November 11, 2009

Wednesday’s Water News: Raw Sewage Enters into Ohio River

Posted in California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington at 6:45 pm by bengann

More than three million gallons of raw sewage poured into the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday. Officials said the sewage is from two sewer overflow points just upstream from a wastewater treatment plant.

Congressman Dan Lungren has secured has secured a $500,000 grant for Galt, California to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant.

A 30-inch water main break is to blame for dumping water into several homes in the Elmwood section of Philadelphia on Wednesday morning.  This same neighborhood was flooded by a water main break back in July.

Tropical Storm Ida that brought about 5 inches of rain to Columbus, Georgia produced a prodigious storm runoff that deluged the city’s sanitary sewers, causing four overflows.

Stimulus Spotlight
The city of Radford, Virginia plans to use $2.3 million in federal stimulus money to install a new water tank and make other water system improvements in the city.

Sewer Rate News
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Kittery, Maine
Longview, Washington
Wilmette, Illinois


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