March 17, 2011

Thursday’s Water News: Paterson, N.J. to Borrow $2.8 Million for Sewer Upgrades

Posted in California, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania at 7:47 pm by bengann

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Paterson, New Jersey is looking to borrow $2.86 million to make repairs to its aging sewer system. That money represents just a fraction of the investment municipal officials say the sewer system needs – a complete overhaul that would cost as much as $500 million.

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Rainfall and saturated ground in Salem, Oregon caused 1.25 million gallons of sewage to overflow into the Willamette River yesterday. The incident pales in comparison to a sewer overflow incident last December when 25 million gallons was pumped into the river.

In California, the Calera Creek Water Recycling Plant has agreed to pay a $1.7 million fine and a total overhaul of its sewer maintenance system under a settlement reached with the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Construction is set to begin this July to triple the processing capacity of the wastewater treatment plant in Princeton, Minnesota.

A water main break sent water pouring into a Pittsburgh senior citizens center on Thursday morning, canceling a planned St. Patrick’s Day celebration. 

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1 Comment »

  1. sewer said,

    Are they planning on doing the complete 500 million overhaul?


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