
Officials in Smyrna, Delaware  have approved contracts funded by $3.7 million in federal stimulus dollars to upgrade the town’s drinking water system. In the first phase, George and Lynch Inc. will replace six valves in a 10-inch water main from a water tower. Then Sprig Construction will replace a two-inch water main in the town.

The city of Fort Wayne, Indiana has received a $1.5 million stimulus grant and a $3.5 million low-interest loan, which will be used to finance three sewer separation projects.

Sewer Rate News
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