PHMSA launches $200 million grant program to modernize aging gas pipes

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is now accepting applications for nearly $200 million in grants aimed at repairing and modernizing aging natural gas pipes.

Eastern New Mexico water pipeline project receives $20 million grant

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority secures a $20 million grant from the state's Water Trust Board to advance critical phases of their rural water system. The project includes a pipeline spanning multiple phases, with construction already underway.

JCSD breaks ground on purple pipeline recycled water project in California

Purple-colored pipes are used to transport recycled water, which avoids potential cross-connection with drinking water pipes. Strict federal and state regulations ensure that recycled water is treated and monitored to meet all public health and safety guidelines.

Water restored in downtown Atlanta after corroded pipes burst, causing two-day outage

Problems arose Friday morning at the intersection of three major water mains west of downtown. Some pipes were old and corroded, complicating repairs in the confined area. Only one worker could access the junction at a time, but repairs were completed by Saturday evening.

Michigan to invest millions in restoring Flint properties post-pipe replacement debacle

The state of Michigan said it’s willing to step in and oversee property repairs at 1,900 homes in Flint where water pipes have been inspected or replaced but the grounds remain a mess.

Jindal Tubular selects Rockport Terminals for “world-scale” Texas pipeline project

The project consists of approximately 137 miles of new 48-inch- and 42-inch-diameter pipelines from a new compressor station in Kleberg County to the export facility.

Fusion in paradise

Just south of Miami, in the tropical paradise of the Florida Keys, a McElroy TracStar 412 spent most of winter 2023 onsite, fusing high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for a massive residential water line to service one of the area’s gated resorts.

Mott, North Dakota, secures $2.85 million for water and sewer system updates

The city will use the funds to replace vitrified clay-tile pipe and asbestos cement pipe sewer mains that were installed between the 1920s and 1960s and are beyond their operational life.

Senators secure $28.6 million for Arizona lead pipe replacement

Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema have secure over $28.6 million for lead pipe replacement in the state to bolster clean drinking water efforts.

Delaware secures $28 million to replace lead pipes in bipartisan infrastructure effort

Delaware's water infrastructure is getting a major boost with a $28.65 million award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to identify and replace lead pipes across the state.

Hobas Pipe USA to increase fiberglass pipe production by 50% to address water, wastewater infrastructure demands

Martin Dana, President and CEO, emphasized the expansion as a response to the robust demand for high-quality, fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar (FRPM) pipes, particularly from municipal clients across the United States.

Problems with underground plumbing at Glen Canyon Dam threatens water delivery for 25 million people

Federal officials recently reported damage to four tubes known as “river outlet works” at Glen Canyon Dam on the Utah-Arizona border. The dam is responsible for generating hydropower and releasing water stored in Lake Powell downstream to California, Arizona, Nevada and eventually Mexico.

DeLa Express seeks FERC approval for Permian-to-Louisiana gas pipeline project

The DeLa Express project, which is poised to significantly impact the energy landscape, entails the construction of an approximately 690-mile, 42-inch diameter natural gas transportation mainline pipeline.

AmeriTex Pipe & Products to support Texas infrastructure with new Conroe HDPE corrugated pipe facility

AmeriTex Pipe & Products has begun construction on a new High-Density Polyethylene and Polypropylene ("HDPE/PP") corrugated pipe facility on its Conroe, Texas, campus to better serve its Texas' customers.

Trans Mountain completes pipe pullback for Mountain 3 HDD in Fraser Valley

Trans Mountain successfully completed the pipe pullback for the Mountain 3 Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) in the Fraser Valley between Hope and Chilliwack, BC.

Pressurized pipe break causes major sewage spill, prompts road closure in North Portland

The suspected cause of the spill was a break in a pressurized pipe from a nearby pump station responsible for carrying sewage to the city’s main wastewater treatment plant.

New York's West Seneca receives $1.2 million boost for water upgrades

This funding allocation aims to replace sections of water main pipes prone to breakage, thereby enhancing water supply reliability.

Viken successfully pilots new lead pipe detection technology for buried water service lines

Viken’s real-time in-pipe detection techniques for buried lines combined with on-pipe analysis not only ensures safer and more reliable inventorying and removal of fully (or partially) lead-contaminated lines, but also minimizes disturbances to the removal sites and inconveniences to the surrounding communities.

Illinois EPA awards over $2.7 million in funding to replace lead service lines in Galena

The city anticipates using the funding to replace approximately 300 lead services lines in the community. Lead is a toxic metal that can accumulate in the body over time.

Pennsylvania's water infrastructure gets boost with $194 million investment

The federal funding supports 28 critical water projects in the state—addressing issues like lead pipe replacement, system rehabilitation, service upgrades, and environmental contamination reduction across drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

Memphis residents endure day 4 of water problems as freezing weather bursts pipes across the South

Memphis residents spent their fourth day boiling water for drinking as repair crews worked to fix broken pipes in hopes of easing the stress caused by a week of subfreezing temperatures, snow and ice in this southern city.

Tennessee grapples with frozen pipes as deadly arctic weather slams water systems

Memphis Light, Gas and Water was repairing 10 water main breaks on Sunday afternoon, and McGowen said he expects to see more as the ground continues to thaw. The utility said it previously repaired 41 broken water mains and located more than 4,000 leaks at homes and businesses.

Crossing the Bay

West of Houston, the region’s petrochemical infrastructure creates a tangled maze of pipelines, roads, swamps and endangered ecosystems. Performing HDD operations here would challenge any contractor. Add a crossing under the Intercoastal Waterway to the mix – arguably the busiest commercial shipping channel in the United States – and you have a job that is not for the faint of heart.

Contech Engineered Solutions launches new joint solution for SRPE piping system

QuikJoint is manufactured to meet the requirements of ASTM D-3212, providing ease of installation and long-term reliable compression of redundant gaskets between high strength steel that is fully encapsulated by high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Zoo requires unique, specialized approach to infrastructure construction of new exhibit

Discover how Longhorn Organics utilizes high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes in a groundbreaking project at Caldwell Zoo's Amazon River's Edge exhibit. With a focus on water features for giant otters and jaguars, this article explores the fusion of 7,000 feet of HDPE pipe, ensuring reliability and durability.

PM completes large-diameter spray pipe rehab

(UI) — When PM Construction began a project in mid-March 2023 to rehabilitate two sewer pipes beneath the service road at Beltway 8 and Memorial, in Houston, the company had a November deadline. Working 24 hours a day, every day of the week, the project wrapped up in July – more than three months ahead of schedule.

American Pipeline Supplies amplifies role in trenchless technology sector with strategic partnership

The milestone marks a continued commitment by APS to amplify their role as a leader in the trenchless pipe repair & Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) lining industry.

Foley Products acquires Florida underground infrastructure manufacturer Coastal Precast

With this acquisition, Foley will be able to offer a full range of pipe and precast products in the Southwest Florida market.

ISCO Industries expands HDPE offering with Infinity Plastics acquisition

(UI) — ISCO Industries has announced the acquisition of Infinity Plastics, a leading manufacturer of HDPE piping products, marking a strategic move to broaden its footprint and manufacturing capacity.

Cities must replace harmful lead pipes within 10 years under new Biden administration plan

(AP) — Most U.S. cities would have to replace lead water pipes within ten years under strict new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency as the Biden administration moves to reduce lead in drinking water and prevent public health crises like the ones in Flint, Michigan and Washington, D.C.