December 10, 2010

Friday’s Water News: $2.2 Million Sewer Project to Begin Soon in St. Louis

Posted in California, National, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington at 8:16 pm by bengann

In St. Louis, construction will begin soon on a major storm sewer project to ease basement backups and flooding. The new sewer will convey storm water through a storm-sewer system to the River des Peres, relieving existing combined sewers. The project is estimated to cost $2.2 million.

Headlines
A broken water main flooded roads and parking lots in Auburn, Washington causing residents in the area of the break to have no or low water pressure.

Construction will begin soon on an $18 million sewer plant project in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Stimulus Spotlight
The U.S. Senate has kept a continuation of the Build America Bond program out of a bill to extend income-tax cuts made in 2001 and 2003, according to the latest draft of the legislation. The federal subsidy for debt to finance public works projects–including water and sewer projects–isn’t among changes made to win support for the measure.

In New York, the Monroe County Water Authority has approved issuing $94.5 million in 30-year taxable bonds to help finance ongoing construction of a new water treatment plant in the town of Webster. Authority officials estimate the issuance of taxable Build America Bonds rather than non-taxable bonds will save the authority between $10 million and $30 million.

Sewer Rate News
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sacramento, California

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