May WaterWorks News: Dayton water projects, Navajo gain clean water, Aqua replacing main, new CCTV tool

May 2010 Vol. 65 No. 5

Dayton water projects reap benefits of stimulus bill
Navajo Nation to get clean drinking water
Aqua to replace water mains
New CCTV tool inspects pressurized water mains

GL wins Pipelines Industries Guild Award
Providence Water Supply Board acts decisively for proactive water conservation
Water main project begins in Troy
Texas Water Development Board receives award
Award recognizes commitment of Missouri American Water

Dayton water projects reap benefits of stimulus bill
The Dayton, OH, area has been inundated with stimulus funding for water projects. At least 18 projects in the region have been awarded more than $13 million in stimulus subsidies through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Nine new projects totaling more than $22 million have been awarded a mix of stimulus subsidies and low-interest loans to fund the water projects.

The largest project is a $20 million expansion and upgrade of the Warren County wastewater treatment plant and replacement of aging and failing mechanical equipment that will double the plant’s average daily flow.

Warren County received a $5 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act subsidy and a $15 million low-interest loan from the Ohio EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund. The second-largest project is a $1.3 million subsidy for Greene County to restore a portion of North Fork Massie Creek and selected tributaries. The work is expected to minimize sediment and stream bank erosion to address impairments affecting the Little Miami River.

Other projects include: