October 28, 2010

Thursday’s Water News: Michigan Community to Spend $2.1M Upgrading Treatment System

Posted in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia at 1:30 pm by bengann

The city of Wixom, Michigan plans to pony up $2.1 million for a multi-year preliminary treatment system improvement project at its wastewater treatment plant. The 20-year-old existing system and equipment has exceeded its design life, is technologically obsolete, and is failing due to corrosion and age.

Heavy, persistent rain in Duluth, Minnesota on Tuesday caused a 30,000 gallon sewer overflow. The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District and city of Duluth are subject to a consent decree with the EPA and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows to Lake Superior by 2016.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced that a community block grant totaling $867,000 will help pay for the final phase of the city of Hanson’s sewer project to be completed. They are converting from a pumping mechanism to a gravity system which will allow the town’s sewage to flow to the treatment plant in a neighboring community without using electricity, which will save tax dollars.

Stimulus Spotlight
A new water tower set to come online early next year in Dothan, Alabama will provide better water service to residents in the northwest corner of town. The money for the $3 million is being provided through federal stimulus funds and a loan from the state revolving loan fund.

With the help of money from the economic stimulus the town of Dutton, Montana was able to perform a much-needed upgrade on its sewer system. The project provides a new above ground lift station, a rebuilt lagoon, a new way to discharge water.

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