April 23, 2010

Friday’s Water News: Ohio Community Receives CDBG Funds for Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted in Arkansas, Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia at 12:31 pm by bengann

Federal funds will soon be coming to Ohio City, Ohio to build a new wastewater treatment plant. $500,000 from the Community Development Block Grant will pick up 20 percent of the approximately $2.5 million cost to complete construction of the project. The rest of the cost will be paid for by village residents by securing a low-interest loan for the outstanding amount which will then be repaid with a sewer surcharge on their monthly bills.

Headlines
A precautionary boil water advisory was issued last night for 225 residents in a Sarasota County, Florida apartment complex after a 2-inch water main break.

Officials in Anderson County, South Carolina must figure out a way to address a $1.3 million in its sewer fund.

In Ohio, Gallia County has reached an agreement with the City of Gallipolis for both phases of the Green Township sewer project has been reached. Phase one of the project will not begin until 2012.

Stimulus Spotlight
North Little Rock, Arkansas will receive $2.8 million from the economic stimulus to install sewer lines for 300 residents currently using septic tanks for wastewater disposal. In addition to the stimulus funding, the USDA is providing a $1 million grant to fund the project.

$8.9 million from the USDA by way of the economic stimulus will allow West Carroll Township, Pennsylvania to build a new water treatment system. The project will include a new plant to replace two obsolete plants, 3 miles of new and replacement pipelines and an intake system to improve water quality and pressure.

Sewer Rate News
Exeter, New Hampshire
King County, Washington
Staunton, Virginia

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