April 13, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: More than 10,000 Navajo Citizens to Get Access to Running Water

Posted in California, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania at 10:31 am by bradhannon

More than 10,000 Navajo citizens are expected to get access to running water within two years following dedication Monday of the Eastern Navajo Waterline Project.  The dedication ceremony, held in Counselor, New Mexico, kicked off a $29 million project that will cross four counties and eight chapters.  The four-phase project is part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in April 2009.

Headlines
Pennsylvania American Water said Monday that it has started a series of water main replacement projects in East Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania to improve service reliability and improve fire protection for residents. The combined cost of the upgrades is roughly $620,000.  PAWC is installing about 4,100 feet of new 8-inch pipe along East Pennsboro streets.

Dutchess County, New York lawmakers on Monday reaffirmed their support of a plan to bring a central sewer system to the commercial center in the town of Red Hook. The project’s estimated cost is about $7.6 million. Roughly $3.4 million would be financed through a Rural Development Grant from the USDA.

Stimulus Spotlight
Haledon and North Haledon, New Jersey will be able to upgrade their century-old water and sewer systems with more than $5 million in federal financing, Rep Bill Pascrell said Monday.  $3.7 million of that funding will come from the economic stimulus with $2.5 million of the financing being subject to principal forgiveness and $1.26 million as a no interest loan. 

Water and sewage service in small-town southern Iowa will get a big boost in the coming years thanks to funding from the federal stimulus package.  Southern Iowa Rural Water Association  plans to spend more than $10 million in loans and grants allocated to them through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act on multiple projects to begin in the next two years.

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