December 17, 2009

Thursday’s Water News: Broken Water Main Causes Sinkhole in Pittsburgh

Posted in California, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia at 5:01 pm by bradhannon

A broken water main in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania collapsed part of Smallman Street causing a major sinkhole.  The street collapse caused a wooden utility pole to drop about six feet into the hole. Traffic was detoured around the work site and four businesses were without water service.

Water service was interrupted this morning for dozens of customers in the Los Angeles area after two separate water mains ruptured.  A 6-inch  and a 12-inch main  broke affecting 45 residents and businesses.

In Cincinnati, Ohio a water main break this morning spilled water onto the road that turned to ice and created a mess on the roadway.

Stimulus Spotlight
West Virginia officials say they are optimistic about receiving  economic stimulus funds for an ambitious  regional water project that could serve more than 8,000 citizens in McDowell and Wyoming counties.

By next summer, a large new water tower emblazoned with a Corn Palace logo could stand next to Interstate 90 in Mitchell, South Dakota.  The project will be funded through the state’s SRF program and because of the economic stimulus will include 15 percent principal forgiveness.

Sewer Rate News
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