August 2, 2010

Monday’s Water News: Main Break Gushes 4 Million Gallons of Water in Bozeman, Montana

Posted in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia at 4:42 pm by bengann

Residents in a Bozeman, Montana neighborhood watched in dismay from their muddied front lawns yesterday as cleanup crews, city workers and water-damage companies labored to repair a broken water main and clean up the mess left behind by 4 million gallons of water.

Headlines
Work crews in Troy, Ohio shut off part of the city’s water supply yesterday to repair a water main break.  A boil advisory has been issued and will be in effect until Tuesday afternoon.  The water main serves most of the western half of Troy.

A broken sewer line spewed nearly 15,000 gallons of untreated sewage in Arnold, Maryland on Sunday afternoon.

Starting next July, sewer rates for residents some residents in Richmond, California will go up 5 percent annually until July 2014. The rate increase will affect more than 16,000 single-family residential units and approximately 2,000 multifamily residential units and 2,000 commercial units. The increase in fees are needed to repair the system built in 1953.

Stimulus Spotlight
After more than a decade of planning, the construction work for $10.8 million upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant in Ferndale, California begins this week. The economic stimulus is financing 40 percent of the project with thanks to a $5 million federal loan with a 40-year repayment and a 2.375 percent fixed interest rate.

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