April 15, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: 1.6 Miles of Water Mains to be Replaced in Penn. Townships

Posted in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas at 10:20 am by bradhannon

Nearly 1.6 miles of aging water mains in the Pennsylvania townships of Annville and Derry are being replaced to improve service reliability and improve fire protection for residents.  The cost of the pipeline upgrades is approximately $1 million.

Headlines
A broken water main on Wednesday forced one Texas town to issue a boil water notice.  The City of Bartlett issued the notice as a precaution following a break in the main 6-inch line Wednesday afternoon causing residents east of Highway 95 to briefly lose service.

In Pennsylvania, planned improvements to the sewer system shared by Clarks Summit, Clarks Green and South Abington Township are moving forward, but sewer officials said they still aren’t sure what the price tag will be.  In 2008, the Joint Sewer Authority dumped more than 2 million gallons of untreated wastewater into the creek, drawing scrutiny from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Stimulus Spotlight
The city of Brewer, Maine is nearing the end of an 18-year project to separate stormwater and sewer lines. Brewer will receive $1.42 million — a $620,000 grant and a $800,000 low-interest loan — funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the wastewater projects.

Barry, Illinois city officials and representatives of USDA Rural Development broke ground Wednesday in the Business Park for a 200,000 gallon elevated water storage tank.  The ceremony followed the closing on a $747,000 Rural Development loan that will help the city finance the water tower and transmission main. The project is one of 21 around Illinois being funded with $36 million in federal stimulus money.

Sewer Rate News
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