April 29, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: SW Virginia Community Plans $95M for Water and Sewer Projects

Posted in Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas at 4:39 pm by bengann

With close to $95 million of water and sewer projects in the pipeline, Washington County, Virginia is embarking on the biggest capital improvement plan in its history. The work will translate into jobs for contractors and better water and sewer service for residents.

Headlines
In Brooklyn, New York, as part of a $175 million, four-year program to reduce combined sewer overflow discharges into the Gowanus Canal, the flushing tunnel is now receiving its second major overhaul in a little over 10 years.

A major waterline in El Paso, Texas which broke earlier this week will be replaced  as early as this fall and will cost $1.2 million. the construction will replace about a mile-long stretch of a 24-inch-diameter water main that was installed in 1966 and has broken 22 times over the years.

Construction of a gas well wastewater treatment plant is coming to Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania to treat wastewater from drilling sites for re-use. The wastewater brought to the facility would consist exclusively of flowback and produced waters from gas wells. It would then be treated to meet industry and environmental standards, after which it would be ready to go back to a drilling site for re-use.

Stimulus Spotlight
Thanks to the economic stimulus, Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.) is receiving $11.5 million of the $14.6 million it needs to replace five miles of deteriorated waterline.

Sewer Rate News
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Oelwein, Iowa
Rochester, New Hampshire
Scranton, Pennsylvania

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