October 9, 2009

Friday’s Water News: Water Main Breaks Recurring in San Diego Neighborhood

Posted in California, Georgia, Illinois, National, New Jersey, Ohio, Wisconsin at 1:49 pm by bengann

A water main rupture Thursday morning flooded several homes in a San Diego neighborhood, and some residents are complaining  they have seen main breaks and flooding many times in the past in this same area.

Headlines
City leaders in Macon, Georgia have kicked off a project to upgrade the city’s century old sewer system.

Flooding in portions of Port Clinton, Ohio should be alleviated after the city completes a sewer upgrade next year. Areas of the city have been impassable during recent storms because the sewers cannot handle the volume of water.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews are scrambling to fix the latest water main break, this time a South Los Angeles failure that has left a handful of residents without running water.

Stimulus Spotlight
Republicans have urged President Obama to roll back “Buy American” provisions of in the economic stimulus package because of delays to public works projects. Critics of “Buy American” claim it has a negative impact on the water and wastewater infrastructure market.

Rockford, Illinois will receive $6.8 million from the economic stimulus to perform a major upgrade and rehabilitation of the city’s public water supply.

Sewer Rate News
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