August 28, 2009

Friday Headlines: Sewage Spill to Close Beach for Remainder of Season

Posted in Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas at 1:31 pm by bengann

Shepard Park Beach in Lake George, New York, the site of a July 5 sewage spill, will close for the remainder of the season. The beach has been shut down ever since a pipe broke in the village’s main sewage pump station spewing nearly 10,000 gallons of pollution across the beach and into the lake.

Headlines
An investigation into a water main rupture that flooded a major road in Bethesda, Maryland last December has found that inspection records might have been thrown away, complicating efforts to determine why the main was installed improperly and whether other pipes have similar problems.

The borough of Manor, Pensylvania  will pay a $4,500 fine to the state Department of Environmental Protection for a sewage overflow last December.

A $2.6 million project to construct a new clarifier at the regional wastewater treatment facility in Gautier, Mississippi is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Stimulus Spotlight
Ten South Dakota communities and one rural pipeline will be the last to benefit from the $36.5 million the state received in federal economic stimulus aid this yea to use for projects improving drinking water and sewer systems.

Sewer Rate News
Celina, Texas
Memphis, Tennessee
Rome, Georgia

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