October 11, 2010

Monday’s Water News: California Beach Reopens After 250,000 Gallon Sewage Spill

Posted in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey at 9:25 pm by bengann

In California, Carlsbad State Beach has reopened after testing confirmed the waters were safe following a 252,000-gallon sewage spill.  The San Diego County beach was closed from Thursday to Sunday after a pipeline broke at a wastewater treatment plant and sent the sewage into a storm drain.

A water main break at a busy Honolulu intersection provided a dramatic show Sunday afternoon. It was déjà vu for area residents, who already suffered a night without water after the same pipe ruptured less than 24 hours earlier.

About 100 homes in Baltimore County, Maryland are without water after a 12-inch water main broke in two places.

Efforts to get Vanceburg, Kentucky compliant with an EPA mandate regarding the city’s combined sewer overflow and sanitary sewer overflow issues are progressing. Currently, estimates to complete the work range between $5 million and $6 million.

Stimulus Spotlight
Provincetown, Massachusetts expected to hear a week ago whether it would be awarded $7 million in federal stimulus money that would pay to develop a new water supply that has been ordered by the state department of environmental protection. But no call has been received, leading town officials to begin to worry that the grant might not come through.

Sewer Rate News
Banning, California
Goodyear, Arizona
Holland Township, New Jersey
Holyoke, Massachusetts


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