Sewer Construction

Tennessee awards $17 million for infrastructure, including water and sewer upgrades

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter announced $17 million in grants for infrastructure improvements, including water and sewer upgrades.

Southport merges water and sewer services with Brunswick County

The City of Southport in North Carolina has merged its water and wastewater systems with Brunswick County Public Utilities, affecting around 3,500 customers. This transition is effective immediately.

Sewer construction to temporarily close Parkers Mill and Cross Keys roads in Lexington, Ky.

Construction is part of the Parkers Mill trunk sanitary sewer project, which will increase the size of approximately 5,000 feet of sanitary sewer pipe from Alexandria Drive and Devonport Drive that crosses Versailles Road and ends near Cross Keys Park.

Lexington's Southbend Drive closed for sanitary sewer construction

The project forms a crucial part of Lexington, Kentucky's Wolf Run Trunk F sanitary sewer initiative, aimed at replacing and enlarging over 3,500 feet of sanitary sewer line along Wolf Run Creek.

Illinois awards $41 million for water and sewer infrastructure upgrades

The grants will support critical repairs to water, sewer, and drainage systems in 32 communities, benefiting 52,000 residents across Illinois.

Lane reductions begin on 6th Street in Lawrence, Kan., for sewer work

As part of the ongoing 6th Street improvements project, crews discovered a void under the street requiring the replacement of approximately 80 feet of storm sewer.

Edmond, Okla. to fund water and sewer services for new art park

The city will provide essential utilities, including water, sewer, and electric services, at no cost once the park is completed, with annual utility costs estimated between $400,000 and $500,000.

Austin, Texas approves $1 billion upgrade for Walnut Creek wastewater plant

Due to the complexities of maintaining operations and updating nearly 50-year-old components, a collaborative delivery method known as Construction Manager at Risk will be employed.

Canada invests $10 million to upgrade water, sewer infrastructure in Haines Junction, Yukon

The Village of Haines Junction in Yukon is set to upgrade over one kilometer (1,000 meters) of water and sanitary sewer pipes, thanks to a $10 million joint investment from the federal and territorial governments.

Carrabelle septic-to-sewer project funded by Deepwater Horizon settlement

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Northwest Florida Water Management District have launched the Carrabelle septic-to-sewer project, funded by $3.2 million from the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

Los Angeles sewer fees set to surge over next four years due to infrastructure overhaul

Los Angeles sewer fees set for significant surge over four years due to urgent need for infrastructure overhaul. Proposed increases, averaging $75 to $155 by 2028, draw concerns over affordability and housing impact.

CRW presents $450 million proposal to address sewage runoff crisis in Harrisburg, Pa.

The initiative, presented to the Harrisburg City Council, outlines a strategic approach spanning two decades to mitigate the impact of combined sewer and stormwater systems on water bodies.

Rainfall contributes to sewer overflows in Temple and Killeen, Texas

Heavy rainfall in Temple and Killeen, Texas, triggered sewer overflows, resulting in nearly 2 million gallons of overflow. Prompt cleanup efforts ensued, highlighting ongoing infrastructure challenges in the region.

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.

EPA allocates $39 million for Bloomington and Normal, Ill., wastewater infrastructure upgrade

This funding injection is aimed at fortifying the district’s Wastewater System Modernization and Rehabilitation Program, crucial for bolstering public health safeguards and environmental sustainability while spurring economic advancement.

Granite secures $25 million contract for infrastructure project near Ontario International Airport

Granite will be responsible for upsizing and retrofitting domestic water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage systems at the east end of the runway of the Ontario International Airport.

Nassau County legislators approve $15 million sewer infrastructure investment

The Nassau County Legislature's Rules Committee unanimously voted on May 6 to allocate nearly $15 million for sewer system upgrades within the 11th Legislative District, announced Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Delia DeRiggi-Whitton.

Newton, Iowa, advances sanitary sewer rehabilitation project

Identified through video camera inspections, sections of the city's sewer mains were found to be in dire need of repair, particularly in areas affected by groundwater infiltration or obstructed flow due to tree roots.

Sandy, Ore., expands sewer capacity following EPA approval

Sandy, Oregon, has received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a significant increase in its wastewater system's capacity, marking a crucial milestone for the city's infrastructure development.

Davis, W.Va. secures $5 million grant to revamp decades-old sewer infrastructure

Davis, a town nestled in Tucker County, West Virginia, is set to modernize its aging wastewater system thanks to a $5 million grant announced by Senator Joe Manchin.

Pro-Vac strengthens Texas presence with Hydromax acquisition

(UI) — Pro-Vac, a leading provider of essential underground infrastructure services, announced that it has acquired Hydromax, a leading provider of hydro excavation services in South Texas.

Underground infrastructure overhaul planned for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M.

A critical piece of underground infrastructure at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is about to get a makeover.

$274 million investment to improve water quality across Pennsylvania

This investment, facilitated through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, will fund 30 projects focusing on drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source issues.

Houston urged to allocate $20 million for vital sewer line repairs in marginalized communities

Groups such as the Northeast Action Collective, West Street Recovery, and Bayou City Waterkeeper have highlighted the significant health hazards posed by leaks in private sewer lines, particularly affecting residents in Northeast Houston.

Kansas allocates $3 million for Riley County water infrastructure

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water has announced a $3 million investment into Riley County’s water infrastructure. The funds will be used to improve wastewater systems at University Park and the Keats community in Riley County.

Sewer maintenance: Myth-busting, best-practice training

Sewer maintenance is an ongoing challenge for cities and municipalities. Moreover, gaps in best-practice training can cost public works departments unnecessary time and expense in labor, water and energy costs when cleaning sewer lines.

Ishpeming, Mich., commences construction on $16 million sewer infrastructure project

The City of Ishpeming has commenced construction on its over $16 million sewer infrastructure project. The comprehensive scope of this endeavor involves the replacement or rehabilitation of approximately 25,000 feet of sewer main.

Senator Manchin secures federal funding for wastewater infrastructure upgrade in Romney, W.Va.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has announced a significant federal investment of $400,000 from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support essential upgrades to the wastewater systems in the Town of Romney.

Canada’s Central Saanich launches major sewer system overhaul as infrastructure reaches end of lifecycle

Handling roughly half of Central Saanich's wastewater, including flows from the W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) First Nation, the aging Brentwood Bay sewer system is due for an overhaul after reaching the end of its lifecycle.

Kelowna, BC, invests $7 million in CIPP technology for sewer pipe repair

The city of Kelowna, located in the south of Canada’s British Columbia province, is set to embark on a $7-million project next week to repair 1.6 miles of sanitary sewer pipe using cutting-edge trenchless technology known as Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP).