December 10, 2009

Thursday’s Water News: Huntington (W.V.) to Begin Sewer Line Extension

Posted in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Texas, West Virginia at 11:22 pm by bengann

Work will begin soon in Huntington, West Virginia on a sewer line extension project that will help prevent backups. The project is part of the board’s EPA mandated long-term control plan to ultimately lessen the amount of raw human sewage being leaked untreated into the Ohio River.

Headlines
In Baltimore, heavy rains in recent days caused a sanitary sewer overflow of 42,000 gallons a diluted mix of wastewater. The city is in the midst of a $1 billion project to repair and replace pipes and equipment in the city’s sewage system.

A water main break in Los Angeles early Thursday resulted in a 30-foot geyser. Water was seen shooting out of a hole beneath a station wagon, which was parked on the street.

Stimulus Spotlight
Hawaii County has received a binding commitment for a $1.1 million zero-interest loan with principal forgiveness for a wastewater project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Federal stimulus funds will help solve a decades-long problem with sewage in a Joliet, Illinois neighborhood.

Presidio, Texas will receive over $121 million dollars in stimulus funds to build a new waste water treatment plant.

Sewer Rate News
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Kent, Connecticut
Pelham, Alabama
Tamalpais Valley, California

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