January 6, 2010

Wednesday’s Water News: Water Main Break in Penn. Creates Huge Sinkhole

Posted in Indiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington at 6:13 pm by bradhannon

A water main break in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania caused flooding and a sinkhole that swallowed a dump truck. PennDOT, which owns the dump truck, says after being on its side it has since been pulled from the flooded sinkhole.

In Camden, Tennessee the city’s Water Department braved the cold all day and well into the night on Monday as they worked to repair broken water lines.

Heavy rains caused nearly 300,000 gallons of diluted raw sewage to overflow early Saturday morning in Fort Washington, Maryland according to Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission officials.

In the last 48 hours, city of Tulsa, Oklahoma crews have responded to more than 30 water main breaks.  About a dozen of them happened Tuesday, mostly due to the cold temperatures that have affected the area.

Stimulus Spotlight
The city of Rutland, Vermont is going to get federal economic stimulus money to help pay for two sewer projects.  The stimulus money will help repay two of the five bonds the city is taking out for water and sewer projects.

Sewer Rate News
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Four Corners, Montana
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Mentone, Indiana


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