May 12, 2010

Wednesday’s Water News: Daytona Beach Traffic and Water Service Disrutped By Water Main Break

Posted in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, National at 4:07 pm by bengann

A water main break in Daytona Beach, Florida has caused a giant car-sized hole in the middle of one of the city’s busiest roads. Water was still gushing out of the of the pipe and onto the road this afternoon because the 50 year-old pipe is so old, the valves don’t work anymore, and crews can’t turn the water off to fix the pipe.

Headlines
Individual septic systems in Wolf Creek, Montana are slated to be replaced with a $3 million community wastewater treatment facility to better protect the small town’s drinking water. Funding for the project includes a $1.16 million grant and $3999,000 loan from USDA. Those funds will be used in conjunction with a $750,000 grant from the Treasurer State Endowment Fund; $100,000 from the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation; and $529,000 from WRDA.

Milton, Indiana will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for a new $3.7 million wastewater treatment project that will install sewer lines, a pump station and a 6.5 mile force main. Milton won a $1 million grant from the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help pay for the project.

A recent study by Lux Research suggests the market for harnessing energy from wastewater sludge will almost double over the next decade.

Stimulus Spotlight
Oronoko Township, Michigan is considering a $5.98 million sewer project that would be partially funded by the Build America Bond program in the economic stimulus.

Sewer Rate News
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Pima, Arizona
St. Marys, Georgia
Vacaville, California

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