January 19, 2011

Wednesday’s Water News: Major Sewage Spill Affecting San Diego County

Posted in California, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota at 7:00 pm by bengann

Top Story
An estimated 1.3 million gallons a day of sewage are flowing into the Pacific Ocean just south of the international border, in what will rank among the largest single incidents to affect San Diego County in the past decade. Estimates of the spill size vary greatly — from more than 30 million gallons by environmentalists to just a few million gallons by wastewater officials in Mexico.

Other Headlines
Sioux Falls, South Dakota has planned $25 million in projects this year to strengthen the sanitary sewer system, but it could mean higher rates for residents despite receiving $24.5 million low-interest state loans.

Dozens of local businesses and homes were left with no running water after a water main break along Highway 73 in Denver, North Carolina.

A water main break led to a gas leak Tuesday night in Crafton, Pennsylvania and forced dozens of people out of their homes in Crafton. Around 30 families were left without heat after the line was shut down.

The state of Indiana is cracking down on the city of Hobart for taking too long to stop its sewer overflows.

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