October 13, 2009

Tuesday’s Water News: Water Main Break in Boston Disrupts Service, Traffic

Posted in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri at 5:29 pm by bengann

Six buildings in Boston were without water today and traffic on a busy street in the Roxbury neighborhood was blocked after a break in 12-inch water main break caused the formation of a large sinkhole. Among the buildings without water was a 346-unit apartment complex.

Officials in Lansing, Michigan are promoting a plan to improve the city’s wastewater treatment plant after the City Council stated their intentions to issue bonds for the work expected to cost just under $17 million.

Lafayette, Indiana has a new state-approved plan to handle combined-sewer overflows which carries and estimated cost of $179 million over the next 20 years.

A 1,600 gallon sewage spill occurred in Lula, Georgia on Monday after heavy rains which overloaded the transmission lines and the current pump capacity at the pump station.

Stimulus Spotlight
In Arkansas, $55 Million in stimulus funding will go to the Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority to establish a new water supply in the city of Marshall.

Sewer Rate News
Muskegon, Michigan
New London, Connecticut
Petaluma, California
Webb City, Missouri


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