January 28, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: Dallas/Ft. Worth Gets Funds for Water Pipeline

Posted in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas at 8:08 pm by bradhannon

In Texas, the Tarrant Regional Water District has received $101.6 million in financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board to help with the design and planning of a 179-mile pipeline that will bring more water from East Texas to the Metroplex.  The $1.9 billion pipeline is a joint project with Dallas Water Utilities.

Residents and businesses in a section of Jersey City, New Jersey had reduced water pressure this morning following a water main break. Full service is not expected to be restored until some time tomorrow.  An estimated 2,000 customers are affected by the leak in the 30-inch main.

Westville, Illinois officials praised their gas and water workers on Tuesday for their efforts in repairing five separate water main breaks in the past three weeks.  The 80-year-old water mains beneath the streets had broken in recent weeks, requiring emergency repairs.

Stimulus Spotlight
The EPA mandated the city of Zanesville, Ohio replace combined sewers where, when the storm flow exceeds the pipe’s capacity, they discharge to the river.  Although the project will cost a combined $30 million, the city did get some help from the government.  The city applied for and received funding from the stimulus program for three different projects that were sewer related.

A $15 million sewer system overhaul in Medford,  New Jersey is advancing this month with the help of federal stimulus funds.  The revamp of the town’s 41-year-old sewer plant is intended to make wastewater treatment more efficient and reliable for its 5,100 customers.

Sewer Rate News
Davenport, Iowa
North Kansas City, Missouri
Norton Shores, Michigan
West Cape May, New Jersey


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