October 1, 2009

Thursday’s Water News: Water Main Break Causes Damage, Traffic Delays Near DC

Posted in California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Texas at 4:54 pm by bengann

A water main break in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Hyattsville, Maryland has caused traffic delays, disrupted water service to 16 homes and two homes are uninhabitable after extensive water damage. 

Headlines
A 12-inch water main break opened a huge sinkhole in Atlanta Wednesday evening. Workers don’t have a definite cause of the break but are leaning towards shifting ground due to last week’s floods.

Speedway, Indiana sewer bills will increase twice the next two years after the town announced this week it will move forward with a complete overhaul of its aging sewer system.

Stimulus Spotlight
New York Governor David Paterson has announced $43 million in economic stimulus funds for 58  “green infrastructure” that include projects for cost-cutting solutions for progressive water conservation, energy efficiency technologies for drinking water systems and clean water infrastructure.

Natchez, Mississippi will receive funding from the economic stimulus to improve the city’s wastewater infrastructure. The $5 million project largely financed from the stimulus will allow the city to only have to pay $762,000 for the project.

A $3.6 million commitment in economic stimulus funds has been made to Colfax, California to fund repairs to the city’s aging sewer lines.

Sewer Rate News
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Santa Rosa, California

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