November 9, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: Indianapolis Reaches Agreement to Modify Consent Decree

Posted in Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania at 6:28 pm by bengann

The Department of Justice, EPA, and the state of Indiana have reached an agreement with the city of Indianapolis on important modifications to a 2006 consent decree that will make Indianapolis’ sewer system more efficient, leading to major reductions in sewage contaminated water at a savings to the city of approximately $444 million. 

Headlines
The final step of getting Lorain, Ohio’s sewer system in line with EPA orders is on track to begin next year. It will be starting a construction of a $46 million retention tunnel, next year and the project is expected to be completed in 2014.

The village of Naples, New York is reaching out to residents who may have to pay as much as $3,000 out-of-pocket to run sewer lines from their homes if a multi-million dollar project is approved by voters next week.

Utility crews in suburban St. Louis are repairing two water mains today after breaks early this morning caused major flooding and a mess for morning commuters. It is believed the breaks were caused because the pipes decayed after being installed 80 years ago.

Stimulus Spotlight
Village officials in Maple Park, Illinois have moved to claim $100,000 in economic stimulus money to upgrade a portion of its water delivery system. The money will fund a project estimated to cost $303,000.

Sewer Rate News
Barton, Pennsylvania
Chubbuck, Idaho
Cranford, New Jersey
Vermilion, Ohio

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