October 19, 2009

Monday’s Water News: Lansing CSO Project Showing Improvements

Posted in California, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota at 6:05 pm by bengann

Lansing, Michigan’s rivers are benefiting from a combined sewer overflow (CSO) project that started almost two decades ago and has cost $278 million so far. Statistics show that, while it took years of CSO work to see large diversion numbers, real progress didn’t become evident until after 2000. Lansing’s residents are paying for the project through higher sewer rates.

Headlines
A new project is proposed for St. Joseph, Missouri that would upgrade a water treatment facility with an extra ultra-violet treatment tank and pumping station to keep up with industry standards on water quality.

Hoping to stem the tide of sanitary sewer overflows into Darby Creek, Haverford, Pennsylvania plans to  install a 1.5 million gallon emergency overflow tank.

Several downtown Boston office buildings were closed and a section of Cambridge Street was down to one lane of traffic after a water main break early this morning.

Stimulus Spotlight
In California, the Calaveras County Water District has received $1,7 million in stimulus funds for a new water storage tank which will double its capacity.

American Indian tribes in the Dakotas are getting about $42 million in federal stimulus money for water project.

Sewer Rate News
Berlin, Maryland
Madison County, Missouri
Rome, Georgia
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts

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