Sewer Construction

Minnesota forms task force to boost infrastructure resilience amid climatic challenges

(UI) — Over the following months, members of the task force will concentrate on improving the coordination among state and local partners in their response to the destructive impacts of storms, heavy rainfall, strong winds, and snowfall, which can wreak havoc on roads, bridges, wastewater systems, and more.

D.C.'s $583 million sewer overflow prevention tunnel now active

(UI) — In a significant milestone for Washington, D.C.'s ambitious Clean Rivers Project, the $583 million Northeast Boundary Tunnel has officially gone into service, marking the completion of the largest segment in a five-part, $2.7 billion system aimed at combatting chronic sewer overflows throughout the city.

Orange Beach, Ala., completes $6.09 million sewer upgrade under RESTORE project

(UI) — The City of Orange Beach has announced the completion of a $6.09 million RESTORE project for the Orange Beach North Sewer Force Main Upgrade. Implementation of this project will prevent failures in the existing main and decrease the use of on-site septic systems.

Advocates urge expanded public hearings about Baltimore’s water and sewer system

(UI) — The Baltimore Regional Water Governance Task Force announced that it would hold four in-person meetings throughout this fall before recommending a new governance model for the city’s water and wastewater system.

REHAU achieves fourth consecutive gold certification for sewer pipe systems

(UI) — REHAU announced that it has achieved the prestigious Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold classification for its AWADUKT PP sewer pipe systems for the fourth consecutive time.

Federal grant boosts Detroit’s sewer infrastructure with $20 million investment

(UI) — FEMA has allocated a significant federal funding amount of $20 million for Detroit's Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood and Hamtramck. Notably, $11.2 million is earmarked specifically for replacing about 18,800 feet of combined sewer mains within Jefferson Chalmers.

Pennsylvania allocates $3.5 million to improve water and sewage safety in three counties

(UI) — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger has announced nearly $3.5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to ensure safe water and sewage systems in Mifflin, Somerset, and Sullivan counties.

Kansas to receive $49.1 million to upgrade water, sanitary systems

(UI) — Within Kansas, the allocation includes a $6.4 million loan earmarked for the revitalization of water systems in Perry. This initiative will encompass the modernization and installation of approximately 24,000 feet of the collection system and around 15,000 feet of associated pipelines and equipment.

USDA invests $800 million to improve rural water infrastructure, rehabilitate lead pipes

(UI) — The Biden-Harris Administration has unveiled a substantial investment of $808 million, led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to extend access to clean drinking water and sanitary wastewater systems across rural regions.

Houston and San Antonio face sewer, water struggles amid central US deadly heat wave

Deadly heat has gripped Texas for much of the summer and has now spread into other parts of the central U.S., where it is expected to persist for days. Triple-digit temperatures are buckling roads, straining water systems, and posing a threat to the power grid of the nation’s energy capital.

East Canton clean water disconnection program addresses sewer capacity and growth

(UI) — To prevent a costly replacement of sewer infrastructure and potential rate hikes, the new program offers eligible sewer customers in East Canton, Ohio, financial assistance—covering up to 75% of the expenses—to disconnect clean water sources from their sanitary sewer connections.

Sewer line repair leads to 10,000-gallon wastewater spill in Florida’s Riviera Bay

(UI) — In Pinellas County, Florida, the municipality of St. Petersburg has reported an incident involving the discharge of around 10,000 gallons of wastewater into Riviera Bay while addressing a rupture in a sewer line.

Swift completion of New Orleans sewer repairs ends release of raw sewage into Mississippi River

(UI) — The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has successfully ceased the discharge of untreated sewage into the Mississippi River after accomplishing vital repairs to a 60-year-old, 60-inch sewer force main situated in the St. Roch neighborhood.

Mandan and MDU partner to bury power lines along North Dakota highway

(UI) — Mandan officials are collaborating with Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) to enhance North Dakota's highway infrastructure by burying nearby power lines and installing an underground storm sewer.

