October 22, 2009

Thursday’s Water News: $3 Million Sewer Project to Start in Small Iowa Community

Posted in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania at 5:34 pm by bengann

A sewer separation project covering a 16-square block area in Keokuk, Iowa is set to begin at an estimated cost of $3.4 million. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 2011.

Headlines
Goshen, Indiana is kicking off a $34 million project to clear up a problem with storm sewer overflows that occurs when heavy rains send untreated wastewater into the Elkhart River.

Stimulus Spotlight
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has chosen the Pablo/Lake County Water & Sewer District for low-interest loans and funding from the economic stimulus to replace old and undersized water and mains within the district.

The city of Oregon, Illinois will receive $1.8 million in stimulus funding to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant.  In addition to the stimulus funds The city will also receive  a $1.8 million no-interest loan to finance the project.

In Massachusetts, four South Shore communities have received parts of a $750,266 federal grant from the economic stimulus to help improve water quality.

Sewer Rate News
Fort Payne, Alabama
Foxboro, Massachusetts
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Saratoga Springs, New York

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