January 13, 2011

Thursday’s Water News: Tennessee Community Set to Expand Wastewater Treatment Capacity

Posted in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee at 6:02 pm by bengann

Top Story
A long-awaited expansion to the sewer plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee could get started this spring, giving the city a chance to catch up with a decade that pushed the facility’s limits. The expansion would more than double the plant’s treatment capacity, from 2 million gallons a day to 5 million. Over the past 10 years the city’s population has grown from 7,000 to 32,000.

Other Headlines
Lemont, Illinois is using $80,000 from a Community Development Block Grant to replace 300 feet of existing six-inch water mains on Stephen Street with new 10-inch pipes.

Two water main breaks overnight in Nashville, Tennessee caused some problems for motorists this morning because of the freezing temperatures.

Officials in Manchester, Connecticut have approved spending $60 million to update its wastewater treatment system to meet federal clean-water standards. The town is to receive a state grant covering 21.6 percent of the overall cost.

A break in a 16-inch main water line shut off water to the city of Dewey, Oklahoma today, forcing officials to cancel school classes and causing a rush to grocery stores for residents seeking water.

Water and Sewer Rate News
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Millersport, Ohio
Montgomery County, Maryland
Willmar, Minnesota

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