September 25, 2009

Friday’s Water News: In Baltimore, Over 5,000 Water Main Breaks Since 2000

Posted in Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah at 6:00 pm by bengann

Following last week’s massive water main break near Baltimore, a local television station investigation of the area’s water infrastructure points out that there have been more than 5,000 breaks in the Baltimore area since 2000. It is estimated that Baltimore would need $2 billion to fix all its water mains.

Headlines
One of the largest infrastructure projects in Ironton, Ohio’s history will start on October 5 as work crews will start on the city’s $12 million sanitary sewer re-lining project.

A major water main break in Sandy, Utah caused flooding close to the eastbound off-ramp on Interstate 15.

Stimulus Spotlight
In North Dakota, more than $3.7 million in federal stimulus funds will go toward the Cass Rural Water District to build a pipeline that will improve water supply services in the area.

State officials in North Carolina have announced the reallocation of about $7.7 million in economic stimulus funding to 12 communities for green drinking water projects and two communities for wastewater infrastructure projects.

Sewer Rate News
Denmark, South Carolina
Hot Springs, South Dakota
Webb City, Missouri

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