January 7, 2011

Friday’s Water News: Evansville (Ind.) Agrees with Justice Department on $500M Sewer Overhaul

Posted in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon at 8:05 pm by bengann

Top Story
The Department of Justice and city of Evansville, Indiana has agreed to a sewer system overhaul that could cost more than $500 million. Evansville’s sewer system has a history of maintenance and system capacity problems that result in it being overwhelmed by rainfall, causing it to discharge untreated sewage combined with storm water into the Ohio River.

Other Headlines
In Oregon, the city of Lake Oswego is still on track to finish overhauling the city’s more than 40-year-old sewer line by late spring.

In California, the Rubidoux Community Services District used $13 million in federal disaster funds to build new sewer facilities. The good news is the new lines, and two new pump stations, had their first big test in the December rainstorms and performed as expected.

A water main break on Route 74 in Vernon, Connecticut is still causing trouble after it broke for a second time within 36 hours. About 40 homes have been affected by the water main break.

City officials in Arcadia, California were still trying to determine yesterday what triggered a break in a water main that sent a torrent gushing down the road leaving about 50 homes in the neighborhood without water.

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