August 31, 2009

Monday’s Water News: Hartford (Conn.) Begins Massive Sewer Separation Project

Posted in California, Connecticut, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas at 4:52 pm by bengann

The Metropolitan District Commission of Hartford, Connecticut has begun its 15-year, $2 billion sewer separation project by digging a 3,700 foot tunnel. Ratepayers will foot the bill for the project with an annual sewer service surcharge that is outlined in their water bill.

Headlines
In Del Rio, Texas, a 12-inch water main break rupture flooded nearby streets and disrupted water service to a local hospital. As a result of the break 400,000 gallons of water were lost. 

Commuters near the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City will see delays over the  next week after a water main break near the stadiums for the city’s National Football League and Major League Baseball franchises.

Stimulus Spotlight
The Pennsylvania boroughs of Blawnox and Sharpsburg are receiving $225,000 and $125,000 respectively from the economic stimulus o repair their sewer systems.  

$307 Million in federal stimulus funds to help clean up water throughout New York state are starting to go out to nearly three dozen public works projects.

Sewer Rate News
Placerville, California
Saint Peters, Missouri

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