November 16, 2009

Monday’s Water News: Billion Gallons of Sewer Overflows into the Hudson River

Posted in Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Montana, New York, Ohio at 8:48 pm by bengann

Aging sewer systems in New York’s Capital Region are dumping 1.2 billion gallons of watered-down, untreated sewage into the Hudson River each year, according to a new report issued by the Capital District Regional Planning Commission.

Authorities in La Mesa, California were trying to determine today what caused a 6-inch cast-iron water main to rupture, leaving 32 residences without water.

Last week heavy rains and high tides contributed to a sanitary sewer overflow at the wastewater facility in Solomons, Maryland.

A water main break in Indianapolis disrupted morning rush hour traffic on Friday on the city’s Northside. The pipe that failed was installed in 1940. This year there have been 417 water main breaks in Indianapolis, and last year there were 578.

Stimulus Spotlight
The city of Livingston, Montana will receive an additional $750,000 in economic stimulus funds for its wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project.

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