September 9, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: Large Sewage Spill in Amarillo, Texas

Posted in California, Iowa, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas at 4:10 pm by bengann

Approximately 750,000 gallons of sewage was dumped into an Amarillo, Texas creek that feeds into T Anchor Lake after a gravity sewer main ruptured. Utility crews used disinfectant and chlorine to treat the lake water which did test positive earlier for sewage.

Headlines
A 36-inch water main break in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania caused road closings, water outages and school cancellation after rupturing early this morning.

In California, San Mateo County health officials have sounded the all-clear for users of Redwood Shores Lagoon—two weeks after some 48,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the water.

A break in a 10-inch water main and several smaller system pipes in Holland, Texas left more than 1,200 people without clean water. Workers say it could take three to four days to complete a final repair on the water main.

Stimulus Spotlight
Thanks to the economic stimulus, the village of Breckenridge, Michigan wants to issue $5 million in Build America Bonds for its sewer rehabilitation project. The program will allow the village to save about 45 percent in interest allowing it to make lower monthly payments.

Sewer Rate News
Donnellson, Iowa
Eagle Lake, Florida
Edmond, Oklahoma
Sebring, Florida

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