November 2, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: Idaho Community Benefits from State Grant for Water Infrastructure

Posted in California, DC, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania at 6:45 pm by bengann

The city of Burley, Idaho will install new water, sewer and stormwater systems for a new potato dehydration plant at the city’s industrial park, thanks to a $499,000 state grant. The infrastructure will allow the Oregon Potato Co. to open a new plant which will bring 50 new jobs to the area, providing opportunities for people to find a better job or just get back to work.

Headlines
A burst sewer pipe today in Burbank, California  sent sewage down curbsides and caused public works employees from both Burbank and Los Angeles County to work to divert the spill away from the storm drains.

A water main break on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C. created a traffic headache for drivers this morning after the water damaged the road.

In Florida, the St. Johns County utility department issued a precautionary boil water notice for portions of the county after a water main break disrupted service to over 200 homes.

Stimulus Spotlight
The City Council in Austin, Minnesota has approved issuing $2.88 million in Build America Bonds to pay for a new sewer system.  

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