March 22, 2010

Monday’s Water News: Azle, Texas Gets $14.6M Loan for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Posted in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas at 7:59 pm by bengann

In Texas, the City of Azle is getting a $14.6 million loan from the state Water Development Board to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant as part of an effort to meet tougher state and federal environmental standards.

Headlines
Gilroy, California saved $1.8 million by refinancing a set of bonds used to finance the city and region’s sewer systems, and will use the savings to build a pipeline to the Pajaro River, a project that had been cut due to insufficient funding.

Following an early morning water main break today in Lincoln, Illinois, classes were canceled at the local high school, residents were told to boil their water, and special arrangements were made at the hospital, nursing homes and schools where classes remained in session.

Stimulus Spotlight
Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak has announced the city of Cheboygan will receive a $3.1 million loan from the economic stimulus to make water system improvements.  In addition, 47 jobs will be created or retained as a result of the funding.

Norwich, Connecticut is using $1.3 million from the economic stimulus to refurbish two water tanks and install updated, efficient pumping systems at the two locations.

Sewer Rate News
Boonton, New Jersey
Fremont, Ohio
Marion, Ohio

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