Pipeline Replacement

NGL Energy Partners unveils major boost to water infrastructure with LEX II pipeline expansion

The expansion encompasses the construction of a 27-mile, 30-inch diameter produced water pipeline.

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.

TC Energy secures FERC nod for pipeline expansion project in Virginia

Columbia Gas Transmission's Virginia Reliability Project (VRP) represents a strategic expansion project designed to replace two segments of the existing pipeline system, ensuring a continual and abundant supply of natural gas.

Cleanup is done on a big Kansas oil spill on the Keystone system, the company and EPA say

The operator of the Keystone pipeline system has finished cleaning up a massive December 2022 oil spill, and the creek affected by it is flowing naturally again, the company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

Extended reprieve for New Orleans water systems as saltwater intrusion slows

Authorities said that saltwater inching up the Mississippi River is progressing more slowly than projected, meaning water systems in the greater New Orleans area that draw drinking water from the river have additional weeks to prepare.

Erie, Pa., receives $30.5 million to replace lead pipes

Erie Water Works claims that by 2025, 5,400 lines will be replaced. By 2027, it aspires to have a completely lead-free water supply.

First aqueduct water pipeline rehabilitated with geopolymer for SDCWA

(UI) — When the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) inspected its First Aqueduct water conveyance system in Valley Center, engineers identified that rehabilitation was required. Groundwater was infiltrating three tunnels within the system and rehabilitation was required to maintain the tunnels’ structural integrity and extend their service life.

Currently at CUIRE – Annual update of research center’s activities

(UI) — Pipe deterioration is a complex process, involving a combination of aging, chemical and environmental factors. Polymeric SAPL is a new application to structurally renew deteriorated gravity and pressure pipelines and can be applied to a wide range of concrete, masonry, corrugated metal, and steel pipelines.

Lehigh County seeks customer help to survey 12,400 Allentown lead service lines

(UI) — Despite the Lehigh County Authority's awareness of approximately 12,400 lead service lines dispersed across Allentown, there remains a significant gap in knowledge regarding the composition of about 9,000 water service lines. To address this information deficit, the LCA has initiated a customer survey.

Jackson, Mich., accelerates efforts to replace 11,000 lead service lines

(UI) — As of July 2023, the city of Jackson has successfully replaced 476 lead lines, but there are still 10,863 lines remaining to be addressed. To expedite this crucial effort, Jackson's Department of Public Works has assembled a crew solely focused on carrying out these line replacements.

Illinois' Dixmoor receives $14 million to rehabilitate water infrastructure, remove lead pipes

(UI) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced that $14 million in funding has been awarded to Dixmoor to rehabilitate its water distribution system, restore reliable potable water and replace lead service lines.

Mesa, Ariz., commences $180 million pipeline project to bolster water supply amid drought

(UI) — The goal of the project is to construct a pipe that will join a recycling water delivery system that currently serves the Gila River Indian Community. All of this is a result of a 15-year-old exchange arrangement between Mesa and Gila River.

Lawmakers seek extended deadline, funding for crucial water pipeline project in New Mexico

(UI) — The Indian Affairs Committee met on July 12 to discuss a bill that could affect water access for thousands of households in rural New Mexico. A $67 million contract was already issued to build water pipelines, but now lawmakers want more time and funds to complete and maintain the infrastructure.

EWEB undertakes water pipeline upgrades to ensure reliability during earthquakes

(UI) — The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) in Eugene, Oregon, has announced the commencement of several water pipeline projects aimed at enhancing earthquake resilience and ensuring reliability.

Consultants: Design issues, operations lapses led to big Keystone pipeline oil spill

Pipeline design issues, lapses by its operators and problems caused during its construction led to a massive oil spill on the Keystone pipeline system in northeastern Kansas, according to a report for U.S. government regulators.

California officials begin construction to restore water infrastructure damaged by fire

(UI) — As a first step in repairing its Peavine Raw Water Pipeline, which was destroyed by the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex fire almost three years ago, the district has hired a contractor to start evaluating, cataloging, and eventually removing problematic trees.

US cities win nearly $200 million in grants for pipeline upgrades

Federal officials announced the first $196 million of grants Wednesday in a $1 billion program to repair and replace aging and sometimes leaking natural gas pipelines across the country.

Judge sets Aug. 1 as deadline for Flint’s lead pipe project

A judge has ordered Flint, Michigan, to replace any remaining lead or steel water lines by Aug. 1, the latest intervention after a series of missed deadlines. More than 10,000 pipes have been replaced, though at least 1,000 addresses still haven’t been inspected, according to the NRDC.

Oregon halts construction on water pipeline project after 12 years and $38 million

(UI) — The Portland Water Bureau abruptly stopped work on the intended building of a new water pipeline beneath the Willamette River today after more than 12 years of planning and preparation and the investment of $38 million.

Brown and Caldwell to design the replacement of critical Southern California water pipeline

(UC) — The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has selected environmental engineering and construction services firm Brown and Caldwell to design a sectional replacement of the Rialto Feeder, a critical Southern California water supply pipeline.

Public utility to pipe water to residents of 'Gasland' town

A new water line will deliver something that residents of a rural Pennsylvania community have gone without for the last 14 years — a clean, reliable supply of drinking water — after a public utility on Tuesday released the first details of a plan to mitigate the damage that a gas driller is charged with causing.

Oregon granted $6.6 million in funding for water projects

(UC) — The Oregon Water Resources Control Board awarded $6.6 million to two irrigation efficiency projects, an aquifer recharge plan, and additional funding for a grant that had already been authorized, the Capital Press reported.

Federal agency accepting applications for pipeline, natural gas infrastructure improvement grants

The program offers nearly $200 million in grants annually over the next five years to improve the safety of high-risk, leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure and create good-paying jobs, with an emphasis on benefiting underserved communities.

Missouri American Water highlights $400 million of planned infrastructure upgrades

In celebration of National Infrastructure Week, Missouri American Water is highlighting its planned investment of approximately $400 million in water and wastewater system upgrades across the state this year.

8 Arrested in Protest Over Line 3 Pipeline Project

Eight people were arrested during a protest against the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project.

Enbridge to Begin Line 3 Replacement Project

Enbridge has received all permits and approvals needed to begin the company's Line 3 Replacement Project.

Energy Pipeline Construction, Market Trends

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically affected oil and gas production and demand, leaving no midstream oil and gas markets untouched as drilling screeched to a halt, pipeline projects were sidelined and global storage neared capacity in a stark reversal of trends at the start of 2020.

Michigan Governor Announces $500 Million Water Infrastructure Plan

The governor of Michigan has announced a $500 million dollar plan to upgrade the state's water and wastewater infrastructure.

Illinois Regulators Approve Report on Condition of Chicago Gas Distribution Network

Regulators in Illinois have agreed with the conclusion of a report that found a natural gas distribution network replacement program in Chicago from Peoples Gas will increase public and customer safety.

Poised for Progress: Prescott One Step Closer to Centralized Wastewater System

The popular adage “out with the old, in with the new” is often associated with enthusiasm and fanfare. Yet, in the world of sewer replacement and expansion, the true test of a successful project is having the work go almost unnoticed by the public.

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