September 14, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: College Dorm Evacuated After Water Main Break

Posted in California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas at 3:25 pm by bengann

More than 400 students were evacuated from an Eastern Kentucky University residence hall after a water main broke early Tuesday morning. The break in the 4-inch line was caused by a coupling that failed. Water flooded the laundry area and a lounge in the basement of the residence hall.

Headlines
Residents in Austin, Texas who live near a pump station that spilled sewage into Bull Creek last week said the city is underestimating the size of the spill. People who live near a pump station that spilled sewage into Bull Creek last week said the city is underestimating the size of the spill.

Many Kingsport, Tennessee residents were without water, or water pressure this morning after a large water main broke last night and public works crews had a hard time finding the source.

Traffic detours will likely remain in place for an Amarillo, Texas street through the end of the week due to damage caused by a pipeline break that let loose 250 million gallons of water.

Stimulus Spotlight
Upland, California will begin work this fall on a number of recycled water projects in the eastern portion of the city. The $20 million project will provide recycled water for landscape irrigation, industrial use and groundwater recharge, and is being funded in part with $5 million in economic stimulus funds.
Sewer Rate News
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Urbana, Illinois

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