November 17, 2010

Wednesday’s Water News: St. Louis Daycare Center Reopens After Damage from Water Main Break

Posted in Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia at 10:52 pm by bengann

A daycare center serving 150 kids in St. Louis is back open again nearly a week after a water main break severely damaged the building. It was the second water main break that the center has had to deal with since July. The second break in the pipe was just feet from the first break.

Headlines
Thanks to a $10 million pump station from the Virtua Hospital, some businesses will have improved sewer services and Voorhees Township, New Jersey will be able to do away with several tricky pump stations that have been malfunctioning for the past few years.

In Pennsylvania, the Perry Township Municipal Authority has received a $1.8 million low-interest loan to install a sewer line. The $2.5 million project will connect 69 properties to a sewage system and treatment plant.

The city of Newbern, Tennessee has been awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to further rehabilitate the city’s sewer system.

Stimulus Spotlight
Drinking water that has reduced levels of arsenic is now flowing to 1,084 customers in Silver Springs, Nevada due to the completion of a new water treatment plant. Financing for the project included $2 million from the SRF to cover the cost of construction of the plant and also funds from the economic stimulus money, which include two separate awards in the amount of $751,000 to construct a water main to Five Star Mobile Home Park on Highway 95A and $3.3 million for the arsenic treatment facility.

Sewer Rate News
Caledonia, Minnesota
Milton, West Virginia
Sequim, Washington

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