Stormwater Rehabilitation

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.

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.

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.

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.

Arkansas secures $53.1 million for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $53.1 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for Arkansas to implement drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades.

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.

Biden administration allocates $43 million for New Mexico water infrastructure upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $42.95 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for New Mexico to implement drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades.

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.

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.

DEQ awards nearly $270,000 to four drinking water and wastewater systems across Idaho

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced the award of $267,500 to four drinking water and wastewater systems to help the facilities evaluate system deficiencies and determine necessary upgrades.

Pennsylvania's water infrastructure gets boost with $194 million investment

The federal funding supports 28 critical water projects in the state—addressing issues like lead pipe replacement, system rehabilitation, service upgrades, and environmental contamination reduction across drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

Illinois EPA invests over $66 million in water infrastructure projects

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced a substantial investment of more than $66 million in various water infrastructure projects for the first half of fiscal year 2024.

Maryland's ambitious flood mitigation project set to break ground in Ellicott City

The Extended North Tunnel, designed to carry 26,000 gallons of stormwater per second through a mile-long, 18-foot diameter tunnel, is a crucial element in the multimillion-dollar initiative to mitigate flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Advanced Drainage Systems and RMS form strategic alliance for stormwater solutions

This collaboration will drive further advancement of sustainable stormwater solutions throughout the United States and Canada.

CIGMAT focuses on challenging research, technology transfer, information sharing

Established in 1984, at the University of Houston, the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) is dedicated to fostering improved understanding of grouting materials and their applications.

Erie's Gannon University awarded over $300,000 for stormwater infrastructure upgrade

Gannon University, in Erie, Penn., is set to bolster its stormwater infrastructure, thanks to a $308,098 grant announced by state Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, both D-Erie.

Gainesville, Ga., halts sewer spill into Lake Lanier, addresses issue promptly

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources has successfully intervened to contain a sewage overflow into Lake Lanier

Pennsylvania secures over half a million dollars in grants for stormwater management upgrades

State Rep. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery, has announced $546,221 in grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority has been awarded for stormwater management improvements in her district.

TDEC unveils $191.2 million water infrastructure investment across Tennessee

(UI) — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has revealed a comprehensive $191.2 million investment plan that will fund diverse projects ranging from wastewater and drinking water enhancements to stormwater management initiatives.

Fort Worth residents brace for 2024 water and stormwater fee hikes

(UI) — Fort Worth, Texas, residents will witness alterations to water and wastewater fees for the first time in four years starting January 1, 2024, as sanctioned by the City Council.

Emergency stormwater capture system to be installed in Lahaina, Hawaiʻi

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, County of Maui, and the Federal Highway Administration is installing an emergency stormwater capture system in Lahaina to reduce the environmental impact from silt, ash, and other disaster debris potentially entering storm drainage systems.

Philadelphia, Montgomery County to benefit from $7.5 million sewer, stormwater investment

(UI) — Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes has approved over $7.5 million for water infrastructure improvement projects in Philadelphia and Montgomery County.

Michigan governor approves $30 million to replace Highland Park's 120-year-old water system

(UI) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has approved $30 million to replace Highland Park's aging 120-year-old water system, a crucial step toward ensuring access to clean water for residents and fostering a more sustainable future for the Great Lakes Water Authority system.

Governor Hochul allocates $479 million for 156 local water projects in New York

(UI) — Governor Kathy Hochul has announced $479 million in grants for critical water infrastructure projects.  The funding, announced on Dec. 12, is projected to save local ratepayers an estimated $1.3 billion and create 24,000 jobs across the state.

Drought-prone California advances controversial water tunnel project despite environmental opposition

A long-sought and disputed project in drought-prone California aimed at capturing more water during heavy rain storms reached a key milestone on Friday when Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration finished an environmental review for an underground tunnel.

EPA awards Maryland over $240 million for water infrastructure upgrades

(UI) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Maryland $240.5 million to support clean water efforts and to better deliver safe drinking water across the state.

Illinois American Water invests $76.7 million in 2023 for local water infrastructure upgrades

(UI) — In 2023, Illinois American Water will have invested $297 million in water and wastewater system infrastructure replacement and enhancements throughout the state. Locally, in the company’s Central Division, the capital investment in infrastructure has reached $76.7 million in 2023.

Russ Ford named 2024 MVP of underground infrastructure industry

(UI) — Russ Ford, a noted infrastructure expert, has been selected as the Most Valuable Professional of the underground infrastructure industry for 2024. Ford, a senior associate at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., will be honored at a special luncheon on March 19 at the annual Underground Infrastructure Conference (UIC).

Senate Democrats examine Pennsylvania's urgent water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure challenges

(UI) — Pennsylvania state senators recently conducted a crucial public hearing at the Pennsylvania State Capitol to address pressing issues concerning water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure that impact communities across the state.