October 12, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: Water Advisory Issued in North Miami Beach After Sewer Main Break

Posted in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey, Washington, Wisconsin at 6:26 pm by bengann

A water advisory has been issued in North Miami Beach, Florida after a sewer main break led to 408,000 thousands gallons of raw sewage spilling into the Intracoastal Waterway. A Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department spokesperson said the sewer broke because it was old and corroded.

Headlines
The City Council in Marshalltown, Iowa has approved work to begin on a $6.38 million improvement to its water pollution control plant. In order to comply with restrictions under the Clean Water Act and Iowa EPA, the treatment plant is undergoing mandated upgrades.

Police in Hackettstown, New Jersey are telling motorists to expect major delays downtown tomorrow during an emergency repair to a broken water main.

Stimulus Spotlight
Much of the external piping has been completed at Bremerton, Washington’s new $6.2 million water-treatment system, which will disinfect water coming from Casad Reservoir on the Union River. About 65 percent of Bremerton’s drinking water comes from the Union River watershed and economic stimulus funds paid for the project.

Residents in East Windsor, Connecticut will vote tomorrow on a resolution to approve a nearly $4 million sewer installation project . Thanks to the economic stimulus the town has received a $1.7 million grant and a $2.2 million  loan to pay for the project.

Sewer Rate News
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