February 12, 2010

Friday’s Water News: Snow Leads to Wastewater Spill in North Carolina

Posted in California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota at 5:16 pm by bengann

The City of Lexington, North Carolina reported 187,500 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled on Monday.  The spill happened after a sewer line was crushed under the combined weight of soil and snow.

Headlines
An estimated 100,000 gallons of sewage entered an intersection in Palos Verdes Estates, California shut down access to Lunada Bay on Monday.

Officials in Steamboat Springs, Colorado say a subdivision’s water is safe to drink and that repairs have been completed after a major break in a water line Monday evening.

Stimulus Spotlight
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has awarded the Black Eagle Water and Sewer District $225,000 in economic stimulus funding to replace water mains, valves and hydrants in areas with a history of water main breaks.

Several Central Ohio projects are among the beneficiaries of the latest round of stimulus funding for water-quality improvement projects.

Sewer Rate News
Brandon, South Dakota
Great Falls, Montana
Keokuk, Iowa
New Albany, Indiana

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