January 28, 2011

Friday’s Water News: Lake George (N.Y.) to Borrow $1.7 Million for Sewer Line Upgrades

Posted in California, Georgia, National, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia at 7:06 pm by bengann

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Lake George, New York is moving forward with a $1.7 million bond issuance to upgrade the village’s sewer lines. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has given Lake George until September to complete repairs, or further sanctions and fines will be imposed.

Other Headlines
Mexican officials have notified the U.S. portion of the International Boundary and Water Commission that final repairs have complete to a broken collector pipe just south of the border. Beaches on the U.S. side of the border were closed on and off due in part to heavy flow of sewage contaminated water from the Tijuana River watershed.

The city of Marble Falls, Texas is planning a $4.52 million construction project which will increase the capacity of one its wastewater treatment plants to 1.5 million gallons per day.

In California, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority may be eligible for federal disaster funds to repair a sewer line that separated in December, spilling an estimated 42 million gallons of waste into the Mojave River.

Residents in McMechen, West Virginia are being asked to conserve water through the weekend after a main break caused a drop in water storage in a nearby towers.

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