January 27, 2011

Thursday’s Water News: Sen. Cardin Calls on President Obama to Invest in Water Infrastructure

Posted in California, Maryland, Michigan, National, New York, South Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin at 8:13 pm by bengann

Top Story
Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has called on President Obama to include water infrastructure in his six-year plan for investing in our nation’s infrastructure. In his letter to the President, Sen. Cardin pointed out that our nation’s water infrastructure has outlived its 50-year life span and that an investment in the nation’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure will ensure that American families have access to clean, safe water and create thousands of new, well-paying jobs.

Other Headlines
Elected officials in Lindon, Utah have approved $3 million in bonding to increase the capacity of the city’s sewer system.

In Dundalk, Maryland a 16-inch water main break near the front truck entrance to the Marine Terminal closed some lanes of Broening Highway today.

The Sand Creek Sanitary District, located in Dunn County, Wisconsin has requested approval from the state Department of Natural Resources to replace its 34 year-old wastewater treatment system. The district likely will apply for a Clean Water Fund loan and the project cost is $1,095,000.

A water main break forced an elementary school in Corning, New York to close today.  The break originated near the school’s playground and caused a couple of inches of water to pour into a foyer and two classrooms.

Water and Sewer Rate News
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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