December 7, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: Dowtown Lexington (Ky.) Impacted by Water Main Break

Posted in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, National, West Virginia at 8:45 pm by bengann

At least ten businesses in the downtown Lexington, Kentucky area noticed lower water pressure today or had their water shut off due to a water main break. Officials say a 12-inch main broke overnight spilling water onto the roadway, causing one lane of traffic to be temporarily shut down. The break is expected to be fixed sometime this evening.

Headlines
In Florida, the Army’s 7th Special Forces cantonment at Eglin Air Force Base now has a working sewer system after the Okaloosa County Water and Sewer department completed it 14-month, $5.2 million project in late-November.

Construction on a 20-mile sewer pipeline and four pump stations from Mathews to Gloucester in Massachusetts is expected to wrap up in January. The $10 million sewer pipeline construction will spell the demise of the wastewater treatment plant that befouls the air and water in the Mathews Village area.

Stimulus Spotlight
The City Council in St. Albans, West Virginia has approved a resolution that will allow the city to issue $12.5 million in Build America Bonds to replace the antiquated water and sewer pipes in the city.

Extension of the Build America Bonds program isn’t included in a wide-ranging tax agreement between President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders. It is possible the bond program could be added in subsequent negotiations as the tax package is finalized, but that will be difficult due to Republican opposition.

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