January 26, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: Jackson, Miss. Asks State for Help With Water Lines

Posted in Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas at 7:29 pm by bradhannon

Today, the City Council of Jackson, Mississippi was expected to ask the state legislature for money to start replacing its aging water lines so that they have fewer breaks. During the recent cold weather, the city had 150 water main breaks.

Headlines
The North Carolina Department of Natural Resources is looking into large area sewer spills that occurred in Johnson County due to the heavy rainfall on Monday.

Despite problems with its newly expanded wastewater, Buffalo, Missouri is only one of three municipalities in Missouri to be nominated for the state’s Wastewater of the Year award.

Stimulus Spotlight
State and local officials were in Putnam, Connecticut yesterday to announce that two federal stimulus-funded water and sewer projects would create 110 local jobs.

Provincetown and Wellfleet, Massachusetts will receive the lion’s share of almost $30 million in federal stimulus grants for local water and sewer projects on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

Sewer Rate News
Brownsville, Texas 
Madison Township, Ohio
Monmouth, Illinois
Sheffield, Ohio

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