June 4, 2010

Friday’s Water News: Raleigh Gets its Second Sewage Spill in a Week

Posted in Alaska, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Washington at 2:14 pm by joepaul1

A sewer main collapse in Raleigh, North Carolina has caused a sewage spill which has led to an estimated 28,800 gallons of spillage into Walnut Creek. This event comes on the heels of another overflow earlier in the week due to rags and paper towels clogging the old system.

Headlines
There are serious problems with the sewage system in Hayti Heights, Missouri. Attorney General Chris Koster is worried that the system is not functioning properly, and filed an injunction to appoint a temporary, limited receivership to preserve and protect the water and sewer utilities and make sure they are operating as intended.

A collapsed sewer main in Seattle, Washington caused the formation of a 16-foot sinkhole yesterday. A pump was powered up to divert the sewage around the broken line through a six-inch hose.

The morning commute was worse than usual for some motorists in St. Louis after a water main break downtown forced the closure of a street. It is believed that the broken main was approximately 100 years old.

Stimulus Spotlight
Thanks to the stimulus package, Fairbanks, Alaska has received a 5.35 million dollar grant towards a new wastewater treatment plant, which will process an estimated 100,000 gallons of water a day

Sewer Rate News
Carson City, Nevada
Middletown, Maryland
Wapakoneta, Ohio
Sutherlin,Oregon

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