July 10, 2009

Friday’s Water News: Details Revealed on Massive Hampton Roads Water Main Break

Posted in Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia at 5:48 pm by pjtabit

Last Thursday, approximately 2 million gallons of water gushed from a pipe in the Hampton’s Road Bridge Tunnel’s fire hydrant supply system, filled underground ducts and eventually caused the complete closure of the westbound tunnel as water pooled in the travel lanes. Today it was revealed water flowed for more than eight hours before the break was identified and traffic was diverted.

Headlines
Officials in Powdersville, South Carolina have broken ground on a new one-million gallon water storage tank in anticipation of future growth.  State lawmakers see the project as a tool for economic development in the area.

Residents of a southwest Philadelphia neighborhood woke up at 4:30 a.m. to find water gushing into their homes due to a water main break.

Stimulus Spotlight
The state of Florida will use $11.2 million provided by the EPA from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to repair underground petroleum tanks currently contaminating ground water.

Lansing, Michigan has received $10.5 billion from the economic stimulus to help with the city’s sewer modernization project, but it still needs to spend spend $25 million next year and $283 million over the next 11 as part of the project.

Sewer Rate News
Galion, Ohio
Sussex County, Deleware
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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