August 5, 2009

Wednesday’s Water News: University of Arizona Researching Wastewater Recycling Systems

Posted in Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, National, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin at 4:06 pm by pjtabit

Researchers from the University of Arizona have received a $2 million grant to develop a computer model to help water managers maximize energy efficiency in water production.  The study will include an analysis of a “purple pipe system,” named for the purple pipes that differentiate between potable and non-potable water sources.

Headlines
Before completing repairs on a water main break in Baltimore, Maryland, workers discovered a second leak. Officials are warning of massive delays during rush hour and are asking travelers to avoid the area.

A water main break has closed a section of East 20th street in Lorain, Ohio.  Officials have not determined when the road will reopen.

Residents of the Tower Grove South neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri are being asked to avoid a busy intersection after a water main break spilled dirty water into the streets.

Stimulus Spotlight
The Campo Indian Reservation near San Diego, California will invest $1.1 million to replace a deteriorating underground watertank that currently contains uranium.  The project is partially funded with federal stimulus money.

Goodlettsville, Tennessee will use $12.5 million in stimulus funds to update 27,000 linear feet of sewer line and build an 8.5 million-gallon equalization basin next to a pumping station.  A portion of the project is being funded through the State Revolving Fund Loan Program.

The cities of Billings Park and South Superior, Wisconsin will receive $6.5 million in federal stimulus funds to finance the construction of two stormwater sewer systems.  These funds are part of $206 million statewide that has been allocated for water infrastructure projects.

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