July 15, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: Service Finally Restored to Parts of Fairfield County (Conn.)

Posted in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, New York, South Carolina at 6:53 am by bengann

Water service has been restored for customers in several towns in Fairfield County after a major water main break Monday in Westport.  The 2-foot line broke Monday morning, leaving more than 1,000 without water.  The situation became so dire, that town officials in Ridgefield declared a water emergency and said residents should use water only to drink or cook with. The 2-foot line broke Monday morning, leaving more than 1,000 without water.

Headlines
A water main break on the West Side of Evansville, Indiana has prompted local officials to issue a precautionary boil advisory for a neighborhood there.

A one-mile stretch of road was closed in Edgefield County, South Carolina after a water main break damaged the road.

New York City has begun to look at the way Philadelphia is addressing its sewer overflow problems in order to get a better handle on its own sewer overflow challenges.

Stimulus Spotlight
The Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado received a $775,000 loan with 100 percent principal forgiveness–thanks to the economic stimulus–to complete a water main project to benefit the local high school.

Sewer Rate News
Honolulu, Hawaii
Marco Island, Florida
Santa Rosa, Florida

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