May 25, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: State Asks Charlottesville (Va.) Asks to Address Sewer Overflows

Posted in Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia at 4:49 pm by bengann

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has become so concerned about the City of Charlottesville’s repeated sewage overflow problems that it is demanding the city take immediate action. The DEQ says since July 2008 Charlottesville’s waste system has back-up and dumped sewage into creeks and streams at least 40 times. 

Headlines
Residents in Adrian, Michigan were advised to avoid contact with the River Raisin after an estimated 500,000 gallons of diluted sewage spilled from sewer pipes during heavy rain Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Water shot more than 20 feet into the air Tuesday morning in Raleigh, North Carolina because of a broken valve to a water main under the ground.

More than 100,000 gallons of sewage spilled from a pumping station overnight in Severna Park, Maryland, leading health officials to close Cypress Creek to swimming, skiing and other direct-contact activities.

Stimulus Spotlight
The construction of water and sewer lines and a water tank to serve the newly built General Mills distribution facility in Social Circle, Georgia is expected to come in $200,000 under budget. A grant from the economic stimulus covered 80 percent of the $1.4 million project.

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