January 8, 2010

Friday’s Water News: New York Village Needs Money for Upgrades

Posted in Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New York at 2:25 pm by bengann

The village of Clayton, New York will likely will be spending a lot more money on water and sewer services after a new analysis found at least one-fifth of those systems to be in “poor condition.” Mayor Norma Zimmer estimates the village–which has a population of 1,821–would need to raise $132,000 to upgrade aging facilities.

Headlines
A water main has broken in Dearing, Georgia has left dozens of homes and businesses without water. “It’s a major catastrophe for Dearing. You know when you have to call and put it on the radio,” said Sean Kelley, Mayor of Dearing.

Workers in Tempe, Arizona are trying to repair a broken water main that has forced a road to be closed this morning.

In Poway, California, a water main break left nearly 30 homes with water service last night.

Stimulus Spotlight
The utility district in Mars Hill, Maine recently received more than $2.5 million in grant and loan funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for wastewater system upgrades.

Sewer Rate News
El Dorado, California
Exeter, New Hampshire
Kenner, Louisiana
Marshalltown, Iowa

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