January 27, 2010

Wednesday’s Water News: 3 Separate Water Main Breaks Today in L.A.

Posted in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania at 8:22 pm by bradhannon

Three water main breaks today in Los Angeles have kept the city’s Public Works department busy. Since September 1, the city has recorded more than 35 major ruptures in its water system where streets were flooded and the pavement buckled.

Headlines
Public works crews were busy for hours in Stowe,  Pennsylvania after a water main ruptured.  The 24-inch main likely ruptured because of  excess pressure in the system, and approximately 55 customers were without water until the main could be repaired and the water was found safe for consumption.

A water main break in Nederland, Colorado closed the towns’s middle school and high school after both buildings were without water service.

Stimulus Spotlight
Federal economic stimulus funding for two local wastewater projects were formally approved Monday, when the state released $185 million for projects across Massachusetts.  North Attleboro is getting $441,000 to detect and fix leaks in its sewer system and Dighton-Rehoboth Regional schools will receive $650,000 for a new sewage treatment facility.

The town of Batavia, New York has received $850,000 in money from the economic stimulus to upgrade more than 10,000 feet of lines in its sewer district. Work should begin in the spring and will take about a year to complete.

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