March 1, 2010

Monday’s Water News: Rain and Snow Adds $3 Million to Lynchburg, Va. Sewer Repair Bill

Posted in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia at 10:39 pm by bengann

Repeated snow and rain has made the job of repairing Lynchburg, Virginia’s sewer lines even harder. The past few storms have eroded banks along the James River where the pipes are being replaced. As a result, an additional $3 million is needed to protect sewers from soil erosion along the banks of the river

Headlines
A 30-inch water main ruptured in San Diego early this morning, flooding a neighborhood, blocking traffic and leaving residents along two blocks without functional plumbing for the day.

Water rushed down a street in Ewing, New Jersey yesterday. People who work in the area near the break say a similar incident occurred a few months ago in roughly the same area.

Stimulus Spotlight
Port Wentworth, Georgia has broken ground on a new wastewater treatment facility which includes $17.5 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Part of the funding is a $10 million loan from EPA with about $4 million of it being forgiven. In addition,  the city also received $7.5 million in stimulus funds from the USDA.

The city of Newark, Ohio’s wastewater department will use money from the federal stimulus projects construct a new wastewater treatment plant. The stimulus funds will not only prevent further rate increases but also allow the city to move up some of the projects to separate stormwater and wastewater lines.

Sewer Rate News
Berkeley County, West Virginia
Madison County, Illinois
Sedona, Arizona

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