December 8, 2010

Wednesday’s Water News: Water Main Break in Bellingham (Wash.) Floods Streets

Posted in Georgia, Kansas, National, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin at 11:26 pm by bengann

A break in a large water main in Bellingham, Washington flooded streets and cut water service to three square blocks of city’s southside early this morning. City officials said the break spilled about 728,000 gallons of water in less than an hour.

Headlines
Copperhill, Tennessee has been ordered to pay a local business owner $100,000 for damage from a sewage spill in January 2009.

Some residents in DeKalb County, Georgia are complaining about the cost of a proposed $1.4 billion plan to upgrade its water and sewer system. Officials have said it will cost even more if they wait to complete the project.

More than a dozen properties in Dunmore, Pennsylvania were without water today after a water main break.

Stimulus Spotlight
Democratic senators are urging the chamber’s leaders to continue the Build America Bond program as part of legislation enacting the agreement that President Barack Obama struck to extend the 2001 and 2003 income-tax cuts. The federally subsidized initiative, which pays 35 percent of the interest on state and local government bonds sold for public-works projects–including water and sewer projects, wasn’t included in the deal that the White House brokered with Republicans.

Sewer Rate News
DeKalb County, Georgia
Gardner, Kansas
Hamilton County, Ohio
Wausau, Wisconsin

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