December 2, 2009

Wednesday’s Water News: 500,000 Gallons of Sewage Released in Amarillo

Posted in Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas at 7:05 pm by bradhannon

Crews of the city of Amarillo and the state of Texas are monitoring the effects of a sewage pipeline break that occurred Monday. The rupture in the 16-inch-diameter force main caused the release of an estimated 500,000 gallons of sewage, a small amount of which may have reached nearby Southeast Lake.

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Several hundred residents in Clarksburg, Maryland were expected to experience low water pressure or discolored water today while the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission repairs a 16-inch water main.

Board of Water Supply crews in Oahu have finished repairing a broken 24-inch water main in Hawaii.  Residents near the area are still asked to use water for essential needs only to allow area reservoirs to recover.

A stretch of a major road in Lexington, Kentucky has been reopened to traffic following a major water main break.

Stimulus Spotlight

In El Paso, Texas the city’s stormwater utility is moving forward with three more drainage improvement projects, thanks to the federal stimulus program that will provide interest-free financing.  The city is expected to save nearly $3.6 million in interest over 20 years.

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