December 15, 2009

Tuesday’s Water News: Water Main Break Closes Schools, Businesses

Posted in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington at 7:02 pm by bradhannon

The city of Kalama, Washington, ran out of water on Monday after a water main ruptured, draining the municipal reservoir. That left most residents without water for several hours and shut down schools and some businesses. 

Headlines
A break in a 12-inch water pipe in a Port Townsend, Washington neighborhood led to the temporary closure of restaurants in the area using city water.

Officials in Lyon County, Nevada  issued a boil order for a some residents in the small community of Stagecoach after a water main in the area broke Monday afternoon.

Board of Water Supply crews this morning are repairing a broken 6-inch water main in Wahiawa, Hawaii, near Honolulu.   About 20 homes were without water after the break.

Stimulus Spotlight
Several Western Slope communities in Colorado are going to have to spend millions of dollars more for various water and wastewater expansion projects because of Davis-Bacon provisions in ARRA.  The Mayor of Fruita estimates his city’s $30.9 million wastewater treatment project, which it has been planning for years and was about to start, will cost another $1.3 million because of the provision.

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Caseville, Michigan
Egelston Township, Michigan
South Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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