August 9, 2010

Monday’s Water News: Iowa Community Needs Up to $60 Million for Sewer Separation Project

Posted in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Washington at 10:23 am by bengann

The West Hill sewer separation project in Muscatine, Iowa will take up to a dozen years to complete and will cost between $40 million and $60 million. Muscatine is one of 10 Iowa cities with combined sewer overflows and the EPA has given the city until the end of 2024 to complete the project.

Headlines
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments will receive a $308,000 state grant to help Detroit integrate green technologies into a combined sewer overflow system. The city is required by the state to capture and treat combined sewer overflow into waterways to meet water quality standards.

Water was restored to about 450 homes in Fort Worth, Texas early Monday after repairs were made to a water main line that broke early Sunday

Late last week, a ruptured water main turned into a a huge disruption when several downtown Los Angeles businesses were flooded and a street had to be shut down.

Stimulus Spotlight
Thanks to money from the economic stimulus, Olympic National Park in Washington is receiving $3 million dollars  for several projects including $810,529 to double the capacity of the sanitary sewer treatment system in the Hoh Rain Forest, which serves the campground, picnic area, visitors’ center and employee housing.

Sewer Rate News
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