March 21, 2011

Monday’s Water News: Water Main Break in San Diego Leaves 40 Residents Without Water

Posted in California, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia at 8:18 pm by bengann

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A water main break in a San Diego neighborhood left 40 residents without service this morning. Excessive rain and fluctuations in temperatures likely caused the break in the 50-year-old 8-inch main. There have been a high volume of water main breaks in the same neighborhood over the past few years because many of them were installed more than 50 years ago.

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Students at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are going to try to solve a sewer problem facing the city. The city’s Board of Public Works has agreed to pay the school about $9,400 to monitor hydrogen sulfide levels at a sewage lift station. Students and professors will monitor incoming sewage and determine how much hydrogen sulfide is present. The information will be used to recommend ways to treat the problem and determine cost estimates.

EPA has awarded a $485,000 grant to the City of Bryan, Texas, to replace its aging and deteriorating wastewater treatment plant. The existing plant currently has insufficient treatment capacity to serve the existing population and is located adjacent to residential housing.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is warning residents to avoid Long Branch Creek in Berea after a sewage overflow.

EPA is investigating chronic sewer overflows into Chicago’s lakes and streams. Despite the city’s past efforts to reduce sewer overflows, EPA is stressing the need to make its waterways even cleaner.

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