December 1, 2010

Wednesday’s Water News: Revision of EPA Consent Decree to Save Indianapolis $740 Million

Posted in Alabama, California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington at 5:52 pm by bengann

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard today detailed plans to save residents $740 million and provide cleaner waterways by  modifying the city’s Consent Decree with the EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). In addition to the savings, the improvements will divert ahead of schedule 3.5 billion gallons of sewage from polluting local waterways.

Headlines
Selectmen in Easton, Massachusetts have unanimously agreed on a route for the town’s first municipal sewer system. The hardest part of the process for the town was that so many residents wanted to be included in the sewer route.

A water main break early this morning in Des Moines, Washington flooded several houses and has left residents in the area near the break without water.

The Cleveland Division of Water is investigating a water main break last week in Sagamore Hills Township, Ohio that resulted in water gushing for hours. A township trustee estimated water was shooting nearly 80 feet into the air before the water was shut off.

Stimulus Spotlight
Scioto County, Ohio plans to begin construction next year on the installation of 30 miles of sewer mains and a new wastewater treatment plant thanks to $20 million in economic stimulus funds.

Sewer Rate News
Birmingham, Alabama
Carlsbad, California
Minden, Nevada
South Abington Township, Pennsylvania

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