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Stormwater Overflows to Chesapeake Bay Focus of Court Battle

Article: Stormwater Overflows to Chesapeake Bay Focus of Court Battle

WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – Operators of the Chesapeake region’s largest sewage treatment facility, the Capital District’s Blue Plains Wastewater plant, have filed a federal court challenge to pollution limits imposed on it by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental groups Thursday intervened to oppose the court challenge brought last month by the…

Columbus, Ohio's $2.5 Billion Plan to Reduce Overflows

Article: Columbus, Ohio's $2.5 Billion Plan to Reduce Overflows

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Ohio EPA is seeking public comments on its draft approval of the city of Columbus’ wet weather management plan. The sewer system in Ohio’s capital city currently discharges some 1.65 billion gallons of sewer overflow in a typical year. Under the new plan, by the year 2025,…

Pennsylvania Awarded $42.4 million for Clean Water Projects

Article: Pennsylvania Awarded $42.4 million for Clean Water Projects

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2008 (ENS) – Water quality improvements in Pennsylvania will be funded by a $42.4 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the state of Pennsylvania. Announcing the grant on Thursday, Donald Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region, said, “EPA is committed to helping communities get safe, clean water.”…

Iowa Cities Face Costly Wastewater System Upgrades

Article: Iowa Cities Face Costly Wastewater System Upgrades

BURLINGTON, Iowa, February 24, 2008 (ENS) – The City of Burlington discharged an estimated two million gallons of untreated wastewater mixed with storm runoff water to the Mississippi River after a pipe became plugged last week. City officials are unsure of when the discharge began, but they discovered the plugged pipe on Tuesday in the…

Kansas City Faces $3.6 Billion Sewer, Stormwater Upgrade

Article: Kansas City Faces $3.6 Billion Sewer, Stormwater Upgrade

KANSAS CITY, Missouri, January 31, 2008 (ENS) – A new Kansas City government task force began meeting this month to determine exactly how the city is going to cover the $3.6 billion cost of an urgently needed new sewer and stormwater system. Over the next six months, the task force, appointed by Mayor Mark Funkhouser,…