January 7, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: Water Line Break Hits Downtown Greenville (S.C.)

Posted in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont at 8:24 pm by bradhannon

More than a dozen businesses in downtown Greenville, South Carolina lost water service today after a water line under a sidewalk broke. Worst of all, 700 people couldn’t use restrooms in the Wachovia Building until the broken line was discovered.

Headlines
In Hazard, Kentucky a major leak from a 12-inch water pipe went unreported for a week and almost led to the city of 7,000 customers to have no water.

Ten water mains have burst in the Joplin, Missouri area over the past few days due to the cold weather. Officials say drivers need to be aware of crews and water freezing on roads where they are working.

Stimulus Spotlight
A handful of voters have authorized Casleton, Vermont to use stimulus money to pay for an already-completed project .  A special election drew 34 voters — roughly 1 percent of the town’s checklist — who voted 33 to 1 to borrow $260,000 to pay for the town’s share of  a storm water project.

The county of Coshocton, Ohio will receive $2.1 million in economic stimulus funds for a wastewater project, but the county still needs to finance $383,000 in engineering and design fees associated with the project.

Sewer Rate News
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Oakland, New Jersey
Stuttgart, Arkansas
Spring Hill, Tennessee

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