November 10, 2010

Wednesday’s Water News: Aging Infrastructure Causes Water Main Break in Hoboken, N.J.

Posted in Arkansas, California, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia at 8:59 pm by bengann

The latest water main break in Hoboken, New Jersey is the result of aging infrastructure.  In the wake of a water main break, work crews have drilled a 20 foot by 20 foot hole in the middle of a street to access the ruptured 12-inch water main. This is the third water main break in the city of 38,000 since October. 

Headlines
The Town of Brookneal, Virginia is helping a family whose home was flooded with 18 inches of sewage and water from a storm sewer overflow on September 30. The sewer overflow occurred after five inches of rain.

In Avon Lake, Ohio, the next phase of the multi-million-dollar sewer separation and waterline projects will begin next year. Due to Ohio EPA regulations, the city has a series of projects that must be completed by 2020.

Stimulus Spotlight
In California, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant have broken ground on a new water treatment facility that will produce up to 10 million gallons of highly purified water per day. $8.25 million from the economic stimulus is being provided for the project with another $32 million coming from the water district.

Of the $3 million the city of Yankton, South Dakota invested in water infrastructure this year, it will see a  modest $57,400 in principal loan forgiveness from the economic stimulus for two water tower projects.

Sewer Rate News
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Clarksburg, West Virginia
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

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