October 15, 2010

Friday’s Water News: Broken Water Main Floods Street, Business in Grand Junction, Colorado

Posted in Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia at 5:35 pm by bengann

An aging water line the in the city of Grand Junction, Colorado planned to be replaced in three months ruptured early this morning, flooding several businesses. The break shot water, mud and rocks across the street, up onto the sidewalk and into the entrances of several businesses. One of the affected businesses was a persian rug gallery which had 300 or its 1,200 rugs damaged at an estimated cost of over $100,000.

Headlines
Part of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport lost water pressure today after a water main break near the Terminal 5 taxi way. Terminal 5 restrooms and concession areas lost water pressure as a result.

A Knoxville-based environmental group has sued the city of Chattanooga for violating state and federal water regulations by spilling more than 310 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Tennessee River over the past 4 1/2 years.

Weirton, West Virginia will have to spend $12 million to upgrade its ailing sewer system after two cheaper options didn’t meet the state’s approval.

A York, Pennsylvania neighborhood which last had its sewer system updated in 1915 is finally receiving long overdue repairs. The interceptor is now being replaced at a cost of $3.7 million.

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