August 5, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: Heavy Rains in Omaha, Nebraska Cause Sewage Spills

Posted in Alabama, California, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin at 12:44 pm by joepaul1

After heavy rains hit Omaha, Nebraska, sewage poured into homes across the city. This has been a recurring problem in the city.  Officials claim that the cost of making the sewer lines good enough to stop these spills is an estimated $1.6 billion dollars.

Headlines
A broken sewer line in Baltimore, Maryland has caused 10,000 gallons of sewage to pour into nearby Herring Run Stream, which is a tributary to many Baltimore rivers. Officials have warned all residents to avoid contact with any streams or rivers in the area until further notice.

A malfunction in Thompsons Station, Tennessee is causing sewage leaks in the town. The spill is estimated at 800 gallons minute and has yet to be repaired.

Stimulus Spotlight
Thanks to the stimulus package, the town of Glenburnie, Maryland will be getting a new stormwater and sewage system, as well as some road repairs. The $24 million dollar project is being funded by low interest stimulus loans.

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