May 6, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: Massachsetts Looks at 8 Projects for Pipe Flaws

Posted in California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio at 4:52 pm by bengann

Eight projects are under scrutiny by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for using couplings made by the same company that manufactured the massive pipe clamp that failed last Saturday, triggering a drinking water crisis for 2 million Greater Boston residents.

Headlines
The Township Council in Robbinsville, New Jersey has agreed to spend $2.5 million to build sewer lines along Route 130 as part of an effort to jump-start long-stalled development projects planned for empty parcels along both sides of the highway.

An advisory for high levels of bacteria has been issued for the beach at Port Charlotte Beach Park in Florida and swimming is not recommended at the site. A sewer line broke Tuesday night and spilled more than 10,000 gallons of raw sewage into a waterway by the beach.

Fort Wayne, Indiana is considering spending $3 million to improve a sewage pond’s ability to keep that sewage from trickling back into area rivers.

The Onondaga County Health Department has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the area affected by an early morning main break in the Town of Manlius, New York.

Stimulus Spotlight
In Ohio, the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments has announced the Northwest Ohio region will receive $21 million in federal stimulus funds for 26 separate sewer projects.  With local matching funds, the total cost of the projects is estimated at $39.4 million.

Sewer Rate News
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Lexington, North Carolina
Ramona, California

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