December 7, 2009

Monday’s Water News: EPA Orders District to Address Sewage Discharges

Posted in California, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia at 8:22 pm by bengann

In California, EPA has ordered seven municipal sewage collection systems in the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) to take steps to address inadequately treated sewage discharges from EBMUD Wet Weather Facilities into the San Francisco Bay. The orders are aimed at monitoring and repair of aging and leaky sewer pipes.

Water has been restored to about 60 homes in Los Angeles after service was cut off when a water main ruptured early today.

Barricades went up this morning after a water main break in Garfield Heights, Ohio caused the pavement to crack and created a sinkhole that someone drove into with their car.

Stimulus Spotlight
The city of Chadron, Nebraska has drawn on a state revolving loan fund, as well as money from the federal economic stimulus program, to pay for construction of a new water treatment plant.

Although Fairmont, West Virginia has received $8 million in economic stimulus funds for its water treatment plant, it may still be forced to raise water rates. The project is scheduled to begin construction in January.

Sewer Rate News
Akron, Ohio
Galion, Ohio
Monteagle, Tennessee
Santa Rosa, California


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