November 3, 2009

Tuesday’s Water News: $35 Million Project Starts in Chicago Suburb

Posted in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Washington at 5:11 pm by bengann

The Chicago suburb of Itasca, Illinois is constructing a $35 million wastewater treatment plant to prepare for business and population growth. The plant will take about two years to build and will increase wastewater treatment capacity from 2.65 million to 4 million gallons per day.

Headlines
It was a rude awakening for several residents in Apple Valley, California after a broken water main flooded their yards and caused a sinkhole in one homeowner’s driveway.

A six-inch water main ruptured in a Los Angeles neighborhood this morning, just one day after another broken main created a 20-foot geyser in another L.A. area.

Stimulus Spotlight
Federal stimulus dollars are going to work in eastern Jefferson County (Ky.)to upgrade local water service. A 5.5 mile water main made up of 36 -inch steel pipes will transport water along Interstate 64 from to the Shelby County line.

Officials in Zanesville, Ohio broke ground today on a new water treatment plant with a cost of $16.1 million. The project is being paid for in part by stimulus money — $4.5 million from a grant and $4.5 million from a zero interest loan.

Sewer Rate News
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