March 2, 2011

Wednesday’s Water News: W.V. State Senate Passes Legislation to Upgrade Treatment Plants

Posted in Alabama, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia at 7:51 pm by bengann

Top Story
The West Virginia state Senate has passed legislation which would pay for costs to upgrade wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Panhandle to meet new pollution limits imposed by the EPA for the Chesapeake Bay Restoration program. The legislation would dedicate $6 million annually for 30 years from surplus video lottery revenues to finance bonds to help cover the costs to improve or build new sewer plants.

Other Headlines
Here is a follow-up to a story from yesterday, two large Pennsylvania water providers said today they plan to immediately test public water supplies in response to outcry over a news report that radioactive gas-drilling wastewater may have been discharged into the state’s streams.

A water main break today in Hampton, Virginia forced officials to close a portion of a road after the water caused a large sinkhole.

The town of Manhattan, Montana will receive a loan of at least $1 million loan at 3 percent interest to refinance debt it incurred for its mechanical wastewater treatment facility.

Salem, Massachusetts will replace an aging 40-year old sewer line thanks in part to funding from the state. The current line is at the end of its life expectancy.

Water and Sewer Rate News
Annapolis, Maryland
Leoni Township, Michigan
Prattville, Alabama
Saratoga Springs, New York


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