February 26, 2010

Friday’s Water News: Socorro, N.M. Receives $1.28M to Expand Sewer Service

Posted in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington at 7:47 pm by bradhannon

New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman and USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner presented a check for $1.28 million to the City of Socorro, New Mexico.  The funding came from the USDA Rural Development’s Community Programs to expand sewer service to 54 homes.

A water main break on Granby Street in Norfolk, Virginia shut down traffic Thursday night and officials will keep the road closed through mid-day Saturday.

School was closed in Rowan County, Kentucky Tuesday due to a water main break just off Flemingsburg Road near the high school.  The break was under a gas line, which made the repair a little bit more complicated.

According to the EPA Columbia, South Carolina has leaked large amounts of sewage into local rivers. Between January 2008 and November 2009, EPA records show 257 instances of sanitary sewer overflows impacting local waterways. In the 257 events, more than 3.3 million gallons of sewage went into local waterways.

Stimulus Spotlight
Almost $600,000 in federal stimulus money has been awarded to the Austinburg, Ohio sanitary sewer project.  The Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners announced the additional funding Thursday, bringing the total award from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to $1,422,920.

A $5 million wastewater facility expansion project funded partially through federal stimulus money got under way officially Tuesday morning in Gridley, California.  The project calls for upgrading the plant to a high-rate headworks facility that will increase the plant’s capacity to 1.7 million gallons per day.  The project will also replace aging sewer lines in the city.

Sewer Rate News
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