December 23, 2009

Wednesday’s Water News: Water Main Break Ruins Xmas for Chicago Family

Posted in Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia at 4:38 pm by bengann

A water main break Wednesday morning flooded a basement and threatens to ruin Christmas for two young children on Chicago’s South Side after their Christmas gifts were destroyed by the flooding. Residents at the home say water poured into the basement of the house and at one point as much as five feet of water filled the unit.

Headlines
Residents in Herkimer, New York received some unwelcome news this week when they learned that federal money will most likely not be paying for a much-needed upgrade to the village’s over 30-year-old wastewater treatment plant.

Cold temperatures contributed to at least two water main breaks in Danville, Virginia on Tuesday.  Subsurface movement resulting from temperature swings likely caused the brittle pipes to break

Stimulus Spotlight
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has awarded funding for 13 municipalities from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Will County, Illinois has secured $3 million in loans from the economic stimulus to finally solve a neighborhood’s water and sewer needs. The terms of loan include zero interest and must be repaid in 20 years.

Sewer Rate News
Factoryville, Pennsylvania
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Loyalsock Township, Pennsylvania
Tonawanda, New York

This is the last regular post for Water News Update for 2009. We will have a couple of Top 10 lists on Tuesday, December 29 and Wednesday, December 30.

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