September 3, 2010

Friday’s Water News: Water Main Break Leads to Soggy Morrning for Some Miami Residents

Posted in California, Florida, Ohio at 3:53 pm by bengann

Water service was restored early Friday to residents and businesses on several blocks in the Pacific Beach section of San Diego after a water main break on Thursday. But a second, unrelated water line break downtown  fouled the morning commute around the main fire station, county jail and courthouse.

Headlines
The first phase of a $20 million water project in Marysville, Ohio is nearly complete. The entire project should be completed in fall 2011. About 40 percent of the project is being funded with federal stimulus money and is intended to bring the plant’s capacity from 2.4 million gallons a day to 3.6 million gallons a day.

People in Downtown Miami were cleaning up this morning after a water main break forced water into homes and flooded streets. Miami-Dade Water and Sewer officials say private contractors were making repairs to another water main when all of a sudden a 12-inch pipe burst.

Stimulus Spotlight
In California, the Los Osos sewer project will get $87 million in federal stimulus money to finance the project. Most of the money is categorized as a low-interest loan, but $4 million is a grant. The money came from the USDA Water and Environmental Program and is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

An abbreviated post today as we approach the Labor Day weekend. The blog will take Labor Day off but be back on Tuesday, September 7.

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