April 8, 2011

Friday’s Water News: Water Main Break in Oceanside (Calif.) Cancels Classes College

Posted in California, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, West Virginia at 6:17 pm by bengann

Top Story
A water main break in a Oceanside, California parking lot spewed more than 1 million gallons of water and left businesses and homes in the MiraCosta College area without service. A car sank into a hole created by the large leak and had to be towed out. A section of road was closed to traffic until crews could clear away the mud, dirt and debris in the road and the college closed it main campus.

Other Headlines
A plan to harness green technology to help reduce the amount of raw sewage that spills into Buffalo New York’s waterways was unveiled today by an environmental group. The study advocates for both traditional methods of improvements such as expanding sewer system capacity and newer methods such as green design schemes.

A broken pump station in Huntington, West Virginia is releasing millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Ohio River. The time frame for stopping the flow depends is somewhat unknown. The raw sewage will continue to go into the Ohio River for at least four to 24 hours and, under a worst case circumstance, up to a week.

Pennsylvania environmental regulators said Wednesday that they were calling for waste treatment plants and drinking water facilities to increase testing for radioactive pollutants and other contaminants, to see whether they are ending up in rivers because of the growth of natural gas drilling in the state.

Portions of a street in Moundsville, West Virginia are closed because of a leak in a main sewer line on Annadale Avenue. The leak had been going on for quite a while causing the road to slowly sink.

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