December 11, 2009

Friday’s Water News: Break Closes Library, Businesses in Lawrence (Kan.)

Posted in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington at 4:36 pm by bradhannon

A water main break Friday in downtown Lawrence, Kansas has caused the public library to shut down and two businesses–Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks–to go without water.

Headlines
In Greensboro, North Carolina, a water main break caused icy spots and closed lanes near a major intersection this morning.

A water main break has closed a major road in Johns Creek, Georgia.  Fulton County water crews are on the scene working to repair the 8- to 10-inch line. The repairs and road closures are expected  to take all day.

There is a water main break in Jefferson City. Missouri that has caused a small wave of water flowing into a street right.

Stimulus Spotlight
Federal stimulus money will help Frankfort, Illinois upgrade its water system, local officials said this week.  Mayor Jim Holland said the city is getting a 20-year, zero-interest $2.7 million loan as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The Alabama environmental management agency rewarded the city of Decatur with an extra $600,000 in economic stimulus funds for drinking water projects. 

Sewer Rate News
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