November 5, 2010

Friday’s Water News: Mississippi Community to Build New $2.4 Million Water Tower

Posted in California, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia at 5:13 pm by bengann

Officials in Hernando, Mississippi have agreed to build a new $2.4 million, 130-foot-tall tower along Interstate 55 which will store a half-million gallons of water. The city is borrowing the money from the state of Mississippi to pay for the project.

Residents in parts of Rochester, Michigan were under an advisory today to boil tap water before using it because of a water main break that’s led to low water pressure. The boil water alert will remain effect until at least Sunday morning.

In, Tennessee, the Murfreesboro City Council has approved $1.6 million in contracts for water and sewer construction work to begin.  

Stimulus Spotlight
The Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, has awarded a $9.1 million contract to begin rehabilitation of sewer mains and smaller connecting sewers. The project is designed to eliminate or control related sewer overflows that affect both the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The project is being partially funded by the economic stimulus. 

The city of Metolius, Oregon has been awarded $191,000 in federal money to improve the wastewater treatment plant. The funds, which come from the stimulus program, will help the city save money on the project.

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