September 15, 2010

Wednesday’s Water News: Major Sewer Overflow Spills into North Carolina River

Posted in Alaska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas at 4:23 pm by bengann

Approximately 500,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Pasquotank River in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on Tuesday night after a pipe ruptured. At the wastewater treatment Plant, a 30-inch pipe that discharges from the aeration basin to the splitter box ruptured, causing a large sinkhole.

Headlines
Motorists are once again using a road in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania after it was closed for two days when a 36-inch water main broke early sending torrents of water down the street.

A broken sewer pipe resulted in 66,500 gallons of sewage flowing into Dye Creek in Mooresville, North Carolina last Friday.

Stimulus Spotlight
The town of Central, South Carolina has reached an agreement to connect two Pickens County schools to its sewer system, pending county council approval. Central’s sewer system is being rebuilt with the help of federal stimulus money.

Workers in Fairbanks, Alaska are racing to complete a road project before winter. The project is part of phase two; phase one which cost $2 million replaced sewer and water systems under about a mile of road and was aided by $1 million in economic stimulus funding.

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