January 10, 2011

Monday’s Water News: Sioux Falls Receives $28.6 Million for Water and Sewer Projects

Posted in Alabama, California, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota at 8:19 pm by bengann

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The South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $34.4 million for environmental projects throughout the state, including $28.6 million in low-interest loans for the city of Sioux Falls to upgrade its water and sewer systems. The loans for Sioux Falls – $4 million for drinking water and $24.6 million for wastewater system improvements – will pay for six different projects.

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As much as 42 million gallons of raw sewage has spilled into the Mojave River near Apple Valley, California since storm-related debris dislodged a pipe Dec. 26, raising concerns over public health and the week-long delay in notifying potentially affected residents. The majority of the leak was halted Saturday, after teams of contractors that had been working around the clock for days were able to bypass the damaged pipeline

Officials in O’Hara, Township, Pennsylvania are pushing for a new $3.5 million sewer project. On the books for years, the project would bring sewer service to properties that still rely on septic systems — many of which are failing. The township would like to secure grants to help cover costs of the sewer project.

Construction is set to begin soon on a $3.1 million project in Topeka, Kansas to provide water and sewer service to a new business park. Local officials are providing utility service to the commerce park as part of efforts to make its publicly owned land viable to serve as a free incentive for companies interested in setting up new operations there.

In San Diego area, 26 sewage spills leaked more than 8 million gallons into local waterways from Dec. 21 through Dec. 28, according to numbers released Friday by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board. The spills were linked to storms that deluged the region, causing mudslides, traffic accidents and sewer overflows.

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