September 16, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: Repairs to Sioux Falls Sewer Main Costs $1.4 Million

Posted in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Washington at 4:26 pm by bengann

Repairs have been completed for a collapsed sewer pipe that sent the Sioux Falls, South Dakota into emergency mode and put water restrictions on thousands of residents last month. City officials are waiting to see whether federal money will be able to cover the unplanned $1.4 million expense during an already tight budget year.

A family of five had to climb out the windows of their apartment in Mesa, Arizona this morning after a water main break. The entire apartment complex is without water until the repairs can be completed.

It was a soggy cleanup this morning as some residents of the Chicago suburb of Niles dealt with the aftermath of a water main break. An estimated 200,000 gallons of water were released by the water main break with some minor flooding of homes and cars.

Stimulus Spotlight
A decade of water woes are over for some residents in Century, Florida after a $1.58 million project has improved the town’s water system. Most of the project was funded by a federal stimulus dollars, with the remaining portion from a low-interest loan.

The state and federal governments together will give the village of Albion, New York $2.6 million to upgrade the sewer plant.  Financing for the project will come from a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant with the other $2 million  to overhaul the plant coming from the economic stimulus.

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