April 6, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: Water Main Break in Orlando, Fla. Causes Giant Hole

Posted in Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee at 10:45 am by bradhannon

A water main brake in Orlando, Florida on Orange Avenue has caused flooding in the street.  The road has now opened up leaving a giant hole where you can see the original Orlando brick road.


The Augusta, Kansas Public Building Commission considered a change order for the water service line to the new city hall under construction in Central Park.  After discussion, the Council opted for a larger public service line to serve city hall and future development. The cost was reported to be $10,150 and will be paid from the city’s water fund.

The state of Michigan is ordering the City of Three Rivers to clean up its public water supply.  The order requires Three Rivers to continuously disinfect its public water supply with existing equipment while permanent water treatment is designed, permitted and installed.

In Maryland the Howard County Council unanimously approved the extension of public water and sewer utilities to the northeast corner of historic Doughoregan Manor to preserve the rest of the estate.

Sewer Stimulus

Using millions of state and federal dollars, Gloucester, Massachusetts  is overhauling its faulty water and sewer infrastructure.  The city has been approved for $14.6 million in special low-interest loans, which are partially subsidized by the state’s revolving fund. Additionally, Gloucester will receive $2 million in loan forgiveness from the federal government’s stimulus package.

Yuma Elementary School in Tennessee stands to benefit greatly from a stimulus-funded sewer project the Scott County Public Service Authority hopes to begin.  Construction on the $3.1 million sewer project’s first phase, which would bring service to Yuma Elementary and 100 nearby homes and businesses, will most likely begin this summer.

Sewer Rate News

Frankford, Delaware
Lee County, Florida
Olive Branch, Mississippi
North Canton, Ohio


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