March 8, 2011

Tuesday’s Water News: Mass. Community Needs Another $48M in Wastewater Treatment Upgrades

Posted in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Wisconsin at 1:49 pm by bengann

Top Story
Despite finishing $30 million in upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant three years ago, the city of Attleboro has been told by state officials in Massachusetts that $48 million in additional upgrades are needed to reduce the amount of phosphorous and nitrogen it discharges into the Ten Mile River.

Other Headlines
In Baltimore, a coalition of residents, business owners, neighborhood leaders and city officials has launched the Healthy Harbor initiative, a plan to make the Inner Harbor fishable and swimmable by 2020. The city is currently under a $1 billion EPA Consent Decree to fix its wastewater infrastructure.

The largest expansion project in the Butler County (Ohio) Water and Sewer Department’s history will begin this month. The project will cost $42.5 million and expand and upgrade one of its regional wastewater treatment plants.

The eastbound direction of State Route 10/Atlanta Highway eastbound at Epps Bridge Road in Athens, Georgia is closed due to a water main break along the roadway after an eight inch water main broke in the median early this morning.

Traffic was snarled and ground floor businesses were flooded in the Waikiki section of Honolulu yesterday after a water main break.

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