Report: U.S. stormwater market to grow as aging infrastructure struggles under extreme weather

Cities now have to address the management of rainwater due to excessive water flooding roads and buildings and overwhelming stormwater systems.

Fort Point Capital invests in sewer rehabilitation company Visu-Sewer

Headquartered in Pewaukee, WI, Visu-Sewer has served municipalities and commercial customers for 50 years with a comprehensive range of rehabilitation and maintenance services.

Miami-Dade water, sewer department invests over $599 million in infrastructure upgrades

WASD’s $7.8 billion multi-year CIP will result in both water and wastewater system-wide enhancements to overcome a vast range of challenges, from addressing aging infrastructure to building capacity and reliability throughout the county's systems.

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Advanced Lightweight Aluminum Skids, Nozzles Provide Superior Cleaning

Sewer expansion project set to commence next week in Provincetown, Mass.

(UI) — In a significant step towards bolstering its infrastructure, the coastal town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, is gearing up for Phase 6A of its sewer expansion project, set to kick off next week on Nov. 27.

Bouygues Construction wins $819 million contract for Potomac River sewer control tunnel in D.C.

(UI) — The tunnel project designed to control combined sewer overflows and to improve water quality in the Potomac River in Washington D.C. The contract value is $819 million.

Mississippi’s capital city is considering a unique plan to slash water rates for poor people

The manager of the long-troubled water system in Mississippi’s capital city proposed a slight rate increase for most residents Friday alongside what he said is a first-in-the-nation proposal to reduce water rates for low-income people who get government help with grocery bills.

PUC approves Pennsylvania American Water's $230 million acquisition of Butler Area Sewer Authority

(UI) — Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, received approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to purchase the Butler Area Sewer Authority wastewater system for $230 million.

Underground water, sewage lines leaking millions of gallons a year in South Dakota neighborhood, report finds

The results show that water lines have been disturbed by the collapse of soils and are leaking 28,000 gallons a day. The sewage lines are also leaking, the tests show, and some of the sewage is remaining in the pipes and is corroding the underside of manhole covers.

Puerto Rico receives $52 million for sewer infrastructure improvements

A variety of projects are eligible for financing, including construction or restoration of sewers and wastewater treatment facilities and piping, stormwater management projects and habitat restoration and protection projects.

Pennsylvania American Water purchases Butler Area Sewer Authority for $230 million

Upon taking ownership, Pennsylvania American Water will make necessary collection system upgrades to improve the wastewater system, which are expected to total more than $75 million.

St. Louis scrap metal facility violated Clean Water Act with uncontrolled stormwater runoff, EPA alleges

EPA alleges that SA Recycling failed to comply with certain terms of its Clean Water Act permit, including failure to update and implement practices to prevent runoff of pollution, failure to perform inspections, and failure to train employees on stormwater management practices.

Salem and Manville voters approve selling water, sewer systems to New Jersey American Water

(UI) — Voters in Salem City and the Borough of Manville have decisively approved ballot referendums to transfer water and sewer operations ownership to New Jersey American Water.

Pennsylvania American Water files rate request driven by $1 billion in investment

(UI) — If approved, the company's proposed rates would raise the average monthly water bill by around $17 for residential customers, reduce the monthly wastewater bill for sanitary sewer service by about $5, and increase the monthly wastewater bill for combined sewer service by approximately $4.

Russ Ford named 2024 MVP of underground infrastructure industry

(UI) — Russ Ford, a noted infrastructure expert, has been selected as the Most Valuable Professional of the underground infrastructure industry for 2024. Ford, a senior associate at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., will be honored at a special luncheon on March 19 at the annual Underground Infrastructure Conference (UIC).

Canada, British Columbia invest over $10 million in water and sewer infrastructure projects

(UI) — The governments of Canada and British Columbia, alongside the municipalities of Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, and the District of Mackenzie, are investing over $10 million into three transformative water and wastewater projects.

Century-old sewer system in Manning, S.C., to receive $10 million overhaul

Manning, a city with a charter dating back to 1861, has earmarked nearly $20 million for a substantial upgrade of its underground infrastructure. Set to commence in 2024, the primary focus of this effort is the city's sewer system, with an estimated project cost exceeding $10 million.

Wash. receives $20 million in funding for water infrastructure upgrades

(UI) — U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced nearly $2.6 million in grants and nearly $18 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund water and wastewater disposal projects across Washington state.

AECOM to engineer Metro Vancouver's Stoney Creek Trunk Sewer Upgrade

(UI) — AECOM has been selected by Metro Vancouver to provide engineering services for the design and construction of the Stoney Creek Trunk Sewer Upgrade project.

Utility clerk appointed to West Virginia Legislature as GOP House member

Erica J. Moore, a city administrative clerk from central West Virginia, has been appointed to the state Legislature. Moore said she’s looking forward to serving in the Legislature and contributing to policy with her knowledge of water and sewer issues from her work with the city.

Senate Democrats examine Pennsylvania's urgent water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure challenges

(UI) — Pennsylvania state senators recently conducted a crucial public hearing at the Pennsylvania State Capitol to address pressing issues concerning water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure that impact communities across the state.

Born after Superstorm Sandy's destruction, 2 big flood control projects get underway in New Jersey

A decade after they were first envisioned in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, two of the largest flood control projects designed to protect the densely populated cities of New Jersey that lie just outside New York City finally got underway last week.

Innovative solution for managing I&I challenges in sanitary districts

(UI) — A major challenge sanitary districts everywhere face is recurring and growing inflow and infiltration (I&I), from substantial amounts of groundwater and stormwater entering the sewer during periods of heavy rain. This issue is of paramount importance, as heavy rainfall can cause the intrusion of large volumes of groundwater and stormwater into the sewer system, overwhelming pump stations and treatment plants, and even causing costly sewer overflows.

Asset management: Working with Duke’s ‘like having a crystal ball’

(UI) — When optimizing sewer and wastewater treatment systems, it can be overwhelming to look at more than 100 miles of sewer pipe funneling heavy flow during a rain event and wonder where that excess flow is coming from.

Florida receives $120 million WIFIA loan to improve stormwater infrastructure, mitigate flooding

The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Neighborhood Stormwater Improvements Project will enhance climate resilience, upgrade stormwater infrastructure, and reduce water pollution.

PENNVEST awards over $37 million to Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

(UI) — State Senator Wayne Fontana has announced over $37 million in PENNVEST grants and low-interest loans to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) for water infrastructure upgrades.

GPRS launches Water & Sewer Damage Awareness Week

(UI) — From Oct. 23–27, GPRS will offer free safety presentations to anyone responsible for water and/or wastewater systems. The firm will also share additional safety information throughout the week on its social media channels.

State audit finds thousands of dollars missing or misspent by Dunklin County Sewer District

(UI) — A state audit led to a state police investigation into the Dunklin County Sewer District, according to the office of the Missouri State Auditor.

EPA selects six communities to receive technical assistance to improve stormwater management

The expected outcome of the effort is a tailored stormwater management strategy for each municipality, as well as important progress toward improving the water quality impacts of stormwater runoff.

Fairbanks Morse Defense awarded $31 million contract to refurbish Arkansas stormwater pumping station engines

The pumping station plays a critical role in the Mississippi River and Tributaries project flood management system by protecting the lower St. Francis River Basin from damaging floodwater that would otherwise threaten the safety and livelihood of those living and working within the watershed.