New Jersey invests $298 million in flood-resilience projects

(UI) — In coordination with Climate Week, Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette has allocated nearly $298 million for two critical flood-resilience projects in northern New Jersey.

Maryland church receives $1.7 million grant for stormwater management project

(UI) — Sherwood Episcopal Church has secured a $1.7 million grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as part of its Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund initiative, marking a pivotal step in the implementation of Sherwood's Clean Water Project.

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.

DEC and CNY Land Trust secure 144 acres to safeguard Skaneateles Lake drinking water

(UI) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and The Central New York Land Trust, Inc. (CNYLT) have joined forces to protect the pristine waters of Skaneateles Lake, a vital drinking water source for 190,000 residents in Central New York.

Loyola University Chicago invests $10 million in stormwater system upgrades

As part of a larger, multi-phased initiative to improve stormwater management, Loyola is working to reduce the likelihood of future flooding events throughout campus and divert stormwater runoff from city sewers, and from carrying pollutants into Lake Michigan.

Recent floods highlight climate risks to New England's aging infrastructure

The floods this week in Massachusetts that put a few dams at risk have raised concern the structures may increasingly be at risk as stronger and wetter storms hit the region.

Los Angeles stormwater infrastructure proves resilient as Tropical Storm Hilary breaks records

(UI) — Tropical Storm Hilary, which swept through Southern California and Nevada on August 20, set records as one of the wettest storms in the region's history, despite not causing the expected destruction. In Los Angeles, infrastructure captured around 13 million cubic meters (10,500 acre-feet) of stormwater from the storm.

GPRS launches new safety initiative to address aging water, wastewater infrastructure

(UI) — Ground Penetrating Radar Systems LLC (GPRS) has announced a new safety initiative designed to help municipalities and facilities regain control of their water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure. Water & Sewer Damage Awareness Week (WSDAW) will run Oct. 23-27, 2023.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to consider legality of university’s stormwater charge exemption

In January, Commonwealth Court ruled the stormwater charge imposed by the borough of West Chester is actually a tax, and therefore the state-owned West Chester University should not have to pay an annual bill of around $130,000.

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.

Region 6 states receive over $4.5 million in stormwater, sewer infrastructure upgrade funding

Approximately $4,526,000 of that funding will be available for the Region 6 states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas to help Region 6 communities address stormwater and sewer infrastructure needs.

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.

North Dakota to address stormwater, sewer infrastructure needs with EPA funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $248,000 in Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program funding to help North Dakota communities address stormwater and sewer infrastructure needs.

Biden administration allocates $50 million to upgrade stormwater, sewer infrastructure

States may now apply for grant assistance to fund projects that will help municipalities strengthen their stormwater collection systems against increasingly intense rain events and prevent contaminants from polluting waterways.

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.

Bloomfield Township's NPDES permit relies on new ordinance for stormwater control

(UI) — Bloomfield Township's NPDES permit hinges on a new ordinance aimed at preventing non-stormwater discharges from entering the municipal separate storm sewer system, as unanimously enacted by the Township's Board of Trustees on July 24.

Study reveals gaps in resilience planning for US stormwater sector

(UI) — In a recent study conducted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF), critical resilience gaps were found in the U.S. stormwater sector, highlighting challenges in adapting to climate change impacts and addressing aging infrastructure, funding shortages, and workforce needs.

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.

Gowanus, N.Y. completes $54 million storm sewer project to reduce flooding

The project involved installing over a mile’s worth of new storm sewers along the town’s Third Avenue, including nine new storm chambers and over 70 catch basins.

Marin receives grant to capture stormwater pollutants

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted $4 million to Marin County to install stormwater pollution-capturing devices. The county will install mechanisms such as nets, separators and screens at major crossings in its stormwater system.

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.

Seattle makes significant progress on underground stormwater storage tunnel

The tunnel is part of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, which aims to keep stormwater and sewage from polluting Seattle waterways.

New York’s West Seneca set to upgrade 92,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer mains

(UI) — The Buffalo News reports that the state of New York-mandated sewage restoration project in West Seneca is about to start one of its most extensive phases. The town of West Seneca has already spent almost $17 million upgrading decaying sewage lines.

Rockaway Corridor's $16.6 million project upgrades sewer system, alleviates flooding

(UI) — Under the project, which began construction in March 2021, approximately 1,100 feet of existing storm sewers and 22 catch basins were repaired or replaced and an additional 140 feet of new storm sewers plus three new catch basins were added.

Separation of stormwater boosts Glens Falls sewer system's performance

(UI) — Over the past few years, in the city of Glens Falls, New York, a $17 million project has been undertaken to separate a portion of its water from the main flow. Specifically, the project focuses on isolating stormwater from the Glens Falls sewer line.

City of Signal Hill deliberates on new stormwater project at Reservoir Park

The new project will involve building a 66-inch diameter pipeline to “intercept” the Long Beach pipeline and direct some of the water towards a new infiltration system.

San Francisco receives $369 million loan for stormwater infrastructure upgrades

The funding comes on the heels of storm drain system failures last winter. The loan will help the city fund “resiliency projects” to relieve areas prone to flooding with stormwater upgrades.