July 23, 2009

Thursday’s Water News: Car Driven into Sinkhole After Water Main Break Erodes Ground

Posted in Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Pennsylvania at 3:58 pm by Colleen Wetherill

In Alamogordo, New Mexico, a driver did not see a hazard in the road and drove his car into a sinkhole. A water main break possibly caused by corroded a pipe eroded the ground and formed the sinkhole that the driver did not avoid.

Headlines
Owners of property along East Blackwell Street in Dover, New Jersey were told to boil tap water on Wednesday before using it to cook, clean, or drink, due to a water main break that occurred earlier that morning.

The state of Pennsylvania has targeted $355 million for 111 clean-water projects, which will include several projects within the northeast region.

Work on the rehabilitation of sewer in the Eden area of Pell City, Alabama should begin sometime next week. The project is one of several that is required by a 2006 agreement between the city and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Stimulus Spotlight
More than $3.2 million in federal stimulus funds have been earmarked for the city of Long Beach, California’s effort to improve the the Colorado Lagoon’s water quality.

Sewer Rate News
Riverbank, California
Farmingham, Massachusetts
Hayward, California

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