November 19, 2010

Friday’s Water News: EPA Cites New Hampshire City for Clean Water Act Violation

Posted in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina at 9:06 pm by bengann

The EPA has cited Exeter, New Hampshire for violating the Clean Water Act as data collected by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services found discharges from the town’s outfall into Clemson Pond exceeded the state water quality standard for E. coli bacteria.

Headlines
A break in a Durango, Colorado water main gushed overnight, creating a layer of black ice for motorists this morning. About 12 residents were still without water service this afternoon as repairs continued to be made.

A water main break in Hartford, Connecticut is likely to disrupt service for residents for a few hours this evening after ruptured main forced a road to close.

Stimulus Spotlight
In Arkansas, the Baxter-Marion Rural Water System has been awarded $7.6 million from the economic stimulus to build a public water system that will serve 600 residents and 23 Bull Shoals Lake resorts in Oakland, Promise Land and Three Brothers. Another $1.7 million in state funds will be committed to the project from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.

Union City, Indiana received $200,000 from the economic stimulus and another $100,000 from the SRF to make needed repairs to its water plant.

Sewer Rate News
Amity Township, Pennsylvania
Greenville County, South Carolina
Oak Island, North Carolina
Toledo, Ohio

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