Stormwater Construction

Massachusetts funds stormwater projects to help local coalitions meet permit requirements

(UI) — Gov. Charlie Baker has awarded $273,5165 in grants to four multi-community stormwater coalitions across Massachusetts to help the groups meet existing and upcoming stormwater management requirements.

Biden's signature advances major projects in water bill

The biggest project by far this year is a $34 billion Texas coastal barrier featuring massive floodgates and other structures to protect the Houston region with its concentration of oil refineries and chemical plants, at risk during major hurricanes.

Indiana officials approve increase to stormwater user fee in Elkhart County

(UC) — During a meeting of the Elkhart County Board of Commissioners held on Monday, plans to raise the stormwater user fee in the county overcame another obstacle. The county partnership's stormwater user fee hasn't gone up since it was established in 2006, making it one of the lowest in the area.

$410 million awarded to Missouri for wastewater, stormwater infrastructure upgrades

(UC) — Governor Mike Parson announced on Nov. 18 that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Missouri $410 million to help improve drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as lead service line inventories.

Clark County, Wash. probing businesses to clean stormwater catch basins

(UC) — As part of the Catch Basin Cleanout Program, Clark County Public Works is looking for quotations from companies that can clean stormwater catch basins that are privately owned.

Jackson water crisis forces residents to find alternatives

Beyond addressing the immediate crisis, Biden said he wants to provide federal support for the long-term effort to rebuild Jackson’s aging water infrastructure, which has been unreliable for years.

Marine Corps, EPA partner to improve stormwater management in Hawaii

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered an agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps to make improvements related to stormwater discharges at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) located on the Mokapu Peninsula of Kaneohe, Oahu.

Houston officials consider $30 billion tunnel project to curb impact of future floods

The Harris County Flood Control District is considering building a series of eight large-diameter stormwater tunnels underground to alleviate the region's centuries-long flooding, according to the Stormwater Report.

Infrastructure damage hinders flood recovery efforts in Kentucky

Damage to critical infrastructure and the arrival of more heavy rains hampered efforts Sunday to help Kentucky residents hit by recent massive flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

Grain terminal settles lawsuit over storm water discharges

A Longview, Washington grain terminal will pay nearly $1 million after settling a lawsuit with the Columbia Riverkeeper that claimed the terminal operated without necessary permits meant to monitor river pollution.

Yellowstone road, bridge rehabilitation following floods to cost over $1 billion

Floodwaters wiped out numerous bridges, washed out miles of roads and closed Yellowstone Park last week with the scope of damage being tallied at upwards of $1 billion to rebuild in the environmentally sensitive landscape, according to officials.

Georgia water agency extends stormwater fee to non-Macon customers

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) said it will start billing homeowners in south Bibb County and Lizella a $4.99 stormwater fee each month, which will go directly toward improvements to the stormwater system, according to Joey Leverette, MWA president and executive director.

EPA reveals $6.5 billion in funding available for water infrastructure projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the 2022 notices of funding availability for the agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program, which will provide up to $6.5 billion in total funding to support $13 billion in water infrastructure projects while creating more than 40,000 jobs.

$7 billion federal loan program brightens future for aging US dams

Eight years after Congress created the program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a first step toward offering more than $7 billion of federally backed loans to repair aging dams owned by states, local governments and private entities across the U.S.

House passes $25.3 billion bill to fund water protection, restoration projects

The U.S. House of Representatives have approved an infrastructure bill that will provide $25.3 billion to 22 Army Corps of Engineers to fund storm and flood protection, ecological restoration, harbor dredging and other projects around the country.

Utah getting $70 million of federal funding for water infrastructure repairs

Many dams, aqueducts, water treatment plants and canals in Utah are getting so old that their ability to supply available water is compromised.

EPA, NJ announce $588M in water infrastructure spending

More than half a billion dollars in federal and state funds will go to nearly 30 water systems in New Jersey, serving about 6 million residents, or about two-thirds of the state’s population, officials said Friday.

West Virginia city officials discuss tapping federal relief money for water, sewer projects

Members of the Public Works Committee of Wheeling City Council discussed using federal pandemic relief money to fund stormwater and sanitary sewer projects during a city council meeting last week.

VINCI Construction to restore road, improve drainage, wastewater in West Africa

VINCI Construction has been selected to restore 93-km (58 miles) of the Coastal Road located between Dabou and Grand Lahou, which connects the country’s two main port cities — Abidjan and San Pedro. The restoration is expected to improve the drainage and wastewater network to reduce the risk of flooding.

Panama City Beach officials approve $21M offshore stormwater outfall project

The Panama City Beach city council and Mayor Mark Sheldon have approved a more than $21 million grant to fund the construction of an offshore stormwater outfall that will be installed in the Gulf of Mexico across from Lullwater Lake.

New Jersey lakes getting $10 million to fight algae blooms, stormwater runoff

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection launched a $10 million lakes management grants program to mitigate stormwater and runoff pollution at public lakes, ensuring they can be used for recreation or properly conserved.

Combined sewage systems increase overflow issues in Wisconsin

The president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes voiced his concerns about how sewage systems are holding up in Wisconsin given the increased levels of rain, specifically the overflowing of older infrastructure that collects both wastewater and stormwater.

400 water and sewer systems in Alabama apply for $225 million of grant money

Almost 400 public water and sewer systems in Alabama have applied for grants to repair and upgrade their systems through a program funded by COVID-19 relief money, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management said.

Nevada City Proposes Monthly Utility Fee for Stormwater Projects

The city of Reno proposes a new utility fee to help pay for stormwater projects that will cost the city over $400 million.

Tunnel Boring Machine “MudHoney” Ready to Get to Work in Seattle

The Tunnel Boring Machine is now in use for a water quality project in Washington to prevent polluted water from entering multiple lakes and canals.

Proposals for Pittsburgh Stormwater Management Master Plan Underway

A plan has been announced to release a Request for Proposals to develop a comprehensive stormwater master plan for Pittsburgh.

Michigan Governor Announces $500 Million Water Infrastructure Plan

The governor of Michigan has announced a $500 million dollar plan to upgrade the state's water and wastewater infrastructure.

Three Contractors Dead After Being Trapped in a Manhole

Three contractors died on Tuesday while working on a storm sewer project in Fort Wayne, Indiana after they became trapped in a manhole city officials said.

California Announces $83.9 Million in Grants for Local and Regional Water Resilience Projects

California has awarded nearly $84 million in funding to help local and regional water infrastructure improvement projects around the state.

New Orleans Neighborhood Pilots Innovative Stormwater Solution

A neighborhood in New Orleans recently completed the 50th of about 200 planned stormwater management projects designed to allow water to filter into the ground instead of pouring into storm drains.

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