November 15, 2010

Monday’s Water News: Water Main Break Floods Road in Norwood, Massachusetts

Posted in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia at 11:45 pm by bengann

A water main break early Sunday in Norwood, Massachusetts forced officials to shut down a lane along Route 1 and left many businesses in the area without water. The roadway collapsed in the process, and as of early evening, crews had yet to reach the pipes, which are buried nearly 10 feet deep.

Headlines
The village of Clayton, New York is taking another small step toward bringing its aging sewer system up to date with upgrades to a pump station. The project, which will begin today and is estimated to cost less than $150,000, is part of the village’s long-term plan to decrease sewer system overflow running into the St. Lawrence River and accommodate further development in the village.

Voters in Stonington, Connecticut will decide tomorrow whether to approve $18.3 million in funding to renovate the town’s three aging and outmoded sewer plants. The town would bond the project over 20 years and borrow most of the money in two approximately equal amounts.

An underground water main split today in front of a family restaurant in Danville, Virginia closing businesses and prompted a water-boiling advisory. The water-boiling advisory will remain in effect at least until Wednesday so city officials can test the water for bacteria and get the results.

Stimulus Spotlight
Three projects in Genesee County, Michigan including the reconstruction and replacement of a twice-flooded pumping station resting on a floodplain in Flint Township, are under way with help from $10 million in stimulus funds.

Sewer Rate News
Elgin, Illinois
Grand Island, Nebraska
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida
North Londonderry Township, Pennsylvania

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