November 1, 2010

Monday’s Water News: 4.1 Million Gallon Sewage Spill in Louisville, Kentucky

Posted in Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington at 5:41 pm by bengann

The Metropolitan Sewer District in Louisville, Kentucky estimates 4.1 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Ohio River because of a gate failure at a pump station. Sewage discharged for about 11 hours from an overflow point in the Ohio River until the spill ceased.

Headlines
A water main break closed a major road in Monongahela, Pennsylvania this morning. The break brought down part of a hillside in the area, as well as flooding the road.

The town of Plaistow, New Hampshire has finished construction of new water and sewer lines that they hope will attract new businesses  and jobs to the community. 

Stimulus Spotlight
Paulsboro, New Jersey is receiving more than $6 million — with $3.3 milion coming from the economic stimulus —  for a new water-treatment plant. The facility will serve almost 2,400 local households and more than 100 businesses. It also will provide infrastructure support to the planned Port of Paulsboro.

The City Council in Telluride, Colorado has agreed to issue $8 million in Build America Bonds to fund the construction of a new water treatment plant. The town should see more than $800,000 in interest savings as a result of the bond program.

Sewer Rate News
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Summit County, Ohio
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

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