February 2, 2011

Wednesday’s Water News: Water Main Break in Albuquerque Turns Intersection into Skating Rink

Posted in Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon at 10:32 pm by bengann

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An overnight water main break in Albuquerque, New Mexico turned a busy intersection into a virtual skating rink this morning after the break dumped hundreds of gallons of water onto the road which quickly froze and covered roads with a thick sheet of ice.

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Work could start as early as June to help DeKalb County, Georgia meet a federal mandate to improve its sewers. The $1.35 billion project is necessary because the EPA has mandated the county improve its sewer system after reporting more than 800 raw sewage spills over five years.

The city of Mount Angel, Oregon has slated a $40,000 sanitary sewer line project to work on this spring with the goal of lengthening the life of the sewer system.

A broken water main that leaked an estimated 500,000 gallons of water along a major road in Augusta, Georgia also snarled traffic and closed some businesses.

The water in Oil City, Louisiana is back on after a major water main break, but the city of 1,300 is likely to be under a boil water advisory until at least Friday. The city’s Mayor reports the water main break caused a sinkhole four feet deep.

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