March 19, 2010

Friday’s Water News: Water Main Break in Cincinnati Causes Floods

Posted in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia at 11:03 am by bradhannon

A water main breakage on Clifton Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio flooded the surrounding area Thursday night at approximately 11 p.m.  The water has flooded the area around Good Samaritan Hospital, but the hospital is still accessible from Ludlow Avenue. A was car parked when the water main broke and the owner has been unable to move the vehicle. The car has been filled with water but police said moving it would be too dangerous.

Headlines

A broken sewer main resulted in the release of untreated wastewater into Ramsey Branch in Jackson, Missouri according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The City of Bedford, Virginia has agreed to spend $100,000 on sewer line upgrades in response to a number of sewage spills during heavy rainstorms.  The agreement says the city will replace a number of sewer lines and examine other pipes to see where the water comes from.

A main water line in Rayburn Township, Pennsylvania erupted yesterday causing businesses and nearly 200 residents to be without water yesterday afternoon.  The ground was saturated and it shifted. A rock punctured a hole about the size of a fist in the bottom of a 12-inch cast iron pipe.

Stimulus Spotlight

Illinois will get more than $15 million in stimulus grants and loans for water system improvement projects.  U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the idea is to create jobs and protect public health by improving water quality and public sanitation services.

Construction spending in Nevada will drop more than 10 percent in 2010 compared with 2009, but increases in federal stimulus dollars will cushion the decline.  $224 million will be spent on water infrastructure, up from $167 million in 2009.

Sewer Rate News

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