Tech Tips: Force main rehabilitation

(UI) — Force mains, also called rising mains in the United Kingdom, are low pressure pipelines that lift the sewage from one location to another by pumping the sewage under positive pressure.

EPA funds Wyoming's stormwater collection, sewer system upgrades

(UI) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allocated funding from the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program to support Wyoming communities in addressing stormwater and sewer infrastructure needs.

Greenville, N.C., to pursue $166 million in stormwater, public works upgrades

Officials recommend spending nearly $2 million to upgrade the stormwater drainage system, which consists of 229 miles of pipe. According to Kirby, over 30% of the piping is over four decades old.

Governor Ivey pledges $67 million to 27 water and sewer projects across Alabama

(UI) — Governor Kay Ivey has unveiled a comprehensive plan for over $67 million in funding across 27 projects. These transformative initiatives, backed by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, are set to rejuvenate sewer infrastructure, elevate water quality standards, and enhance vital research and recreational access points.

Ohio governor awards $135 million to 90 water infrastructure improvement projects

(UI) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik have announced grant awards totaling $135 million that will support 90 critical water infrastructure projects in 64 counties throughout the state.

Wisconsin governor greenlights funds for PFAS eradication in stormwater, sewer systems

(UI) — Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have announced new funding available to help communities address per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in wastewater.

Nebraska senator secures $20 million in funding for critical water infrastructure projects

(UI) — Sen. Deb Fischer's measure was overwhelmingly passed Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee, securing more than $20 million for water infrastructure projects across Nebraska.

Joint project aims to enhance wastewater capacity, infrastructure in Ridgefield, Washington

(UI) — In a collaborative effort, the Port of Ridgefield, City of Ridgefield, and Clark Regional Wastewater District are teaming up for a joint project that aims to enhance wastewater capacity and infrastructure in Ridgefield, Washington.

NV5 awarded $16 million contract for Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction project in New York City

Under this contract, NV5 will perform resident engineering, not at risk construction management, and engineering support services for the installation of a parallel relief sewer constructed by microtunneling.

Signal Mountain, Tenn., plans $40 million sewer upgrade to address overflow issue

(UI) — For the past fifty years, Signal Mountain has been dealing with sewage issues primarily due to the placement of its pipes, which are plagued with cracks and breaks both in the streams and underground. To address this issue, Signal Mountain's water officials have presented a $40 million plan to provide relief.

Lynchburg, Va., plans $100 million tunnel project to conquer sewer overflow and CSO compliance

(UI) — The $100 million tunnel project is anticipated to be built using a tunnel boring machine. It will boast a completed diameter of approximately 12 feet, extend 4,700 feet in length, and rest 80 feet below ground.

Wyoming's Encampment commences phase one of sewer lagoon project

(UI) — The sewer lagoon project in Encampment, Wyoming, is currently in its first phase despite contractor delays earlier this summer. The project's first stage involves installing a screening device to catch any materials, such as wet wipes, before they reach the sewer lagoons.

Residents in Burlington, Vt., urged to conserve water after sewer pipe ruptures

(UI) — As crews get ready to mend a damaged pipe in the Winooski River, the city of Burlington is advising homeowners in a significant portion of the New North End to decrease the amount of water and garbage they discharge into the sewage system.

Pennsylvania utility to upgrade section of sewer line in Turbotville with PVC pipe

(UI) — PA American Water has announced a project to replace a problematic sewer main spanning 450 feet in Turbotville, Pennsylvania, which will commence this Friday.

Granite selected for $48 million flood control project in Texas

(UI) — Granite has been awarded an approximately $48 million contract to strengthen Wharton, Texas' flood defenses and minimize the impact of future flood events. The project will focus on storm sewer relief systems and stormwater management in the city.

New Bern, N.C., takes action to address 'compromised' sewer lines in repair project

(UI) — New Bern, North Carolina, is facing sewer line repairs that are projected to exceed $1 million. The repairs will primarily focus on addressing structural compromises in approximately 2,000 linear feet of piping.