March 3, 2011

Thursday’s Water News: Water Main Break Leads to Geyser in SW Philadelhpia

Posted in California, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island at 10:39 pm by bengann

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A water main break spewed water into the sky in Southwest Philadelphia this morning, turning a street corner into a geyser for about 90 minutes. Water shot more than 25 feet into the air with a lot of that water quickly turning to ice in the freezing temperatures.

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A water main break this afternoon on Cincinnati’s west side flooded a busy intersection, damaging vehicles and causing traffic delays. City road crews and police quickly stopped traffic to clean up the water, but traffic was bumper to bumper all around the area for hours.

The ongoing work to replace a broken sewer pipe at a pump station in Warwick, Rhode Island continues. After battling 3.5 inches of rain over the past four days, work crews have finally been able to begin digging to replace the pipe. Costs to complete the emergency repairs is likely to be $1 million.

Konawa, Oklahoma, a city of less than 1,500, is in the process of constructing a new sewer treatment system thanks to more than $4 million in a grants and loans through the USDA’s Water and Waste Direct Loan and Grant Program via the economic stimulus.

More news from Oklahoma,  the state’s Water Resources Board has awarded the City of Vian a Rural Economic Action Plan for $99,999 to correct a problem with its wastewater collection system.

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