January 3, 2011

Monday’s Water News: Keokuk, Iowa Reaches Consent Order with EPA

Posted in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin at 9:37 pm by bengann

Top Story
Keokuk, Iowa has reached an order of consent with the EPA to separate its combined sewer over the next 20 years.  As part of the agreement the city does not have to make any acknowledgement as to whether it was polluting the Mississippi River. The project is expected to cost the city $77 million.

Other Headlines
St. Augustine, Florida issued a boil-water notice for some residents and business today after a water-main break downtown.

The Village of Pomeroy, Ohio has been approved for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to assist with funding the first phase of an EPA approved Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan. The village also has a %599,000 loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority for the project.

A break yesterday in a 16-inch water main closed down the Kilbourn tunnel exit from I-43 into downtown Milwaukee. 

Yorkville, Illinois is trying to figure out a way to make payments on sewer bonds it issued several years ago to pay for an interceptor project. The lack of new development has led to a cash shortfall or the city impacting its ability to make interest payments on the bonds.

Water and Sewer Rate News
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King County, Washington
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Warren, Ohio

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