December 14, 2009

Monday’s Water News: Headaches After 100 Year-Old Pipe Break in San Francisco

Posted in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin at 10:01 pm by bengann

A road in San Francisco disintegrated Saturday afternoon after a 100-year-old pipe broke causing four intersections to be closed while repairs were made. The break also caused flooding, a sinkhole 20 feet in diameter. Some businesses were affected by flooding and/or sludge from the break.

Headlines
A water main break in Duluth, Minnesota forced Miller Hill Mall to close on Monday, meaning a lost day of business for the mall during the busy holiday shopping season.

In Columbus, Ohio, a water main break  this morning shot water 50 feet in the air, disrupted traffic and left many residents without water.

The only one bid for the latest phase of the Combined Sewer Overflow project in Fall River, Massachusetts has come in  nearly $2 million above estimates, forcing the city to think about rebidding the job.

Stimulus Spotlight
Construction of a water tower in Frankfort, Illinois could begin this month, boosted by an interest-free loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  25 Percent of the $2.68 million will not have to be repaid because of a principal forgiveness program from the economic stimulus.

Sewer Rate News
Anthem, Arizona
Berkeley  County, West Virginia
Egelston Township, Michigan
Watertown, Wisconsin

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