January 4, 2011

Tuesday’s Water News: California Community Works to Bypass Damaged Sewer System

Posted in California, Georgia, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Wisconsin at 8:57 pm by bengann

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More than 15 contractors have been at work around the clock for days in Apple Valley, California to bypass a crucial section of the local sewer system that was damaged in recent storms, as wastewater continued seeping into the Mojave River sand bar and threatened to contaminate dozens of nearby private wells.  The repair effort is expected to cost up to $15 million.

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The city of Grand Island, Nebraska is again considering a $2 million-plus sewer line extension as a potential way to boost sewer revenues and extend city growth. Instead of investing in a private septic system that is only a short-term solution, it may make more sense to extend city sewer lines, which would also require boring underneath the Platte River and Interstate 80.

The village of Sabina and the Ohio EPA have reached an agreement that’s meant to help the town meet its obligations under the Clean Water Act and eliminate sanitary sewer overflows by the summer of 2013. As part of the agreement the village will complete a relief sewer, wastewater treatment plant improvements and infrastructure improvements involving a school pump station and force main.

Members of the Board of Selectmen in Hampton, New Hampshire are considering a ballot measure later this year asking voters to approve $1.385 million bonding  for upgrades to the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

Students at an elementary school in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico were sent home early today because of a water main break .

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