March 11, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: Congressman Pascrell Talks Water

Posted in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania at 12:34 pm by bradhannon

Last night Congressman Bill Pascrell spoke about the importance of water and wastewater infrastructure investment, you can watch the video here.

City council members in Rockledge, Florida narrowly decided Wednesday to move forward with a controversial $4 million well plan to store up to 180 million gallons of treated wastewater underground during the wet season to reuse during dry months for irrigation.

The $970,000 replacement of approximately 5,750 feet of 4-, 6- and 8-inch leaking cast iron main with new 8-inch ductile iron mains will begin in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Roads are restricted around a Mesa, Arizona after a water main break. The Mesa Water Resources Department is currently working to discover and repair the break and hopes to restore water service.

Stimulus Spotlight
Siouxland, Iowa drinking water projects receive more than $9 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money is part of $155 million for water quality programs across the state.

Work already is under way on a $16 million, nearly 3-mile wastewater pipeline, which federal stimulus grants and loans are funding.  The Wheaton, Illinois  Sanitary District has paid $1.65 million for one of the largest undeveloped residential tracts in the area that it will use for a new pipeline’s route and for equipment and materials storage during construction.

Sewer Rate News
Cullman, Alabama
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Porter, Indiana
St. Joseph, Michigan


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