October 26, 2009

Monday’s Water News: Sewage Spill Closes Long Beach Coastline

Posted in California, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas at 5:26 pm by bengann

Long Beach (Calif.) health officials have taken water samples and could decide Tuesday whether to reopen two miles of coastline closed by a weekend sewage spill.

Headlines
Sterlington, Louisiana has begun construction on a new wastewater treatment plant that will increase the growing town’s treatment capacity nearly three-fold. The $1.7 million plant has been in the planning stages for several years.

About 30 homes in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles were without water today after, officials determined, an 8-inch water main burst.

Stimulus Spotlight
A vulnerability in Reno, Nevada’s water supply made clear by an earthquake is being fixed to increase the reliability of the system. The $14 million project is being partially funded with a $3 million zero-interest loan in federal stimulus funds.

In Fort Worth, Texas, construction will begin in February on a long-planned pipeline that will ship recycled wastewater to golf courses and other users thanks to a $22 million grant from the federal stimulus program.

Sewer Rate News
Manhattan Beach, California
Muncie, Indiana
Plainville, Connecticut
Riverbank, California

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