News Briefs: Watch a Time-Lapse Video of a Sedimentation Pond Replacement Project

Also in this week's sewer and water news, the City of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced a $10 million fund to help residents who are behind on water, gas and electric bills

Tennessee-American Water, which supplies water service to about 380,000 customers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, recently released a video showing a time-lapse renovation of one of its old sedimentation ponds.

The utility spent $17 million in replacing the 133-year-old basin, according to Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Check out the time-lapse video below:

City of Louisville to Help Residents Pay Past-Due Water Bills

In other news, the City of Louisville, Kentucky, has started a $10 million fund to help its residents pay for past-due water, gas and electric bills.

According to the Courier-Journal, more than 15,000 residents are behind on utility bills, with an average balance of $700.

City and utility officials announced recently they’re now accepting applications for debt relief from residents who have fallen behind on bills.

Teen Scientist Finds a Low-Tech Way to Recycle Water

A 17-year-old girl named Shreya Ramachandran recently founded a nonprofit organization teaching people to recycle water in their homes in California. She was inspired by the water shortages in the state’s Central Valley.

“I was talking to some of the people in the area whose wells completely ran dry, and they were left without water because they weren't connected to the central water grid. They were trucking water in for even basic needs,” she tells Discover. “I was really affected by their stories, and I wanted to do something to help.”

She researched ways to reuse graywater from sinks, showers and laundry machines to help people cope with droughts. She has won awards for the research and was named a finalist in the 2019 Google Science Fair. She’s also featured in an upcoming PBS documentary about climate change titled “The Power of Us.”


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