February 1, 2011

Tuesday’s Water News: Work Continues to Remove 32-Ton Boulder Sitting on Sewer Pipeline

Posted in California, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, South Carolina at 11:25 pm by bengann

Top Story
With a massive sewage spill into the Mojave River under control in Victorville, California, a regional wastewater agency is focusing its attention on a separate problem just to the north: a 32-ton boulder that’s sitting on the Victor Valley’s main pipeline. Now efforts are being undertaken to demolish the boulder so as to prevent further damage to the sewer pipeline.

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A 20-inch water main burst in Los Angeles, sending a torrent of water nearly 2 feet deep through residential streets and into apartments and businesses. The break forced nearly 60 people from their homes and also caused a massive sinkhole.

U.S. Conference of Mayors has awarded the 2011 Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships Award to the city of Schenectady and Veolia Water North America for their partnership’s successful biosolids program and significant operational improvements at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

The village of Waldo, Ohio is moving forward with its plan to build a wastewater treatment plant in response to a 2005 order by the Ohio EPA to eliminate unsanitary conditions in Tomahawk Ditch.

A sewer pipe failure in Des Moines, Iowa led to more than 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater being discharged into a stream that runs into the Des Moines River.

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1 Comment »

  1. Kris said,

    I can’t imagine that removing that pipe is going to be easy. Geez!


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