September 21, 2009

Monday’s Water News: Water Main Break Soaks Baltimore Suburb

Posted in California, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania at 6:38 pm by bengann

Water gushed for hours Friday from a broken 72-inch water main in the Baltimore suburb of Dundalk, flooding several communities, drenching a shopping center, washing out a main road to the southeastern Baltimore County peninsula and stranding dozens or area residents.

Headlines
The latest in a string of water main blowouts in Los Angeles causing a sinkhole on Lincoln Boulevard. Since September 1, there have been 34 “major blowouts” in L.A.’s water system in which streets have flooded and pavement has buckled.

A water main break Sunday in San Diego closed a major thoroughfare in a neighborhood and left dozens of businesses and residents without water.

In Hyde County, North Carolina, a ruptured sewer line spilled about 28,000 gallons of untreated sewage into the waters of Swan Quarter Bay upstream of the Swan Quarter Ferry Canal.

Stimulus Spotlight
Federal stimulus funds are helping New Jersey and Pennsylvania put a dent in completing much-needed clean-water and wastewater projects, and create jobs. For example, w.ork has already started on a $4.3 million project to update Atlantic City’s water delivery system. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania is receiving $220 million in stimulus funds for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

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