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.

Headlines
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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