January 29, 2010

Friday’s Water News: Water Main Break Floods Intersection, Dodge Neon

Posted in Arizona, California, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Texas at 8:47 pm by bradhannon

In Alameda, California a 24 inch main broke early this morning flooding a road that had water as deep as 3 feet. Crews also needed to rescue a driver, whose Dodge Neon became stranded in the standing water.

Headlines
Residents and businesses in a section of Jersey City had reduced water pressure yesterday following a water main break. An estimated 2,000 customers were afected by the leak.

Police in Gilbert, Arizona advised drivers to avoid an intersection where a water main broke. There was no immediate word on what caused the break.

Stimulus Spotlight
Stimulus money and other government dollars will fund the construction of San Juan County’s $3.2 million sewer line extension project in Kirtland, Arizona will create new construction jobs.  The new sewer line is funded with about $900,000 in federal stimulus funds in addition to grants awarded by the EPA and the state’s Environment Department.

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, Texas is moving forward with two projects to replace obsolete water and sewage lines.  Both will be funded entirely with federal stimulus money.

Sewer Rate News
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