January 20, 2011

Thursday’s Water News: City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts Shut Down After Water Main Break

Posted in California, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio at 6:25 pm by bengann

Top Story
In Springfield, Massachusetts, a major water main break forced City Hall to close for the day. Moreover, the break left a 25-story office building without water making the bathrooms essentially unusable. The city has experienced a number of major water main breaks in recent years. One of the most devastating, which occurred nearly two years ago, spilled more than 5.5 million gallons of water onto city streets.

Other Headlines
Last week while most DeKalb County, Georgia residents were stuck at home because of the winter storm, county workers were called out to deal with a 20,000-gallon sewer spill.

A water main break in Lexington, Massachusetts sent water gushing onto Route 128 this morning, backing up traffic for miles during the morning commute and also disrupting water service to about a dozen residents.

EPA has awarded a $1.4 million grant toward proposed sanitary sewer systems in Orange County, North Carolina. Orange County will be using the aforementioned grant funds, bond monies and loans to complete the projects.

The city of Bonners Ferry, Idaho has agreed to pay a $12,300 fine to EPA for discharge permit violations from its wastewater treatment plant. To address the permit violations, the city has reduced inflow and infiltration into their collection system and is removing the sludge buildup in the sewage lagoons.

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