September 13, 2010

Monday’s Water News: Truck Falls into Sinkhole Caused by Water Main Break

Posted in California, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Virginia at 8:56 am by bengann

A pickup truck fell into a sinkhole in downtown Reno, Nevada on Friday, resulting from a water-main break that sent a larger gusher of water into downtown streets. The two people in the pickup truck were not hurt.

In Virginia, construction crews will take the first step toward connecting sewer lines to Campbell County’s Seneca Commerce Park in three weeks. This is the first of three phases of work that will provide sewage lines to companies in the business park. All three phases of the project is expected to take three years.

A 36-inch water main break in Akron, Ohio has been fixed after residents were without water or experienced low water pressure Sunday afternoon.

Stimulus Spotlight
For decades the swath of land immediately to the east of Lincoln, Nebraska was 52 square miles of forbidden territory for real estate developers. Now Lincoln has breached that ridge with the beginnings of a new sanitary sewer system, financed in part with federal stimulus dollars.

Wiggins, Colorado may be able to receive money from the economic stimulus package for construction of a water project.

Sewer Rate News
Banning, California
Fort Meade, Florida
Webster, Texas


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