Stormwater

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.

San Diego to upgrade stormwater infrastructure, reduce flooding with $37 million investment

This investment will enable San Diego to upgrade stormwater infrastructure in the South Mission Beach neighborhood that dates back to the 1940s and is inadequately sized, resulting in regular flooding in one of the City’s most densely populated neighborhoods.

Massachusetts senators secure wins in water infrastructure bill

The bipartisan legislation, which authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects vital for the nation's water infrastructure, includes several crucial provisions addressing local needs in Massachusetts.

Tennessee boy swept into storm drain dies after severe weather tragedy

A 10-year-old Tennessee boy who was swept into a storm drain after severe weather two weeks ago has died, according to posts by his father on social media.

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.

Four states receive nearly $3 million for stormwater, sewer infrastructure improvements

Missouri recieved the most with $1,567,000 in federal stormwater and sewer infrastructure funding, followed by Nebraska with $529,000, Kansas wih 461,000, and Iowa with $326,000.

EPA to invest $41 million to improve stormwater infrastructure across the country

Stormwater management is a complex challenge for communities across the country. This grant program will prioritize stormwater infrastructure projects in small and/or financially distressed and disadvantaged communities and prevent cost share requirements from being passed on to these communities.

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.

Federal government sues San Francisco over unauthorized stormwater, sewer system discharges

According to the federal complaint, San Francisco’s sewer system discharges of billions of gallons of combined sewage each year onto the beaches of San Francisco and into San Francisco Bay and its tributaries.

Pennsylvania allocates $7.5 million for stormwater, sewer upgrades in Northampton

Bethlehem Township and Bangor Borough, in Pennsylvania’s Northampton County, are receiving $7.5 million, collectively, to make significant upgrades to their respective stormwater and sewer systems. The money is part of a greater $274 million granted to the state by the Environmental Protection Agency.

$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.

Fire in Mexico City's storm drain highlights underground infrastructure strain amid water shortage

Amid a severe drought in central Mexico, water authorities grapple with mounting challenges, including a recent fire in one of Mexico City's storm drains, highlighting the strain on underground infrastructure. Struggling to address the water scarcity, authorities have decided to halt water extraction from the Valle de Bravo reservoir, home to an upscale lakeside community.

North Carolina allocates $25 million to mitigate flooding with upgraded stormwater infrastructure

The State of North Carolina allocated $25 million to the Golden LEAF Foundation to establish the Flood Mitigation Grant Program to provide up to $2,000,000 per project to various branches of local government.

Memphis to upgrade stormwater infrastructure with $10 million WIFIA loan

With this WIFIA loan, the City of Memphis will complete 13 projects, including planning, design, and construction for the rehabilitation of pipes, culverts, drains, drainage ditches, and detention basins.

Georgia officials table proposed “rain tax” that would fund stormwater infrastructure upgrades in Cobb County

Stormwater infrastructure in Cobb County features 50 year-old piping that causes frequent leaks, flooding and sinkholes. Budget constraints and maintenance bottlenecks exacerbate the problem.

Oregon OSHA fines Portland company after workers rendered unconscious in stormwater sewer

(UI) — The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has fined a Portland environmental and emergency services company $118,800 for breaching job safety standards aimed at safeguarding workers in confined spaces.

Georgia’s Cobb County proposes new stormwater management fee to tackle aging infrastructure

Cobb County is grappling with the challenges posed by aging infrastructure, prompting officials to consider innovative solutions. In response, they are suggesting the introduction of a stormwater utility fee, projected to range from $2 to $4 monthly for the average homeowner.

Toronto considers separate stormwater charge for residents to fund infrastructure improvement projects

Currently, stormwater management costs are wrapped into residents’ water rate. The proposal would see that charge separated from the water rate. The stormwater service charge would be a flat rate based on property water meter size.

Massachusetts awards grants for innovative stormwater management programs

The Healey-Driscoll Administration has allocated over $360,000 to support local cities and towns in meeting stormwater management requirements.

27 U.S. stormwater disasters in 2023 cost $88 billion, Advanced Drainage Solutions reports on World Water Day

According to an ADS survey conducted by The Harris Poll in late 2023, more than half of the respondents (51%) are concerned about the current infrastructure in place to manage stormwater within their communities.

Pennsylvania secures funding to upgrade aging stormwater infrastructure

The infrastructure beneath Susquehanna Avenue are in poor condition due to age and material deterioration. Thousands of ft of decayed clay sewer piping contribute to infiltration into the sewage collection system.

Texas launches $1 billion water fund as first step in addressing water woes

While Texas enjoys a significant budget surplus, its water woes persist, underscoring the need for innovative solutions beyond mere financial injections. Recognizing this, lawmakers have established the Texas Water Fund, earmarking $1 billion for water infrastructure.

Louisiana secures $69.4 million for upgrading drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Louisiana $69.4 million from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to implement drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades.

North Carolina to invest $238 million in drinking water, wastewater, stormwater projects

North Carolina is set to allocate $238 million towards water infrastructure projects. The funding will support 114 projects aimed at improving drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.

Canada's Oak Bay to receive $8.8 million sewer system overhaul

Stormwater and wastewater infrastructure in Oak Bay is set to undergo a significant transformation, thanks to a combined investment exceeding $8.8 million from the federal and provincial governments, alongside contributions from the District of Oak Bay.

Atlanta progresses underground sewer infrastructure project to mitigate flooding

To meet the requirements of an EPA-issued Consent Decree, Atlanta DWM has contracted a multidisciplinary team to design and construct solutions that help control surface water, detain stormwater flows to the combined sewer system, and provide temporary underground storage to protect public health and property.

“Unprecedented” storms stress but don’t break Los Angeles sewer infrastructure

During the recent storms that battered Los Angeles County, floodwater caused temporary overloads to sewers. However, none of these overflows resulted from aging infrastructure or inadequate sewer maintenance.

Maine governor fast-tracks $50 million infrastructure resilience plan

Governor Janet Mills plans to invest $50 million in the Maine Infrastructure Adaptation Fund to help Maine communities rebuild in the wake of the recent devastating storms and ensure their infrastructure can withstand the impacts of extreme storms in the future.

Washington's Department of Ecology proposes $386 million clean water investment plan

The Department of Ecology in Washington state has proposed $386 million in grants and loans for 134 high-priority clean water projects. These projects aim to upgrade wastewater treatment and sewer systems, manage polluted stormwater, and address nonpoint pollution across the state.