March 28, 2011

Monday’s Water News: Joplin (Mo.) Receives $26 Million Loan to Fix Treatment Plants

Posted in California, Connecticut, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia at 9:50 pm by bengann

Top Story
The city of Joplin, Missouri is receiving a $26 million low-interest loan to finance improvements at two wastewater treatment plants. The loan comes from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and will save city ratepayers an estimated $12.6 million in interest.

Other Headlines
As the Bay Area of California continued to dry out from storms that dumped up to 2 feet of rain in some places, the effects were still being felt Friday. About 160 homes were without water in Pleasanton, and residents with water were advised not to use it after a major water main was damaged by a landslide.

Aging and failing wastewater infrastructure in a number of Connecticut towns, combined with the slow-pace of repairs, has meant that in particularly rainy years, more raw or partially treated sewage is entering the Long Island Sound and other waterways.

A sewage overflow in Burlington, North Carolina caused by rags and debris sent an overflow of approximately 81,300 gallons of untreated wastewater from its sanitary sewer collection system into Burlington Creek.

Apollo, Pennsylvania’s lengthy stormwater/sanitary sewer separation project is entering its final stages. The $7 million project is part of a federal order mandating separation of stormwater lines from sewer lines.

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